Archives - Films 2019 Edition

93QUEEN

Paula Eiselt
Cartes Blanches & Artistic Collaborations

USA, 2018 / 85 min / English OV with English subt. / Documentary

A portrait of the challenges and eventual triumph of Hasidic Jewish women creating space for a new profession

In the Hasidic...

ALICE

Noah Rosa, Ganaël Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
Made In / With Luxembourg
Shorts

Austria, Luxembourg, 2019 / 9 min / Without dialogue / Experimental short

A 21st century “Alice in Wonderland”

Alice is late. While rushing to her next appointment, she loses her phone. Searching for it, she enters a surreal...

ANGELO

Markus Schleinzer
Made In / With Luxembourg
Fiction Features

Austria, Luxembourg, 2018 / 111 min / German & French OV with EN subt. (DE & FR OV with EN subt.) / drama

The story of a Nigerian child, abducted from Africa and raised like a museum piece in Viennese court.

At the beginning of the 18th century...

ANOTHER YEAR

Mike Leigh
Official selection - Non Competition

United Kingdom , 2010 / 129 min / English OV with French & Dutch subt. (EN OV with FR & NL subt.) / Comedy, Drama

Tom and Gerri are an older couple who have been happily married for a long time, making them an anomaly among their friends and family members. Gerri's friend Mary is a single...

ANT (AMEISE)

Julia Ocker
Young Audiences
Young Audiences Movies
3-5 years
Schools
3-5 years
Movies for Schools
3-5 years

Germany, 2017 / 3 min / Without dialogue / Animation

An ant decides to do things his own way.

An anthill is no simple thing. Each ant has a special job to do. But everything changes when one little guy...

ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH

Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, Edward Burtynsky
Documentary competition

Canada, 2018 / 87 min / OV with English subt. (OV with EN subt.) / Documentary

A large-scale look at how humans are causing permanent planetary change.

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch follows the research of an international...

ARTICLE 19-42

Julien Becker
Made In / With Luxembourg
Shorts

Luxembourg, 2019 / 15 min / French OV with English subt. (FR OV with EN subt.) / Drama, Short

A couple head deep into the forest in their 4x4.

Julie and Thomas cross the Northern Forest in their 4x4. The atmosphere is heavy. Leaving the main road...

AT ETERNITY’S GATE

Julian Schnabel
Cartes Blanches & Artistic Collaborations

USA, France, 2018 / 111 min / English and French OV with French and Dutch subt. (EN & FR OV with FR & NL subt.) / Drama, Biography

An account of the last days of famed but tormented artist, Vincent van Gogh.

To escape the lacklustre light of the north, Vincent van Gogh settles in...

AWAKER (PREBÚDZAČ)

Filip Diviak
Young Audiences
Young Audiences Movies
3-5 years
Schools
3-5 years
Movies for Schools
3-5 years

Czech Republic, 2017 / 9 min / Without dialogue / Animation

An unexpected gift transforms an old man’s mundane work routine.

Before mobile phones and alarm-clocks, an old lonely man, the Awaker, would walk...

BEYOND BORDERS: STORIES OF FREEDOM & FRIENDSHIP (GRENZENLOS - GESCHICHTEN VON FREIHEIT & FREUNDSCHAFT)

Nazgol Emami, Diana Menestrey, Camilo Colmenares, Madeleine Dallmeyer, Johanna Bentz, Khaled Nawal, Sandra Dajani, Birgit Schulz
Young Audiences
Young Audiences Movies
5-12 years
Schools
5-12 years
Movies for Schools
5-12 years

Germany , 2018 / 77 min / Without dialogue / documentary, animation, fiction

A collection of short films inspired by, and made for, refugee children.

How should films for children fleeing wars and crises be made? What can these...

BIRDS OF PASSAGE (PÁJAROS DE VERANO)

Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra
Official Competition

Colombia, Mexico, Denmark, France, 2018 / 125 min / Wayuu, Spanish and English OV with Dutch and French subt. (OV with NL & FR or EN subt.) / Drama

A family crime saga set in the Colombian marijuana boom of the 1970s.

In the 1970s, as the youth of America embrace hippie culture, the marijuana...

CALIFORNIA DREAMING

Fabrizio Maltese
Made In / With Luxembourg
Documentaries

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...

CHINESE PORTRAIT

Xiaoshuai Wang
Documentary competition

Hong Kong, China, 2018 / 79 min / Without dialogue / Documentary

A personal portrait of contemporary China.

Shot over a decade, Wang Xiaoshuai’s state-of-the-nation documentary charts the evolution of contemporary...

COWBOY

Frédéric Zeimet
Made In / With Luxembourg
Shorts

Luxembourg, France, 2019 / 22 min / Luxembourgish & French OV (LU & FR OV) / Drama, Short

A traumatised child takes refuge in an imaginary friend.

Eight year old Joachim has an unusual best friend: Cowboy. He is chubby, funny and comforts him...

CRAZY CINÉMATOGRAPHE FOR KIDS – CRAZY SCIENCE FICTION

Young Audiences
Young Audiences Movies
5-12 years
Schools
5-12 years
Movies for Schools
5-12 years

LU, FR, 2018 / 45 min / Luxembourgish or French / Special Screening - Tented fairground cinema

By: Cinémathèque de la Ville de Luxembourg
With: Fränz Hausemer, Hughes Maréchal
Language: Luxembourgish or French...

