Programme

SUPERHERO

Émile V. Schlesser

Luxembourg, USA, 2020 / 13 min / German OV with English subt. / short, drama, romance

Showcase: Shorts Made in/with Luxembourg

A young man with Down syndrome takes on a superhero identity to muster the courage to profess his love to a childhood friend.

Max, a young man with Down syndrome, takes on a superhero identity to muster the courage to profess his love to a childhood friend. Showing up uninvited at her farewell party, he soon finds himself involved in a test of courage which goes horribly wrong.

Screenings
Mon 09/03 18:30 Kinepolis Kirchberg DE OV with EN subt. Public https://ticket.luxembourg-ticket.lu/luxfilmfest/webticket/shop?event=28836&kassi...
Cast & Credits
Cast 
Nico Randel, Maria Dragus, Jannik Schümann, Charlotte Woolfe, Etienne Halsdorf
Screenplay 
Émile V. Schlesser
Cinematographer 
Joel Froome
Sound 
Alain Goniva, Aaron Baustert
Set 
Christina Schaffer
Music 
Émile V. Schlesser
Production 
Kite Rock Pictures
Distribution 
Kite Rock Pictures
Biography

Born in Luxembourg, Émile V. Schlesser began his studies at the prestigious Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in Germany. He originally studied painting under his first teacher and acclaimed artist, Prof. Markus Lüpertz. He then shifted his focus to film and video while being mentored by video art pioneer Prof. Marcel Odenbach. Since his graduation in 2018, Émile V. Schlesser’s work has been exhibited in several important institutions and museums in Germany, while his films have been screened and won accolades at acclaimed film festivals around the globe. Superhero (2020) is his fourth short film.

Filmography
  • 2020 – Superhero (court-métrage / short / Kurzfilm)
  • 2016 – Roxy (court-métrage / short / Kurzfilm)
  • 2014 – Butsch (court-métrage / short / Kurzfilm)
  • 2013 – Wat elo? (série TV / TV series / Fernsehserie)
  • 2013 – Comeback: D’ganz Nuecht op (épisode de la série TV / episode of the TV series / Folge der Fernsehserie)
  • 2012 – Der Penner (court-métrage / short / Kurzfilm)