Films

A PRAYER BEFORE DAWN

Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire
Official selection - Non Competition

France, United Kingdom, Cambodia, USA, China , 2017 / 116 min / English and Thai OV with French and Dutch subt. / Drama

The true story of an incarcerated English boxer who fought to earn his freedom.

A WOMAN CAPTURED

Bernadett Tuza-Ritter
Documentary competition

Germany, Hungary, 2017 / 90 min / Hungarian OV with English or French subtitles / Documentary

The nightmarish life of an unpaid housekeeper.

ACHERON

Thoma Forgiarini
Made In / With Luxembourg
Shorts

Luxembourg, 2017 / 14 min / Luxembourgish OV / Drama

After an accident, Marie finds herself trapped in a space-time loop which she can’t escape from. To get out, she will have to face her worst inner demons and accept what is unacceptable.

Alice, the Virtual Reality Play

Mathias Chelebourg, Marie Jourdren
Virtual Reality Pavilion

France, 2017 / 30 min / English OV / Virtual Reality Experience

“Late! You’re late to your own crowning, Alice!”

ALL YOU CAN EAT BUDDHA (ALL YOU CAN EAT BOUDDHA)

Ian Lagarde
Official selection - Non Competition

Canada, Cuba, 2017 / 85 min / French and Spanish OV with English subt. / Drama

A mysterious man at a resort begins performing miracles in Ian Lagarde's feature debut.

AMAL

Mohamed Siam
Documentary competition

Egypt, Lebanon, France, Germany, Denmark, Qatar, 2017 / 83 min / Arabic OV with English subt. / Documentary

Amal, an angry teenager, comes of age in a post-revolution Egypt that is undergoing tremendous change.

AND THEN YOU

Kim Schneider
Made In / With Luxembourg
Shorts

Luxembourg, 2017 / 16 min / Luxembourgish OV with FR subt. / Romance

A playful dreamy love story in a world in which the interior is turned outward.

ASHCAN

Willy Perelsztejn
Made In / With Luxembourg
Documentaries

Luxembourg, Belgium, France, 2017 / 80 min / German, French and English OV with French subt. / Documentary

The untold story of the secret prison for Nazi leaders at Mondorf-les-Bains in Luxembourg. 

BAD BANKS

Christian Schwochow
Made In / With Luxembourg
Fiction

Germany, Luxembourg, 2018 / 101 min / German OV with English subt. / TV Miniseries, Thriller

A breathtaking psychological profile of an industry and its protagonists, a thriller set in the world of high finance.

BEYOND DREAMS (DRÖM VIDARE)

Rojda Sekersöz
Official selection - Non Competition

Sweden, 2017 / 92 min / Swedish OV with English subt. / Drama, Coming-of-Age

Rojda Sekersöz's debut feature delivers a much-awaited women power punch.

BIG TIME

Kaspar Astrup Schröder
Cartes Blanches & Collaborations

Denmark , 2017 / 93 min / English and Danish OV with English subtitles / Documentary

An intimate portrait of Danish star-architect Bjarke Ingels.

BRAGUINO

Clément Cogitore
Outside the walls

France, Finland, 2017 / 49 min / Russian OV with English subtitles / Documentary

“In the taiga, the only danger is man”, says the patriarch of the Braguinos, a small family community in the middle of the Siberian taiga.

Brasília: Life after Design

Bart Simpson
Cartes Blanches & Collaborations

Canada, Brazil, United Kingdom, 2017 / 88 min / Portuguese VO with English subt. / Documentary

A meditation on living in one of the most planned cities on earth - Residents of the visionary, brutalist city of Brasilia seek to connect in today's Brazil.

BRIMSTONE & GLORY

Viktor Jakovleski
Official selection - Non Competition

USA, 2017 / 67 min / Spanish OV with EN subt. / Documentary

A poetical documentary about the small Mexican city devoted to making — and exploding — fireworks. 

COLUMBUS

Kogonada
Official selection - Non Competition

USA , 2017 / 104 min / English OV / Drama

Stuck in Columbus, Indiana, Jin meets Casey who gave up on her dreams to care for her recovering addict mother. 

CRAZY CINÉMATOGRAPHE FOR KIDS – CRAZY CARTOON CIRCUS

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

, 2017 / 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

CRITICS AWARD

Official Competition

, 2018 / min / / /

Additional screening of the Critics Award-winning film. 

