Zurich Film Festival kicks off on Thursday (24th September) with a visit from no less than Kiefer Sutherland and Mike Leigh who will be in town to collect special awards.
The film festival’s prestigious Golden Eye Award will be awarded to Kiefer on Friday (25th Sep) at the Corso Cinema, near Zurich Opera House (nearest train station is Stadelhoffen) at 9.25pm.
And this year’s Zurich Film Festival A Tribute to... award goes to British film director Mike Leigh (I'm a big fan) one of the most significant exponents of New British Cinema. Mike Leigh will collect the Golden Eye in person during the Award Night ceremony at the Zurich Opera House on 3rd October. A large number of Mike's films will be shown throughout the festival – my personal favourite being Secrets and Lies – pure genius.
Serving as the Festival’s most prestigious symbol of recognition, awarded in appreciation of the lifetime achievements of an actor or actress, the Golden Icon Award will be bestowed to Arnold Schwarzenegger on the evening of Wednesday, 30th September at 9pm at the Corso Cinema.
And there are several movies being screened for children, with the particularly heart warming Kids Film - Landfill Harmonic – screened on 27th September featuring a very special music teacher and a bunch of children from Paraguay using their rubbish to make instruments to form their own orchestra. Take a look at the dates, times, and trailer for the film here: https://zff.com/en/programme/movies/11743/landfill-harmonic/
ZFF for Kids legal age is 6 years old with a recommendation of 8 years and over. Links to the ZFF for Kids can be found here.