LuxFilmLab #2 - River Tales
LuxFilmLab #2 on 5th August in the presence of producer Jésus Gonzalez
After its sold out first event in July, LuxFilmLab returns to Ciné Utopia for its second screening on Wednesday, 5th August at 8.30 PM. This time, the Festival's Artistic Committee has chosen Luxembourgish director Julie Schroell's documentary River Tales (Cuentos del río) (a Calach Films co-production), fresh off its Peripheral Visions Award win in the European Competition at Galway Film Fleadh. The film - "a precious and necessary, eminently political (and environmentalist) documentary" (Cineuropa) - follows a Nicaraguan teacher and his attempts to get the children of his native village on the banks of the legendary San Juan river to reflect on their own identity and the future of their country in the context of a new Chinese canal project. The film's Luxembourg premiere was originally going to take place during the second weekend of Luxembourg City Film Festival's 10th edition but had to be cancelled following the Festival's premature halt.
The tickets for this LuxFilmLab screening are available as of now in the Kinepolis webshop at the regular rates of Ciné Utopia*. The film's producer, Jésus Gonzalez, will attend the screening.
The first Wednesday of every month, LuxFilmLab - a joint initiative by Luxembourg City Film Festival and Kinepolis - highlights one feature film, chosen in cooperation by LuxFilmFest's Artistic Committee and Kinepolis' programme team. A member of the Artistic Committee introduces the special LuxFilmLab screenings, with the aim of supporting films whose release dates didn't allow for them to be selected for the Festival itself but whose artistic qualities would very likely have led to their inclusion in the LuxFilmFest line-up.
*LuxFilmFest isn't involved in the commercial aspects of these screenings. Access to the screenings and ticket prices are defined by Kinepolis.