Zurich Film Festival: Features Lineup

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1. Daphne (2017)

TV-MA | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

'Daphne' is the vibrant character portrait of a young woman on the threshold of a much-needed change.

Director: Peter Mackie Burns | Stars: Emily Beecham, Geraldine James, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Nathaniel Martello-White

Votes: 1,218

International Feature Film/Competition

2. Disappearance (2017)

89 min | Drama

During a dramatic night, two young lovers run from hospital to hospital seeking for an help for some complications after their first time. They'll have to confront with the indifference of some doctors and avoid them to call their parents.

Director: Ali Asgari | Stars: Nazanin Ahmadi, Pedram Ansari, Sadaf Asgari, Mohammad Heidari

Votes: 312

International Feature Film/Competition

3. Gook (2017)

Unrated | 94 min | Drama

69 Metascore

Eli and Daniel, two Korean American brothers, own a struggling shoe store and have an unlikely friendship with Kamilla, a street wise 11-year-old African American girl. Kamilla ditches ... See full summary »

Director: Justin Chon | Stars: Simone Baker, Justin Chon, Curtiss Cook Jr., David So

Votes: 1,919 | Gross: $0.25M

International Feature Film/Competition

4. Custody (2017)

93 min | Drama

83 Metascore

A broken marriage leads to a bitter custody battle with an embattled son at the centre.

Director: Xavier Legrand | Stars: Léa Drucker, Denis Ménochet, Thomas Gioria, Mathilde Auneveux

Votes: 6,500 | Gross: $0.08M

International Feature Film/Competition

5. The Desert Bride (2017)

Not Rated | 78 min | Drama

68 Metascore

It tells the story of Teresa, a 54-year-old woman who works as a domestic employee in a family home in Buenos Aires. For decades she has taken refuge in the routine of her tasks, but now ... See full summary »

Directors: Cecilia Atán, Valeria Pivato | Stars: Paulina García, Susana Pampín, Claudio Rissi

Votes: 423 | Gross: $0.03M

International Feature Film/Competition

6. Killing Jesus (2017)

TV-MA | 95 min | Drama

Lita witnesses the murder of her own father, a university professor. Frustrated over the local police she and her family starts to investigate the murder themselves. Located at the dark and... See full summary »

Director: Laura Mora Ortega | Stars: Natasha Jaramillo, Giovanny Rodríguez, Camilo Escobar, Carmenza Cossio

Votes: 692

International Feature Film/Competition

7. Menashe (2017)

PG | 82 min | Drama

81 Metascore

Within Brooklyn's ultra-orthodox Jewish community, a widower battles for custody of his son. A tender drama performed entirely in Yiddish, the film intimately explores the nature of faith and the price of parenthood.

Director: Joshua Z Weinstein | Stars: Menashe Lustig, Yoel Falkowitz, Hershy Fishman, Ruben Niborski

Votes: 1,553 | Gross: $1.70M

International Feature Film/Competition

8. Nobody's Watching (2017)

TV-MA | 102 min | Drama

79 Metascore

NADIE NOS MIRA is a film about the struggle of self-imposed exile; how the pleasures of anonymity and freedom contrast with the pain of loneliness and loss that shapes immigrant experience.... See full summary »

Director: Julia Solomonoff | Stars: Guillermo Pfening, Rafael Ferro, Paola Baldion, Mayte Montero

Votes: 571

International Feature Film/Competition

9. Pop Aye (2017)

104 min | Drama

73 Metascore

On a chance encounter, a disenchanted architect bumps into his long-lost elephant on the streets of Bangkok. Excited, he takes his elephant on a journey across Thailand, in search of the farm where they grew up together.

Director: Kirsten Tan | Stars: Thaneth Warakulnukroh, Penpak Sirikul, Sasapin Siriwanji, Nattaphat Chullasuwan

Votes: 711 | Gross: $0.08M

International Feature Film/Competition

10. Pororoca (2017)

152 min | Drama

The story follows Tudor and his family, where his life was destroyed after the disappearance their daughter at the park.

