Archives - Films 2016 Edition

50 Days In The Desert

Fabrizio Maltese
Made In / With Luxembourg
Documentaries

Luxembourg , 2015 / 88 min / French original version with English subtitles - FREE SCREENING / Documentary

An intimate exploration of the creative process of a film director at work on set.

In the presence of the director Fabrizio Maltese and the...

A Bell For Ursli

Xavier Koller
Young Audiences
Schools
5-12 years

Switzerland, 2015 / 100 min / German version / Family

Ursli, Heidi for boys.

 

Based on the famous children's book “Schellen-Ursli” (A Bell For Ursli) by Selina Chönz and Alois Carigiet.

...

A Bigger Splash

Luca Guadagnino
Official selection - Non Competition

Italy, France, 2015 / 125 min / OV English with French and Dutch subtitles / Psychological Thriller

A whirlwind of jealousy, passion and danger.

Having lost her voice, Marianne is now recuperating with her younger lover Paul, a filmmaker and ex-...

A Flickering Truth

Pietra Brettkelly
Documentary competition

New Zealand, Afghanistan , 2015 / 91 min / English and Dari original version with English subtitles / Documentary

A dizzying journey through dust and rusty film cans in one of the most challenging countries to rebuild a film archive.

As Afghanistan teeters on an...

About Ray

Gaby Dellal
Official selection - Non Competition

USA, 2015 / 87 min / Ov English / Comedy, Drama

What it means to grow up knowing that the gender you were born into doesn't fit ?

Feeling comfortable in your own skin is a challenge for most...

Alias Maria

José Luis Rugeles Gracia
Official Competition

Columbia, Argentina, France , 2015 / 92 min / Spanish OV with English subt. (screening Ciné Utopia) / Spanish OV with French subt. (screening Cinémathéque) / Drama, War

A tense thriller about a child soldier's attempt to survive war and pregnancy in the jungle.

Maria, a 13-year-old guerrilla soldier, is given a mission...

Applesauce

Onur Tukel
Official Competition

USA, 2015 / 91 min / OV English with French subt. / Comedy

A surreal black comedy, an exercise in cynical absurdism

Every Tuesday night, radio talk show host Stevie Bricks invites his listeners to call in and...

April And The Extraordinary World

Christian Desmares, Franck Ekinci
Young Audiences

France/Belgium/Canada, 2015 / 106 min / French OV / Animation, Adventure

A firework of creativity and retro fantasy

1941, Napoléon V is the ruler of France and scholars keep mysteriously disappearing. Without modern...

Aus Den Aen (Long Lost)

Nadia Masri
Made In / With Luxembourg
Shorts
Evening Event

Luxembourg , 2016 / 22 min / Luxembourgish with French subtitles / Short

Short films evening.

A few days before Christmas, Pol's unknown half-brother Jérôme turns up after having served in prison. “Aus den Aen” (Long Lost)...

Be Quiet, Pikkuli!

Metsämarja & Antti Aittokoski
Young Audiences
Schools
3-5 years

Finland and Spain, 2015 / 5 min / Without words / Animation

Programme My First Movies : What is your wish?

Little bird Pikkuli likes making music, but his family cannot stand his sounds out of tune. Fortunately,...

Birds Of Passage

Olivier Ringer
Young Audiences
Schools
5-12 years

Belgique, 2015 / 84 min / French OV and French OV with German dubbing / Fiction

A family film about the desire to be normal.

For Cathy it is not always easy to be born on February 29th, especially when you get a duck egg to hatch...

Borderless (Bedone Marz)

Amirhossein Asgari
Young Audiences
Schools
5-12 years

Iran, 2014 / 100 min / VO with German subtitles / Drama

A touching and haunting anti-war parable.

Despite the warning signs, a boy spends his days on a grounded ship at the Zero Point border between Iran and...

Casting a Woman

Caroline Kox
Made In / With Luxembourg
Shorts
Evening Event

Luxembourg , 2016 / 16 min / German with English subtitles / Short

Short films evening.

