Programme

HALLIGALLI

Govinda Van Maele

Luxembourg, 2020 / 35 min / Luxembourgish OV with English subt. / Short, Drama

Kino um Glacis - Drive and Walk-in

Four ex-cons live together in a bourgeois townhouse, until they receive a young woman’s unexpected visit.

“The colonel”, a lively sixty-something, shares his mother’s antiquated bourgeois town house with three friends from his prison days – Guy, Mini and Marco. Despite the opulence of their living quarters, the men live in precarious financial circumstances and have to go out on daily excursions, committing petty crimes, to make a living. Until one day a young woman appears on their door step claiming to be one of the men’s daughter.

Screenings
Mon 27/07 21:30 LU OV with EN subt. | Glacis Public https://www.luxembourg-ticket.lu/en/8/eid,26366/start,0/detail.html
Cast & Credits
Cast 
Guy Schwickerath, Alicia Authelet, Marc Heynen, Marco Vitali, Eric Müller, Laure Harpes
Screenplay 
Govinda Van Maele
Cinematographer 
Narayan Van Maele
Sound 
Rui Eduardo Abreu
Production 
Les Films Fauves
Distribution 
Les Films Fauves
Biography

Govinda Van Maele is a Luxembourgish director born in the Grand Duchy in 1983, as son of Sri Lankan‑Belgian parents. He started making films in his teens and was hired to work in the local film industry after graduating high school. His directorial credits include the shorts Josh (2007), A Day in the Open (2012), and You Go Ahead (2013), as well as the documentary We Might As Well Fail (2011). Two of his films – his short A Day in the Open (2012) and his first feature film Gutland (2017) – were selected in Luxembourg City Film Festival’s programme and won awards at the “Lëtzebuerger Filmpräis”. Gutland was chosen as the Luxembourgish candidate for the 2019 Oscars as Best Foreign Language Film.

Filmography
  • 2019 – Halligalli (short)
  • 2017 – Gutland
  • 2016 – routwäissgro : Wou deet et wéi (1 episode of the TV series)
  • 2013 – Géi du scho mol vir (short)
  • 2012 – Comeback: Gehemmt Entwécklung & Wien ass hei de Chef (2 episodes of the TV series)
  • 2012 – En Dag am Fräien (short)
  • 2012 – Comeback (TV series)
  • 2011 – We Might As Well Fail (short)
  • 2007 – Josh (short)