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  • 27. June 2015

    FRAME Film Tip: DAWN

    The film magazine «Frame» presents the current week’s cinema releases. This week it casts a critic’s eye over DAWN, a drama by Romed Wyder. The film hit cinemas in German-speaking Switzerland on June 25. FRAME Film Tip: "Palestine 1947 during the British mandate period: The Zionists are fighting for the establishment of a Jewish state. Amongst them is the19-year-old Holocaust survivor Elisha (Joel Basman), who barricades himself into an apartment with his comrades ...

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  • 25. June 2015

    Marc Forster Directs Kubrick Script

    It’s going to be epic! When filmmaker extraordinaire Stanley Kubrick died in 1999, he left behind several unproduced film projects. One of these projects will now be realised by Marc Forster. According to US media sources, the Swiss-German filmmaker will direct and produce Kubrick’s THE DOWNSLOPE, the first of a planned trilogy of films about the American Civil War and its post-war period. Following years of research and paperwork, Kubrick put the film ...

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  • 23. June 2015

    Nic Pizzolatto – the man behind TRUE DETECTIVE

    The detective duo Rust Cohle and Martin Hart marked the breakthrough for Nic Pizzolatto. This Italian-born screenwriter, producer and college lecturer is currently regarded as one of the most influential showrunners in the TV industry today. TRUE DETECTIVE has just celebrated the start of its second season on the American PayTV channel HBO. Season one was presented on the big screen in the ZFF’s ‚TVision’ section in September 2014. Before taking up writing, Pizzolatto ...

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  • 18. June 2015

    In cinemas: SONG FROM THE FOREST

    SONG FROM THE FOREST is renowned journalist and author Michael Obert's directorial debut. The film screened in the 10th ZFF's International Documentary Film Competition section. The extraordinary music documentary hits Swiss cinemas today. As a young man, New Yorker musician Louis Sarno heard a song on the radio that gripped his imagination. He followed the mysterious sounds all the way to the Central African rainforest and found their source with the Bayaka Pygmies ...

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  • 17. June 2015

    Jasmila Zbanic's latest feature film LOVE ISLAND

    Filmmaker Jasmila Zbanic's latest feature film production is ready to hit cinema screens nationwide. Having celebrated its premiere last year in Locarno, her new summer comedy LOVE ISLAND hits Swiss cinemas on Thursday, June 18. Zbanic was a member of the ZFF's International Feature Film Competition jury in 2014. Her debut feature GRBAVICA (2006) scooped the Berlinale's main award.  "Grebo and his heavily pregnant wife Liliane are on an all-inclusive package holiday ...

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  • 16. June 2015

    Thesis films of ZHdK

    Graduates from Zurich University of the Arts are ready to present their thesis films to the general public. The Bachelor and Master films will be shown from June 15 - 25 during public screenings at the Toni cinema. Screening times are Monday to Thursday from 18:30. The programme encompasses 14 short films, including the thesis film FRAGIL by Rebecca Panian who won the Audience Award for her documentary film ZU ENDE LEBEN at the 10th ...

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  • 15. June 2015

    JOURNEY TO JAH at Cinema Xenix

    JOURNEY TO JAH, the Audience Award Winner of the ZFF 2013, will screen until June 17 at Cinema Xenix. The documentary by Noël Dernesch and Moritz Springer presents an unadulterated view of a Jamaica far removed from the Caribbean dream and holiday heaven.


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  • 12. June 2015

    SONG FROM THE FOREST at LunchKino Zurich

    One week before its official release in cinemas, the extraordinary music documentary SONG FROM THE FOREST will screen daily at 12:15 from June 11 until June 16 at the Arthouse Le Paris cinema as part of its 'LunchKino' programme. The film's director, Michael Obert, will be at the Arthouse Le Paris on Friday, June 12 for a Q&A session. SONG FROM THE FOREST is renowned journalist and author Michael Obert's directorial ...

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  • 05. June 2015

    Interview about DAS ZIMMERMÄDCHEN LYNN

    "Do you know what the best thing about cleaning is? - It always gets dirty again." No other chambermaid works as thoroughly as Lynn Zapatek. Everything in her world resolves almost obsessively around cleaning. When she’s not cleaning, Lynn likes to spend her time in the rooms with the hotel’s guests – only they have no idea that she’s there. She hides under their beds, listens to their conversations and even tries on their ...

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  • 04. June 2015

    BOUBOULE in Cinemas

    The ZFF International Competition entry BOUBOULE hits Swiss cinemas today. The film was nominated as "Best Fiction Film" at the Swiss Film Awards. With great affection and charm, Director Bruno Deville tells the story of an outsider you can’t help but like. Leading actor David Thielemans is a real discovery. Weighing 100 kilos, 12 year old Kevin Bouboule’s life is far from easy. Since his father died, his existence has been plagued by ...

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