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Manifesta raft to be used to show films

The organisers of the Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) have announced that it will be showing films on the screen on the huge wooden raft currently anchored off Bellevue.
In fact, according to Beat Glur, the spokesman of the FFZ, films will virtually be shown continuously there during the period the festival is on, namely from Thursday 22 September until Sunday 2 October.
According to this article in the Tages-Anzeiger newspaper, this raft will be a perfect location to screen these films, what with being able to accommodate up to 300 people, and having a bar to boot.
Glur went on to mention that all the films shown there would have some connection with the city; either they were set there, made by local producers or have other strong connections with the city. “It will be like showing a range of “best-of” Zurich films dating from the Fifties until the present day.”
As during the art festival on this 170-tonne raft, it will also be possible to enjoy a snack and drink on board, and if weather permits, even go for a swim in its pool.
As previously reported, after fulfilling its purpose off Bellevue, the raft could be anchored off Freienbach near Pfäffikon in the canton of Schwyz and for a period of up to five years, though this has not yet been confirmed.

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