Programme

PIGEON THERAPY (DE PIGEON)

Nadia Masri

Luxembourg, 2021 / 20 min / Luxemburgish OV with French or English subt. / Short

Showcase: Shorts Made in/with Luxembourg

When a pigeon crashes into her therapist’s window, Emma’s first therapy session takes an unexpected turn.

After her father passes away, Emma visits a therapist for the very first time. When, during the session a pigeon flies straight into the window, Emma involuntarily finds herself on a rescue mission for the wounded animal, that leads her through a series of encounters. In spite of her kindness (or perhaps because of it), she is made personally responsible of the pigeon’s well-being by each of the highly-strung characters who cross her path that day. When the bird’s life suddenly appears to be at risk, Emma’s discreet and hesitant personality is seriously put to the test.

Screenings
Mon 08/03 19:00 Kinepolis Kirchberg LU OV with FR subt. Public https://luxfilmfestfilms.megatix.be/en/HO00003342
Tue 09/03 10:00 Online LU OV with EN subt. Public https://online.luxfilmfest.lu/bundle/showcase-shorts-made-in-with-luxembourg/
Cast & Credits
Cast 
Nina Bodry, Fabienne Hollwege, Joe Dennenwald, Marco Lorenzini, Max Thommes, Marc Bonert
Screenplay 
Nadia Masri
Cinematographer 
Nastasja Saerens
Sound 
François Martig
Set 
Julieta Fernandez Di Meo
Music 
Luca Theis, C’est Karma
Production 
Nadia Masri
Coproduction 
SYC! asbl
Distribution 
Nadia Masri
Biography

Nadia Masri was born in Luxembourg in 1984. After a Master’s degree in history, she went on to study film at the French school EICAR and returned to Luxembourg in 2011, where she has been working ever since as a script supervisor and director. Her short film Long Lost (Aus den Aen) (2016) went on to be selected at the Max Ophüls Preis film festival and received the first prize at the Crossroads of Arts Festival in Moscow. In 2018 she directed three episodes of the Luxemburgish sitcom Zëmmer ze verlounen.

Filmography
  • 2021 – De Pigeon (short)
  • 2018 – Zëmmer Ze Verlounen (3 episodes of the TV series)
  • 2016 – Aus den Aen (short)