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  • 08. October 2017

    Cinematic pearls and Al Gore make for an inspirational finale

    What better day than the final day of the festival to once again pack full with films from this year’s multifaceted ZFF programme? There’s a chance to see most of the films screening in the three competition categories again today, including the documentary must-sees A RIVER BELOW (12:30, Arthouse Piccadilly), the Columbian entry shot in the Amazon region, and MOTHERLAND (14:30, Arthouse Piccadilly), the Philippine entry shot in the world’s largest maternity hospital.

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  • 07. October 2017

    The awards of the 13th Zurich Film Festival

    The main juries of the 13th Zurich Film Festival’s three competition categories have awarded their Golden Eyes to POP AYE by Kirsten Tan from Singapore (International Feature Film), MACHINES by Rahul Jain from India, Germany and Finland (International Documentary Film) and BLUE MY MIND by Lisa Brühlmann from Switzerland (Focus: Switzerland, Germany, Austria). The awards in the two international competition categories are each endowed with a CHF 25’000 cash prize; the award in the Focus: Switzerland, Germany, Austria category is ...

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  • 07. October 2017

    Award ceremony and numerous film highlights today

    Today is the day of reckoning for the juries of all three competition categories: the winning films will be announced and the Golden Eyes handed out during the Award Night at Zurich Opera House. All members of the juries, the filmmakers and numerous additional guests will tread the Green Carpet, which has been transferred for this evening’s event to the front of the opera house. The first guests will arrive at 18:30.

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  • 06. October 2017

    Exciting debuts and a Golden Eye for Andrew Garfield

    We present three exciting new directors and their films in our international competition section today: Xavier Legrand’s intense divorce drama JUSQU'À LA GARDE (18:30, Corso 2), which sees a precarious family situation get out of hand, is without doubt one of the year’s greatest discoveries.

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  • 05. October 2017

    Golden Eye to Italian composer Giuseppe Onofrietti

    Italian composer Giuseppe Onofrietti is the winner of the 6th International Film Music Competition, which took place during the 13th Zurich Film Festival on Thursday evening at the Tonhalle Maag. Onofrietti received the Golden Eye endowed with a CHF 10’000 cash prize for ‚Best International Film Music 2017’.

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  • 05. October 2017

    ‚Connect to Reality’ at ZFF

    Some 25 personalities from the Swiss film industry debated and presented their image of the future Swiss film producer at the discussion-based ‚Connect to Reality’ event, which took place within the framework of the Zurich Film Festival on Monday. The think tank was established to tackle and improve Swiss cinema’s sustained low domestic market share, and its unsatisfactory international success rate. The participants separated into three groups to discuss possible solutions to the above problems ...

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  • 05. October 2017

    From Australia via Columbia to Switzerland – the 8th day of the ZFF

    Australian actor Simon Baker has brought his long-awaited directorial debut BREATH (18:00, Corso 1) to Zurich today. His coming-of-ager tells the story of two friends whose curiosity sees them become friends with the enigmatic surfer Sando, played by Simon Baker himself. We also look forward in the Gala section to Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos’ exquisitely macabre THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER (21:15, Le Paris), which producer and jury member Ed Guiney has brought to ...

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  • 04. October 2017

    Aaron Sorkin, Rolf Lyssy, Léa Pool and Hungarian film gems at ZFF

    We’ve put together a programme of a top-class Swiss and international productions for ZFFgoers today: Academy Award-winner and honorary guest Aaron Sorkin presents his directorial debut MOLLY’S GAME (20:45, Corso 1), which tells the true story of the ‘princess of poker’ Molly Bloom. Aaron will also receive the ZFF’s Career Achievement Award for his work as a screenwriter.

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  • 03. October 2017

    Simon Baker with European premiere of BREATH at ZFF

    Simon Baker is to present his new film BREATH as a Gala Premiere at the Zurich Film Festival (ZFF). BREATH will celebrate its European premiere on October 5 at cinema Corso. Actor, writer and director Simon Baker will attend.

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  • 03. October 2017

    Jake Gyllenhaal with STRONGER in Zurich, Mikhail Gorbachev makes an appeal to humankind

    Following two previous entries to the competition section, Michaël R. Roskam returns for the third time to the ZFF with his romantic drama LE FIDÈLE (18:00, Le Paris), which screens on this occasion in the Gala Premieres section. The film, set against the backdrop of a murky 1980s Belgium, sees gangster Gigi (Matthias Schoenaerts) begin an obsessive love affair with racing driver Bibi (Adèle Exarchopoulos). ZFF guest and director Mike White will also present his ...

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