Zurich Film Festival: What has started as a small scale film festival has grown to a major legitimate event.
This year, the Zurich Film Festival is coming back for the 14th year. Once again, the organizers have released a massive line-up of more than 160 films, including 42 debut works, 12 world premieres, 16 Swiss films and two retrospectives. Ever since the curtains closed in 2017, the curators have attend film festivals in all corners of the world. They have brought back the cream of the crop for you and me to see.
To guide the viewers, the program is divided into sections such as “premieres”, “special screenings” and “border lines”. If you are quick enough to secure a ticket, you might even meet some special guests from all over the world up close. (Tickets will go on sale on Sept 17, 2018.)
The Zurich Film Festival takes place in the city with the world’s highest cinema density.
Hollywood stars such as Antonio Banderas, Benicio del Toro, Diane Keaton, Jake Gyllenhaal and Liam Neeson have already walked the infamous green carpet in front of Zürich’s Corso movie theater. Who knows which Hollywood stars will be in town this year? For one, the Golden Eye Award will be presented to actress Judi Dench. And Donald Sutherland will be receiving the ZFF Lifetime Achievement Award…
So, are you ready for 11 days of film, screened in various theaters across Zürich? We are!
Our advice: Get the Festival Pass, your “green card” for unlimited movie watching! Also, you have the possibility to purchase any returned tickets for sold-out screenings 15 minutes before the respective film begins.
And here are 11 reasons to visit the Zurich Film Festival.
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