CUTTERHEAD

Rasmus Kloster Bro
Official selection - Non Competition

Denmark, 2018 / 84 min / English OV with French subt. (EN OV with FR subt.) / Thriller, Survival drama

A nail-biting and claustrophobic survival film.

Rie, a PR coordinator, visits Copenhagen metro’s new tunnel boring construction site to portray the...

DO YOU ALSO FEEL A TINGLE? (TOI AUSSI ÇA TE CHATOUILLE ?)

Lucía Valverde
Made In / With Luxembourg
Shorts

Luxembourg, 2019 / 20 min / French & Spanish OV (FR & ES OV.) / Dramatic comedy, Short

A look at teenage love, sexuality and hormones.

Alba is flourishing. At that strange in-between age where she is neither a girl nor a woman, she faces...

DOCUMENTARY AWARD - BY BGL BNP PARIBAS

Documentary competition

, 2018 / min / Italian OV with English subt. / Dokumentarfilm

Additional screening of the winning film of the Documentary Competition, SELFIE by Agostino Ferrente

The winners of Luxembourg City Film Festival 2019...

DON’T WORK (1968-2018) (NE TRAVAILLE PAS (1968-2018)

César Vayssié
Cartes Blanches & Artistic Collaborations

France, 2018 / 88 min / Without dialogue / experimental documentary

An experimental portrait of a generation

A wordless film set against a hypnotic soundtrack by Avia x Orly, Don’t Work (1968 – 2018)  follows a...

DRAGON SLEDGE (DEVOTCHKA DRAKON I PAPA)

Evgenia Zhirkova
Young Audiences
Young Audiences Movies
3-5 years
Schools
3-5 years
Movies for Schools
3-5 years

Russia, 2017 / 3 min / Without dialogue / Animation

A celebration of the power of the imagination and of a father’s love for his daughter.

A little girl is out with her father to go for a sledge ride on a...

ESCAPADA

Sarah Hirtt
Made In / With Luxembourg
Fiction Features

Luxembourg-Belgium, 2018 / 89 min / Spanish and French OV with FR subt. (ES & FR OV with FR subt.) / Drama, Comedy

Three estranged siblings reunite to divide a family inheritance.

Three estranged siblings, torn apart by the hazards of life, travel to Spain to settle...

FAN CLUB

Vincent Ravalec
Virtual Reality Pavilion

France, Luxembourg, 2019 / 55 min / French and English OV / VR, interactive cinema

Anna, a mainstream TV star with big ambitions, accepts an invitation from her fanclub asking her to spend a weekend with them, in the belief that a director she dreams of...

FIRECRACKERS

Jasmin Mozaffari
Official Competition

Canada, 2018 / 93 min / English OV with French subt. (EN OV with FR subt.) / Drama

An audacious feminist coming-of-age drama.

Lou and her best friend Chantal plan to get out of their isolated, run-down town and move to a city far, far...

FLATLAND

Jenna Bass
Made In / With Luxembourg
Fiction Features

South Africa, Luxembourg, Germany, 2019 / 90 min / English and Afrikaans OV with English subt. (EN & Afrikaans OV with EN subt.) / Adventure, Road Movie, Western

An all-female South African western adventure.

The world of lonely, middle-aged policewoman Beauty Cuba changes forever when she receives a call for...

FOR A HAPPY LIFE (POUR VIVRE HEUREUX)

Salima Sarah Glamine, Dimitri Linder
Made In / With Luxembourg
Fiction Features

Belgium, Luxembourg, 2018 / 88 min / French and Urdu OV with French subt. (FR & Urdu OV with FR subt.) / Drama

An arranged marriage threatens the secret relationship of two young lovers.

Amel and Mashir, two young lovers from Brussels, lead a secret relationship...

FREE SOLO

Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin
Official selection - Non Competition

USA, 2018 / 100 min / English OV with French subt. (EN OV with FR subt.) / Documentary

The story behind the greatest free solo climbing feat ever captured on film.

A stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free soloist climber Alex...

FUNAN

Denis Do
Young Audiences
Young Audiences Movies
12-18 years
Schools
12-18 years
Movies for Schools
12-18 years

France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Cambodia, 2018 / 84 min / French original version (FR OV) / animation, drama

The story of one family taken in the storm of the Khmer Rouge revolution.

In April 1975, the Khmer Rouge capture Phnom Penh and force millions out of...

GHOSTHUNTER

Ben Lawrence
Documentary competition

Australia, 2018 / 100 min / English OV with partial EN subt. (EN OV with partial EN subt.) / Documentary

Sometimes the most terrifying ghosts are our own.

A western Sydney security guard and part-time ghost hunter, Jason King, has spent two decades...

GLORIA BELL

Sebastián Lelio
Official selection - Non Competition

USA, Chile, 2018 / 102 min / English OV with French and Dutch subt. (EN OV with FR & NL subt.) / Drama, Comedy

A free-spirited woman in her 50s seeks out love and self-realisation on the dance floor.

