Jan 08 2010

Réfractaire @ Palm Springs

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Réfractaire (aka DRAFT DODGERS) on January 08th and 10th at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

When the Nazis annex Luxembourg, François must make a choice: either be conscripted and fight the Allies on the Russian front, or become a draft dodger living underground. This gritty psychological drama depicts a world in which his fascist father and shackled nation are weapons in a war for his identity.

Filmmaker expected to attend: Director Nicolas Steil

DIRECTOR: Nicolas Steil
Producer: Nicolas Steil, Gerard Ruey
Editor: Lorédana Cristelli
Screenwriter: Jean-Louis Schlesser, Nicolas Steil
Cinematographer: Denis Jutzeler
Music: Andre Mergenthaler, Michel Wintsch
Principal Cast: Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Marianne Basler, Carlo Brandt, Michel Voïta, Thierry Van Werveke, Charles Muller
Filmography: Debut Feature
Sponsors:
Consulate General of Belgium, Consulate General of Switzerland, Film Fund Luxembourg, French Embassy: LA Film & TV Office, Quebec Delegation in Los Angeles, TV5 Monde
http://www.psfilmfest.org/festival/film/detail.aspx?id=21189&FID=40

The French-Belgian-Swiss fiction film “Home” by Ursula Meier will represent Switzerland and the Luxemburg-Swiss film “Réfractaire” by Nicolas Steil the country of Luxemburg at the 21st Palm Springs International Film Festival, which showcases foreign language Oscar submissions as nominees for Best Foreign Language Film. A screening at the festival, held in Southern California from January 5 to 18, 2010, is a major step towards garnering a nomination for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

The 38-year-old director Ursula Meier will travel to Palm Springs to present her feature film debut personally to the festival audience and numerous Academy members. Ursula Meier’s film “Home” has boasted an impressive international festival career since its world premiere in the Critics’ Week section in Cannes 2008, with cinematic releases in over 40 countries. The film was launched several weeks ago in the USA and was very positively received by the press.

Micha Lewinsky was presented as a candidate for a nomination last year with the film “Der Freund“ in Palm Springs and has been invited this year again by the Festival to screen his most recent comedy “Die Standesbeamtin” in the World Cinema Now section. The Luxemburg film “Réfractaire”, also screened in the Awards Buzz section, was coproduced by CAB Productions in Lausanne.

Zurich, January 4, 2010

link:

www.psfilmfest.org

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Réfractaire (aka DRAFT DODGERS) on January 08th and 10th at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

When the Nazis annex Luxembourg, François must make a choice: either be conscripted and fight the Allies on the Russian front, or become a draft dodger living underground. This gritty psychological drama depicts a world in which his fascist father and shackled nation are weapons in a war for his identity.

Filmmaker expected to attend: Director Nicolas Steil

DIRECTOR: Nicolas Steil
Producer: Nicolas Steil, Gerard Ruey
Editor: Lorédana Cristelli
Screenwriter: Jean-Louis Schlesser, Nicolas Steil
Cinematographer: Denis Jutzeler
Music: Andre Mergenthaler, Michel Wintsch
Principal Cast: Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Marianne Basler, Carlo Brandt, Michel Voïta, Thierry Van Werveke, Charles Muller
Filmography: Debut Feature
Sponsors:
Consulate General of Belgium, Consulate General of Switzerland, Film Fund Luxembourg, French Embassy: LA Film & TV Office, Quebec Delegation in Los Angeles, TV5 Monde
http://www.psfilmfest.org/festival/film/detail.aspx?id=21189&FID=40

The French-Belgian-Swiss fiction film “Home” by Ursula Meier will represent Switzerland and the Luxemburg-Swiss film “Réfractaire” by Nicolas Steil the country of Luxemburg at the 21st Palm Springs International Film Festival, which showcases foreign language Oscar submissions as nominees for Best Foreign Language Film. A screening at the festival, held in Southern California from January 5 to 18, 2010, is a major step towards garnering a nomination for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

The 38-year-old director Ursula Meier will travel to Palm Springs to present her feature film debut personally to the festival audience and numerous Academy members. Ursula Meier’s film “Home” has boasted an impressive international festival career since its world premiere in the Critics’ Week section in Cannes 2008, with cinematic releases in over 40 countries. The film was launched several weeks ago in the USA and was very positively received by the press.

Micha Lewinsky was presented as a candidate for a nomination last year with the film “Der Freund“ in Palm Springs and has been invited this year again by the Festival to screen his most recent comedy “Die Standesbeamtin” in the World Cinema Now section. The Luxemburg film “Réfractaire”, also screened in the Awards Buzz section, was coproduced by CAB Productions in Lausanne.

Zurich, January 4, 2010

link:

www.psfilmfest.org

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