DAISIES AN DRAGON (DENTELLES ET DRAGON)

Anaïs Sorrentino
Young Audiences Movies
5-12 years
Schools
5-12 years

France, Belgium, 2017 / 5 min / French OV (FR OV) / Animation

A little girl is looking for new friends to make believe sword fights with.

DES TRÉSORS PLEIN MA POCHE – 6 SHORTS FOR THE LITTLE ONES

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

, 2017 / 40 min / Without dialogue / Animation

6 shorts for the little ones.

DEVIL’S FREEDOM (LA LIBERTAD DEL DIABLO)

Everardo González
Documentary competition

Mexico, 2017 / 74 min / Spanish OV with English subt. / Documentary

Devil’s Freedom looks into the stories behind the numbers and headlines in the battle against drug crime in Mexico. 

DISAPPEARANCE (NAPADID SHODAN)

Ali Asgari
Official Competition

Iran, Qatar , 2017 / 89 min / Persian OV with French or English subt. / Drama

Quiet and absorbing, Disappearance shows us the complex reality of Iran's strict cultural mores while casting a compassionate gaze on the resilience of youth.

DOCUMENTARY AWARD - BY BGL BNP PARIBAS

Documentary competition

, 2018 / min / / Documentaire

Additional screening of the winning film of the Documentary Competition.

DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT

Gus Van Sant
Official selection - Non Competition

USA , 2018 / 113 min / English OV with French and Dutch subt. / Biography, Drama

Gus Van Sant’s newest film relates the true life of American paraplegic cartoonist John Callahan. 

DRAGON HUNT (LA CHASSE AU DRAGON)

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

France, Belgium , 2015 / 6 min / French OV (FR OV) / Animation

A young princess teaches her dragon-hunting brothers a lesson. 

ESKAL TURAK

Stéphan Roelants
Outside the walls

France, 2016 / 52 min / French OV / Documentary

18 months after the Bateau Feu theatre’s reopening in Dunkirk, the Turak theatre company is going to introduce their new play “Une cArMen en Turakie” to the world.

FOXTROT

Samuel Maoz
Official Competition

Israel, Switzerland, Germany, France , 2017 / 108 min / Hebrew OV with English and French subt. / Drama

Two troubled parents facing the news that their son has “fallen” while serving the Israeli military.

FREE AND EASY

Geng Jun
Official Competition

Hong Kong, 2016 / 99 min / Mandarin OV with French and English subt. / Drama

An absurd crime story, a Chinese tragicomedy.

GOOD MANNERS (AS BOAS MANEIRAS)

Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra
Cartes Blanches & Collaborations

Brazil, France, 2017 / 135 min / Portuguese OV with English subt. / Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A Brazilian werewolf in São Paulo. This stylish lycanthrope drama mixes monster tropes with social themes.

GOOK

Justin Chon
Official selection - Non Competition

USA , 2017 / 94 min / English and Korean OV with French subt. / Drama

Two Korean-American brothers have to protect their shoe store from looters and rioters in the 1992 L.A. Riots. 

GRAND PRIX - BY ORANGE

Documentary competition

, 2018 / min / / /

Additional screening of the winning film of the Official Competition.

GUTLAND

Govinda Van Maele
Official Competition
Made In / With Luxembourg
Fiction

Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium , 2017 / 107 min / Luxembourgish and German OV with English or French subt. / Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A surreal village noir, an erotic crime thriller

HAVE YOU SEEN MY MOVIE?

Paul Anton Smith
Official selection - Non Competition

United Kingdom, Canada , 2016 / 136 min / English OV / Adventure, Comedy, Romance

A feast for film fans, Have You Seen My Movie? is compiled from scenes in which characters go to the cinema in classic films.

HOLIDAY

Isabella Eklöf
Official Competition

Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden , 2018 / 93 min / Danish and English OV with English subt. / Drama

The highly praised Sundance debut of Swedish director Isabella Eklöf about a criminal family on luxury vacation. 

HOLY CAMP! (LA LLAMADA)

Javier Ambrossi, Javier Calvo
Official selection - Non Competition

Spain , 2017 / 108 min / Spanish OV with English subt. / Musical

The film adaptation of the Spanish hit musical! When two teen rebels find God in a glittery suit through the songs of Whitney Houston. 

