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  • 02. October 2016

    Olivier Assayas and a Veritable Firework of Films as We Cross the Festival Finish Line

    The ZFF draws to a close today, but before it ceases screening for another year, we have a jam-packed programme for your delight. The day begins with two „ZFF Masters“ events. In the first, Daniel Radcliffe chats about his life and works (Filmpodium, 12:00) and in the second, French star director Olivier Assayas takes to the rostrum for a Q&A session (Filmpodium, 14:00, tickets available). Assayas remains in Zurich this evening to present his ...

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  • 01. October 2016

    The Award Winners of the 12th Zurich Film Festival

    The main juries of the 12th Zurich Film Festival’s three competition categories have awarded their Golden Eyes to THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MÄKI by Juho Kuosmanen from Finland (International Feature Film), MADAME B. HISTOIRE D'UNE NORD-CORÉENNE by Jero Yun from France (International Documentary Film) and STILLE RESERVEN by Valentin Hitz from Austria (Focus: Switzerland, Germany, Austria).  All the winner films will be screened for the last time tomorrow on ...

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  • 01. October 2016

    Golden Eyes at the Opera House and visit of Martina Gedeck

    The die is cast. The juries will announce the winners of the Golden Eyes in all categories this evening.  The Award Night, which by tradition takes place at Zurich Opera House, is held not only in honour of the competition winners, but also this year’s honorary guest Olivier Assayas, who has travelled to Zurich from Paris. Assayas, the jury members and numerous other filmmakers and guests will strut the Green Carpet in front of the ...

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  • 30. September 2016

    Winners of ZFF 72

    Swiss entries scooped both prizes at the third ZFF 72 contest this year. The Jury Award endowed with a CHF 5'000 cash prize goes to HYPERHYDROSE from Marco von Moos. The Viewers Award endowed with a CHF 4'000 cash prize goes to Tim Vogt’s entry ISRA’S TRÄNEN.

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  • 30. September 2016

    Woody Harrelson, Daniel Radcliffe and Mexican Film Wonders

    There’s excitement galore at the Green Carpet today when none other than Woody Harrelson himself arrives in town to present his most recent production LBJ (18:00, Corso 1) – the fascinating biopic about former U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson.

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  • 29. September 2016

    Welcome to the 8th Day of the ZFF

    What’s the point of a film festival without guests? More than 500 international directors, screenwriters, producers, actors and journalists have made their way to Zurich to present their films to the general public.  

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  • 28. September 2016

    Argentine Landscapes, Ulrich Seidl and American Action on the Fest’s 7th Day

    The ZFF’s competition section celebrates the most exciting filmmakers from around the globe. The last films enter the race for the Golden Eye today. We look forward with particular anticipation to two further world premieres: Valentin Hitz’s sci-fi STILLE RESERVEN (Arthouse Piccadilly, 18:30) takes us on a journey through a dystopian Vienna in the not too distant future, and PERIPHERIE (Arena 3, 21:15) is a collaborative work from 15 Master’s students studying at Zurich University ...

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  • 27. September 2016

    Hugh Grant, Marcel Hoehn and a Russian Parable at ZFF

    The Golden Eyes are ready and waiting. We look forward this evening to presenting a couple of them to two great personalities from the film industry.  This year’s Golden Icon Award goes to the exceptionally talented British actor Hugh Grant, who has brought his latest production, the biopic FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS (Corso 1, 20:30), to Zurich. Fans, photographers and autograph collectors gather at the Green Carpet at 19:45.

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  • 26. September 2016

    Monday at the ZFF: Ewan McGregor’s Directorial Debut and a French Ménage-à-trois

    A new week and several new films enter the race for the Golden Eye in Zurich. The French entry COMPTE TES BLESSURES (Corso 2, 17:45) from Morgan Simon promises a passionate ménage-à-trois when two men (father and son) vie for the affections of the same woman (the delightful Monia Chokri); the Rumanian no-budget comedy TWO LOTTERY TICKETS (Piccadilly, 16:15) sees three losers chase their luck.

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  • 25. September 2016

    Ballet Dancer Sergei Polunin and Conspiracy Theories on Sunday

    Today promises to be an illustrious end to the first festival weekend. We expect a visit from Ukranian ballet star Sergei Polunin, who together with director Steven Cantor will present his film DANCER (Arthouse Le Paris, 20.15).

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