In an unprecedented move the 17th Zurich Film Festival will screen the Swiss premiere of No Time To Die on September 28 – the same day as the world premiere in London and the first time a James Bond film will play in official selection at a festival.
The screening of Daniel Craig’s fifth and final outing as 007 will takes place two days before Universal Pictures International Switzerland is scheduled to release the film in Swiss cinemas on September 30.
Following the screening at the new 1,200-seat Zurich Convention Center the festival will present a second presentation on October 2 at the same venue. A retrospective of Craig’s four previous appearances in the role of the British superspy and a new documentary Being James Bond will also play at the festival, which runs September 23-October 3.
Cary Joji Fukunaga directed the 25th entry in the Bond canon. The story, co-written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, opens with 007 in retirement in Jamaica where he is approached by old friend Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) and enlisted to rescue a kidnapped scientist.
Rami Malek plays the villainous Safin and the cast includes Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, and Naomie Harris.
Zurich Film Festival organisers will unveil the full programme on September 9.