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  • 29. July 2015

    New World View: Iranian Cinema at ZFF

    The 11th ZFF will present the latest generation of Iranian filmmakers in the NEW WORLD VIEW section. The programme contains approximately a dozen new feature and documentary films. The film producing country Iran has garnered international attention through the work of such masters of the medium as Abbas Kiarostami (Golden Palm in Cannes 1997 for TASTE OF CHERRY), Asghar Farhadi (Oscar 2011 for A SEPARATION) and Jafar Panahi (Golden Bear at the 2015 Berlinale for ...

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  • 27. July 2015

    THE SKELETON TWINS at openair cinema

    A total of three films will be screened, one each Monday from July 20 until August 3, in the "Selected by Zurich Film Festival" section at the open air Salt Cinema in Zurich. Today's screening is ZFF 2014 competition entry THE SKELETON TWINS.

     


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  • 25. July 2015

    New Western by Alejandro G. Iñárritu

    Following the triumphant success of BIRDMAN (2014), Alejandro González Iñárritu, the ZFF’s honorary guest in 2011, is back with THE REVENANT. The film is due to hit cinemas in January 2016. With its all-star cast headed by Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy, the recently released teaser just leaves you wanting more:

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  • 23. July 2015

    In Cinemas: THERAPY OF A VAMPIRE

    The ZFF 2014 world premiere was a success at film festivals around the globe. David Rühm’s highly anticipated horror-comedy now hits cinemas in German-speaking Switzerland today. Vienna, 1930: Dr. Sigmund Freud has a new patient. Count Geza von Közsnöm, a man in his prime, has come to Vienna with his wife Elsa to be treated by the famous professor. He is tired of his life, but most of all, he has ...

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  • 20. July 2015

    ZFF recommends: WHAT IF at openair cinema

    A total of three films will be screened, one each Monday from July 20 until August 3, in the "Selected by Zurich Film Festival" section at the open air Salt Cinema in Zurich.


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  • 16. July 2015

    FRAME Film Tip: WHILE WE'RE YOUNG

    Noah Baumbach proves he’s the next Woody Allen with his double couple comedy. The film hits cinemas in German-speaking Switzerland today.


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  • 10. July 2015

    FRAME Film Tip: ENTOURAGE

    The HBO series Entourage revolved around the daily life of a Hollywood star. The series now continues as a film, which hits cinemas in German-speaking Switzerland today.

     


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  • 08. July 2015

    New War Drama from Oliver Hirschbiegel

    Oliver Hirschbiegel was invited to the ZFF in 2009 and 2013 with his films FIVE MINUTES OF HEAVEN and DIANA. The German director garnered international recognition with his Oscar nominated film DOWNFALL. According to Screen International, his latest project dramatises the First World War’s Battle of the Marne. Hirschbiegel has taken inspiration for the film from Stanley Kubrick’s PATHS OF GLORY and Jean Renoir’s LA GRANDE ILLUSION. “For the first time, it ...

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  • 07. July 2015

    Hollywood Producer Jerry Weintraub has passed away

    Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub, known as the driving force behind film hits such as KARATE KID and OCEAN'S ELEVEN, has died aged 77. According to his spokeswoman, Michelle Bega, he died on Monday in a hospital in Santa Barbara, California. Bega told the German Press Agency that Weintraub had suffered a cardiac arrest. (dpa/NZZ)

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  • 06. July 2015

    Etihad Airways becomes main partner of ZFF

    Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), continues to support global arts and culture by becoming one of the main partners of the Zurich Film Festival, which takes place from 24 September to 4 October 2015. Etihad Airways takes over the role of main partner from the Swiss Post. The four new main partners of the Zurich Film Festival are Credit Suisse, Audi, upc cablecom and Etihad Airways. The sponsorship deal ...

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