Gloria, a free-spirited divorcee, adores her adult children,...

GORDON & PADDY (GORDON OCH PADDY)

Linda Hambäck
Young Audiences
Young Audiences Movies
5-12 years
Schools
5-12 years
Movies for Schools
5-12 years

Sweden, 2017 / 61 min / German version (DE) / animation, detective story, adventure

A jaded old toad detective and a plucky young mouse join forces to crack a tricky case.

The forest’s police chief Gordon is about to retire and needs to...

GRAND PRIX - BY ORANGE

Official Competition

, 2019 / min / English OV with French subt. / /

Additional screening of the winning film of the Official Competition, RAY & LIZ by Richard Billingham

The winners of Luxembourg City Film Festival...

GRETA

Neil Jordan
Official selection - Non Competition

USA, Ireland, 2018 / 98 min / English OV with French and Dutch subt. (EN OV with FR & NL subt.) / Thriller

A twentysomething is stalked by a mysterious woman in this all-femme psychological thriller starring Isabelle Huppert.

Frances, a sweet, naïve young...

HAPPY NEW YEAR, COLIN BURSTEAD

Ben Wheatley
Cartes Blanches & Artistic Collaborations

United Kingdom, 2019 / 95 min / English OV with French subt. (EN OV with FR subt.) / Black comedy

Colin, a stressed fortysomething father, has rented an English country house so that his scattered family can spend New Year's Eve together. Assorted friends and family members...

HERE BE DRAGONS

Karolina Markiewicz, Pascal Piron
Made In / With Luxembourg
Shorts

Luxembourg, 2018 / 15 min / English OV (EN OV) / Drama, Short

A tale about power, the financial world, hell and its dragons.

Tara, a young businesswoman dreams of unlimited and unconditional wealth -  like the...

HOME GAMES (DOMASHNI IGRI)

Alisa Kovalenko
Documentary competition

Ukraine, France, Poland, 2018 / 86 min / Russian and Ukrainian OV with English subt. (RU & UA OV with EN subt.) / Documentary

A promising female footballer faces her biggest struggles off the field.

Twenty-year-old Alina is passionate about football, practising in worn-out kits...

I AM WILLIAM (JEG ER WILLIAM)

Jonas Elmer
Young Audiences
Young Audiences Movies
5-12 years
Schools
5-12 years
Movies for Schools
5-12 years

Denmark, 2017 / 86 min / Original Danish version dubbed in German with English subt. (DE with EN subt.) / Comedy-Drama

A coming-of-age tale about a boy who saves the day – against all odds.

Since his father’s death, ten-year-old William’s life has gotten...

I USED TO LIKE THE SEA (JE N’AIME PLUS LA MER)

Idriss Gabel
Young Audiences
Young Audiences Movies
12-18 years
Schools
12-18 years
Movies for Schools
12-18 years

Belgium, 2018 / 68 min / OV with French or German subt. (OV with FR subt. / OV with DE subt.) / documentary

Stories of refugee children that fled their homes and crossed the Mediterranean to arrive in Europe.

They come from Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Eritrea...

IN FABRIC

Peter Strickland
Official selection - Non Competition

United Kingdom, 2018 / 118 min / English OV (EN OV) / Comedy, Horror

A twisted and super stylish take on the Giallo genre.

Sheila, a newly divorced bank teller living in a dreary English town, has decided it is time to...

IN MY ROOM (BAHEDER SHELI)

Ayelet Albenda
Young Audiences
Young Audiences Movies
5-12 years
Schools
5-12 years
Movies for Schools
5-12 years

Israel, United States, United Kingdom, 2017 / 70 min / English OV with French subt. (EN OV with FR subt.) / documentary

An intimate portrait of what it means to be a teenager growing up online.

Teenagers pouring their hearts out onto the pages of diaries are a thing of...

INVISIBLE SUE

Markus Dietrich
Young Audiences
Young Audiences Movies
5-12 years
Schools
5-12 years
Movies for Schools
5-12 years

Germany, Luxembourg, 2018 / 95 min / German OV (DE OV) / comedy, adventure, fantasy

A young girl must put her newly gained superhero skills to the test.

Following an accident in her scientist mother's laboratory with the new wonder...

KOBOLD - EXPERIENCE

Max Sacker
Virtual Reality Pavilion

Germany, 2018 / 35 min / English OV (EN OV) / VR Experience

Producer Ioulia Isserlis

Lead artist Tom Kis
Music Takuro Sakamoto

Step into the shoes of an urban...

LILA’S BOOK (EL LIBRO DE LILA)

Marcela Rincón González
Young Audiences
Young Audiences Movies
5-12 years
Schools
5-12 years
Movies for Schools
5-12 years

Colombia, Uruguay, 2017 / 76 min / French version (FR) / animation, adventure

Lila, a children’s book character trapped in the real world, must find her way back home.

Lila, a character in a children's story book, suddenly falls...

LIVRE D’HEURES

Suzan Noesen
Cartes Blanches & Artistic Collaborations

Luxembourg, 2019 / 25 min / Luxembourgish original version with English subt. / Fiction

A personal look at intergenerational cohabitation

Back in Luxembourg after years of working and studying abroad, Suzan Noesen moves in with her...