ICE (JÄÄ)

Anna Hints
Made In / With Luxembourg
Shorts

Estonia, Luxembourg, France , 2017 / 15 min / Estonian OV with English subt. / Drama

A man who is used to be in charge of everything faces forces that don’t bend to his will. 

In the Forest of Huckybucky (Dyrene i Hakkebakkeskogen)

Rasmus A. Sivertsen
Young Audiences Movies
5-12 years
Young Audiences
Schools
5-12 years

Norway, 2016 / 72 min / French version / Stop-Motion, Musical

The forest of Huckybucky is a nice place to live.

IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD (KONO SEKAI NO KATASUMI NI)

Sunao Katabuchi
Young Audiences Movies
12-18 years

Japan, 2016 / 129 min / Japanese OV with French subt. / Animation, Period drama

The struggle of one young woman living amidst the bombing of Hiroshima. 

IRIDESCENCE

Eileen Byrne
Made In / With Luxembourg
Shorts

Luxembourg, Germany, 2016 / 6 min / Without words / Dance

A personal and hopeful story of the fight against cancer. 

ISLE OF DOGS

Wes Anderson
Official selection - Non Competition

USA, Germany, 2018 / 105 min / English OV with French subt. / Stop-motion, Adventure, Comedy

The new stop-motion film by Wes Anderson set in Japan. Isle of Dogs follows a boy's odyssey in search of his dog. 

JAZZOO

Adam Marko-Nord
Young Audiences
Young Audiences Movies
3-5 years
Movies for Schools
3-5 years

Sweden, 2017 / 35 min / Without words / Animation

A camel, a duck and a cockroach meet. Sounds like a joke? Nope, it’s Jazzoo! 

LEAN ON PETE

Andrew Haigh
Official Competition

United Kingdom , 2017 / 121 min / English OV with French and German subtitles / Adventure, drama

Charley Thompson is a 15-year-old who has no stability in his life. He wants a home, food on the table and a high school he can attend for more than part of a year.

LIYANA

Aaron Kopp, Amanda Kopp
Official selection - Non Competition

Swaziland, USA, Qatar, 2017 / 77 min / English OV / Documentary, Animation

Five children in Swaziland dive into their imaginations to create an original African tale about a girl on a dangerous quest. 

LOTS OF KIDS, A MONKEY AND A CASTLE (MUCHOS HIJOS, UN MONO Y UN CASTILLO)

Gustavo Salmerón
Documentary competition

Spain, 2017 / 90 min / Spanish OV with English subt. / Documentary

The portrait of the director’s extraordinary 80-year-old mother Julieta 

LOWLIFE

Ryan Prows
Cartes Blanches & Collaborations

USA, 2017 / 96 min / English and Spanish OV with English subt. / Comedy, Crime, Drama

The sordid lives of an addict, an ex-con, and a luchador.

LUIS AND THE ALIENS

Christoph Lauenstein, Wolfgang Lauenstein
Young Audiences Movies
5-12 years
Movies for Schools
5-12 years
Made In / With Luxembourg
Fiction

Germany, Luxembourg, Denmark , 2018 / 85 min / Luxembourgish Version / Comedy

On his search for intelligent life in outer space, a ufologist overlooks the fact that intelligence is standing right by him: his young son Luis. 

MADAME HYDE

Serge Bozon
Cartes Blanches & Collaborations

France, Belgium , 2017 / 95 min / French OV with English subt. / Drama

Mrs Géquil or Mrs Hyde ? Which one is the true Isabelle Huppert ? 

MARLINA THE MURDERER IN FOUR ACTS (MARLINA SI PEMBUNUH DALAM EMPAT BABAK)

Mouly Surya
Official Competition

Indonesia, France, Malaysia, Thailand , 2017 / 90 min / Indonesian OV with English subt. / Drama

A powerful, provocative and visually stunning Indonesian take on the "feminist western" genre.

MARY SHELLEY

Haifaa Al-Mansour
Made In / With Luxembourg
Fiction

United Kingdom, United States, Luxembourg , 2017 / 120 min / English OV with French subt. / Drama, biopic

A sumptuous and intoxicating proto-feminist tale of fearless self-actualization and fiery creativity. 

MICH'S KITCHEN (DEM MICH SENG KICHEN)

Diana Nilles
Made In / With Luxembourg
Shorts

Luxembourg, 2017 / 16 min / Luxembourgish OV with French subt. / Drama

Mich, a homeless guy, wanders the streets in search of his lost bag. 

