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Zurich Film Festival Gala Premieres Include Noah Baumbach and Catharine Hardwicke Features

Zurich Film Festival Gala Premieres Include Noah Baumbach and Catharine Hardwicke Features

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The 11th Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) has announced its first Gala Premieres, which includes anticipated new titles from Noah Baumbach, Catharine Hardwicke, Stephen Frears and more. The event runs September 24-October 4 and, as previously announced, will include the latest generation of Iranian filmmakers in its “New World View” section. Visit the ZFF website for more information on the festival, including ticketing information, and read below for the six titles receiving Gala Premieres.

Synopses provided by the Zurich Film Festival.

Director: Owen Harris
Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Ed Skrein, James Corden, Rosanna Arquette, Moritz Bleibtreu
Music manager Owen Harris (Nicholas Hoult) goes to extremes to find his next Britpop hit in this comedy thriller.

“High-Rise”
Director: Ben Wheatley
Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans and Elizabeth Moss
A film adaptation of J.G. Ballards’ 1970s novel of the same name. A Dystopic depiction of a society that starts a class war in a high-rise apartment. 

Director: Stephen Frears 
Cast: Ben Foster, Lee Pace, Chris O’Dowd, Guillaume Canet, Dustin Hoffman
Stephen Frears’ biopic thriller about the astronomical rise and fall of professional cyclist Lance Armstrong – a contemporary cult personality within whom the proximity of true greatness and megalomania is apparent.

Director: Noah Baumbach
Cast: Greta Gerwig, Lola Kirke, Matthew Shear
In Noah Baumbach’s comedy, the life of a solitary New York student (Lola Kirke) is turned upside down by the arrival of her impetuous future stepsister Brooke (Greta Gerwig).

“Mon Roi”
Director: Maïwenn
Cast: Vincent Cassel, Emmanuelle Bercot
A woman recovering from illness reminisces about the delightful time she had with a seductive imposter. Love at first sight in the latest film from the director of ‘Polisse’ Maïwenn.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke
Cast: Drew Barrymore, Dominic Cooper, Toni Collette, Dominic Cooper
In this drama, the friendship of two long time friends (Toni Collette, Drew Barrymore) is put to the test when one of them gets cancer while the other one plans to raise a family.

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