Six new Gala Premieres

12. August 2015

Together with the Competition section, ZFF’s Gala Premiere section forms the core of the Zurich Film Festival, and once again features numerous prominent names. Among the approx. 30 productions in this year’s line-up are new films from such international directors as Florian Gallenberger, Scott Cooper, Denis Villeneuve and others.

BLACK MASS by Scott Cooper
The true story of Whitey Bulger (Johnny Depp), a criminal who with the help of the FBI became one of most powerful gangsters in the Boston underworld.

COLONIA by Florian Gallenberger
Chile 1973. In the confusion of the military coup Daniel is abducted by the secret service and brought to the notorious Colonia Dignidad. His girlfriend Lena decides to join the mysterious community to save him ...

SICARIO by Denis Villeneuve
An idealist FBI agent (Emily Blunt) is enlisted by the government to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the US and Mexico.

THE END OF THE TOUR by James Ponsoldt
Autobiographical film about "Rolling Stone"-journalist David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenger) and his meeting with author David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel). Bit by bit Lipsky explores the literary genius' contradictory personality.

LIFE by Anton Corbijn
A series of photos of actor James Dean is suppose to put photographer Dennis Stock (Robert Pattinson) on the map. But working with the eccentric star turns out to be complicated.

Bill Bryson (Robert Redford) wants to hike the 2000 kilometre long Appalachian Trail. His companion on this hazardous journey is the former alcoholic Steve Katz (Nick Nolte) – it’s going to be a bumpy ride!

The programme of the 11th ZFF will be published on Steptember 10. Tickets are available from September 14.