A young woman between 18 and 30 years is wanted! “Casting a Woman” is a short film that follows the casting procedures, a film...

Cloudy Goats (Bozghalehaye Abir)

Hamid Karimian
Young Audiences
Schools
3-5 years

Iran, 2014 / 5 min / Without words / Animation

Programme My First Movies : What is your wish?

On a foggy, rainy day, a young lamb is lost on the mountainside. Alone and scared he hears the sweet...

Colonia

Florian Gallenberger
Made In / With Luxembourg
Fiction Features

Germany, France, Luxembourg , 2015 / 110 min / OV English with French subt. / Historical Thriller

Emma Watson and Daniel Brühl at war against general Pinochet.

Chile, 1973. Lena is in Santiago to visit her boyfriend, Daniel. When Allende is violently...

Couple in a Hole

Tom Geens
Official Competition

United Kingdom, Belgium, France, 2015 / 105 min / English and French OV with French subtitles / Drama

An act of balance between stark realism and an unsettling sense of the absurd.

 

It's a mystery why exactly the middle aged-couple John and Karen...

Crazy Cinématographe for Kids - The Magic of the Colours

Fränz Hausemer and Hughes Maréchal
Young Audiences
Schools
5-12 years

, 2016 / 45 min / Luxembourgish or French (Pre-booking required for public sessions : register@luxfilmfest.lu) / Fairground cinema in a tent

Special screening : fairground cinema in a tent. A project by the Cinémathèque of Luxembourg City.

This year Crazy Cinématographe, the fabulous tent...

Demolition

Jean-Marc Vallée
Official selection - Non Competition

USA, 2015 / 100 min / English OV with French and Dutch subt. / Comedy, Drama

An emotional roller coaster of a movie, by turns hilarious and devastating.

 Opening film.

New York investment banker Davis Mitchell is...

Drone

Tonje Hessen Schei
Young Audiences
Schools
12-18 years

Norway, 2014 / 78 min / English, Pashto and Urdu original version with German subtitles / Documentary

Killing from a distance.

A cloudless sky becomes a deadly threat. In its fight against terror – for example in Pakistan – the CIA, America’s secret...

Eldorado

Rui Eduardo Abreu, Thierry Besseling, Loïc Tanson
Young Audiences
Made In / With Luxembourg
Documentaries
Schools
12-18 years
Documentary competition

Luxembourg, 2016 / 83 min / Portuguese, Luxembourgish and French OV with French and English subtitles / Documentary

The hopes and disillusions of four Lusophone immigrants in Luxembourg.

Luxembourg is a small country in the heart of Europe, composed of 46% of...

Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente)

Ciro Guerra
Outside the walls
Events and workshops

Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela , 2015 / 125 min / Spanish, Indigenous languages with French and Dutch subtitles / Adventure, Drama

A tale of exploration, vividly reimagined from the indigenous point of view.

In collaboration with the Musée national d’Histoire naturelle....

Every Star

Yawen Zheng
Young Audiences
Schools
3-5 years

USA, 2014 / 3 min / Without words / Animation

Programme My First Movies : What is your wish?

In everyone’s heart, there lives a little boy and his star. A mysterious boy from nature collects stars...

Everything Was As Always (Et Wor Alles Wéi Ëmmer)

Max Jacoby
Made In / With Luxembourg
Shorts
Evening Event

Luxembourg, 2016 / 19 min / Luxembourgish with French and English subtitles / Short

Short films evening.

Jérôme has to interrupt his studies abroad because of a mysterious disappearance at his parent's farm in rural Luxembourg.

Feed Me

Rachel Maclean
Outside the walls
Events and workshops

United Kingdom, 2015 / 62 min / English Version / Event

Part fairy tale, part hyper-modern fantasia -  a parable on excess.

A delirious confection of digital imagery, whipped into evermore extravagant form by...

