Zurich Film Festival: Lifetime Achievement for 'Mostly Martha' Producer Marcel Hoehn
One of Switzerland's most successful producers, Hoehn has made more than 40 titles through his Zurich-based T&C Film production company.
Groundbreaking Swiss producer Marcel Hoehn, whose is credited with reviving his country's film industry, will be honored with a lifetime achievement award at this year's Zurich Film Festival, which is set to run Sept. 22-Oct. 2.
Hoehn has produced more than 40 features and documentaries through his Zurich-based T&C Film shingle, starting in 1978 with Rolf Lyssy's The Swissmakers, a comedy that went on to become Switzerland's biggest-ever box-office hit, selling more than a million tickets in a country of just 8 million.
Hoehn has been behind some of Switzerland's biggest international success stories, including Sandra Nettelbeck's sleeper hit Mostly Martha, remade as No Reservations starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Aaron Eckhart in 2007; the John Hurt/Julian Sands starrer After Darkness from Swiss director Dominique Othenin-Girard; and Fredi M. Murer's classic 1998 thriller Full Moon.
Hoehn is set to receive his lifetime achievement honor on Sept. 27. The festival also will screen a retrospective of 12 of his most important works from the past 40 years.