LOS SILENCIOS

Beatriz Seigner
Official selection - Non Competition

Brazil, France, Colombia, 2018 / 89 min / Spanish OV with English subt. (ES OV with EN subt.) / Drama

A family fleeing armed conflict arrives on an island populated by ghosts.

Nuria, 12, Fabio, 9, and their mother Amparo arrive on a small, remote island...

LUXVANITY

Lara Mack
Made In / With Luxembourg
Shorts

Luxembourg, 2019 / 10 min / Luxembourgish, German, English & French OV with French subt. (LU, DE, EN & FR OV with FR subt.) / Comedy, Short

Three old school friends reminisce about the past and what they have become.

On the way to a party, three old friends reminisce about the past and their...

L’ANIMALE

Katharina Mückstein
Young Audiences
Young Audiences Movies
12-18 years
Schools
12-18 years
Movies for Schools
12-18 years

Austria, 2018 / 96 min / German original version (DE OV) / drama

Rebellious Mati’s world is turned upside down when her best friend falls in love with her while her father struggles with a long-kept secret.

Mati and...

MACK THE KNIFE – BRECHT’S THREEPENNY FILM (MACKIE MESSER: BRECHTS DREIGROSCHENFILM)

Joachim Lang
Young Audiences
Young Audiences Movies
12-18 years
Schools
12-18 years
Movies for Schools
12-18 years

Germany, Belgium, 2018 / 130 min / Original German version (OV DE) / fiction

Part biopic, part satire, this meta film follows Bertolt Brecht as he takes on the film industry.

1928. Against many odds, Bertolt Brecht's "The...

MAGICAL NIGHTS (NOTTI MAGICHE)

Paolo Virzì
Cartes Blanches & Artistic Collaborations

Italy, 2018 / 125 min / Italian OV with French subt. (IT OV with FR subt.) / film noir, dramatic comedy

A humorous and daring tribute to the golden age of Italian cinema.

Italy, 1990. On the night when Italy’s national football team is eliminated from the...

MATTI AND SAMI AND THE THREE BIGGEST MISTAKES IN THE UNIVERSE (MATTI UND SAMI UND DIE DREI GRÖSSTEN FEHLER DES UNIVERSUMS)

Stefan Westerwelle
Young Audiences
Young Audiences Movies
5-12 years
Schools
5-12 years
Movies for Schools
5-12 years

Germany, Finland, 2018 / 94 min / German original version (DE OV) / family, adventure, comedy

The universe plays tricks on Matti and his family during an eventful trip to Finland.

10 year-old Matti dreams of going on a family holiday to Finland...

MEETING GORBACHEV

Werner Herzog, André Singer
Official selection - Non Competition

United Kingdom, United States, Germany, 2018 / 90 min / English, Russian, German and Polish OV with partial EN subt. (EN, RU, DE & PL OV with partial EN subt.) / documentary

Heavyweight documentarian Herzog meets political heavyweight, Gorbachev.

Rising from a farm boy to become President of the Soviet Union, Mikhail...

MR. TURNER

Mike Leigh
Official selection - Non Competition

United Kingdom, France, Germany, 2014 / 149 min / English OV with French & Dutch subt. (EN OV with FR & NL subt.) / biographie / Biopic / Biopic

Mr. Turner explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). In those years, he lives with his father, who also...

MY GIRAFFE (DIKKERTJE DAP)

Barbara Bredero
Young Audiences
Young Audiences Movies
5-12 years
Schools
5-12 years
Movies for Schools
5-12 years

Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, 2017 / 73 min / German version (DE) / Family

A little boy does all he can to take his pet giraffe to school.

Patterson, a small boy, has a big friend: Raf, a giraffe. They were born on the same day...

NAKED

Mike Leigh
Official selection - Non Competition

United Kingdom, 1993 / 132 min / English OV with French and Dutch subt. (EN OV with FR & NL subt.) / Dramatic Comedy

Johnny is a charming and eloquent but relentlessly vicious drifter. Fleeing Manchester after a particularly vicious sex attack, Johnny visits London, staying with his ex-...

ON HER SHOULDERS

Alexandria Bombach
Cartes Blanches & Artistic Collaborations
Meeting

USA , 2018 / 94 min / English, Kurdish and Arabic OV with English subt. / Documentary

With: Deborah Seward, Director of the United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC) in Brussels (Introduction and Moderation), ...

OUT FISHING (FISKETUR)

Uzi Geffenblad
Young Audiences
Young Audiences Movies
3-5 years
Schools
3-5 years
Movies for Schools
3-5 years

Sweden, 2018 / 10 min / Without dialogue / Animation

A cat comes up with a creative solution to make friends.

Betty is hungry and lonely, and fishing in the river gives only scrap. All the other animals –...

PAT ET MAT DÉMÉNAGENT ! (PAT A MAT ZNOVU V AKCI)

Marek Beneš
Young Audiences
Young Audiences Movies
3-5 years
Schools
3-5 years
Movies for Schools
3-5 years

Czech Republic, 2017 / 40 min / Without dialogue / stop motion, comedy

Our inventive friends may have moved house but they’ve brought along the usual chaos.

