Zurich Film Festival Adds Robert Zemeckis' 'The Walk,' Thomas McCarthy's 'Spotlight'

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'Spotlight'

The festival completes its program with a spate of high-profile titles, including Sundance hits 'Dope' and 'Diary of a Teenage Girl.'

Zurich has completed its lineup for its 11th edition and has added several big-ticket titles, including Robert Zemeckis' The Walk, starring Joseph Gordon-LevittThomas McCarthy's Spotlight, featuring Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo and Michael Keaton; and Catherine Hardwicke's Miss You Already, starring Toni Collette and Drew Barrymore.

The Zurich Film Festival, which runs Sept. 24-Oct. 4, also added numerous favorites from this year's festival season, including Sundance hits Diary of a Teenage Girl from Marielle Heller and Rick Famuyiwa's Dope; Jia Zhangke's Cannes competition entry Mountains May Depart; and Tobias Lindholm's A War, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival last week.

Of the 161 films showing in Zurich this year, 14 are world premieres, a new record for the event, with 57 titles having their premiere screening in German-speaking Europe. The full program is available on the Zurich Festival website.

The 11th Zurich film festival opens with Matt Brown's The Man Who Knew Infinity, starring Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons.

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