08/03 Thank You

Grasp the chance to see some of the awarded films at the Cinémathèque, beginning at 4.30 p.m.!

The main winners of the 5th Luxembourg City Film Festival are “The Lesson” (Grand Prix – By Orange) and “Toto and His Sisters” (Documentary Award – By BGL BNP Paribas). The Youth Jury gave their Award to “Extraordinary Tales” while the Kids Festival Favorite was “Secrets of War“. “Three Window and a Hanging” walked away with the Critics’ Award.

Yesterday, the 5th Luxembourg City Film Festival announced its awards at the closing ceremony before the Premiere screening of “Baby(A)lone”, to be released in Luxembourg next Wednesday.

The Grand Prix –By Orange went to the Bulgarian film “The Lesson”, which had been presented at the Festival by its three actors Margita Gosheva, Ivan Barnev and Ivan Savov. The jury members were Stéphane Bern, Morteza Farshbaf, Louise Monot, Désirée Nosbusch, Eithne O’Neill and Saïd Taghmaoui. (Cinémathèque, 8.30 pm)

The Documentary Award – By BGL BNP Paribas was given to “Toto and His Sisters” made by Alexander Nanau who was in Luxembourg on Friday 27th to discuss his film. The members of the documentary jury were Alain Esmery, Régis Latouche, Sabine Lubbe Bakker, Willy Perelsztejn et Niels Van Koevorden. (Cinémathèque, 6.30 pm)

The Youth Jury preferred the Luxembourg coproduction "Extraordinary Tales" (Mélusine Productions) while the Kids Festival Favorite was "Secrets of War", also a coproduction, this one by Tarantula Luxembourg, which had celebrated its 20th anniversary during the Festival.

The Critics’Award by the Luxembourg film critics' association went to “Three Windows and a Hanging”. The director Isa Qosja was present at the closing ceremony to receive his award. (Cinémathèque, 4.30 pm)

The Audience Award By Orange honored Jafar Panahi’s “Taxi”.

But this Sunday is Young Audience day again! The little ones will want to discover “Les nouvelles aventures de Gros-Point et Petit-Point” (Utopia, 3 pm, +3 years) or “Le parfum de la carotte” (Cinémathèque, 11 am, +4 years). Or let them get enthralled by ”D’Melodie vum Mier”, a Luxembourg coproduction by Mélusine Productions which will be shown in the presence of members of the Luxembourg animation crew (Utopia, 2.30, +7 years). “A la poursuite du roi Plumes” (Cinémathèque, 3 pm, + 8 years) and the Japanese animation film “L’île de Giovanni » (Utopia, 15h00, + 10 years) are wonderful movies for their older brothers and sisters.

Record-breaking attendance

First estimates lead us to predict the following results: 18.300 participants attended the Festival, of which 14.100 in cinemas. The most spectacular information is a steep 12% increase of attendance in cinemas, mainly for official competition movies.

The Festival team thank you with all their heart for your commitment, your curiosity in discovering the selected films, and the many passionate discussions with film directors and actors after the screenings. We all hope to see you again at the 6th Luxembourg City Film Festival in 2016!

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