British director Mike Leigh cancels Israel visit

October 17, 2010 17:21

British director Mike Leigh, who was scheduled to visit Israel from November 20-27 to teach a master class at in Jerusalem as part of the Sam Spiegel Film & Television School’s "Great Masters" program, canceled due to political reasons.

In a letter announcing his decision, Leigh, the director of such films as Secrets & Lies, Vera Drake and the upcoming Another Year, cited several of Israel’s policies, including the proposed loyalty oath, as the reason for his change of heart.

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