Foreign Affairs

Pasha Rafiy
Outside the walls
Made In / With Luxembourg
Documentaries

Luxembourg , 2015 / 85 min / Luxembourgish, French and English OV with English and French subtitles / Documentary

 

Into the heart of global politics and the everyday life of Jean Asselborn”.

Jean Asselborn, Luxembourg’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, attempts...

Frenzy (Abluka)

Emin Alper
Official Competition

Turkey, France, Qatar , 2015 / 117 min / Turkish version with English subtitles / Drama

Chaos and paranoia rule in Alper's vision of Istanbul.

Istanbul is in the grip of political violence. Hamza, a high-ranking police officer offers Kadir...

Girls Lost (Pojkarna)

Alexandra-Therese Keining
Young Audiences
Schools
12-18 years

Sweden, 2015 / 106 min / Swedish original version with German subtitiles / Drama, Fantasy

A fairytale about sexual confusion with a supernatural twist.

Kim, Bella and Momo, three bullied teenage girls, are going through the throes of finding...

GRAND PRIX - BY ORANGE

, 2016 / min / / long métrage

High-Rise

Ben Wheatley
Official selection - Non Competition
Special Screening

United Kingdom , 2015 / 112 min / English OV with French and Dutch subtitles / Action, Drama, Science-Fiction

Prone to fits of mania, narcissism and power failure.

England, 1975. Following a divorce and looking forward to a fresh start, 30-year-old Dr. Robert...

History's Future

Fiona Tan
Outside the walls
Events and workshops

Netherlands, Germany, Ireland , 2015 / 95 min / English, German, French, Dutch Version with French subtitles / Drama

A speculative essay on the contemporary world.

Part fiction, part documentary, part speculative essay on the contemporary world, HISTORY’S FUTURE is...

Hurricane, A Wind Odyssey 3D

Cyril Barbançon, Andy Byatt, Jacqueline Farmer
Official selection - Non Competition
Special Screening

France, United Kingdom , 2015 / 82 min / English original version with English subtitles CARTE BLANCHE ORANGE / Documentary

200 kmh winds, 18 cyclones, 12 countries… An immersive experience on the big screen!

In the presence of director Jacqueline Farmer. ...

La Prima Luce (The First Light)

Vincenzo Marra
Official selection - Non Competition

Italy, 2015 / 108 min / Italian version with French subtitles CARTE BLANCHE VILLERUPT / Drama

A harrowing account of an international child custody battle told from the father’s p.o.v.

Marco, a cynical and ambitious young lawyer, lives in Bari...

Land of mine (Under Sandet)

Martin Zandvliet
Official Competition

Denmark, Germany, 2015 / 100 min / Danish and German OV with English subtitles (screening Ciné Utopia) / Danish and German OV with French and Dutch subtitles (screening Cinémathèque) / Drama

A tense thriller about a little known chapter of the German-Danish post-war history.

May 1945. The Second World War is over. The beaches of Denmark are...

Long Way North

Rémi Chayé
Young Audiences
Schools
5-12 years

France, Denmark, 2015 / 81 min / French version with Luxembourgish dubbing / Animation

An epic journey across history, from Saint Petersburg to the Far North.

1892, Saint Petersburg. Sasha, a young Russian aristocrat, has always been...

Ma Petite Planète Verte

Young Audiences

, 2016 / 36 min / French / Animation

MY FIRST CINEMA – 5 animated shorts that show that everyone can halp saving our planet.

topics : climat, planet, biodiversity

A chicken...

Maggie's Plan

Rebecca Miller
Official selection - Non Competition
Special Screening

Etats-Unis , 2015 / 98 min / English OV with French and Dutch subtitles / Romantic Comedy

A woman bent on becoming a single mother stumbles into a more complicated family.

► Closing night film.

Maggie wants a baby, but she has...

Mallory

Helena Třeštíková
Documentary competition

Czech Republic , 2015 / 101 min / OV Czech with English subtitles / Documentary

13 years of life lived at the bottom of society.

Mallory has left her wild youth among punks and skinheads in Prague's underground, as well as her drugs...

