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  • 26. February 2015

    Documentaries MAIDAN and RED ARMY open in cinemas

    Today the ZFF Border Lines entry MAIDAN and the International Documentary competition entry RED ARMY open in Swiss cinemas.  MAIDAN is the portrait of an emerging nation in the process of rediscovering its identity. RED ARMY traces the last years of a sports team and simultaneously portrays the collapse of ...


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  • 23. February 2015

    ZFF Films win big at the Oscars

    ZFF Gala Premieres BIRDMAN and WHIPLASH came up big during the Oscars ceremony Sunday night. BIRDMAN took home awards for best picture, director (Alejandro González Iñárritu), cinematography (Emmanuel Lubezki) and original screenplay (Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo) while underdog WHIPLASH won Oscars for ...


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  • 19. February 2015

    WHIPLASH hits Swiss theaters

    Damien Chazelle's music drama WHIPLASH opens in cinemas across German-speaking Switzerland today. The 30-year-old director’s second feature was premiered in Switzerland as part of Zurich Film Festival’s Gala Premieres section. The five times Academy Award nominated US indie production had already caused a sensation at Sundance and ...


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  • 10. February 2015

    WHIPLASH wins three BAFTA Awards

    Damian Chazelle’s drama WHIPLASH won three BAFTA Awards: best editing, best sound and best supporting actor (J.K. Simmons). The film, which also received BAFTA nominations for best director and best original screenplay, is nominated for five Oscars. It will open in Swiss cinemas on February 19, 2015.

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  • 29. January 2015

    BIRDMAN opens in Swiss cinemas

    The ZFF Gala Premiere and Oscar-nominated BIRDMAN opens today in Swiss cinemas. Director Alejandro González Iñárritu treats us to this comic-inspired fifth feature film, starring former BATMAN actor Michael Keaton, through the world of superhero mania.

    One-time star actor Riggan Thomson, famous for his portrayal of the iconic ...


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  • 22. January 2015

    Now in cinemas: PADRONE E SOTTO

    Tricarico in the deep south of Italy. Those who are allowed to drink are winners. And those who remain sober are losers. That’s what filmmaker Michele Cirigliano understood as a child about the drinking game ‘Padrone e Sotto’ when he sat in a shabby bar watching the older men ...


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  • 16. January 2015

    Six ZFF films in the race for the Oscars

    The nominees for the 2015 Academy Awards have been announced January 15. THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL and ZFF 2014 Gala Premiere BIRDMAN by Alejandro González Iñárritu lead nominations with nine nominations each. Besides BIRDMAN, five more ZFF films are in the race for the golden trophy: WHIPLASH by ...


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  • 15. January 2015

    Cinema for kids and family

    Two films open today in cinemas after enjoying great popularity with children and families alike when they were screened at the 10th ZFF. The dream of being able to fly finally comes true in DOKTOR PROKTORS PUPSPULVER: the brilliant, but thus far unsuccessful Doctor Proctor has invented a pooping powder ...


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