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The Zurich Film Festival unveils its programme

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- The Zurich Film Festival celebrates its ten years by highlighting Swiss cinema thanks to eleven productions and five co-productions

The Zurich Film Festival unveils its programme
Bouboule by Bruno Deville

The ZFF’s aims haven’t changed and its desire to highlight promising filmmakers from all over the world remains intact. The Zurich Film Festival seeks to act as a forum for exchange between seasoned directors and promising newcomers, without forgetting the cinema industry and the audience. From 25 September to 5 October the Zurich Festival will present a total of 145 new productions from 29 countries: 49 first feature films and 17 world premieres.

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Swiss cinema is well-represented this year thanks to eleven productions and five co-productions. Two of these: the promising Chriegby Simon Jaquemet and the long-awaited Chubby [+see also:
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by Bruno Deville are vying for the prestigious Golden Eye dedicated to budding directors (first, second or third feature film). Chrieg will have its world premiere in the renowned “New Directors” section of the 62nd San Sebastian International Film Festival. Iraqi Odyssey [+see also:
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by Samir, screened at the Toronto Film Festival in the “TIFF Docs” section, is instead in competition in Zurich in the section dedicated to international documentaries. The new competition section called “Focus Switzerland, Germany, Austria” will this year host four Swiss films: Children of the Arctic by Nick Brandestini, winner of the Golden Eye in 2011; Dark Star-HR Gigers Welt by Belinda Sallin, Die Demokratie ist los! by Thomas Isler and Zu Ende leben by Rebecca Panian

Six European feature films are present in the international competition: Flowers [+see also:
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, a Spanish movie by Jon Garaño and José Mari Goenaga, Insecure [+see also:
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interview: Marianne Tardieu
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, a first feature film by French Marianne Tardieu, Svenkjävel, a Swedish-Norwegian co-production by Ronnie Sandahl, Life in a Fishbowl [+see also:
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by Icelandic Baldvin Zophoníasson and finally ’71 [+see also:
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Q&A: Yann Demange
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, a British feature film by Yann Demange, previewed at the Berlin Festival.

(Translated from Italian)

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