Mar 24 2015

Luxembourg film enters Stockholm festival competition

Published by at 01:21 under Iris Production

SOURCE: http://www.wort.lu

(CS) Luxembourg film Baby(a)lone has been chosen as part of the line-up of this year’s junior branch of the Stockholm International Film Festival.

The programme focuses on films for children and teenagers, and celebrates its 16th edition this year. Unlike the Luxembourg City Film Festival, the Stockholm festival runs its youth line-up separately to the rest of the international programme. The 25th Stockholm International Film Festival was hosted in November 2014.

The selection sends Baby(a)lone off on a good start on the festival circuit, however.

The film, directed by Donato Rotunno, premiered on the closing night of LuxFilmFest and has been on general release in Luxembourg since March 11.

Produced by Iris Productions, it tells the story of two young teenagers who are every day confronted with sex, drugs and violence at their school. Veering into social problem film territory, the film is a delicate portrait of youth, and the pressures and isolation felt by today’s teens, of feeling misunderstood but in need of love, even if the latter is uncool.

Based on Tullio Forgiarini’s novel “Amok – Eng Lëtzebuerger Liebeschronik” (Amok – A Luxembourg Love Chronicle), the film was shot in Luxembourgish and screens in Luxembourg cinemas with German and French subtitles.

In Stockholm, it will be shown with English subtitles, as one of eight films in competition for the Bronze Horse award. The winning film will be chosen by a jury of teenagers, programme coordinator Tor Nyman explained to wort.lu/en.

“Baby(a)lone is a very strong film,” he added. “The cast is amazing and the overall production is great. Adding that it’s a film from Luxembourg makes it even more interesting from our point of view since very few titles from Luxembourg reach the Swedish audience.”

In total, 40 films aimed at audiences aged 6 to 19 are shown at the festival that runs from April 13 to 17, with only films suitable for children aged 11 and over eligible for selection for the competition.

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SOURCE: http://www.wort.lu

(CS) Luxembourg film Baby(a)lone has been chosen as part of the line-up of this year’s junior branch of the Stockholm International Film Festival.

The programme focuses on films for children and teenagers, and celebrates its 16th edition this year. Unlike the Luxembourg City Film Festival, the Stockholm festival runs its youth line-up separately to the rest of the international programme. The 25th Stockholm International Film Festival was hosted in November 2014.

The selection sends Baby(a)lone off on a good start on the festival circuit, however.

The film, directed by Donato Rotunno, premiered on the closing night of LuxFilmFest and has been on general release in Luxembourg since March 11.

Produced by Iris Productions, it tells the story of two young teenagers who are every day confronted with sex, drugs and violence at their school. Veering into social problem film territory, the film is a delicate portrait of youth, and the pressures and isolation felt by today’s teens, of feeling misunderstood but in need of love, even if the latter is uncool.

Based on Tullio Forgiarini’s novel “Amok – Eng Lëtzebuerger Liebeschronik” (Amok – A Luxembourg Love Chronicle), the film was shot in Luxembourgish and screens in Luxembourg cinemas with German and French subtitles.

In Stockholm, it will be shown with English subtitles, as one of eight films in competition for the Bronze Horse award. The winning film will be chosen by a jury of teenagers, programme coordinator Tor Nyman explained to wort.lu/en.

“Baby(a)lone is a very strong film,” he added. “The cast is amazing and the overall production is great. Adding that it’s a film from Luxembourg makes it even more interesting from our point of view since very few titles from Luxembourg reach the Swedish audience.”

In total, 40 films aimed at audiences aged 6 to 19 are shown at the festival that runs from April 13 to 17, with only films suitable for children aged 11 and over eligible for selection for the competition.

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