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Films From Luxembourg

This controversial film depicts a torrid relationship between two lovers who meet through an advertisement in a porn magazine, intent on sharing a fantasy. Featuring interviews with 'her' and 'him', the film shifts from present-day to flashback as it uncovers a love affair that evolves out of a ... Read more
Centered around Charlie Gaul's victory in the 1956 Tour de France this lyrical film explores mythologies, both personal and collective, that have grown up around this event and the nature of the myth itself.- (PH) ... Read more
“Jean-Baptiste Léonetti's mesmerizing first feature recalls the bitingly literate social commentary of Albert Camus, Aldous Huxley and Franz Kafka… with a little Terry Gilliam (circa Brazil) thrown in for good measure.” - Smells Like Screen Spirit ... In a dystopian future that frowns ... Read more
The only way Robin Wright can succeed in Hollywood's technicolour cesspit is to sell herself... literally. ... Ari Folman's follow-up to the heartrending rotoscoped war meditation Waltz With Bashir (MIFF 2008) is an audacious metaphysical sci-fi satire: a live action set-up that goes down the ... Read more
“A delightful melding of visual style and narrative pirouettes, Ernest & Celestine is a just-about-perfect hand drawn animated feature.” - Screen Daily ... Celestine is a little mouse trying to avoid a dental career; Ernest is a big bear craving an artistic outlet. When Celestine meets Ernest ... Read more
Fast Film is a chase through film-chases. Using print-outs of found-footage frames, which are then folded and animated, it is an extraordinarily stimulating trip through the history of action films. Screened in Official Competition at Cannes. ... Read more
Direct from Directors' Fortnight at this year's Cannes Film Festival, In the Beginning was the Eye is a film about narration and remembering; about the volatility of language and image and the tricks our sensual perception plays on us. Lurid postcards and filmed images of the exact locations are ... Read more
Marianne Faithfull is unforgettable as a middle-class, middle-aged frump who takes a job at a sex club. Maggie's small grandson, Olly, will die unless he gets to Australia for an operation that's only available in Melbourne. The boy's parents are broke and Maggie, a widow, has already sold her home ... Read more
A young woman in Brussels refuses to relinquish a summer relationship with her American boyfriend in Boston. Due in large part to the outstanding performance of Dominique Baeyens as 'Juliette', this film sustains our interest throughout. Beautifully paced and designed, full of subtlety and truth. ... Read more
Mecanomagie takes a stylish, performative path through the landscape of the Ardennes in northern Luxembourg. 'Live action' pixilated animation evokes a grounded paisant consc­iousness of 'natural forces' and folkloric myths of the humanoid Jitzerten that pass unnoticed across the country. Along ... Read more
A meticulously constructed film that looks back at lost childhood, through the poetry of Ernst Jandis. In this digital age such mere fragments of found/recycled footage act like traces that longingly resonate with the disappeatance of film itself. ... Read more
Surreal, demented and freakish, [The Ordeal] has sparked comparisons to the holy triptych of 'survival' horror films: [The Texas Chainsaw Massacre], [Straw Dogs] and [Deliverance]. With an undercurrent of perverse, black humour, it heads down a path that starts strangely and only gets weirder. ... Read more
“Family tragedy intermingles with gender politics in a strong showing from Belgian auteur Joachim Lafosse.” - Hollywood Reporter ... Inspired by the disturbing true story of a woman who killed her children and then gave herself into police, Our Children is a claustrophobic, psychological drama ... Read more
"Ultra-intense… Jardin might've taken his cue from an illegal stimulant, so speedy is the pace from the get-go." - Variety ... Vincent appears to be a committed family man, but scratch the surface and there's a darker side to this cop's life. He has a huge quantity of stolen cocaine, which ... Read more
"A joyous heartwarmer with an endearing Mark Twain meets Ken Loach vibe." - Screen International ... Two teenage brothers and their tag-along friend navigate a summer by themselves in an abandoned country cottage. As they scavenge for food, hunt for pot and pursue harebrained schemes to make money ... Read more
The countryside of five lands as their great painters have seen it during five centuries of landscape painting. ... Read more
“There's an almost telepathic or invisible support, like a cord that connects these two guys, because they've been together their whole life. And that kind of connection is something unique and is their strength.” - Leopard Trek manager Brian Nygaard ... Andy and Fränk Schleck, two of the ... Read more
Five kilos of cocaine, an Algerian father with a shadowy past and an Islamophobic bailiff collide on 11 September 2011. ... When foul-tempered civil servant François (the charismatic Hippolyte Giradot) arrives at a rundown Parisian apartment to serve an eviction notice on Mohand ... Read more
A manic and charismatic film that breaks all speed records for whimsy and slapstick. ... Housemates Indian, Cowboy and the love-struck Horse live in a rural town populated with a gaggle of plastic toys, including a hyperactive postman, musical farm animals and pointy-headed bad guys. Their ... Read more
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