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  • 28. January 2016

    Nominations for the Swiss Film Award 2016

    The nominations for the Swiss Film Award have been announced. The ZFF competition films AMATEUR TEENS, KÖPEK and NICHTS PASSIERT have joined the race in multiple categories, including best fiction film. The nominations for the Swiss Film Award 2016 were revealed yesterday during ‘Nominations Night’, a celebratory announcement event at the concert hall in Solothurn attracting 600 guests from the film industry.   

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  • 25. January 2016

    Max Ophüls Prize for EINER VON UNS

    Stephan Richter's Austrian drama EINER VON UNS screened in the "Focus: Switzerland, Germany, Austria" competition section during the 11th Zurich Film Festival. The film received the Max Ophüls Prize in Saarbrücken last Saturday. In granting the prize, the jury stated: "The jury was unanimous in choosing EINER VON UNS. In his drama, director Stephan Richter showed us in an impressive manner the hopelessness of people who find themselves trapped on a daily basis in ...

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  • 21. January 2016

    DIE DUNKLE SEITE DES MONDES and POSTHUMOUS hit Swiss cinemas

    Today the thriller DIE DUNKLE SEITE DES MONDES (ZFF 2015) and the comedy POSTHUMOUS (ZFF 2014) open in Swiss cinemas. DIE DUNKLE SEITE DES MONDES is the first released film adaption based on the book of the same name by swiss writer Martin Suter.


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  • 15. January 2016

    SPOTLIGHT, CARTEL LAND & THE LOOK OF SILENCE in race for Oscars

    The 88th Academy Awards nominations have been announced. Leading the race for the 2016 Oscars is THE REVENANT (12), followed by MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (10) and THE MARTIAN (7). Contrary to all expectations, Todd Haynes’ drama CAROL didn’t make it onto the best picture or best director list, but the film’s actresses, Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, did both receive a nod from the judges.

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  • 14. January 2016

    Secrets of a Family – LOUDER THAN BOMBS in Swiss cinemas

    Starring Isabelle Huppert, Gabriel Byrne and Jesse Eisenberg, Joachim Trier’s brilliantly cast family drama skilfully plays with different narrative perspectives. LOUDER THAN BOMBS Directed by Joachim Trier, Drama, Norway, France, USA, 2015 | cinema programme Three years after the sudden death of war photographer Isabelle Reed, preparations are underway for an exhibition celebrating her life’s work. The event forces her son Jonah to return to the family home where his father, Gene, and younger brother, Conrad ...

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  • 12. January 2016

    Golden Globes for Iñárritu and Stallone

    The 73rd Golden Globe Awards took place in Beverly Hills. Members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) chose which of the best artists from the previous year and which of the nominated American and international film and TV productions would receive the accolades during a gala dinner.


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