Zurich Film Festival Completes Lineup

Toronto title 'The Drop,' and Sundance winner 'The Skeleton Twins' are added to Zurich competition

The Zurich International Film Festival has completed its lineup for its 10th edition, which runs from Sept. 25 to Oct. 5.

Zurich named a few last-minute editions to its schedule, including Craig Johnson's Sundance-winning drama The Skeleton Twins, starring Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader; Nima Javidi-directed drama Melbourne, which premiered in Venice; and Toronto titles including Michael R Roskam’s The Drop, starring Tom Hardy and the late James Gandolfini, and Life in a Fishbowl from Icelandic director Baldvin Zophoniasson.

Tate Taylor’s James Brown biopic Get on Up starring Chadwick Boseman will open the festival. Zurich hasn't yet revealed the closing night film.

In total, Zurich will host 17 world premieres, among them Claudio Fah's actioner Northmen: A Viking Saga starring True Blood's Ryan Kwanten. Out of competition, Zurich will screen some 30 gala premieres, including ones for Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu's Venice festival opener Birdman starring Michael Keaton; Anton Corbijn's A Most Wanted Man featuring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman; Rob Reiner's And So It Goes with Michael Douglas and Zurich Festival lifetime achievement honoree Diane Keaton and Scott Frank's A Walk Among the Tombstones starring Liam Neeson.

Oscar-winning director Susanne Bier – whose latest feature, A Second Chance, just debuted in Toronto – will head up the jury judging the films in Zurich's international competition. There are separate juries for documentaries and for German-language features.

The full line up for the 2014 Zurich International Festival:

International Competition
’71 Dir. Yann Demange
A Moonless Night Dir. German Tejeira
Bouboule Dir. Bruno Deville
Chrieg Dir. Simon Jaquemet
Insecure Dir. Marianne Tardieu
Life In A Fishbowl Dir. Baldvin Zophoniasson
Loreak Dirs. Jon Garano, Jose Mari Goenaga
Manos Sucias Dir. Josef Wladyka
Melbourne Dir. Nima Javidi
Self Made Dir. Shira Geffen
The Drop Dir. Michael R. Roskam
The Midfielder Dir. Adrian Biniez
The Skeleton Twins Dir. Craig Johnson
Underdog Dir. Ronnie Sandahl

Documentaries
Ballet 422 Dir. Jody Lee Lipes
Cain’s Children Dir. Marcell Gero Ungarn
Iraqi Odyssey (3D) Dir. Samir
Red Army Dir. Gabe Polsky
Song From The Forest Dir. Michael Obert
Stray Dog Dir. Debra Granik
The Great Invisible Dir. Margaret Brown
The Green Prince Dir. Nadav Schirman
The Look Of Silence Dir. Joshua Oppenheimer
The Rise And Rise Of Bitcoin Dir. Nicholas Mross
Toto And His Sisters Dir. Alexander Nanau
Virunga Dir. Orlando Von Einsiedel
Walking Under Water Dir. Eliza Kubarska

Focus on Switzerland, Germany, Austria
Capital C Dirs. Jorg M. Kundinger, Timon Birkhofer
Children of the Arctic Dir. Nick Brandestini
Dark Star - HR Giger’s World Dir. Belinda Sallin
Die Demokratie ist los Dir. Thomas Isler
Labyrinth of Lies Dir. Giulio Ricciarelli
Macondo Dir. Sudabeh Mortezai
Ohne Dich Dir. Alexandre Powelz
Parcours D’Amour Dir. Bettina Blumner
The Chambermaid Lynn Dir. Ingo Haeb
The Cuckoo and the Donkey Dir. Andreas Arnstedt
Who Am I - No System is Safe Dir. Baran bo Odar
Zu Ende Leben Dir. Rebecca Panian

Gala Premieres
Get On Up Dir. Tate Taylor (opening film)
A Most Wanted Man Dir. Anton Corbijn
A Walk Among The Tombstones Dir. Scott Frank
And So It Goes Dir. Rob Reiner
Automata Dir. Gabe Ibanez
Birdman Dir. Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu
Chef Dir. Jon Favreau
The Cut Dir. Fatih Akin
Eden Dir. Mia Hansen-Love
Escobar: Paradise Lost Dir. Andrea Di Stefano
Gone Girl Dir. David Fincher
Good Kill Dir. Andrew Niccol
In the Basement Dir. Ulrich Seidl
Life Itself Dir. Steve James
Magic In The Moonlight Dir. Woody Allen
Manglehorn Dir. David Gordon Green
Mannerhort Dir. Franziska Meyer Price
My Old Lady Dir. Israel Horovitz
National Gallery Dir. Frederick Wiseman
Northmen: A Viking Saga Dir. Claudio Fah
Nightcrawler Dir. Dan Gilroy
St. Vincent Dir. Theodore Melfi
The Equalizer Dir. Antoine Fuqua
The New Girlfriend Dir. Francois Ozon
The Rover Dir. David Michod
The Salt Of The Earth Dirs. Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
The Search Dir. Michel Hazanavicius
To The Wonders Dir. Alice Rohrwacher
Whiplash Dir. Damien Chazelle
Wish I Was Here Dir. Zach Braff

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