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Still from 93QUEEN © Julieta Cervantes / © Nina Doran

LUXFILMFEST 2019 – FIRST PROGRAMME ANNOUNCEMENT

With three months left to the 9th edition of Luxembourg City Film Festival (7-17/03/2019), we are delighted to announce the first three films of our 2019 programme.

Heading up our “Collaborations” strand, these screenings are hosted in association with some of our partner associations and institutions, introducing festivalgoers to new ideas, intriguing stories and inspiring characters.

Meet a seriously tenacious group of Hasidic women as they create the first all-female volunteer ambulance corps in New York City in Paula Eiselt’s documentary, 93Queen. Confronted by the patriarchal attitudes that so dominate Hasidic society, the activists grapple to balance their Jewish faith with their nascent feminism. In collaboration with neimënster

Get up close and personal with iconic designer Dieter Rams in Gary Hustwit’s Rams. For over fifty years, Rams has left an indelible mark on the field of product design. So at 86 years old, why does he regret being a designer? A rumination on how consumerism, sustainability, and technology are changing human behaviour. In collaboration with Design Friends.

In Renzo Piano – The Architect of Light, acclaimed filmmaker Carlos Saura follows genius architect Renzo Piano in the process of realising one of his most iconic projects – the Botín Centre in the bay of Santander. Over the course of the construction process, the film turns into a reflection on art and the social function of beauty. In collaboration with Archiduc.

Tickets for these screenings are available now. Tickets and passes for the rest of the LuxFilmFest 2019 lineup will be available from mid-February 2019 on luxembourg-ticket.lu following the announcement of the complete programme. If you want to be the first to know about what else we have in store for 2019, sign up to our newsletter.

 

Image: 93Queen © Julieta Cervantes / © Nina Doran 

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