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  • 04. December 2014

    Opening in cinemas in december

    Magic in the Moonlight (4.12.) by Woody AllenComedy, USA 2014, 97 min. In cinemas

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  • 27. November 2014

    NIGHTCRAWLER starring Jake Gyllenhaal in Swiss cinemas

    The ZFF Gala Premiere NIGHTCRAWLER by Dan Gilroy starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo opens today in Swiss cinemas. The more terrible the images, the better the deal. When darkness falls over the streets of Los Angeles, ‘nightcrawler’ Lou Bloom begins hunting: Car accidents, burglaries, assaults – Lou never misses an opportunity to capture scandalous pictures on his video camera. The buyer of his videos is the TV producer Nina, who has played this game for ...

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  • 20. November 2014

    Opening In Cinemas: MY OLD LADY

    The ZFF Gala Premiere MY OLD LADY by Israel Horovitz opens today in Swiss cinemas. Kevin Kline embodies Mathias, a down-and-out New Yorker. The death of his estranged father seems heaven-sent when he discovers he has inherited a large apartment in Paris. However, Mathias finds, to his great annoyance, that somebody else is already living there: Mathilde (Maggie Smith), a cultivated old lady who claims to be a contractually agreed life-long resident. Mathias, whose intention ...

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  • 13. November 2014

    In Cinemas Now: Wim Wenders' Doc and a Thriller with Liam Neeson

    The documentary film THE SALT OF THE EARTH sees filmmakers Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado embark upon a journey into a world of striking images as they chronicle the life and work of Sebastião Salgado, who captured the greatest afflictions and awe-inspiring beauty of man and earth in his extraordinary photographs - images that burrow beneath the skin and remain engraved on the mind.Starring Liam Neeson, the thriller A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES offers ...

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  • 06. November 2014

    Opening today in cinemas

    There are no less than four ZFF films among those opening in Swiss cinemas today. Insufferable businessman Oren (Michael Douglas) meets two women who turn his life upside down in the romantic comedy AND SO IT GOES. Post-war Germany: A young lawyer embarks on an unconditional search in 1958 for the truth about Auschwitz IM LABYRINTH DES SCHWEIGENS. The drama LE MERAVIGLIE tells the story of a peculiar Italian family living in the countryside. Alice ...

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  • 23. October 2014

    Cinema releases: DARK STAR, NORTHMEN and WISH I WAS HERE

    Another three ZFF films open today in Swiss cinemas. The Swiss documentary DARK STAR takes us on a journey into the bizarre and sombre world of HR Giger, the offbeat artist responsible for creating the ALIEN creature. A horde of banished and marauding Vikings take us on an action-packed and highly entertaining life and death adventure in NORTHMEN – A VIKING SAGA. Comedy connoisseurs and Zach Braff fans wish they were there watching WISH I ...

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  • 07. October 2014

    Closing Figures

    The ZFF continues on the road to success. With some 79’000 (previous year: 71’000) visitors, the festival’s anniversary edition saw a renewed increase in ticket sales by 11%. The ZFF also experienced considerable growth in all other areas: 145 films (previous year: 122), 374 screenings (previous year: 344) and a budget of 6.9M (previous year: 6.1M) proves that in it’s anniversary year, the ZFF remains on top form. The three main competition section ...

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  • 05. October 2014

    Last day of the 10th ZFF

    The last day of the festival continues with a hive of activity in all sections – and shines a spotlight on European arthouse cinema. Families and kids can enjoy the adventure ZIPI Y ZAPE Y EL CLUB DE LA CANICA (11:00, Arena 4) and LABYRINTHUS (14:00, Arena 4) in the presence of director Douglas Boswell.

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  • 04. October 2014

    The winners of the 10th Zurich Film Festival

    The main juries of the 10th Zurich Film Festival give their Golden Eyes to Uruguay (International Feature Film), Romania (International Documentary Film) and Switzerland (Focus: Switzerland, Germany, Austria). The awards go to Germán Tejeira’s UNA NOCHE SIN LUNA (Uruguay), Alexander Nanau’s TOTO AND HIS SISTERS (Romania) and Nick Brandestini’s CHILDREN OF THE ARCTIC (Switzerland). The Golden Eyes in the two international competition categories are each endowed with a CHF 25’000 cash prize; the Golden Eye ...

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  • 04. October 2014

    Day of the award presentation

    The spotlight falls on Zurich’s Opera House this evening at 20:00 for the prestigious Award Night, which sees the presentation of the Golden Eyes in the three competition categories, the Audience Award, the Critics’ Award, as well as the presentation of the „A Tribute To... Award“ to French film artist Claire Denis. Claire Denis, the rest of the jury members and numerous filmmakers will also be on the Green Carpet in front of the ...

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