Mammal

Rebecca Daly
Made In / With Luxembourg
Fiction Features

Ireland, Netherlands, Luxembourg , 2015 / 96 min / OV English with French subt. / Drama

A compelling and unorthodox love story.

After Margaret learns that her 18-year-old son, whom she abandoned as a baby, has been found dead, her solitary...

Microbe and Gasoline

Michel Gondry
Young Audiences
Schools
12-18 years

France, 2014 / 103 min / French original version / Comedy

An optimistic adolescent adventure about friendship in the mess of real life.

The wild adventures of two teenagers who are somewhat marginalized: the...

Mini And The Mozzies

Jannik Hastrup, Flemming Quist Møller
Young Audiences
Schools
5-12 years

Denmark, 2014 / 76 min / French version / Animation

A tale about beetles, mozzies, friendship and bullying.

The minibeetle Mini appears in a flea circus together with Egon and Dagmar. The tiny flea...

Mission Rape – A Tool Of War / Zero Impunity

Annette Mari Olsen, Katia Forbert Petersen
Outside the walls

DK, 2014 / 62 min / Albanian and English OV with English subt. / Documentary

Zero impunity - Sexual violence in armed conflict.

Despite increasingly sophisticated weapons, mass rape is still used as a weapon of war in modern...

My Friend Raffi

Arend Agthe
Young Audiences
Schools
5-12 years

Germany, 2015 / 97 min / German OV / Family

A real adventure story about family, solidarity, true friendship and the outstanding bravery of a young boy.

In the presence of the director...

My Skinny Sister (Min Lilla Syster)

Sanna Lenken
Young Audiences
Schools
12-18 years

Sweden, Germany, 2015 / 95 min / Swedish OV with German subtitles / Drama

The Nordic cousin of Little Miss Sunshine.

Stella admires her sister and tries hard to emulate her. The two girls get on well as a rule, but Katja...

Neon Bull (Boi Neon)

Gabriel Mascaro
Official Competition

Brazil, Uruguay, Netherlands, 2015 / 101 min / Portuguese OV with English subtitles / Drama

Iremar works at the “Vaquejadas”, a rodeo in the North East of Brazil where two men on horseback try to bring down a bull by grabbing its tail. It’s dusty and back-breaking...

Nina Forever

Ben Blaine, Chris Blaine
Official selection - Non Competition
Special Screening

United Kingdom , 2015 / 98 min / English OV with French subtitles / Comedy, Horror, Romance

A fucked up fairy tale.

Holly wants to save Rob. She is training to be a paramedic and works in a supermarket where Rob is the only remarkable thing,...

Pawo

Antje Heyn
Young Audiences
Schools
3-5 years

Germany, 2015 / 8 min / Without words / Animation

Programme My First Movies : What is your wish?

Pawo (Tibetan for “being brave”) is a magical adventure of a little toy figure, who finds itself in a...

Peter and Wendy

Diarmuid Lawrence
Made In / With Luxembourg
Fiction Features

United Kingdom, Luxembourg , 2016 / 100 min / Luxembourgish Version / Adventure

A re-imagining of the classic Peter Pan story.

“Peter and Wendy“ is a spellbinding new reimagining of J.M. Barrie’s classic tale “Peter Pan“, told...

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies

Burr Steers
Official selection - Non Competition
Special Screening

USA, 2016 / 105 min / OV English with French and Dutch subtitles / Action, Horror, Comedy

Jane Austen's classic tale is faced with an army of zombies.

An adaptation of the book “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” by Seth Grahame-Smith, inspired...

PRIX DE LA CRITIQUE

, 2016 / min / / long métrage

PRIX DU DOCUMENTAIRE - BY BGL BNP PARIBAS

, 2016 / min / / long métrage

Quenottes (Pearlies)

Pascal Thiebaux, co-réalisé par Gil Pinheiro
Made In / With Luxembourg
Shorts
Evening Event

Luxembourg-France , 2015 / 13 min / French OV / Fiction

Short-films night.

