“The Woman King”, “Bros”, “The Son” among the gala premieres at the Zurich Film Festival

The Zurich Film Festival has selected some of the year’s most anticipated auteur films and top-class Hollywood films in its Gala Premieres section. Among other films, the festival will show the European premieres of “The Woman King” with Viola Davis and “Bros” by Nicholas Stoller. It also plays “The Son” by Florian Zeller.

“Of the 145 films in this year’s festival program, we can show more than a quarter as world or European premieres – more than ever before in the history of the festival,” says Christian Jungs, artistic director.

“We’re particularly proud to announce the European premieres of Gina Prince-Bythewood’s historical epic ‘The Woman King’, in which Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis leads an international black cast, and gay romantic comedy ‘Bros’ by Nicholas are hosting Stoller, who cast all of the LGBTQ+ actors in the film. These two films are a testament to the diverse talent that works in Hollywood cinema and we are delighted to bring them to a European audience.”

Florian Zeller, who presented his Oscar-winning family drama “Der Vater” at the festival two years ago, is also returning to Zurich this year. Now he’s back in Zurich with The Son, a new family story starring Hugh Jackman, Laura Dern and Vanessa Kirby.

The full program will be published on Thursday.

The Son (US) drama
Premiere in German-speaking countries
Director: Florian Zeller
Cast: Vanessa Kirby, Hugh Jackman, Anthony Hopkins
A few years after his parents’ divorce, 17-year-old Nicholas no longer wants to live with his mother. Instead, he moves in with his father Peter, who lives with his new partner and their daughter. But Peter’s attempt to correct past mistakes threatens to seriously strain their father-son relationship. After “The Father”, director Florian Zeller presents his next masterfully staged and highly emotional family story.

“The Woman King” (US) action drama
European festival premiere
Directed by Gina Prince Bythewood
Cast: Viola Davis, Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, Sheila Atim, Held Fiennes Tiffin, John Boyega
In the 19th century, the West African kingdom of Dahomey is threatened by European colonialists. To protect the population, General Nanisca deploys the “Agojie”, an all-female military regiment of fearless warriors. Your mission: to defeat the European aggressors and defend the honor of the kingdom. Inspired by true events, this historical epic tells the extraordinary story of African women soldiers. A breathtaking, action-packed spectacle.

“Bros” (US) Romantic Comedy
European premiere
Director: Nicholas Stoller
Cast: Billy Eichner, Luke Macfarlane, TS Madison, Monica Raymund, Guillermo Diaz, Guy Branum and Amanda Bearse
Bobby is a funny, cynical LGBTQ+ podcaster working in a hip New York office. He pretends to his friends that he leads a happy single life. In reality, a turbulent day at work and problems with relationships stand in the way of his happiness in love. But then Bobby meets the handsome Aaron. The romantic comedy from acclaimed director Nicholas Stoller marks a milestone in Hollywood with its full LGBTQ+ main cast.

“A Forgotten Man” (Switzerland) Political thriller
world premiere
Directed by Laurent Negre
Cast: Michael Neuenschwander, Manuela Biedermann, Clea Eden, Yann Philiponna
Spring 1945: Heinrich Zwygart, Swiss Ambassador to Germany, flees bombed-out Berlin after eight years of service in the Reich capital. This is the end of a terrible mandate during which he had to make fatal compromises to protect his country’s neutrality and security. He survived the war, but will he survive the peace?

Dreamin’ Wild (US) drama
Premiere in German-speaking countries
Directed by Bill Pohlad
Cast: Casey Affleck, Noah Jupe, Walton Goggins, Zooey Deschanel, Beau Bridges, Jack Dylan Grazer, Chris Messina
In the 1970s, Donnie and Joe Emerson live on their parents’ farm in the American Northwest and dream of a great music career. In their self-built music studio, the brothers let their talent shine and release the pop-funk album “Dreamin’ Wild” – but the record goes unnoticed. Decades later, a music producer discovers her music and gives herself a second chance to pursue her dreams. Based on the true story of the Emerson family, this is a heartwarming feel-good film starring Oscar winner Casey Affleck.

Drama “No Bears” (Iran).
Premiere in German-speaking countries
Director: Jafar Panahi
Cast: Jafar Panahi, Naser Hashemi, Vahid Mobaseri, Bakhtiar Panjei, Mina Kavani, Narjes Delaram
In his drama, the Iranian director Jafar Panahi tells two love stories in which the lovers threaten to fail due to inescapable obstacles and power mechanisms. The focus is on Panahi himself. He subtly weaves different narrative levels into a commentary on artistic, personal and political freedom. The drama took on even more pressing relevance after Panahi was imprisoned by Iranian justice in the summer of 2022.

“Corsage” (Austria, France, Germany) drama
Swiss premiere
Directed by Marie Kreutzer
Cast: Vicky Krieps, Florian Teichtmeister, Katharina Lorenz, Jeanne Werner, Alma Hasun, Manuel Rubey
She is a fashion icon and symbol of beauty, and everything revolves around Sissi at her husband’s side, Emperor Franz Joseph. But as she gets older, she can no longer withstand the pressure of life in public. Instead of having her corset tightened every day, the young empress decided to turn her back on the restrictive lifestyle of the Viennese court. A bold and contemporary reflection on the value of women and their agency in 19th century Europe.

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