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  • 01. October 2013

    ZFF Day by Day / 6

    A day of tasty cinematic treats begins with the lunchtime screenings of Jafar Panahi’s latest work PARDÉ / CLOSED CURTAIN (12:30, Filmpodium) and the Croatian romantic comedy doc GANGSTER OF LOVE. One of the most discussed films on the streets of Cannes, TORE TANZT (19:45, corso 2), can now also seen in Switzerland. In our Gala Premieres section we see Michael Douglas and Matt Damon get it on in LIBERACE  and Robert Redford in ...

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  • 30. September 2013

    Festival Day by Day / 5

    This year’s ZFF offers fans of lunchtime cinema an all-you-can-see buffet starting on Monday with the delectable documentary DER BAUER BLEIBST DU (12:00, corso 4). Or why not grab a Mexican with the investigative doc WHO IS DAYANI CRISTAL? (12:30, Filmpodium) with Gael Garcia Bernal? Tim McCann’s greatly anticipated US indie drama WHITE RABBIT (20:30, corso 4) will be screened today in the presence of the film’s entire crew. We also celebrate ...

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  • 29. September 2013

    Festival Day by Day / 4

    Today we welcome the influential US producer Harvey Weinstein, who has brought his latest production, ONE CHANCE (20:00, Arena 5), to Zurich. Also presenting his most recent work, THE IMMIGRANT (corso 1, 18:00), is director James Gray. He will strut the Green Carpet ahead of director Jonathan Teplitzky, who is in Zurich to present his intense drama THE RAILWAY MAN(corso 1, 21:00).   The competition programme presents the premiere of the ...

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  • 28. September 2013

    ZFF Day by Day / 3

    Saturday evening is all about Australian actor Hugh Jackman, who will accept the festival’s Golden Icon Award at cinema corso 1 before his latest production PRISONERS lights up the screen. Photographs and autographs at the Green Carpet from 19:30. The „New World View“ section celebrates its opening today with the Brazillian western FAROESTE CABOCLO (Arena 5, 20:00) in the presence of cast and crew. This follows the screening of the biopic melodrama HELENO (Arena ...

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  • 28. September 2013

    Courbier wins Film Music Competition

    French-born pianist and composer Laurant Courbier is the winner of the second International Film Music Competition, which took place during the 9th Zurich Film Festival on Friday evening at Arena Cinema 5. Courbier received the Golden Eye endowed with a 10'000 Swiss franc cash prize for the ‚Best International Film Music 2013’. The jury chose the winner of the best film music from the five finalists Aaron Kenny (Australia), Felipe Senna (Brazil), Jan Torkewitz ...

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  • 27. September 2013

    ZFF day by day 2

    The Green Carpet will be rolled out today for three major auteur films: One of the most important Chinese filmmakers, Jia Zhang-Ke, presents his explosive and highly topical film A TOUCH OF SIN (18:30, Le Paris); Alfonso Cuarón presents the spectacular science fiction adventure GRAVITY with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney (19:30, corso 1); and finally, the Canadian master director Atom Egoyan bares his latest work, DEVIL’S KNOT with Colin Firth (21:45, corso 1 ...

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  • 26. September 2013

    Hangout with Hugh Jackman

    The Zurich Film Festival implements its second Google Hangout this coming Saturday, September 28 at 16:15 with none other than Australian actor Hugh Jackman! Put your questions in person to the Wolverine star, who will then answer them live. In town as the Zurich Film Festival’s guest, Hugh Jackman will accept the ZFF’s Golden Icon Award before presenting his latest film PRISONERS as a Gala Premiere on same evening.All questions about his career ...

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  • 26. September 2013

    Day 1

    The festival opens today with a celebratory screening of RUSH by Ron Howard in the presence of the film’s producer Brian Oliver, screenwriter Peter Morgan and leading actor Daniel Brühl. Federal Councillor Alain Berset and Zurich’s Mayor Corinne Mauch will be among the scores of guests expected. Interviews and autographs at the Green Carpet from 19:00. Kept under wraps until now, the true opener of the 9th Zurich Film Festival is the competition entry ...

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  • 23. September 2013

    ONE CHANCE and Harvey Weinstein at ZFF

    The legendary US American film producer Harvey Weinstein will attend the Zurich Film Festival. Weinstein's latest project ONE CHANCE will be screened at Arena Cinema 5 on Sunday, September 29th at 8pm with Harvey Weinstein in attendance. In Germany the show is called „Deutschland sucht den Superstar“, in Switzerland „Die grössten Schweizer Talente“, in Great Britain „Britain’s Got Talent“. ONE CHANCE by the ‚The Weinstein Company’ tells the true story of Paul Potts, a ...

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  • 18. September 2013

    Fourth Film Finance Forum Zurich

    The Dolder Grand’ hotel is the venue on day three of the festival (Saturday, September 28, 2013) for the Zurich Film Festival’s fourth Film Finance Forum (FFFZ). High profile national and international speakers from important film producing countries meet with industry professionals to discuss topics relating to film financing.           Current trends with regard to film financing will be analysed and discussed at a variety of events. Amy Baker and Katherine Winston from Winston ...

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