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Zurich Film Festival

Gala premieres at the 11th Zurich Film Festival

The 11th ZFF will once again show premieres of some of the biggest movies of the year in its Gala Premieres series.

In Owen Harris’s dark comedy “Kill your Friends”, a music manager (Nicholas Hoult) stops at nothing as he searches for an outright Britpop hit.

“High Rise” is the screen adaptation of the eponymous cult novel by JG Ballard from the 1970s. It portrays a dystopian picture of a society where a class war is set off in a luxury skyscraper.

“The Program” by Stephen Frears is a biopic thriller about the rapid rise and dramatic fall of professional cyclist Lance Armstrong – a present-day cult figure. The film shows how closely related real greatness and megalomania are.

In the comedy “Mistress America” from “While We’re Young” director Noah Baumbach, the life of a lonely student (Lola Kirke) in New York is turned upside down by her impetuous soon-to-be stepsister Brooke (Greta Gerwig).

“Mon roi”, by Maïwenn, is a French romantic drama with Vincent Cassel and Emmanuelle Bercot as passionately destructive lovers.

Other productions to be seen include new films by top international directors such as Florian Gallenberger (“Colonia” with Emma Watson and Daniel Brühl), Scott Cooper (“Black Mass” with Johnny Depp), Denis Villeneuve (“Sicario” with Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro), Anton Corbijn (“Life” with Ben Kingsley and Robert Pattinson) or Ken Kwapis (“A Walk in the Woods” with Robert Redford and Nick Nolte).

The complete program with all films and events goes online on 10 September. Ticket sales will start on 14 September.

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