“Pearlies” is a story about a little mouse, but not just any mouse. It is THE little mouse, or tooth fairy, of your childhood. In...

Rising Voices

Bénédicte Liénard & Mary Jiménez
Made In / With Luxembourg
Fiction Features

Belgium, Luxembourg, France , 2015 / 95 min / French, English and Arabic OV with French subtitles / Drama

An involving drama boiling a world's worth of refugee crises down into a single ensemble piece.

Their names are Moktar, Najat, Joseph, Gernaz, Duraid,...

Short Films Evening

Made In / With Luxembourg
Shorts
Evening Event

Luxembourg, 2016 / 120 min / / Short

Program :

Snowflake (Snejinka)

Natalia Chernysheva
Young Audiences
Schools
3-5 years

Russia, 2012 / 6 min / Without words / Animation

Programme My First Movies : What is your wish?

One day a little African boy receives a mysterious letter. After opening the letter, he finds a snowflake...

Sonita

Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami
Documentary competition

Germany, Switzerland, Iran, 2015 / 91 min / English and Farsi OV with English subtitles / Documentary

Sonita, the feminist Afghan rapper fighting against child marriage.

Sonita is an 18-year-old female, an undocumented Afghan illegal immigrant living in...

Spartacus & Cassandra

Ioanis Nuguet
Young Audiences
Schools
12-18 years

France, 2014 / 81 min / French OV / Documentary

The fabulous life of two Roma children.

Spartacus and Cassandra, the children of two homeless Roma, have been taken in by the young street worker...

Summer leaves

Diana Nilles
Made In / With Luxembourg
Shorts
Evening Event

United Kingdom, 2015 / 19 min / English OV / Fiction

Short films evening

Henry, an elderly farmer, is forced to sell his farm due to his unsustainability. His reluctance to accept this impending loss...

Sunset Song

Terence Davies
Official Competition
Made In / With Luxembourg
Fiction Features

United Kingdom, Luxembourg, 2015 / 135 min / English original version with French and English subtitles / Drama

A farming family torn apart by tragedy on the eve of the First World War.

In the presence of the director Terence Davies and the Luxembourgish...

The Commune (Kollektivet)

Thomas Vinterberg
Official Competition

Danmark , 2016 / 111 min / Danish version with English subtitles / Drama

A Danish commune in the Seventies.

Danemark in the 1970s. Erik and Anna are an academic couple who try to freshen up their relationship.. Along with...

The elephant and the bicycle

Olesya Shchukina
Young Audiences
Schools
3-5 years

Belgium, France, 2014 / 9 min / Without words / Animation

Programme My First Movies : What is your wish?

An elephant lives in a town among people and works as a street cleaner. One day, he sees an enormous...

The Eternal Bride Of Dr Frankenstein

Samuel Hercule (La Cordonnerie)
Young Audiences
Schools
5-12 years
Events and workshops
Outside the walls

France, 2015 / 50 min / French / Cinema-concert

Cinema-concert. Festival's Pre-opening.

Inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankeinstein. In collaboration with: Rotondes.

Young Victor passes his...

The Here After (Efterskalv)

Magnus von Horn
Official Competition

Sweden, Poland, France , 2015 / 102 min / Swedish OV with English subtitles / Drama

When John returns home to his father after serving time in prison, he is looking forward to start his life afresh. However, in the local community, his crime is neither...

The Invisible Boy (Il Ragazzo Invisibile)

Gabriele Salvatores
Young Audiences
Schools
5-12 years

Italia, France, 2014 / 100 min / French version / Adventure-Fantasy

From class punching-ball to avenger. A new superhero is born.

13 year-old Michele is an unremarkable boy who has few friends and is not a high flyer at...

The Lure (Córki Dancingu)

Agnieszka Smoczyńska
Official selection - Non Competition

Poland , 2015 / 92 min / Polish OV with English subtitles / Horror, musical

One dark night, at water’s edge, a family of musicians encounter aquatic sirens Silver and Golden. After assuring the family that they won’t eat them up, the winsome mermaids...

