Sep 11 2012

Luxembourg film continues to go strong on festival circuit

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SOURCE: http://www.wort.lu

(CS) Luxembourg’s film industry has been quietly invading the international film festival circuit with features and shorts in the line-up of major European festivals, including the Mostra in Venice, which wraps up this week, and the upcoming BFI London Film Festival.

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The year was off to a good start with a Luxembourg co-production in the running for an Academy Award as best foreign language film. While Bullhead, co-produced by Samsa Film’s Belgian sister company Artemis Productions, failed to nab one of the golden statues, the year continued with three Luxembourg films at the Cannes festival.

As the festival summer continues, the Venice film festival, known by fans as the Mostra, saw more co-productions on the silver screen. Tango Libre, Keep Smiling and Pinocchio were three films co-produced by the companies in the Grand Duchy that made it to the prestigious festival in Italy.

As the festival wraps up on September 8, the next highlight for film fans, the BFI London Film Festival, is already around the corner. Kicking off on October 10, the festival will also feature Tango Libre in its line-up, as well as “À perdre la raison” and Ernest & Célestine, which both already screened in Cannes.

Luxembourg was also the setting for several international productions this year, with stars such as Jean Dujardin, of The Artist fame, and Jessica Paré, who most recently starred in hit TV show Mad Men, having filmed in the Grand Duchy.

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SOURCE: http://www.wort.lu

(CS) Luxembourg’s film industry has been quietly invading the international film festival circuit with features and shorts in the line-up of major European festivals, including the Mostra in Venice, which wraps up this week, and the upcoming BFI London Film Festival.

lopez

The year was off to a good start with a Luxembourg co-production in the running for an Academy Award as best foreign language film. While Bullhead, co-produced by Samsa Film’s Belgian sister company Artemis Productions, failed to nab one of the golden statues, the year continued with three Luxembourg films at the Cannes festival.

As the festival summer continues, the Venice film festival, known by fans as the Mostra, saw more co-productions on the silver screen. Tango Libre, Keep Smiling and Pinocchio were three films co-produced by the companies in the Grand Duchy that made it to the prestigious festival in Italy.

As the festival wraps up on September 8, the next highlight for film fans, the BFI London Film Festival, is already around the corner. Kicking off on October 10, the festival will also feature Tango Libre in its line-up, as well as “À perdre la raison” and Ernest & Célestine, which both already screened in Cannes.

Luxembourg was also the setting for several international productions this year, with stars such as Jean Dujardin, of The Artist fame, and Jessica Paré, who most recently starred in hit TV show Mad Men, having filmed in the Grand Duchy.

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