The Zurich Film Festival to be graced by actors Johnny Depp, Natalie Dormer and more.

An acting icon whose talent can be seen in everything from the smallest indie film to the biggest blockbuster. In the afternoon he will attend a chaired discussion within the framework of „A Conversation with“ . In the evening he will present the dramedy  RICHARD SAYS GOODBYE together with director Wayne Roberts. Onlookers, photographers and autograph hunters can check him out on the Green Carpet in front of the Festival Centre.

Johnny Depp

Fans of GAME OF THRONES can look forward to visiting the Green Carpet a little earlier when Natalie Dormer steps onto the Sechseläutenpatz at 18:15 before presenting her most recent series PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK (20:15, Filmpodium) within the framework of “A Conversation with… session.

Natalie Dormer

Away from the glamour of the Green Carpet, the Zurich Film Festival continues in a more sober and serious manner with the screening in the “Border Lines” section of Brazilian-born, Berlin-based Karim Ainouz’s Amnesty International Peace Prize-winning documentary ZENTRALFLUGHAFEN THF (21:45, Corso 3): Once a monument to the self-promotion of the Nazis, the Berlin Tempelhof Airport, a gigantic complex located in the centre of Berlin, has been used to accommodate refugees since 2015. Aïnouz followed those seeking a homeland for one year. A great little masterpiece!


Why do Italians always vote for Berlusconi? Academy Award-winner Paolo Sorrentino offers an answer with his mostly satirical, sometimes serious, but always entertaining biopic LORO (21:00, Piccadilly) – the film is a must-see, even if just for the magnificent opening shot.

The short film programme “SHORT FILMS FROM ITALY” presents a series of close-to-the-heart stories by five young Italian filmmakers who are fed up with superficial TV.

And Matteo Garrone takes us to the suburbs of Rome where a sympathetic loser gets caught in the claws of a drug addicted ‘friend’ in his film DOGMAN (15:00, Riffraff 1).


Every day at the cinema has to come to an end eventually – but the party starts from 23:00 at the ZFF 72 Award Party at Folium Sihlcity in the presence of the winners and Top Ten of the ZFF 72 Film Contest. DJ SAM-B provides the cool sound!

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