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George Miller to receive top French honour

The Oscar-winning filmmaker, known for making films like Happy Feet, Witches Of Eastwick and Mad Max, has been presented with one of France's highest accolades.

india Updated: Mar 02, 2010 16:13 IST

Australian director George Miller will be honoured by the French government for his contribution to films.

The Oscar-winning filmmaker, known for making films like Happy Feet, Witches Of Eastwick and Mad Max, has been named a recipient of the prestigious Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, one of France's highest accolades, reported hollywood.com.

The award will be presented to Miller at a French Film Festival event in Sydney, Australia.

"George Miller is a well-known director in France. (The award is in recognition of) his life achievement as (a) director and what he gave to cinema in Australia and around the world,” said French Consulate official Jean-Jacques Garnier.