Movies now playing: Zürich
with Timothée Chalamet, Calah Lane
Comedy, Children/Family, Fantasy
with Pio Marmaï, Alban Ivanov
Albert and Bruno are in debt up to their necks. While seeking help from community workers to get their lives back on track, they run into a group of young green activists. Lured by the free beer and snacks rather than by the ideals of eco-activists, Albert and Bruno find themselves joining the movement without much conviction.
There are more than 300 Bach choirs and Bach ensembles worldwide, most of which are made up of amateurs. For many, their lives are inextricably linked with the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. What do people seek and find in his music? What connects them across continents? What fascination lies in the music of the famous German composer, which manages to transcend borders, cultures, religions and centuries? The film embarks on a journey through six continents to meet amateur musicians and singers who have made Bach their "centerpiece".
with Enea Sala, Leonardo Maltese
Drama, Period piece c7.1
The story of Edgardo Mortara, a young Jewish boy living in Bologna, Italy, who in 1858, after being secretly baptized, was forcibly taken from his family to be raised as a Christian. His parents’ struggle to free their son became part of a larger political battle that pitted the papacy against forces of democracy and Italian unification.
with Silvio Orlando, Roberto Herlitzka
Gabriele Santoro is a Professor of Pianoforte at the Music Conservatory San Pietro a Majella who lives in a working-class area of the city. One morning, while shaving his beard, the postman buzzes at the intercom to tell him he has a package. Gabriele opens the door and, before greeting him, runs to rinse his face. In that short space of time, a ten-year-old child slips into his apartment and hides away. “The maestro” – as he’s called in his neighbourhood – only notices the stowaway late at night. And when he sees him, he recognises the intruder as Ciro, a child who lives with his parents and siblings on the top floor of his building. When asked why he has fled his home, Ciro refuses to speak. Nevertheless, the maestro instinctively decides to hide him in his home, setting Ciro’s enemies a uniquely difficult challenge.
with Naíma Sentíes, Marisol Gasé
with Til Schweiger, Michael Maertens
Although they could hardly be more different, Arthur and Felix are best friends - one of them a pedantic philistine, the other a rascal living life in the fast lane. To help his burnt-out friend, Arthur lends him his medical card for a check-up at the hospital and learns that Felix is terminally ill. Because Arthur doesn't have the heart to tell Felix the truth straight out, he gets so tangled up that Felix ends up thinking his best friend is dying! So Felix begins to look after Arthur, who is perfectly healthy.
with Bradley Cooper, Carey Mulligan
Drama, Romance, Music/Dance c7.2
The conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) moves like a fish in water in the liberal artistic and intellectual circles of the American East Coast in the 1940s. At the age of 25, he is able to fill in as a conductor at New York's Carnegie Hall, a little later he meets his future wife, the actress Felicia Montealegre. Their thirty-year relationship and the resulting family life with three children are marked by Bernstein's tireless creative energy and zest for life, but hit a severe crisis when the star conductor begins to live his bisexuality all too openly in the wake of the '68 upheaval.
with Mia McKenna-Bruce, Samuel Bottomley
Five seniors dare to step into the unknown. For 18 months, they participate in a training based on mindfulness and altruism, which is measured for a study. The goal is to evaluate the effects of meditation on aging. The film narrates their personal journey and mirrors it with scientific objectivity and the challenges of aging well in our society. Living longer and longer - yes, but how?