MR CHAT ET LES SHAMMIES

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

Latvia, 2017 / 40 min / French version / Animation

Childhood’s happy adventures. 

MRS MILLS (MME MILLS, UNE VOISINE SI PARFAITE)

Sophie Marceau
Cartes Blanches & Collaborations

France, 2018 / 88 min / French OV / Comedy

Carte Blanche Orange Luxembourg.

OF FATHERS AND SONS

Talal Derki
Documentary competition

Germany, Syria, Lebanon, 2017 / 98 min / Arabic OV with English subt. / Documentary

The future fighters of Al-Nusra. A vivid and deeply disquieting tour of a jihadist military household.

ON THE WING (PERELYOTNAYA)

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

Russia, 2017 / 6 min / French / Animation

The story of a chick’s dream to fly.

OVER THE LIMIT

Marta Prus
Documentary competition

Poland, Germany, Finland , 2017 / 74 min / Russian OV with English subt. / Documentary

Over the Limit shows how the successful Russian system for training athletes transgresses boundaries.

PITY

Babis Makridis
Official Competition

Greece, Poland , 2018 / 90 min / Greek OV with English subtitles / Drama

From the co-writer of The Lobster, the not-so-cruel story of a man addicted to sadness. 

POROROCA

Constantin Popescu
Official Competition

Romania, 2017 / 152 min / Romanian OV with French or English subt. / Drama

Cristina and Tudor Ionescu have founded a happy family with their two children. Maria (5 and a half) and Ilie (7). He works for a phone company and she's an accountant.

RAZZIA

Nabil Ayouch
Cartes Blanches & Collaborations

France, Belgium, Morocco, 2017 / 119 min / French and ArabicOV with French and Dutch subt. / Drama

The disillusions of four souls in search of truth embody the sparks that will light Casablanca in flames. 

REVOLTING RHYMES

Jakob Schuh, Jan Lachauer
Young Audiences Movies
5-12 years

United Kingdom, 2016 / 61 min / French version / English OV with French subt. / Animation, fairy tales

Once upon a time – but unexpectedly different. 

SAMUI SONG (MAI MEE SAMUI SAMRAB TER)

Pen-Ek Ratanaruang
Official selection - Non Competition

Thailand, Germany, Norway, 2017 / 108 min / Thai and English OV with English subt. / Drama

A violent thriller about the drastic steps taken by a soap opera actress desperate to be rid of her rich cult-member husband.

SCHWAARZE MANN – UN NOIR PARMI NOUS

Fränz Hausemer
Movies for Schools
12-18 years
Made In / With Luxembourg
Documentaries

Luxembourg, 2017 / 56 min / Luxembourgish and French OV with French subt. / Documentary

An intimate portrait of the first black man with Luxembourgish citizenship.

Separate Silences

David Wedel
Virtual Reality Pavilion

Denmark, 2017 / 21 min / English OV / Virtual Reality Experience

Separate Silences is a two-person hybrid cinematic virtual reality experience. The story revolves around two siblings who have been involved in a traffic accident.

SHOWCASE – SHORTS MADE IN/WITH LUXEMBOURG

Made In / With Luxembourg
Shorts

Luxembourg, Estonia, France, Germany, 2018 / 120 min / / Drama, Romance, Dance

Experience 6 short films with varied subjects and meet their directors at this cinematic evening at Kinepolis Kirchberg.

SIV SLEEPS ASTRAY (SIV SOVER VILSE)

Catti Edfeldt, Lena Hanno Clyne
Young Audiences Movies
5-12 years
Movies for Schools
5-12 years

Sweden, Netherlands, 2016 / 79 min / Swedish OV with Luxembourgish dubbing / Adventure, Family

Two talkative badgers guide Siv through her first night away from home.

SUNFLOWERS OF NICARAGUA (GIRASOLES DE NICARAGUA)

Florence Jaugey
Outside the walls

Nicaragua, 2017 / 80 min / Spanish OV with French subt. / Documentary

18 sex workers fight for the regulation of their profession in Nicaragua.

SWEET COUNTRY

Warwick Thornton
Official Competition

Australia, 2017 / 113 min / English OV with English subt. / Drama

An Australian outback western where justice itself is put on trial.

