The Luxembourg-born actor and comedian Anne Klein appears in the Oscar-nominated short film The Red Suitcase, which is set in Findel Airport.

She spoke with Melissa Dalton on The Home Stretch on RTL Today Radio.

'The Red Suitcase' tells the story of a veiled 16-year-old Iranian girl who is frightened to take her red suitcase from the luggage carousel at Luxembourg's Findel Airport. She is scared of leaving the baggage area as there is someone waiting for her who she doesn't want to see.

Director Cyrus Neshvad says "the aim of my film is to abolish women's oppression all over the world" and that he hopes his short can help change the situation for women in Iran who are fighting for their rights.

The Red Suitcase Trailer

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Anne plays the role of a suspicious and "slightly racist" border guard, who is checking the girl's suitcase and questioning her.

She told Melissa about the moment she found out about the Oscar nomination. Anne said she was "in a shop buying hairclips" when the Academy announced the nomination, when she got a message from a friend saying "congratulations". She described finding out about the news as "quite mad but very exciting".

Anne told Melissa that she is trying to get a ticket to attend the ceremony, as places are strictly limited. After the interview, she emailed RTL Today to confirm that she will be attending the ceremony!

The Oscars take place on the evening of 12 March local time, which is the early hours of 13 March in Luxembourg time. RTL Today will certainly be keeping our fingers crossed!

About Anne

Anne is a Luxembourgish actor and comedian. She studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland as well as RADA in London, and is now based between Luxembourg and London.

She has been shortlisted for the BBC New Comedy Award, as well as being a finalist at the Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year Award and a regional finalist for Funny Women.

She also appears in Season 1 of iconic Luxembourg crime drama 'Capitani', and can be seen on the stand-up circuit around the Grand Duchy.

Listen to the full interview below:

Anne Klein discusses Oscar-nominated short 'The Red Suitcase'