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

04. October 2017

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.


We look forward with great excitement to the world premiere screening of Rolf Lyssy’s heart-warming tragicomedy DIE LETZTE POINTE (18:15, Arena 4), in which he skilfully highlights the pros and cons of assisted suicide. We have a further highlight lined up with the brand new coming-of-age drama ET AU PIRE, ON SE MARIERA (21:00, Le Paris), which will be presented by its Swiss-Canadian director Léa Pool – a genius when it comes to exploring the female soul.


The fact that Hungarian cinema astounds and radiates with authenticity is evident not least in the SHORT FILMS FROM HUNGARY (16:30, Corso 3), a compilation of masterpieces put together by our friends the Kurzfilmtage Winterthur. ZFF jury member Gábor Hörcher presents his award-winning, high-octane documentary film DRIFTER (18:30, Riffraff), which accompanies teenager Ricsi as he follows his dream of one day becoming a racing driver. And finally, we round off this mini Hungarian marathon with Ferenc Török’s sultry post-war drama 1945 (21:15, Corso 3) and György Kristóf’s striking road movie OUT (21:15, Filmpodium).


A highlight of the entire ZFF programme is without doubt the multi award-winning doc CITY OF GHOSTS (18:45, Filmpodium), which we screen today in our Border Lines section. Experts from ZFF’s human rights partner Amnesty International will be on hand after the film to discuss the current situation in Syria. 

Nightlife junkies are invited at 22:00 to join us for our Talent Night at the Widder Garage. DJ-Cruz, street graffiti artist Joel and illusionist Josh are sure to guarantee a truly terrific evening. Entry is free of charge.

Good to know:

An overview of today’s films can be found on the ZFF homepage. The link to ticket sales and information about the attendance of filmmakers can be found on the respective film’s detail page. Our Green Carpet Overview is there for autograph hunters and all those who want to catch a glimpse of the great and the good of the film business. 

A short note about sold-out screenings: 
Returned tickets go on sale approx. 15 minutes before the start of each film. They can be purchased online and at all ZFF points of sale.