Zurich Film Festival Unveils Lineup of 13th Edition

Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Xavier Legrand’s “Custody” and Hafsteinn Gunnar’s “Under the Tree” are among the 15 feature films set to compete at the 13th Zurich Film Festival.

“Three Billboards,” a darkly comic drama with Peter Dinklage and Frances McDormand, and “Custody,” a French drama exploring domestic strife, both world-premiered at the Venice Film Festival and won best screenplay and best director awards, respectively. “Custody” also picked up the Lion of the Future for best first film.

“Under the Tree” is an Icelandic dramedy which world-premiered in Venice and is playing in Toronto, where it was just acquired by Magnolia for North American distribution.

Zurich’s competition lineup also includes Joshua Z. Weinstein’s “Menashe,” Justin Chon’s “Gook,” Cecilia Atán and Valeria Pivato’s “The Desert Bride,” Julia Solomonoff’s “Nobody’s Watching,” Kirsten Tan’s “Pop Aye,” Constantin Popescu’s “Pororoca,” Matan Yair’s “Scaffolding” and Jaron Albertin’s “Weightless.”

“We are presenting a substantial, high-caliber program with many of this autumn’s big-name titles. The ZFF is now internationally renowned and is regarded as an important and popular meeting place for both the industry and audiences alike,” said festival directors Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri.

The out-of-competition roster is headlined by Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing,” Janus Metz’s “Borg/McEnroe,” Denis Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner 2049,” Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me by Your Name,” Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk’s “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” Aaron Sorkin’s “Molly’s Game,” Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” Ruben Östlund’s Palme d’Or winning “The Square,” and Lynne Ramsay’s “You Were Never Really Here.”

Zurich’s lineup includes a total of 160 productions, including 41…

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