World premieres and award-winning filmstars at ZFF

12. September 2018

The festival is delighted to welcome a stellar list of cast members and filmmakers to Zurich to present their Gala premieres. The latest World Premieres to be announced are RICHARD SAYS GOODBYE, with lead actor Johnny Depp and director Wayne Roberts confirmed to attend the Gala premiere; TRAUTMANN, with director Marcus Rosenmüller and lead cast members David Kross and John Henshaw in attendance; and DER VORNAME, with director Sönke Wortmann and cast members present.

Amongst the visiting directors are three Academy Award winners: Florian Henckel von Donnersmark, who will be accompanied by his lead actors Sebastian Koch and Tom Schilling, to present WERK OHNE AUTOR (NEVER LOOK AWAY); Kevin Macdonald, who will present his Whitney Houston documentary, WHITNEY and Pawel Pawlikowski, who will present COLD WAR, the film for which he also picked up this year‘s Best Director prize at Cannes.

Two further European premieres have also been confirmed: TELL IT TO THE BEES, with director Annabel Jankel in attendance, and COLETTE, directed by Wash Westmoreland.

 
TRAUTMANN
*World premiere
Director: Marcus Rosenmüller
Cast: David Kross, John Henshaw

 

 
DER VORNAME

*World premiere
Director: Sönke Wortmann
Cast: Iris Berben, Christoph Maria Herbst, Justus von Dohnányi, Caroline Peters, Janina Uhse

 


COLETTE

*European premiere
Director: Wash Westmoreland
Cast: Keira Knightley, Dominic West, Denise Gough, Elinor Tomlinson, Fiona Shaw

 


TELL IT TO THE BEES

*European premiere
Director: Annabel Jankel
Cast: Anna Paquin, Holliday Grainger

 

 
WERK OHNE AUTOR (NEVER LOOK AWAY)

*Swiss premiere
Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Cast: Tom Schilling, Sebastian Koch, Saskia Rosendahl, Oliver Masucci

 

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COLD WAR

*German speaking territories premiere
Director: Pawel Pawlikowski

 

 
WHITNEY
*Swiss premiere
Director: Kevin Macdonald

 

ZFF Co-Directors Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri commented: “We are thrilled to include such a prestigious list of premieres in our Gala strand and to welcome award-winning directors including Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Kevin Macdonald and Pawel Pawlikowski, who can all boast Academy Awards amongst their accolades. The calibre of acting talent that we will host is equally strong, with Johnny Depp and Sebastian Koch amongst those expected to present their Gala premieres.”


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