Zurich Film Festival a success with record number of visitors
The Zurich Film Festival has closed after a record 117,000 visitors.
The main prize went to the film ‘The Sound of Metal’ telling the story of a heavy metal drummer going deaf. The lead judge, Oliver Stone, praised the film’s use of sound and the performance of the lead actor Riz Ahmed, known for Star Wars Rogue One and the TV miniseries ‘The Night Of’.
Actor Cate Blanchett was also honored with the Golden Icon Award. The jury says she’s one of the finest character actors of the present day.
One of the most popular events was a conversation with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau – best known as Jamie Lannister in Game of Thrones. Hundreds heard him talk about the ground breaking TV show and his new film – Suicide Tourist.