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  • 29. November 2017

    Video now online: A Conversation With… Al Gore

    A decade after AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought the climate crisis into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Former Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Watch the full video of our event "A Conversation With… Al Gore" at the 13th ZFF now ...

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  • 23. November 2017

    Combative: BATTLE OF THE SEXES in cinemas

    Emma Stone and Steve Carell square up to each other in BATTLE OF THE SEXES - a biopic that tells the story of legendary tennis player Billie Jean King who strove for gender equality in the field of sport. The film, which screened as a Gala Premiere at the 13th ZFF, hits cinemas in German-speaking Switzerland today.    

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  • 16. November 2017

    ZFF Masters: Alicia Vikander

    The extraordinarily talented Swedish actress first attracted international acclaim for her role in the period drama A ROYAL AFFAIR and then stunned with her performance in THE DANISH GIRL, for which she earned the Academy Award for best supporting actress. In her ZFF Masters session, Alicia Vikander presented her most recent movie EUPHORIA, and discussed her role as both producer and actress.

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  • 14. November 2017

    Third part of the Connect to Reality program at the GIFF

    Professionals and major stakeholders in the Swiss cinema industry have come together at the 23rd Geneva International Film Festival (GIFF) for the third part of the Connect to Reality program, a platform for discussion set up by the Locarno, Zurich and Geneva festivals. Together, they discussed proposals aimed chiefly at achieving greater continuity and rethinking training courses in the cinema industry.

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  • 03. November 2017

    Connect to Reality – Creativity Matters

    After discussing distribution in Locarno and production in Zurich, Swiss cinema professionals will debate issues related to the creation of films in Switzerland on November 7, as the third session of Connect to Reality takes place at Geneva International Film Festival. The discussions will focus on the development of Swiss fiction and documentary films, on the continuity of the work of authors and directors and on the succession, training and mobility between different contemporary audiovisual ...

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  • 26. October 2017

    Out now in Swiss cinemas: DANIEL HOPE, DIE MIGRANTIGEN and THE SQUARE

    Three of our festival films hit cinemas today. The music-filled documentary DANIEL HOPE – KLANG DES LEBENS tells the impressive cinematic story of a star violinist. The Austrian competition entry DIE MIGRANTIGEN was a huge hit with audiences at the ZFF. Ruben Östlund’s vicious art and social satire THE SQUARE scooped the Palme D'Or at Cannes this year.

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  • 24. October 2017

    THE SQUARE director Ruben Östlund about the monkey business that goes on in the art world

    Ruben Östlund won the Golden Palme at Cannes with his movie THE SQUARE. We interviewed the Swede when he came to Zurich to present the film at the ZFF. A chat about the monkey business that goes on in the art world – and a monkey on the film set.

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  • 19. October 2017

    #spotlight: MENASHE – A glimpse into a closed society

    How do you shoot a film in a closed ultra-Orthodox Jewish community? Alex Lipschultz, the producer and writer of MENASHE, told us when he visited the ZFF to present his movie in the International Feature Film Competition section that “It was a little bit meschugge”. Theatrical release: October 19.

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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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