Saturday 10/01 Overview

01. October 2011

Red Carpet glamour? The Zurich Film Festival’s carpet is green – but there’s glamour galore this evening when filmmakers gather for the grand Award Night. In addition to Alejandro González Iñárritu and Paul Haggis, who are both set to receive lifetime achievement awards, filmmakers such as Marc Forster and Maximilian Schell are also expected to tread the Green Carpet in front of Zurich’s spectacular Opera House. Photos and autographs from 20:00 onwards.

Before the big award night, jury members Stephen Nemeth, Janine Jackowski, Laurence Fishburne and Güzin Kar will give an insight into their function (Jury Talk, Festival Centre, 12.00). THE CARRIER celebrates its European premiere within the framework of the ‘Border Lines’ series (corso 2, 13:30). The film screening is followed by a discussion on AIDS with filmmaker Maggie Betts and MSF workers. Paul Haggis discusses his methods in the Public Zurich Master Class (Filmpodium, 15:00). The animated world of ‘onedotzero’ enters its last round in the Plaza (EXTENDED PLAY, 18:00 and WAVELENGTH 11, 20:30). And last but not least, an alteration to the programme means an additional helping of THIS MUST BE THE PLACE – a second chance to see Sean Penn deliver a truly brilliant performance in his role as Cheyenne the rock star. Enjoy!