Luxembourg life in all its various facets
This summer RTL Today is presenting a new 24-part documentary series taking an offbeat look at Luxembourg life. While they are subtitled in English, there is no voice-over, with people speaking their various languages. The series was first broadcast on RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg in 2015.
Each episode is the work of a different director from the K-13 collective. He or she follows a person within their community, permitting the spectator, through that person's daily life, dreams and personal conflicts, to immerse themselves in a new reality. Containing no commentary or judgements, the series is inspired by documentary observation films, giving each producer the chance to offer his own view on a given situation.
routwäissgro: episode 12 - Holidays at last
Directed by: Yann Tonnar
The Pentecost holidays have arrived and half of Luxembourg sails across the Mediterranean Sea, aboard the ‘Päischtcroisière’ ship. Among them are Chris and Christiane. 21 year-old Chris is in a wheelchair and completely dependent on his mother for food, transport and even communication. But that doesn’t stop them having a good time. Holidays at last takes us on their adventures on the ‘Päischtcroisière’ 2015.
About Yann Tonnar
After completing an MA in Visual Culture at the University of London in Middlesex, Yann Tonnar starts off as a reporter for RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg in 1999. He completes various internships at production companies in Paris and Berlin and then trains at the New York Film Academy in 2003. Back in Luxembourg, he sets up as an independent director and makes documentaries, often shining a light on society (Weilerbach, Schrebergaart, Mir wëllen net bleiwen), and at the same time he cultivates a strong link to the musical world (the film De Bopebistro Tour, as well as numerous video clips), and to theatre and art (with the film Atelier Luxembourg and by regularly working with Casino Luxembourg – forum of contemporary art). He wrote and directed two episodes of the sitcom Weemseesdet and he is the creative producer of the series routwäissgro. He is also general secretary of LARS, the Luxembourg association of directors and screenwriters.