Pat and Mat have packed their life into removal boxes and found an...

PEITRUSS

Max Jacoby
Made In / With Luxembourg
Fiction Features

Luxembourg, Netherlands, 2019 / 92 min / English, German and Luxembourgish OV with French, German and English subt. (EN, DE & LU OV with FR, DE & EN subt.) / Thriller

Unsolved murders terrorise Luxembourg.

Ever since she fell for the handsome and mysterious Joakim, life is good to Lara again. She’s in a passionate...

PETERLOO

Mike Leigh
Official selection - Non Competition

United Kingdom, 2018 / 154 min / English OV with French & Dutch subt. (EN OV with FR & NL subt.) / Drama, History

An epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter’s Field in Manchester turned into one of the...

PLAYMOBIL® THE MOVIE - VR ADVENTURES

Olivier Rakoto
Virtual Reality Pavilion

Canada, Luxembourg, 2019 / 5 min / English or French version / VR Experience

Creative Producer: Voyelle Acker 
Game Designer: Samuel Lepoil
Technical Director: Vander Amaral

Put on your...

PORTRAITISTE

Cyrus Neshvad
Made In / With Luxembourg
Shorts

Luxembourg, 2019 / 15 min / French original version with English subtitles (FR OV with EN subt.) / Drama, Short

An old disillusioned portrait painter decides to to jump off a bridge.

André, an old disillusioned portraitist is about to jump off a bridge when he is...

RAMS

Gary Hustwit
Cartes Blanches & Artistic Collaborations

USA, 2018 / 74 min / English, German and Japanese OV with partial English subt. / Documentary

A portrait of Dieter Rams, one of the most influential designers alive, and a rumination on consumerism, sustainability, and the future of design....

RAY & LIZ

Richard Billingham
Official Competition

United Kingdom, 2018 / 107 min / English OV with French subt. (EN OV with FR subt.) / Drama

A portrait of grinding poverty and dysfunction in Thatcher’s Britain.

On the outskirts of Birmingham and the margins of society, the Billingham family...

REAL LOVE (C’EST ÇA L’AMOUR)

Claire Burger
Official selection - Non Competition

France, 2018 / 98 min / French OV with Dutch subt. (FR OV with NL subt.) / Drama

A moving portrayal of a family struggling in the wake of parental separation.

Mario, a man without much ambition, except where love is concerned, is...

REBELS (REBELLES)

Allan Mauduit
Cartes Blanches & Artistic Collaborations

France, 2019 / 87 min / French OV (FR OV) / Comedy

A girl power black comedy for the #MeToo era.

Brought together by the accidental killing of their lecherous boss, fish-canning factory workers Sandra,...

RENZO PIANO – THE ARCHITECT OF LIGHT (RENZO PIANO – UN ARQUITECTO PARA SANTANDER)

Carlos Saura
Cartes Blanches & Artistic Collaborations

Spain, 2018 / 80 min / Original Italian and Spanish version with English subt. / Documentary

Celebrated Spanish director Carlos Saura captures the genius of one of the most famous Italian architects in the world, Renzo Piano, the brilliant designer behind structures...

ROJO

Benjamín Naishtat
Official Competition

Argentina, Brazil, France, Netherlands, Germany, 2018 / 109 min / Spanish OV with EN subt. (ES OV with EN subt.) / Drama, Thriller

When everybody is silent, nobody is innocent. | A successful lawyer’s picture-perfect life begins to unravel when a private detective starts asking questions....

ROSIE & MOUSSA

Dorothée van den Berghe
Young Audiences
Young Audiences Movies
5-12 years
Schools
5-12 years
Movies for Schools
5-12 years

Belgium, 2018 / 90 min / French version (FR) / family

A friendship blossoms on the rooftops of Brussels.

With her dad suddenly "out of town," Rosie and her mum move to a high-rise block in Molenbeek on the...

SAWAH

Adolf El Assal
Made In / With Luxembourg
Fiction Features

Luxembourg, Belgium, Egypt, 2019 / 87 min / English, Luxembourgish, Arabic, French and German Original Version with English subt. (OV with EN subt.) / Dramatic Comedy

After losing his papers, a young Egyptian DJ gets stranded in a country he has never heard of before: the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg.

Samir, a young DJ...

SEDER-MASOCHISM

Nina Paley
Official selection - Non Competition

USA, 2018 / 78 min / English, French, Bulgarian, Hebrew and Aramaic OV with English subt. (OV with EN subt.) / animation

A colourful, kaleidoscopoic and feminist version of the Book of Exodus, Judaism’s origin story, full of well-known songs.

You have heard of them before...

SEED OF HOPE

Claude Kongs
Made In / With Luxembourg
Shorts

Luxembourg, 2019 / 10 min / English OV (EN OV) / Science fiction, Short

On board a space mission in the near future, an astronaut is forced to make a difficult decision.

A few years from now, astronaut Lieutenant Schweiger...

