by Mary Harron
New York, 1973: When the door to one of the infamous parties of the globally-famous painter Salvador Dalí is opened to the young gallery owner James, he enters an exquisite world. James is to assist Dalí in preparing a major exhibition – a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. But the more time he spends with the extravagant artist, the deeper he becomes immersed, and not only in his business difficulties. Soon James realises that Dalí's seemingly unshakeable relationship with his no less eccentric wife, Gala, is also on the verge of collapse. Director Mary Harron illuminates the late years of Salvador Dalí's life in the biopic DALÍLAND. Barbara Sukowa plays the spirited wife alongside the brilliant Oscar winner Sir Ben Kingsley. _ _ _ Note (28.09.22): It is with regret that Sir Ben Kingsley is unable to attend the Zurich Film Festival in person as he recovers from Covid, and under doctors’ advice is unable to travel.