The Zurich Film Festival has announced that Matthew Brown’s biopic “The Man Who Knew Infinity” will open the 11th edition of the Festival on September 24. The drama is based on the novel of the same name by Robert Kanigel and stars Jeremy Irons, Dev Patel, Toby Jones, Stephen Fry and Kevin McNally.
The true story stars Patel as Srinivasa Ramanujan, a self-taught math genius from India who travels the world to Cambridge and finds a mentor in professor G.H. Hardy (Irons). Together, the two become pioneers in mathematical theories and test the limits of what the mind can do.
Additional ZFF Gala Premieres include “Kill Your Friends,” “Mistress America,” “Miss You Already,” “High-Rise,” “Mon Roi,” “The Program,” “Black Mass,” “Colonia,” “Sicario,” “The End of the Tour,” “Life” and “Walk in the Woods.” The Zurich Film Festival A Tribute to… award will be presented to Mike Leigh, whose work will receive a special retrospective during the event.
The Zurich Film Festival runs September 24 – October 4.