Zurich Film Festival: People

HONOREES:

  • Golden Eye: three-time Oscar winner Oliver Stone.

  • Variety’s New Talent Award. To be announced on Oct. 6.

NEW THIS YEAR:

  • Three new venues: Capitol 1 and 6, Arthouse Alba, Arthouse Le Paris.

  • Fest expands from seven to 11 days, spread over two weekends for the first time.

  • Expected attendance: 25,000, up from 18,000 in 2006.

JURY:

  • Albert S. Ruddy (president), two-time Oscar-winning producer (“The Godfather,” “Million Dollar Baby”)

  • Moritz Bleibtreu, actor (“Run Lola Run”)

  • Matthew Modine, actor (“Full Metal Jacket”)

  • Bettina Oberli, Swiss director (“Die Herbstzeitlosen”)

  • Justus von Dohnanyi, actor-director (“Das Experiment”)

  • Dieter Meier, Swiss artist-musician-filmmaker. Part of electro pop band Yello.

OPENING NIGHT:

“Savage Grace” (France/U.S./Spain); not in competition

  • Director: Tom Kalin

  • Stars: Julianne Moore and Stephen Dillane

  • Drama based on the award-winning novel of the same name.

SPECIAL EVENTS:

Zurich Master Class, a series of six intensive workshops for 25 promising young filmmakers. Stone joins Russian helmer Pavel Lungin (“Taxi Blues”) and producer Jim Stark (“Night on Earth”).

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