Liam Neeson is guest of honor at the 10th Zurich Film Festival
Thriller A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES selected as Gala Premiere
Zurich, August 21, 2014 – Academy Award® nominee Liam Neeson will present his latest film, the crime drama A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES at this year’s Zurich Film Festival, celebrating its 10th anniversary and taking place September 25th – Oct 5th.
A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONEShas been selected to screen in the Gala Premieres section of the Festival, on the evening of Friday, October 3rd at the Cinema corso.
Based on Lawrence Block’s bestselling series of mystery novels, A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONESstars Liam Neeson as Matt Scudder, an ex-NYPD cop who now works as an unlicensed private investigator operating just outside the law. When Scudder reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker (Dan Stevens) hunt down the men who kidnapped and then brutally murdered his wife, the PI learns that this is not the first time these men have committed this sort of twisted crime…nor will it be the last. Blurring the lines between right and wrong, Scudder races to track them through the backstreets of New York City before they kill again.
Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Scott Frank (“The Lookout”), A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONESalso stars Sebastian Roché and is produced by Jersey Films’ Danny DeVito, Double Feature Films’ Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher, Exclusive Media’s Tobin Armbrust and Cross Creek Pictures’ Brian Oliver.
Liam Neesonhas been internationally recognized for his work in both major studio blockbusters and acclaimed independent features. Neeson received Academy Award®, Golden Globe and BAFTA Award nominations for his performance as Oskar Schindler in Steven Spielberg’s Oscar®-winning Best Picture SCHINDLER’S LIST (1993). Three years later, he played the title role in Neil Jordan’s biopic MICHAEL COLLINS, earning another Golden Globe nomination and winning an Evening Standard British Film Award and the 1996 Venice Film Festival’s Volpi Cup for his impassioned portrayal of the Irish Republican hero. Further milestones in his career were Woody Allen’s HUSBANDS AND WIVES, NELL, ROB ROY, BEFORE AND AFTER, LES MISERABLES, the thriller TAKEN and TAKEN 2, KINSEY, ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES or THIRD PERSON.
About the Zurich Film Festival
Celebrating its special milestone 10th anniversary, the Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) has established itself as one of the world’s top Films Festivals, discovering and promoting independent voices and talent from around the world, showcasing a diverse array of international films and serving as the setting for many World and European premieres.
The aim of the Zurich Film Festival is to offer audiences an insight into the work of young, upcoming filmmakers from around the globe and to promote the exchange of ideas between established film workers, young talent and the public.
ZFF is organized by Spoundation Motion Picture GmbH, based in Zurich, in cooperation with local institutions and sponsors. The Zurich Film Festival cooperates with numerous distributors and producers from Switzerland and abroad. The idea to found a festival in Zurich came from Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht, who serve as Directors of the Festival.
The Zurich Film Festival is generously supported by its main sponsors: Credit Suisse, upc cablecom, Die Schweizerische Post and Audi.
For more information please visit www.zff.com