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  • 26. May 2015

    Preview Screening of BOUBOULE at LunchKino

    The Arthouse Le Paris cinema and the distribution company Filmcoopi Zürich have joined forces to put on a preview screening of the charming comedy BOUBOULE. 'LunchKino' offers zealots of studio film a very special cinema experience: Preview screenings for film fans of the very latest studio productions during their lunch break. Director Bruno Deville and leading actor David Thielemans will be available for a Q&A session following the screening of BOUBOULE.

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  • 21. May 2015

    You’re never too old to dance! PARCOURS D'AMOUR

    Growing old alone is a distressing thought for many individuals. How do people actually deal with having nobody at their side? Eugène, Gino and Christiane have left the prime of their lives way, way behind them. This doesn’t prevent them, however, from spending their nights in such Parisian dance venues as ‘Le Memphis’ or the ‘Chalet du Lac’. Here they meet like-minded people with whom they can share their longing for togetherness. Professional ...

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  • 16. May 2015

    From Zurich to North America: DARK STAR – HR GIGER'S WORLD

    Exactly one year after H.R. Giger’s death, the film DARK STAR – HR GIGER'S WORLD will be released in cinemas in the USA and Canada. The documentary film by Belinda Sallin celebrated its world premiere at the ZFF 2014. The film starts in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco on May 15, 2015 and will be screened thereafter in cinemas in more than 35 North American cities – a notable success for a ...

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  • 14. May 2015

    In Swiss Cinemas: Comedy CHEF

    Director and leading actor Jon Favreau waves goodbye to such action-packed blockbusters as IRON MAN and COWBOYS & ALIENS to present a well-seasoned comedy served with a big pinch of charm: CHEF. The ZFF Gala Premiere hits cinemas in German-speaking Switzerland today. Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) is a passionate and creative cook, but his boss, Riva (Dustin Hoffman), insists that he continue to make the same old dishes he has served for years in this L ...

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  • 12. May 2015

    German Film Award Nominations

    Shown in the ZFF competition section 'Focus: Switzerland, Germany, Austria', the two films IM LABYRINTH DES SCHWEIGENS by Giulio Ricciarelli and WHO AM I by Baran bo Odar have both received several German Film Award nominations, including in the 'Best Feature' and 'Best Screenplay' categories. Fatih Akin's THE CUT runs in the 'Best Costume Design' category.The German Film Award favourites include the thriller VICTORIA and the drama ELSER – ER HÄTTE DIE WELT ...

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  • 09. May 2015

    FRAME N°6 out Sunday

    Series junkies and film fans have plenty to look forward to in the sixth edition of «Frame». This in-depth special reveals the secrets behind the success of streaming giants like Netflix and reports on the must-sees at this year's film festival in Cannes.


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  • 04. May 2015

    TRUE DETECTIVE – 2nd Season starts June

    After the first "true detectives" Rustin "Rust" Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) und Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson) fascinated millions of international viewers and the 10th ZFF, HBO published a new teaser of the second season. "A bizarre murder brings together three law-enforcement officers and a career criminal, each of whom must navigate a web of conspiracy and betrayal in the scorched landscapes of California. Colin Farrell is Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective in the all-industrial City of ...

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  • 30. April 2015

    Coming-of-age Film EDEN hits Swiss Cinemas

    Director Mia Hansen-Løve's EDEN takes us on a journey through two decades of electronic music in France. This coming-of-ager follows the highs and lows of Félix De Givry, the film's DJ protagonist, as we accompany him through the night and throughout his life. The film hits cinemas in German-speaking Switzerland today. Fascinated by American garage house, the shy teenager Paul lays down his first record in 1990s Paris. This new electric-wave ...

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  • 22. April 2015

    Applications for the ZFF MASTER CLASS now open

    Filmmakers who want to learn more about film and the film business can now apply for the ZFF MASTER CLASS 2015. Candidates are required to have produced at least one short film, which has been shown at an international festival.  ZFF MASTER CLASS is a platform that facilitates networking between talented young filmmakers and leading international experts in the film industry. It takes place within the framework of the 11th Zurich Film Festival from September ...

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  • 20. April 2015

    12 Nominations for GÜEROS in Mexico

    The Mexican road movie GÜEROS by Alonso Ruizpalacios has been considered for a total of 12 awards by the Mexican Film Academy. The 'Ariel Award', which has been presented annually since 1947 by the Academia Mexicana de Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas, is regarded as the Mexican film industry's highest accolade. GÜEROS was nominated in several sections, including for best directing, best cinematography and best screenplay. The film's leading actors, Tenoch ...

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