Govinda Van Maele

Luxembourg, 2020 / 35 min / Luxembourgish OV with English subt. / short, drama

Showcase: Shorts Made in/with Luxembourg

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. One day a young woman arrives at their doorstep – until one day a young woman appears on their door step claiming to be one of the men’s daughter.

Mon 09/03 18:30 Kinepolis Kirchberg LU OV with EN subt. Public
Tue 10/03 21:00 Ciné Utopia LU OV with EN subt. Public
Cast & Credits
Guy Schwickerath, Alicia Authelet, Marc Heynen, Marco Vitali, Eric Müller, Laure Harpes
Govinda Van Maele
Narayan Van Maele
Rui Eduardo Abreu
Les Films Fauves
Les Films Fauves

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.

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