High profile titles at 9th Zurich Film Festival
A series of high-profile titles are heading to the 9th Zurich Film Festival this year. The festival will see gala premieres of Oliver Hirschbiegel’s Lady Di biopic Diana starring Naomi Watts; George Clooney and Sandra Bullock – starrer Gravity from Alfonso Cuaron and period drama The Railway Man from director Jonathan Teplitzky and starring Colin Firth.
Other gala premieres heading to Zurich for the 9th annual international festival this year include Atom Egoyan’s latest, Devil’s Knot, a crime drama which also features Firth alongside co-star Reese Witherspoon. J.C. Chandor’s acclaimed one-man survival drama All is Lost featuring Robert Redford, which premiered in Cannes will also be part of the titles.
David Gordon Green’s Joe, which stars Nicolas Cage as a redemptive ex-con; and best agers romantic comedy Le Weekend from Notting Hill director Roger Michell starring Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan are amongst the other films to be featured.
The full Zurich Festival line-up will be announced by Sept. 12. The 9th Zurich International Film Festival runs September 26 to October 6. The German-Swiss director Marc Forster (World War Z) will head up this year’s international feature film jury.