Zurich Film Festival Reveals First Gala Premieres

The Zurich Film Festival has unveiled the first seven titles from its Gala Premieres section, a showcase of some of the year’s hottest auteur films.

The films include the star-studded drama “The Banshees of Inisherin” by Oscar-winning director Martin McDonagh, the European premiere of the German film adaptation “All Quiet on the Western Front,” directed by Edward Berger, and the world premieres of Sönke Wortmann’s “Der Nachname” and “Die Goldenen Jahre” by Barbara Kulcsar.Artistic director Christian Jungen said: “In recent years, the Zurich Film Festival has established itself as a springboard into the awards season.

Of the last 10 winners of the Oscar for Best Film, six screened at the festival.

This year, we will again present international auteur films that will later play a role in the Oscar race to the more than 120,000 visitors and the 600 accredited media.”The complete program of the festival will be published on Sept.

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