Foreign Affairs

Pasha Rafiy

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

In the presence of Jean Asselborn and the film crew


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

Jean Asselborn, Luxembourg’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, attempts to make the voice of his small country heard in a world marked by major political crises that challenge both international relations and world peace. “Foreign Affairs” takes us both straight into the heart of global politics and the everyday life of “Jang”. We share his engagement with diplomacy and the hope that he carries in his function as a politician, as well as his intimate moments of solitude.

“Foreign Affairs” is a cinematic “Fly on the Wall" portrait of the Luxembourgish Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn. The documentary has a sober view on a complex job alternating between hope and disbelief, rush and quiet.


03/03, 6PM, Rotondes

Round table in the framework of the documentary Foreign Affairs

Participants :

- Jean Asselborn, Luxembourgish Foreign Minister

- Pasha Rafiy, director of the documentary Foreign Affairs

- Jean-Louis Schuller, producer of the documentary Foreign Affairs

- Robert Garcia, director Rotondes and host of the evening

Fri 26/02 18:30 Rotondes Luxembourgish, French and English Ov with English subtitles Projection privée
Thu 03/03 18:00 Rotondes Round table with guests Public
Cast & Credits
Jean Asselborn
Jean-Louis Schuller, Nikos Welter, Narayan Van Maele
Rui Eduardo Abreu, Pasha Rafiy, Marc Thill, Carlo Thoss, David Almeida Ribeiro, Robert Damrau, Diana Milani
Les Films Fauves

Pasha Rafiy is a film director and photographer. He was born 1980 in Tehran, Iran and moved to Luxembourg in 1985. In 2008, he graduated from the University of Vienna. He currently lives  in Vienna where he works as a creative director for the Austrian newspaper „Die Presse“.He has won several international awards for Print Ideas, and his photographies  are part of the  collection of the Musée d'Art Moderne in Luxembourg. “Foreign Affairs” (2015) is his first feature-length documentary,

  • 2015 Foreign Affairs (documentary)
  • 2014 Europa (short documentary)