ZFF Masters

 

 
The ZFF Masters are chaired discussions with renowned personalities from the international film industry. Actors, directors and producers offer insight into their work in Q&A sessions.

Donald Sutherland

Donald Sutherland

This American acting legend honours us with a second visit – this time with his latest film THE BURNT ORANGE HERESY, in which he stars alongside Mick Jagger. Sutherland’s Masters session will tie in with that of last year to give us a very personal insight into his work – he did, after all, appear in front of the camera for such director greats as Robert Altman, Federico Fellini, Clint Eastwood and Robert Redford, and perform alongside such legends as Dustin Hofmann, Marlon Brando and Jane Fonda. We look forward with great excitement to his solo performance in Zurich.

Saturday, 28.9. | 15:30 | Filmpodium

Roland Emmerich

Roland Emmerich

Roland Emmerich is a master of the staged catastrophe: German-born Emmerich has made his mark on Hollywood’s sci-fi-world with such films as INDEPENDENCE DAY (1996), GODZILLA (1998) and THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW (2004). He has been a screenwriter and director of blockbuster movies for more than 40 years now – and he’s not finished yet at all. In Emmerich’s Masters session, we discover how he went from the HFF Munich – where he shot his debut DAS ARCHE NOAH PRINZIP (1984) – to Los Angeles, and hear first-hand about the challenges of his career.

Sunday, 29.9. | 15:30 | Filmpodium

Julie Delpy

Julie Delpy

Director Bertrand Tavernier once said she’s like a crystal, carrying within her both purity and strength in equal measure. This Frenchwoman can look back on a truly multifaceted career. After being discovered at the age of 14 by Jean-Luc Godard, she went on to appear in front of the camera for such renowned filmmakers as Agnieszka Holland, Jim Jarmusch and Richard Linklater. She is also known as the director of 2 DAYS IN PARIS (2007). Now the director, author and actress is visiting us with her latest film MY ZOE, the idea for which she had 20 years ago during a conversation with Krzysztof Kieślowski. We’re excited to hear what she has to say about the film’s long development.

Monday, 30.9. | 16:00 | Filmpodium

Javier Bardem

Javier Bardem

Winning an Oscar with one of the weirdest haircuts in movie-making history gets you noticed in Hollywood – this is exactly what Javier Bardem achieved in NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (2008). The 50-year-old is one of the most sought-after character actors in the business. Bardem sends his audience on a rollercoaster of moods and emotions, be it as a seducer in JAMÓN, JAMÓN (1992), a wheelchair bound ex police officer in CARNE TRÉMULA (1997) or a homosexual writer in BEFORE NIGHT FALLS (2000). Bardem will open the treasure chest of experience that is his sensational career, and report on his latest project SANCTUARY and his commitment to the environment.

Friday, 4.10. | 12:30 | Filmpodium

Oliver Stone

Oliver Stone

Oliver Stone last appeared at ZFF three years ago to present his lm SNOWDEN. This eccentric filmmaker now returns with two films. He presents his restored version of THE DOORS, which captures the 60s with a new visual and aural vibrancy and, in his ZFF Masters session, Stone talks about his four-part documentary film series THE PUTIN INTERVIEWS (2017), which sees him get surprisingly close to the Russian President at the Kremlin. His humorous and laid-back narrative style leaves us time and again antagonised: a talk with Oliver Stone is guaranteed to loosen our “moral reserves”.

Saturday, 5.10. | 16:15 | Filmpodium