Programme

CALIFORNIA DREAMING

Fabrizio Maltese

Luxembourg, 2019 / 105 min / English and Spanish OV with French and English subt. (EN & ES OV with FR & EN subt.) / Documentary

What's left of the American Dream?

California Dreaming explores the unusual town of California City, the third largest city by area in the state of California, though only about 14,000 people live there. Grandiosely conceived in the 1950s as a new metropolis to rival Los Angeles, a mere two hours away, it is now a small town within a much larger ghost town in the desert. The film follows several locals, including Quebec-born blue-collar worker Jean-Paul LeBlanc, and explores how the American Dream has changed over time, drawing parallels between the American Dream of the 1960s, when the city was founded, and the dreams of those living there today.

 

Screenings
Fri 08/03 18:30 Ciné Utopia EN & ES OV with EN & FR subt. Public https://ticket.luxembourg-ticket.lu/luxfilmfest/webticket/shop?event=26825&kassi...
Cast & Credits
Cast 
Jean-Paul LeBlanc, Jennifer Wood, Norm Hill, Vic Carmona, Brenda Daverin, Carolinda Batiste
Screenplay 
Fabrizio Maltese
Cinematographer 
Fabrizio Maltese, Olivier Koos
Montage 
Amine Jaber, Fabrizio Maltese
Sound 
Arnaud Mellet, Alexandre Gibert, Aaron Baustert
Music 
Emre Sevindik
Production 
Samsa Film (Claude Waringo)
Coproduction 
Joli Rideau Media (Fabrizio Maltese), Mélusine Productions (Stephan Roelants)
Animation 
Mélusine Productions
Biography

Italian-born, Paris and Luxembourg based Fabrizio Maltese is a photographer and documentary filmmaker. His celebrity portraits have graced the covers of magazines including The Hollywood Reporter, Sight & Sound, Rolling Stone, Studio Ciné Live and many others. His works were exhibited at the Luxembourg City Film Festival Headquarters in 2012. He has directed and produced the documentaries Twenty-Five Palms (2015) and 50 Days in the Desert (2016). California Dreaming (2019) is his third feature.

Filmography
  • 2018 – California Dreaming (documentary)
  • 2016 – 50 Days in the Desert (documentary)
  • 2015 – Twenty-Five Palms (documentary)