BERLIN — Stephen Frears’ Lance Armstrong movie “The Program” and Catherine Hardwicke’s romantic comedy “Miss You Already,” starring Drew Barrymore, are among the Gala Premiere screenings at the 11th Zurich Film Festival, which runs Sept. 24-Oct. 4.
“The Program,” which stars Ben Foster and Dustin Hoffman, is a biopic thriller about the rise and fall of the controversial cyclist. “Miss You Already,” in which Barrymore stars alongside Toni Collette and Dominic Cooper, centers on two friends (Collette and Barrymore), whose relationship is put to the test when one of them gets cancer.
Also among the screenings is Owen Harris’ comedy thriller “Kill Your Friends,” which stars Nicholas Hoult and James Corden. The movie centers on music manager Owen Harris (Hoult), who goes to extremes to find his next pop hit.
Further Gala screenings include Ben Wheatley’s “High-Rise,” Maïwenn’s “Mon Roi” and Noah Baumbach’s “Mistress America.”
“High-Rise,” which stars Tom Hiddleston, Luke Evans and Sienna Miller, is an adaptation of J.G. Ballards’ 1970s novel. It is a dystopic depiction of society in which a class-war breaks out in an apartment block.
Comedy “Mistress America,” which stars Greta Gerwig, Lola Kirke and Matthew Shear, focuses on New York student (Kirke), whose solitary life is turned upside down by the arrival of her impetuous future stepsister Brooke (Gerwig).
“Mon Roi,” which stars Vincent Cassel and Emmanuelle Bercot, centers on a woman recovering from illness who reminisces about the delightful time she had with a seductive imposter.