Director: Constantin Popescu | Stars: Bogdan Dumitrache, Iulia Lumânare, Constantin Dogioiu, Stefan Raus

Votes: 668

International Feature Film/Competition

11. Scaffolding (2017)

90 min | Drama

69 Metascore

17-year- old ASHER has always been the impulsive troublemaker, from primary school, all through junior high and high school. It's hard for him to concentrate in class, and he is compelled ... See full summary »

Director: Matan Yair | Stars: Asher Lax, Ami Smolartchik, Yaacov Cohen, Keren Berger

Votes: 437

International Feature Film/Competition

12. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama

88 Metascore

A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit.

Director: Martin McDonagh | Stars: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Caleb Landry Jones

Votes: 358,926 | Gross: $54.51M

International Feature Film/Competition

13. Under the Tree (2017)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

75 Metascore

When Baldwin and Inga's next door neighbours complain that a tree in their backyard casts a shadow over their sundeck, what starts off as a typical spat between neighbours in the suburbs unexpectedly and violently spirals out of control.

Director: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson | Stars: Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson, Edda Björgvinsdóttir, Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Þorsteinn Bachmann

Votes: 2,709 | Gross: $0.07M

International Feature Film/Competition

14. Weightless (I) (2017)

R | 93 min | Drama

56 Metascore

Joel (Alessandro Nivola) lives a solitary existence, rarely straying from his narrow routines of working in a landfill and going through the motions of getting through the day. He faces ... See full summary »

Director: Jaron Albertin | Stars: Julianne Nicholson, Alessandro Nivola, Johnny Knoxville, Siobhan Fallon Hogan

Votes: 96 | Gross: $0.00M

International Feature Film/Competition

15. All I See Is You (2016)

R | 109 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

43 Metascore

A blind woman's relationship with her husband changes when she regains her sight and discovers disturbing details about themselves.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Blake Lively, Jason Clarke, Ahna O'Reilly, Miquel Fernández

Votes: 8,816 | Gross: $0.22M

Gala Premieres

16. An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (2017)

PG | 98 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

A decade after An Inconvenient Truth (2006) brought climate change to the heart of popular culture, the follow-up shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution.

Directors: Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk | Stars: Al Gore, Cory Booker, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton

Votes: 6,995 | Gross: $3.50M

Gala Premieres

17. Battle of the Sexes (2017)

PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

73 Metascore

The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.

Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris | Stars: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman

Votes: 44,565 | Gross: $12.64M

Gala Premieres

18. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

R | 164 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

81 Metascore

A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista

Votes: 391,194 | Gross: $92.05M

Gala Premieres

19. Borg vs. McEnroe (2017)

R | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

63 Metascore

The story of the 1980 tennis rivalry between the placid Björn Borg and the volatile John McEnroe.

Director: Janus Metz | Stars: Sverrir Gudnason, Shia LaBeouf, Stellan Skarsgård, Tuva Novotny

Votes: 22,060 | Gross: $14.11M

Gala Premieres

20. Brad's Status (2017)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

71 Metascore

A father takes his son to tour colleges on the East Coast and meets up with an old friend who makes him feel inferior about his life's choices.

Director: Mike White | Stars: Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams, Jenna Fischer, Michael Sheen

Votes: 13,869 | Gross: $2.13M

Gala Premieres

21. Breath (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 115 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

71 Metascore

After developing an interest in surfing, a teenage boy and his friend forge an unlikely friendship with an older surfer.

Director: Simon Baker | Stars: Elizabeth Debicki, Simon Baker, Richard Roxburgh, Rachael Blake

Votes: 2,069 | Gross: $0.04M

Gala Premieres

22. Breathe (I) (2017)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

51 Metascore

The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. Their heartwarming celebration of human possibility marks the directorial debut of Andy Serkis.

Director: Andy Serkis | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Hugh Bonneville, Ed Speleers

Votes: 15,811 | Gross: $0.49M

Gala Premieres

23. C'est la vie! (I) (2017)

117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A hectic wedding party held in an 17th century French palace comes together with the help of the behind-the-scenes staff.

