Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) has unveiled seven titles in its Gala Premieres section, showcasing autistic features with wide audience appeal and awards season potential.
In Selection is Oscar-winning director Martin McDonagh’s Ireland-set comedy-drama Inisherin. the banshee, Starring Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Keri Condon and Barry Keoghan.
The feature makes its world premiere at the competition in Venice this year, followed by its North American premiere in Toronto.
Also among the contenders for the Venice 2022 Golden Lion are Argentine director Santiago Mitre. Argentina, 1985About a group of lawyers who face the country’s military dictatorship.
The selection also includes the European premiere of Netflix’s German adaptation. all Quiet on the Western Front by Edward Berger, which has its world premiere in Toronto.
Gala line-up will also showcase Cannes 2022 competition title, Palme d’Or winner triangle of sorrow and Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s South Korean drama Brokerfor whom parasite Star Song Kang-ho won the Best Actor award.
There will also be world premieres of two films with a strong local appeal: German director Sonke Wortmann’s Lanzarote-set social comedy. surnameand the retirement-age comedy of Zurich-born filmmaker Barbara Kulksar DThose golden years.
“In recent years, the Zurich Film Festival has established itself as a springboard into awards season. Six of the final 10 winners of the Oscar for Best Film were screened at ZFF,” said artistic director Christian Jungen.
“This year, we will again feature international autobiographical films that will later race to the Oscars for over 120,000 visitors and 600 recognized media.”
The 18th edition of Zurich will run from 22 September to 2 October.