Programme

Eldorado

Rui Eduardo Abreu, Thierry Besseling, Loïc Tanson

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

World Premiere
In the presence of the 3 directors Rui Eduardo Abreu, Thierry Besseling, Loïc Tanson and the film crew.

The hopes and disillusions of four Lusophone immigrants in Luxembourg.

Luxembourg is a small country in the heart of Europe, composed of 46% of foreigners, the majority being of Portuguese descent: Fernando, a middle-aged man, arrives in a new country to escape the financial crisis in Portugal, while the ex-con Carlos, who is on the eve of fatherhood, battles with chronic unemployment. Jonathan, an adolescent with schooling difficulties struggles to find his place in life, whereas Isabel has fled a violent past and tries to start over. The hopes and disillusions of four Lusophone immigrants collide over a period of three years in a chimeric land of plenty called Luxembourg.

National release date: 16/03, Utopolis Kirchberg/Belval

Screenings
Fri 26/02 09:00 Ciné Utopia Portuguese, Luxembourgish and French OV with French and English subtitles Scolaire https://www.luxfilmfest.lu/en/registration-films-workshops
Sat 27/02 19:30 Utopolis Kirchberg Portuguese, Luxembourgish and French OV with French and English subtitles Public http://www.utopolis.lu
Sun 28/02 21:15 Cinémathèque Portuguese, Luxembourgish and French OV with French and English subtitles Public https://www.luxembourg-ticket.lu/
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Cast & Credits
Cast 
Jonathan Latron Loureiro, Carlos Borges, Isabel Oliveira, Fernando Santos
Screenplay 
Rui Eduardo Abreu, Thierry Besseling, Loïc Tanson
Sound 
Rui Eduardo Abreu, Thierry Besseling, Loïc Tanson
Music 
Emmanuel d'Orlando
Production 
Samsa Film
Coproduction 
with the support of Film Fund Luxembourg
Distribution 
Samsa Film
Biography

“Eldorado” is the fruit of a collaboration of three directors. Rui Eduardo Abreu born in 1981 in Portugal, has studied visual anthropology in Paris. In order to combine this first interest with his passion for cinema, he got a Master in creative documentary filmmaking at the Lussas documentary school. He worked during several years in Paris creating videos for theatre companies and teaching media literacy. The Luxembourgish directors Thierry Besseling and Loïc Tanson, have been working together for seven years after completing their Master degree in directing. Together, they wrote and directed several short films, which explore childhood and the dreams, memories and traumas resulting from it.

Filmography
  • Rui Eduardo Abreu
  • 2016, Eldorado
  • 2015, routwäissgro (two short TV documentaries)
  • 2006, Traité de superstitieux (short)
  • Thierry Besseling et Loïc Tanson
  • 2016, Eldorado
  • 2016, Sur le fil (court-métrage)
  • 2015, routwäissgro (two short TV documentaries)
  • 2013, Le faux départ (short)
  • 2010, Laaf (short)