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

05. October 2017

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 Zurich.


In the International Competitions section, Laura Mora and her extraordinarily talented lead actress Natasha Jaramillo take us on a journey into the slums of Medellin in their gripping thriller MATAR A JESÚS (18:45, Corso 2). Brit Peter Mackie Burns has travelled to Zurich with his film DAPHNE (20:45, Filmpodium), a fascinating character portrait set in present-day London, which highlights the title character’s stormy life between affair and friendship, restaurant kitchen and bar.


BLUE MY MIND is the first winner of the Ecumenical Award of the Churches. The prize will be awarded to director Lisa Brühlmann this evening. 

We also have two Swiss film gems up our sleeve for today: producer Rose-Marie Schneider is in Zurich to present the world premiere screening of Walo Deuber’s last, posthumously finished film GIRAFFEN MACHEN ES NICHT ANDERS – DIE VATER-SPUR (20:30, Corso 4), and friends of historical movies can make their way to Sihlcity to see the restored version of a Swiss film classic DAS MENSCHLEIN MATTHIAS (19:00, Arena 7).


Don’t forget to join us at the Widder Garage at the end of the evening for a chat and a cocktail – and perhaps even a dance… see you there!

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.