THANK YOU FOR THE RAIN

Julia Dahr
Cartes Blanches & Collaborations

Norway, UK , 2017 / 90 min / English OV wtih English subtitles / Documentary

When worlds collide on the frontline of climate change. 

THE BREADWINNER

Nora Twomey
Movies for Schools
12-18 years
Made In / With Luxembourg
Fiction

Canada, Ireland, Luxembourg , 2017 / 94 min / English OV with French subt. (EN OV with FR subt.) / Animation, Family

A headstrong girl provides for her family in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan. 

THE CLOUD AND THE WHALE (TUCHKA I KIT)

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

Russia, 2016 / 4 min / Without dialogue / Animation

A touching story about the friendship between small cloud and big whale.

THE DEATH OF STALIN

Armando Iannucci
Official selection - Non Competition

United Kingdom, France, 2017 / 106 min / English OV with French subt. / Comedy

A dead Soviet dictator and a regime in chaos. 

THE DREAMED ONES (DIE GETRÄUMTEN)

Ruth Beckermann
Outside the walls

Austria, 2016 / 89 min / German OV with French subt / Documentary

Half a century old love letters brought back to life by two young actors.

THE GOSSAMER (PAUTINKA)

Natalia Chernysheva
Young Audiences
Young Audiences Movies
3-5 years
Schools
3-5 years

Russia, 2016 / 4 min / Without dialogue / Animation

An old lady and a spider share a passion for knitting.

THE LITTLE GIRL AND THE NIGHT (LA PETITE FILLE ET LA NUIT)

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

France, Belgium, Switzerland, 2015 / 8 min / French OV (FR OV) / Animation

A little girl and her buffalo forget to close their window at nightfall.

THE MUSICAL DRAGON (LE DRAGON ET LA MUSIQUE)

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

Switzerland, 2015 / 8 min / Without dialogue / Animation

A girl and a music-loving dragon face a stern king.

THE POCKET MAN (LE PETIT BONHOMME DE POCHE)

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

France, Switzerland, Georgia, 2017 / 8 min / Without dialogue / Animation

A tiny man slips into a stranger’s coat pocket for one big adventure.

THE SLED (BELCHONOK I SANKI)

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

Russia, 2016 / 4 min / Without dialogue / Animation

A squirrel discovers the pleasures of sledding.

THE THIRD MURDER (SANDOME NO SATSUJIN)

Kore-eda Hirokazu
Official selection - Non Competition

Japan, 2017 / 124 min / Japanese OV with French and Dutch subtitles / Thriller

After Venice and Toronto, the new film from Japanese director Kore-eda Hirokazu. 

THE UNICORN (LA LICORNE)

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

France, Belgium, 2016 / 13 min / French OV (FR OV) / Animation

A small queen lures a legendary unicorn to her castle.

THE WIND IN THE REEDS (LE VENT DANS LES ROSEAUX)

Nicolas Liguori, Arnaud Demuynck
Young Audiences Movies
5-12 years
Movies for Schools
5-12 years

France, Belgium, Switzerland, 2016 / 26 min / French OV (FR OV) / Animation

A little girl and a wandering minstrel lead the people against a tyrannical king.

THE WIND IN THE REEDS – 5 SHORTS FOR CHILDREN

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

, 2017 / 60 min / French OV (FR OV) / Animation

5 animated films for children. 

TRACES

Cecilia Guichart
Made In / With Luxembourg
Shorts

Luxembourg, 2017 / 15 min / French OV / Drama

Are blood ties important? 

TULLY - CANCELLED

Official selection - Non Competition

, 2018 / min / / CANCELLED

Contrary to previous agreements, the distributor of TULLY has informed us that the screening of the film on 1st March at 7 PM at Kinepolis Kirchberg has to be cancelled.

UNE CARMEN EN TURAKIE

Michel Laubu, Emili Hufnagel, Olivia Burton (Turak Théâtre)
Outside the walls
Movies for Schools
5-12 years
Events and workshops
Young Audiences Movies
5-12 years

France, 2015 / 80 min / In French with German subtitles (FR with DE subt.) / Play

Soutien : Subsistances-Lyon

Play: Puppets and music.

Virtual Reality Pavilion

Virtual Reality Pavilion
Events and workshops

, 2018 / min / / Virtual Reality

Building on the tremendous success of 2017, the festival’s Virtual Reality Pavilion at Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain will return in 2018 with a bolder and even bigge