SELFIE

Agostino Ferrente
Documentary competition

France, Italy, 2019 / 78 min / Italian OV with English subt. (IT OV with EN subt.) / Documentary

A look at adolescence, class, state depotism and male friendship

Selfie is a unique record of the case of 16-year-old Davide Bifolco who was...

SEVEN

David Fincher
Official selection - Non Competition

USA, 1995 / 127 min / English OV (EN OV) / Thriller, Drama

When city police find a murder victim who was somehow forced to die of overeating, it puts veteran Detective William Somerset and his new, talented but still green...

SHOWCASE – SHORTS MADE IN/WITH LUXEMBOURG

Made In / With Luxembourg
Shorts

Luxembourg, Autriche, France, Allemagne, 2019 / 270 min / / Court-métrage

Discover 12 short films with varied subjects and meet their directors at this cinematic evening at Kinepolis Kirchberg.

The shorts will be shown in two parts of 6 films...

SPRING IN AUTUMN (VYASNA UVOSEN)

Tatiana Kublitskaya
Young Audiences
Young Audiences Movies
5-12 years
Schools
5-12 years
Movies for Schools
5-12 years

Belarus, 2015 / 10 min / French Version (FR) / animation, fairytale

A sister searches for a ray of sunshine to brighten up her brother’s day.

Autumn has chased away the good weather and ushered in the rain. Little Yanka...

STARS

Han Zhang
Young Audiences
Young Audiences Movies
3-5 years
Schools
3-5 years
Movies for Schools
3-5 years

USA, 2016 / 3 min / Without dialogue / Animation

A little boy defies a storm to fish for shooting stars.

A grandfather and his grandson provide an entire coastal town with starlight from their market...

STILL RECORDING (LISSA AMMETSAJJEL)

Saeed Al Batal, Ghiath Ayoub
Documentary competition

Syria, Lebanon, France, Germany, Qatar, 2018 / 120 min / Arabic OV with English or French subt. (Arabic OV with EN or FR subt.) / Documentary

The self-portrait of a generation striving to tell its own story from inside the Syrian war.

Saeed is a young cinema lover trying to teach other young...

STYX

Wolfgang Fischer
Young Audiences
Young Audiences Movies
12-18 years
Schools
12-18 years
Movies for Schools
12-18 years

Germany, Austria, 2018 / 94 min / German and English OV with German subt. (DE & EN OV with DE subt.) / Drama

A woman faces a moral dilemma whilst travelling alone at sea.

Rieke, a doctor from Europe, embodies a typical Western model of happiness and success....

SUNSET (NAPSZÁLLTA)

László Nemes
Official selection - Non Competition

Hungary, France, 2018 / 142 min / Hungarian and German OV with FR & NL subt. (HU & DE OV with FR & NL subt.) / Drama

A tale of mystery and murder in pre-war Budapest.

1913, nearing the end of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and on the eve of the First World War. The young...

TALES FROM THE LAKESIDE (LENGEMESÉK)

Zsolt Pálfi
Young Audiences
Young Audiences Movies
5-12 years
Schools
5-12 years
Movies for Schools
5-12 years

Hungary, 2017 / 70 min / French version (FR) / family, adventure

A tiny hero uses his curiosity and wit to save the lake where he lives.

The green Verdies are the tiny but brave guardians of the lakeside. Once their...

TEL AVIV ON FIRE

Sameh Zoabi
Young Audiences
Young Audiences Movies
12-18 years
Schools
12-18 years
Movies for Schools
12-18 years

Luxembourg, France, Israel, Belgium, 2018 / 97 min / Arabic and Hebrew OV with French subt. (Arabic & Hebrew OV with FR subt.) / comedy

An intelligent commentary on Israeli-Palestinian relations set against the backdrop of a fictional TV soap opera.

Salam, a charming 30-year-old...

THE ANNOUNCEMENT (ANONS)

Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun
Official Competition

Turkey, Bulgaria, 2018 / 94 min / Turkish OV with English subt. (TR OV with EN subt.) / Drama, Historical Satire

A biting take on a failed 1963 Turkish coup d’État.

May 22nd, 1963. Unhappy with the existing social and political situation in Turkey, a group of...

THE BEACH BUM

Harmony Korine
Official selection - Non Competition

USA, Switzerland, United Kingdom, France, 2019 / 95 min / English OV with French & Dutch subt. (EN OV with FR & NL subt.) / Drama, Comedy

KINEPOLIS PRESENTS: A rebellious stoner named Moondog lives life by his own rules.

The Beach Bum follows the hilarious misadventures of Moondog...

THE BITTER WITH THE SWEET

Ann Sophie Lindström
Made In / With Luxembourg
Shorts

Germany, 2018 / 24 min / English OV with German subt. (EN OV with DE subt.) / Documentary short

A love story which verges on madness, focusing on an elderly couple trying to grow old together.

Cowboy Ricky, 62, and Gretchen, 55, have been dating...

THE FAMILY WHO HID IN THE CELLAR

Ayshea Halliwell
Made In / With Luxembourg
Shorts

Luxembourg, 2019 / 17 min / Luxembourgish OV with English subt. (LU OV with EN subt.) / Comedy, Short

A dystopian dark comedy about how far people will go to keep up appearances.

Surrounded by frenemies and competitors, Edith Franck's carefully groomed...