The Settlers

Shimon Dotan
Documentary competition

France, Canada, Israel, Germany, 2016 / 110 min / English, Hebrew and Arabic original version with English subtitles / Documentary

The History & Consequences of Israeli Settlements on Palestinian Land.

In the nearly 50 years since Israel's decisive victory in the 1967 Six-Day...

The Wanted 18

Paul Cowan, Amer Shomali
Young Audiences
Schools
12-18 years

Canada, Palestine, France, 2014 / 75 min / English, Arab, Hebrew original version with French subtitles / Documentary, Animation

A tale of talking cows and Palestinian rebellion

In 1987, during the first Palestinian popular uprising in the West Bank, residents of the small town of...

The World is Mine (Lumea E A Mea)

Nicolae Constantin Tănase
Young Audiences
Schools
12-18 years

Romania, 2015 / 104 min / Romanian original version with French subtitles / Drama

The pains of love and growing up.

Sixteen-year-old Larisa lives in a small town by the sea. Her relationship with her mother is far from ideal and the...

Tout est Calme

Marylène Andrin-Grotz
Made In / With Luxembourg
Shorts
Evening Event

France, Luxembourg, 2015 / 19 min / OV French with English subtitles / Short

Short films evening.

Juliette lives with her two brothers: Raphaël a petty drug dealer, a bit wild and violent, and Yann the elder one, whom she adores...

Uncarpeted (Teppichlos)

Tatjana Thüring, Michael Strasser, Sathya Schlösser
Young Audiences
Schools
3-5 years

Germany, 2014 / 5 min / Without words / Animation

Programme My First Movies : What is your wish?

A carpet salesman starts his journey to the sultan accompanied by a camel that is carrying a magic carpet...

Under The Sun (V Paprscich Slunce)

Vitaly Mansky
Documentary competition

Russia, Germany, Czech Republic, Latvia, North Korea, 2015 / 106 min / Korean original with English subtitles / Documentary

A year in the ideal life of an ideal North Korean family.

“Under the Sun” is a film about the ideal life in an ideal country. About how new ideal people...

Voices From Chernobyl

Pol Cruchten
Documentary competition
Made In / With Luxembourg
Documentaries

Luxembourg, 2015 / 90 min / French original version with English subtitles / Documentary

Chernobyl, a chronicle of the world after the Apocalypse.

In the presence of the director Pol Cruchten, the actress Dinara Drukarova and...

We Are Young. We Are Strong.

Burhan Qurbani
Young Audiences
Schools
12-18 years

Germany, 2014 / 128 min / German OV with English subtitles / Drama

Racial hatred in the rubble of the Berlin wall.

August. 1992, three years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Anti-immigrant riots are taking place in...

What is your wish? (7 short movies for children from 3 to 5 years)

Schools
3-5 years
Young Audiences

, 2015 / min / / Animation

7 short movies for children from 3 to 5 years.

 

Programme:

BE QUIET, PIKKULI!

By Metsämarja...

Where To Invade Next

Michael Moore
Documentary competition

USA, 2015 / 110 min / English OV / Documentary

Die Ein-Mann-Armee der USA.

“Where to Invade Next” is an expansive, rib-tickling, and subversive comedy in which Moore, playing the role of “invader”,...

Who? (Vem? Film för de Små)

Jessica Laurén
Young Audiences
Schools
3-5 years

Sweden, 2014 / 32 min / French version and French version with Luxembourgish dubbing / Animation

My First Movies : A selection of movies for children aged 3 to 5.

Inspired by the books by Stirna Wirsén.
In the presence of the director Jessica...

Wild

Nicolette Krebitz
Official Competition

Germany, 2016 / 90 min / German original version with English subtitles / Drama

Wild, a disturbing love story of animalistic radicality.

A strange encounter with a wild wolf at the edge of Ania’s cold, mundane town sets off a deep-...