The 12th edition of the Festival du film francophone d'Angoulême pays hommage to Luxembourgish cinema by showing nine productions from the Grand Duchy.
The Festival du film francophone d'Angoulême (Festival of French language films of Angoulême) reserves part of its programme for an hommage to Luxembourgish film. This news was announced at a press conference in Paris on Tuesday morning.
In addition, the Luxembourgish co-production by Mélusine Productions, "Les Hirondelles de Kaboul", directed by Zabou Breitman and Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec, is in the running for this year's Valois d'Or.
The organisers of the festival have also promised an hommage to the late filmmaker Pol Cruchten. The Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, as well as the Grand Ducal couple are attending the festival.
In total six films, a documentary and two short films will be shown:
- Il est un petit pays (1937), documentary by René Leclère produced by Henry-N. Vachon;
- L’homme aux nerfs modernes (1988), short film by Bady Minck produced by Bady Minck and Stefan Stratil;
- Mr Hublot (2014), short film by Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares, a production by Zeilt Productions;
- Nuit de noces (Hochzäitsnuecht)(1992), feature film by Pol Cruchten and produced by Videopress;
- Black Dju (1996), feature film by Pol Cruchten, a Samsa Film production;
- Réfractaire (2009), feature film by Nicolas Steil produced by Iris Productions;
- Préjudice (2016), feature film by Antoine Cuypers co-produced by Samsa Film;
- Croc-blanc (2017), animated feature film by Alexandre Espigares produced by Bidibul Productions;
- Barrage (2017), feature film by Laura Schroeder produced by Red Lion.
The Festival du film francophone d'Angoulême takes place 20 to 25 August.