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Zurich Film Festival expands

This year’s Zurich Film Festival will screen 96 films and award seven prizes in an expanded edition.

The SFr4.9 million ($5.56 million) festival will open on September 22 with the screening of US thriller Contagion starring Laurence Fishburne and directed by Stephen Soderbergh.

Fishburne will also preside over the jury in the International Feature Film category which carries a prize of SFr20,000.

Swiss film-making will feature prominently with the premiere of Alles eis Ding (All one thing), which features the final performance of popular Swiss actress Stephanie Glaser, who died aged 90 in January.

Last year the festival screened 70 films and awarded five prizes. and agencies

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