THE GROUND BENEATH MY FEET (DER BODEN UNTER DEN FÜSSEN)

Marie Kreutzer
Official Competition

Austria, 2019 / 108 min / German OV with English & French subt. (DE OV with EN & FR subt.) / Drama

A female-led drama touching on complex family ties and buried secrets.

Lola is a jetsetting business consultant who excels at the aggressive tactics and...

THE MAN WHO SURPRISED EVERYONE (TCHELOVEK KOTORIJ UDIVIL VSEH)

Natasha Merkulova, Aleksey Chupov
Official Competition

Russia, Estonia, France, 2018 / 105 min / Russian OV with English subt. (RU OV with EN subt.) / Drama

A man dying of cancer in a poor Siberian village risks everything for a last-ditch cure.

Egor  is a fearless state forest guard in the Siberian Taiga....

THE REALM (EL REINO)

Rodrigo Sorogoyen
Official Competition

Spain, France, 2018 / 122 min / Spanish OV with English subt. (ES OV with EN subt.) / Thriller

How far is a person willing to go in order to hold on to power?

Manuel López-Vidal is a beloved and influential local politician who has everything...

THE SILENT REVOLUTION (DAS SCHWEIGENDE KLASSENZIMMER)

Lars Kraume
Young Audiences
Young Audiences Movies
12-18 years
Schools
12-18 years
Movies for Schools
12-18 years

Germany, 2018 / 111 min / German OV (DE OV) / drama

An East German school class take a small stand against oppression in the middle of the Cold War.

1956. During a visit to a cinema in West Berlin, East...

THE THIRD WIFE

Ash Mayfair
Official Competition

Vietnam, 2018 / 94 min / Vietnamese OV with English or French subtitles (VN OV with EN or FR subt.) / Drama

A melancholic story of female subjugation in 19th-century Vietnam.

In the late 19th century in rural Vietnam, fourteen-year-old May is given away in an...

THE TRUK (L’ENKAS)

Sarah Marx
Cartes Blanches & Artistic Collaborations

France, Ukraine, 2018 / 85 min / French OV with English subt. (FR OV with EN subt.) / Drama

A young ex-convict finds his newfound freedom far harder than life in prison.

Fresh out of jail, Ulysse has only one idea in mind: making money....

THE WAITER

Steve Krikris
Official Competition

Greece, 2018 / 95 min / Greek OV with Engllish subt. (GR OV with EN subt.) / Drama, Neo-noir

A lonely waiter is catapulted into the murky world of love and murder.

Renos is a professional waiter who leads a simple and quiet life, keeping his...

THE WALDHEIM WALTZ (WALDHEIMS WALZER)

Ruth Beckermann
Cartes Blanches & Artistic Collaborations

Austria, 2018 / 93 min / German OV with French subt. (DE OV with FR subt.) / Documentary

“Waldheim no, Waldheim no” shouts a crowd in the centre of Vienne in 1986. Director Ruth Beckermann, who documented the political events with her camera, was one...

THE WITCH HUNTERS (ZLOGONJE)

Raško Miljković
Young Audiences
Young Audiences Movies
5-12 years
Schools
5-12 years
Movies for Schools
5-12 years

Serbia, Macedonia, 2018 / 86 min / German version (DE) / adventure, drama, family

A young disabled boy gets a new lease of life.

Ten-year-old Jovan feels invisible. Shy, self-conscious and lonely, he escapes from his cerebral palsy...

THIS MAGNIFICENT CAKE! (CE MAGNIFIQUE GÂTEAU!)

Emma De Swaef, Marc James Roels
Official selection - Non Competition

Belgium, France, Netherlands, 2018 / 44 min / Original English, French and Dutch version with English subtitles (EN, FR & NL OV with EN subt.) / History, Animation, Comedy, Drama

A tragicomic stop-motion masterpiece set in colonial Africa.

This Magnificent Cake! is a stop-motion anthology that takes a surreal look at the...

TIMBUKTU

Abderrahmane Sissako
Official selection - Non Competition

France, Mauritania , 2014 / 97 min / French, Arabic, Bambara, English, Songhay and Tamasheq OV with French & Dutch subt. (OV with FR & NL subt.) / Drama

Not far from Timbuktu, now ruled by religious fundamentalists, Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife Satima, his daughter Toya, and Issan, their twelve-year-old...

TOO LATE TO DIE YOUNG (TARDE PARA MORIR JOVEN)

Dominga Sotomayor
Official selection - Non Competition

Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Netherlands, 2018 / 110 min / Spanish OV with English subt. (ES OV with EN subt.) / drama

A tale of youthful desire, ennui and mischief in post-Pinochet Chile.

During the hazy summer of 1990 in Chile in the aftermath of Pinochet’s...

TOOTLETUBS & JYRO (TURILAS & JÄÄRÄ)

Mariko Härkönen, Ismo Virtanen
Young Audiences
Young Audiences Movies
3-5 years
Schools
3-5 years
Movies for Schools
3-5 years

Finland, 2015 / 43 min / Without dialogue / stop motion, comedy

Eight short stories in which two eccentric bugs invent new ways of using objects abandoned by humans.