Directors: Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano | Stars: Jean-Pierre Bacri, Jean-Paul Rouve, Gilles Lellouche, Vincent Macaigne

Votes: 7,610

Gala Premieres

24. Call Me by Your Name (2017)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance

93 Metascore

In 1980s Italy, a romance blossoms between a seventeen-year-old student and the older man hired as his father's research assistant.

Director: Luca Guadagnino | Stars: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar

Votes: 161,377 | Gross: $18.10M

Gala Premieres

25. Based on a True Story (I) (2017)

100 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

43 Metascore

A writer goes through a tough period after the release of her latest book, as she gets involved with an obsessive admirer.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Emmanuelle Seigner, Eva Green, Vincent Perez, Dominique Pinon

Votes: 4,093

Gala Premieres

26. Downsizing (2017)

R | 135 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

63 Metascore

A social satire in which a man realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself to five inches tall, allowing him to live in wealth and splendor.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Kristen Wiig

Votes: 80,326 | Gross: $24.45M

Gala Premieres

27. Euphoria (I) (2017)

R | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

32 Metascore

Sisters in conflict travelling through Europe toward a mystery destination.

Director: Lisa Langseth | Stars: Alicia Vikander, Eva Green, Charles Dance, Charlotte Rampling

Votes: 2,726

Gala Premieres

28. Happy End (2017)

R | 107 min | Drama

72 Metascore

Gradually succumbing to dementia, George Laurent, the octogenarian patriarch of the Laurents, an affluent upper-bourgeois family, is uncomfortably sharing his palatial manor in Calais, the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz, Fantine Harduin

Votes: 10,672 | Gross: $0.30M

Gala Premieres

29. Il colore nascosto delle cose (2017)

115 min | Drama, Romance

Teo has a good job, a fiancee, a lovers, no intention to assume any responsibility in his life. The meeting with Emma, a blind woman, will upset his convictions.

Director: Silvio Soldini | Stars: Valeria Golino, Adriano Giannini, Arianna Scommegna, Laura Adriani

Votes: 522

Gala Premieres

30. Racer and the Jailbird (2017)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

50 Metascore

Set against the background of a brutal crime gang in Brussels, a tragic love story between Gigi, a high-flying gangster, and Bibi, a young racing driver with very upper-class roots.

Director: Michaël R. Roskam | Stars: Matthias Schoenaerts, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Eric De Staercke, Jean-Benoît Ugeux

Votes: 3,253 | Gross: $0.05M

Gala Premieres

31. Lean on Pete (2017)

R | 121 min | Adventure, Drama

80 Metascore

A teenager gets a summer job working for a horse trainer and befriends the fading racehorse, Lean on Pete.

Director: Andrew Haigh | Stars: Charlie Plummer, Amy Seimetz, Travis Fimmel, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 9,094 | Gross: $1.16M

Gala Premieres

32. Madame (2017)

TV-14 | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

45 Metascore

Adding a little spice to a waning marriage, Anne and Bob, a wealthy and well-connected American couple, move into a manor house in romantic Paris. While preparing a particularly luxurious ... See full summary »

Director: Amanda Sthers | Stars: Toni Collette, Harvey Keitel, Rossy de Palma, Michael Smiley

Votes: 5,042

Gala Premieres

33. Molly's Game (2017)

R | 140 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

71 Metascore

The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target.

Director: Aaron Sorkin | Stars: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera

Votes: 109,374 | Gross: $28.78M

Gala Premieres

34. Number One (2017)

110 min | Drama, Thriller

A high executive is asked if she'd like to be the first female CEO in a water company, ruled by the government. But she'll not be the only one running for the job. She'll face some hard and dirty competition.

Director: Tonie Marshall | Stars: Emmanuelle Devos, Suzanne Clément, Richard Berry, Sami Frey

Votes: 396

Gala Premieres

35. Only God Can Judge Me (2017)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

After a botched robbery attempt five years ago, Ricky went to jail for his brother Rafael and his buddy Latif. Now that he is back out of jail, Latif wants to show his gratitude: he says he... See full summary »

Director: Özgür Yildirim | Stars: Neil Malik Abdullah, Kai Ivo Baulitz, Moritz Bleibtreu, Zejhun Demirov

Votes: 1,329

Gala Premieres

36. On the Beach at Night Alone (2017)

101 min | Drama

80 Metascore

An actress wanders around a seaside town, pondering her relationship with a married man.

