Zurich Film Festival: Lifetime Achievement for 'Mostly Martha' Producer Marcel Hoehn

Marcel Hoehn
Courtesy of the Zurich Film Festival

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.