Tootletubs, a serious and hard-working beetle,...

TOUCH ME (WAS BLEIBT)

Eileen Byrne
Made In / With Luxembourg
Shorts

Germany, Luxembourg, 2018 / 21 min / German OV with English subt. (DE OV with EN subt.) / Drama

A woman’s fight against breast cancer puts strain on her relationship.

Alice has a fight on her hands. A fight against her breast cancer which makes her...

TREMORS (TEMBLORES)

Jayro Bustamante
Made In / With Luxembourg
Fiction Features

France, Guatemala, Luxembourg, 2019 / 90 min / Spanish OV with French & Dutch subt. (ES OV with FR & NL subt.) / Drama

A family and the church collude to “cure” a man’s forbidden love.

Pablo is a 40-year-old married father of two wonderful children living in Guatemala...

TWO TRAMS (DVA TRAMVAYA)

Svetlana Andrianova
Young Audiences
Young Audiences Movies
3-5 years
Schools
3-5 years
Movies for Schools
3-5 years

Russia, 2016 / 10 min / Without dialogue / Animation

A little streetcar learns all he can from his mother.

Every day two streetcars, Klick and Tram, happily leave their station and travel around town,...

TWO TRAMS – SIX ANIMATED SHORTS FOR THE LITTLE ONES

Young Audiences
Young Audiences Movies
3-5 years
Schools
3-5 years
Movies for Schools
3-5 years

Russia, Czech Republic, Sweden, Germany, USA, 2018 / 38 min / Without dialogue / Animation

Six animated short films for the little ones.

In six short films, our resourceful heroes and heroines show us the power of the imagination – a little...

UNDER THE WIRE

Chris Martin
Cartes Blanches & Artistic Collaborations
Meeting

United Kingdom, 2018 / 93 min / English OV with partial English subt. / Documentary

Speakers : François Large - Caritas Luxembourg, Andrea Cairola, Programme Specialist in the Division for Freedom of Expression...

VIRTUAL REALITY PAVILION

Virtual Reality Pavilion
Events and workshops

, 2019 / min / / Virtual Reality

Organisation & Coordination: Film Fund Luxembourg

In cooperation with: Phi Centre Montreal

In partnership with:...

VOX LUX

Brady Corbet
Official selection - Non Competition

USA, 2018 / 112 min / English OV with French and Dutch subt. (EN OV with FR & NL subt.) / Drama

A pop star’s rise to fame in the age of school shootings.

In 1999, teenage sisters Celeste and Eleanor survive a school shooting, a seismic, violent...

WALL CALLS (MAUERRUFE)

Katharina Bintz
Made In / With Luxembourg
Shorts

Luxembourg, Germany, 2018 / 9 min / German OV with English subt. (DE OV with EN subt.) / Documentary short

Every day a woman goes to the park to speak to her husband but a wall seperates the two.

Every day a woman goes to a park with her children to speak to...

WARDI (THE TOWER)

Mats Grorud
Young Audiences
Young Audiences Movies
12-18 years
Schools
12-18 years
Movies for Schools
12-18 years

France, Norway, Sweden, 2018 / 79 min / French version (FR) / Stop Motion

A captivating animation about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict seen through the eyes of a little girl and a tale about coming-of-age in exile.

Beirut,...

WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT

Joanna Harrison, Robin Shaw
Young Audiences
Young Audiences Movies
5-12 years
Schools
5-12 years
Movies for Schools
5-12 years

United Kingdom, 2016 / 28 min / French version (FR) / animation, adventure, family

Left unsupervised, five siblings and one dog set off in search of bears.

Left unsupervised whilst their parents pick up Grandma, five intrepid siblings...

WE’RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT - 3 ANIMATED SHORTS FOR CHILDREN

Joanna Harrison & Robin Shaw / Ruslan Sinkevich / Tatiana Kublitskaya
Young Audiences
Young Audiences Movies
5-12 years
Schools
5-12 years
Movies for Schools
5-12 years

United Kingdom, Belarus, 2016 / 41 min / French version (FR) / animation, adventure, family

Three nature-packed animated shorts for children from Belarus and the United Kingdom.

Once they strap on their boots, the intrepid little heroes of...

WHAT A BEAR DREAMS ABOUT (JAKIJA SNY SNIĆ MIADZVIEDŹ)

Ruslan Sinkevich
Young Audiences
Young Audiences Movies
5-12 years
Schools
5-12 years
Movies for Schools
5-12 years

Belarus, 2015 / 6 min / French Version (FR) / animation

An impatient child, tired of winter, takes matters into his own hands to help the return of spring .

In a forest far away, where the sun rises and sets...

ZERO IMPUNITY

Nicolas Blies, Stéphane Hueber-Blies, Denis Lambert
Made In / With Luxembourg
Documentaries

Luxembourg, France, 2018 / 90 min / French and English OV with French subt. (FR & EN OV with FR subt.) / Documentary, Animation

Investigations: Leila Minano, Hélène Molinari, Delphine Bauer, Cécile Andrezjewski, Justine Brabant, Sophie Tardy-Joubert, Ariane Puccini, Ilioné Schultz, Anne...