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‘Joker,’ ‘Judy,’ and ‘Pavarotti’ Set for Zurich Film Festival Galas

The Zurich Film Festival has unveiled a raft of gala screenings, with “Joker” among the lineup after its rousing premiere at Venice.

Judy” about a late-career Judy Garland will also have its premiere in German-speaking countries at Zurich, and Ron Howard’s feature doc “Pavarotti” will have its local premiere at a gala screening attended by the late opera singer’s wife Nicoletta Mantovani.

Other gala screenings at the festival include Jonas Alexander Arnby’s “Suicide Tourist,” with “Game of Thrones” star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Christian Schwochow’s “Deutschstunde,” Roger Michell’s “Blackbird,” Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano’s “Hors Normes,” and Karim Aïnouz’s “The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao, and Marjane Satrapi’s film about Marie Curie, “Radioactive,” will also all have gala showings.

The above-mentioned filmmakers will be in town for their films’ screenings.

Zurich had already announced Niklaus Hilber’s “Bruno Manser – Die Stimme Des Regenwaldes,” billed as Switzerland’s “Apocalypse Now,” as the festival’s curtain-raiser.

The full program will be announced in mid-September. The festival runs Sept. 26 – Oct. 6.

Gala Screenings

Premiere in German-speaking countries
Noah Baumbach

“LE MANS ’66”
Swiss Premiere
Director: James Mangold

Swiss Premiere
Director: Steven Soderbergh

Premiere in German-speaking countries
Jonas Alexander Arnby

International Premiere
Christian Schwochow

Premiere in German-speaking countries
Scott Z. Burns

Premiere in German-speaking countries
Roger Michell

Swiss Premiere
Director: Ron Howard

Premiere in German-speaking countries
Rupert Goold

Swiss Premiere
Todd Phillips

Swiss Premiere
Karim Aïnouz

Premiere in German-speaking countries
Robert Eggers

Premiere in German-speaking countries
Marjane Satrapi

Premiere in German-speaking countries
Giuseppe Capotondi

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