Opening of the 18th Zurich Film Festival
Manuela Frey has no time for her loved one
The green carpet of the 18th Zurich Film Festival has been rolled out. Through October 2nd, these Hollywood stars like Sir Ben Kingsley, Diane Kruger, Rebel Wilson and Charlotte Gainsbourg will strut their stuff.
The Aargau top model Manuela Frey in a gown by Mourjjan.
The world is more beautiful with films. Under this motto, the 18th Zurich Film Festival rolled out the green carpet yesterday. For Oscar winner Sir Ben Kingsley (78), the French icon Charlotte Gainsbourg (51) and comedy queen Rebel Wilson (42), to name just a few of the top-class stars who bring Hollywood glamor to the city on the Limmat.
Until October 2nd there are not only sounding film names like “The Almond and the Seahorse”, but also three records among the 146 works: 38 are world and European premieres, seven films come from French-speaking Switzerland, the proportion of women in the directorate is 41, 4 percent. Great feelings on screen. love, suffer, laugh.
Federal President Ignazio Cassis holds the opening speech
These also cast a spell over the Swiss celebrities who were invited to yesterday’s festival opening in the Kongresshaus. “The cinemas as modern campfires, the films as a means of understanding across borders and the industry as a courageous, creative field: In my opinion, these three points show the continuing importance of filmmaking, especially in challenging times!”, says Federal President Ignazio Cassis (61 ) in his opening speech.
Presenter Christa Rigozzi (39) likes crime novels. “I fall asleep with romantic films,” says the Ticino. The Aargau top model Manuela Frey (25) shone in a black haute couture dress from the Mourjjan label. These days she wanted to go to her lover, YB legend Guillaume Hoarau (38), who lives on La Réunion in the Indian Ocean. “I have a job in Paris, our being together is delayed,” she says relaxedly and dreams of one day scoring points as a Bond girl on the screen. Actor Matthias Schweighöfer (41), who opened the festival with his film “The Swimmers” and enjoyed the evening with girlfriend and actress Ruby O. Fee (26), brought cinematic flair.