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WHAT’S ON THIS FRIDAY: 15/03

Masterclasses and Retrospectives: ABDERRAHMANE SISSAKO & MIKE LEIGH

This weekend, LuxFilmFest is honouring two very special guests: 

Mauritanian director and producer ABDERRAHMANE SISSAKO, winner of the César for Best Film in 2014 for Timbuktu, will join journalist and critic Michel Ciment (Positif) for a masterclass about his work and diaspora cinema. Attend this exceptional meeting with the first African filmmaker to win the César Award for Best Director (16:30, Cine Utopia. - Last tickets available- book now!)

If you can't make the masterclass, be sure to go to our screening of TIMBUKTU on Saturday in with an introduction and debate by and with Abderrahmane Sissako himself. (16/03, 16:30, Cinémathèque, 16:30)

And this afternoon, a retrospective screening in anticipation of our MIKE LEIGH masterclass tomorrow: NAKED. One of the most provocative films from the celebrated British director (14:00, Cinémathèque).

 

MEDIAPART & ZERO IMPUNITY

How do yo make your voice heard over the constant media buzz? Peter Gallo, Oleksandra Matviychuk, Stephane Hueber-Blies, Olivier Crouzel and Ariane Puccini will offer their answers in a CONFERENCE dedicated to political activism on Friday at 12pm, moderated by Edwy Plenel (Mediapart) and Marion Guth (a_BAHN). Part of the Zero Impunity trans-media campaign. (12:00, HQ / Casino) (In partnership with the Institut français du Luxembourg.)

After the conference, watch the accompanying animated documentary, ZERO IMPUNITY at Ciné Utopia at 14:30 - part of our Made in/with Luxembourg strand. 

WHAT'S ON TONIGHT

Liven up your Friday night plans with LuxFilmFest!

ROCKLAB VIDEO CLIP NIGHT(18:30, Ciné Utopia) & ROCKLAB AFTERWORK WITH DJ RALITT (20:30, HQ / Casino)

A double bill from our friends at Rocklab. Watch the latest Luxembourgish music videos on the big screen and network, drink and dance to DJ RALITT'S tunes at the Festival HQ. 

CRITIC ON DEMAND (20:00, Cinémathèque) -

Our sold-out evening with Belgian cinema podcasters extraordinaires Rudy Leonet et Hugues Dayez! Followed by a screening of Ben Wheatley's HAPPY NEW YEAR, COLIN BURSTEAD. (Collaboration: Cinémathèque)

SAWAH (19:00, Kinepolis)

The luxembourgish premiere of Adolf El Assal's romp about an Egyptian DJ who gets stranded in the Grand Duchy. (Carte Blanche Kinepolis)

Please note: Tickets for Sawah are sold through Kinepolis' ticketing system, Festival Passes not valid!

LAST CHANCE TO SEE

If you've missed them once, don't miss them again! Today's last chances:

  • ZERO IMPUNITY by Nicolas Blies, Stéphane Hueber-Blies & Denis Lambert (14:30, Ciné Utopia) - Made in/with Luxembourg
  • THE GROUND BENEATH MY FEET (DER BODEN UNTER DEN FÜSSEN) by Marie Kreutzer (16:30, Ciné Utopia) - Official Competition  
  • HOME GAMES by Alisa Kovalenko (20:30, Ciné Utopia) Documentary Competition- in the presence of director ALISA KOVALENKO
  • FIRECRACKERS by Jasmin Mozaffari (21:00, Ciné Utopia) Official Competition -  in the presence of lead actress MICHAELA KURIMSKY

WHAT'S ON FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES 16/03

INVISIBLE SUE by Markus Dietrich (14:30, Ciné Utopia)
Come meet the first  female Luxembourgish teenage superhero! A thrilling action movie for teens, inspired by their favorite comics!

FILM CRITICISM WORKSHOP (14:30, Cercle Cité)
The second of Boyd van Hoeij's masterclasses in film criticism and appreciation.

LA VIE DES OBJETS (15:00, HQ / Casino) Suzan Noesen's workshop for the children of 5 years or olders. Come bring household objects to life. 

 

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