The first edition of our new “Cinema” live talks in cooperation with the Zurich Film Festival was a resounding success. The sold-out world premiere of the film When the World Watched: Italy 2006 was followed by an exciting live talk at the FIFA Museum.
Red carpets are to premieres as pitches are to football and the Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) is no different, even if the carpet in Zurich on which the stars speak to the media and pose for photos is traditionally green. Ideal conditions, then, to mark the start of the FIFA Museum’s new cooperation with the ZFF.
On Wednesday, the protagonists and film-makers of FIFA’s new documentary When the World Watched: Italy 2006 gathered on that very same green carpet, together with FIFA Museum representatives, to celebrate the film’s global premiere as part of the ZFF. The protagonists were represented by 2006 World Cup-winner and FIFA Museum ambassador Gianluca Zambrotta and Fabio Caressa, the voice of Sky Sport for Italy’s matches at Germany 2006, who appeared with his wife Benedetta Parodi, the Italian TV presenter and author. From the film team, director Thomas Cotton made the trip along with producers Sep Cipriano and John McKenna. The group was led by FIFA Museum Managing Director Marco Fazzone and completed by FIFA Museum ambassador Pascal Zuberbühler.