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Min-hee Kim, Young-hwa Seo, Jae-yeong Jeong, Seong-kun Mun

Votes: 2,465 | Gross: $0.04M

Gala Premieres

37. Shock and Awe (2017)

R | 90 min | Biography, Drama, History

47 Metascore

A group of journalists covering former President George W. Bush's planned invasion of Iraq in 2003 are skeptical of the President's claim that Saddam Hussein has "weapons of mass destruction."

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Woody Harrelson, James Marsden, Rob Reiner, Tommy Lee Jones

Votes: 3,950 | Gross: $0.08M

Gala Premieres

38. Stronger (I) (2017)

R | 119 min | Biography, Drama

76 Metascore

Stronger is the inspiring real life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become a symbol of hope after surviving the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson, Richard Lane Jr.

Votes: 34,903 | Gross: $4.21M

Gala Premieres

39. The Ballad of Lefty Brown (2017)

R | 111 min | Action, Drama, Western

64 Metascore

A thrilling and action-packed Western, The Ballad of Lefty Brown is a story about loyalty, friendship, and the relentless pursuit of justice.

Director: Jared Moshe | Stars: Bill Pullman, Peter Fonda, Stephen Alan Seder, Kathy Baker

Votes: 4,120 | Gross: $0.01M

Gala Premieres

40. The Florida Project (2017)

R | 111 min | Drama

92 Metascore

Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Walt Disney World.

Director: Sean Baker | Stars: Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe, Christopher Rivera

Votes: 74,926 | Gross: $5.90M

Gala Premieres

41. The Glass Castle (2017)

PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama

56 Metascore

A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty.

Director: Destin Daniel Cretton | Stars: Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts, Ella Anderson

Votes: 24,822 | Gross: $17.27M

Gala Premieres

42. The Hero (I) (2017)

R | 96 min | Drama, Romance

61 Metascore

An ailing movie star comes to terms with his past and mortality.

Director: Brett Haley | Stars: Sam Elliott, Laura Prepon, Krysten Ritter, Nick Offerman

Votes: 7,025 | Gross: $4.08M

Gala Premieres

43. The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

R | 121 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

73 Metascore

Steven, a charismatic surgeon, is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behavior of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Barry G. Bernson, Herb Caillouet, Bill Camp, Raffey Cassidy

Votes: 95,106 | Gross: $2.29M

Gala Premieres

44. The Square (2017)

R | 151 min | Comedy, Drama

73 Metascore

A prestigious Stockholm museum's chief art curator finds himself in times of both professional and personal crisis as he attempts to set up a controversial new exhibit.

Director: Ruben Östlund | Stars: Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, Terry Notary

Votes: 45,687 | Gross: $1.50M

Gala Premieres

45. The Third Murder (2017)

Not Rated | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

68 Metascore

A courtroom drama centered around the murder of a factory president.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Masaharu Fukuyama, Kôji Yakusho, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Mikako Ichikawa

Votes: 4,160 | Gross: $0.09M

Gala Premieres

46. The Wife (I) (2017)

R | 99 min | Drama

77 Metascore

A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm to see her husband receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Director: Björn Runge | Stars: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Max Irons, Christian Slater

Votes: 27,725 | Gross: $9.60M

Gala Premieres

47. Let the Sunshine In (2017)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

79 Metascore

Isabelle, Parisian artist, divorced mother, is looking for love, true love at last.

Director: Claire Denis | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Xavier Beauvois, Philippe Katerine, Josiane Balasko

Votes: 4,639 | Gross: $0.87M

Gala Premieres

48. You Were Never Really Here (2017)

R | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

84 Metascore

A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe's nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.

Director: Lynne Ramsay | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Judith Roberts, Ekaterina Samsonov, John Doman

Votes: 76,021 | Gross: $2.52M

Gala Premieres

49. A Prayer Before Dawn (2017)

R | 116 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.9