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Luxembourg City Film Festival unveils its programme

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- Thomas Vinterberg’s The Commune and nine other titles are to be shown in competition at the gathering

Luxembourg City Film Festival unveils its programme
The Commune by Thomas Vinterberg

Still enthusiastic about the success of its previous edition – which beat all attendance records – the Luxembourg City Film Festival (LCFF) has entered the final weeks of preparations for its sixth edition, which will unspool from 25 February-6 March at several venues in the Grand Duchy’s capital.

A competitive event since 2012, the LCFF features two main prizes – fiction (€10,000) and documentary (€5,000) – in addition to a Youth Prize worth €2,000.

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The fiction competition section will present a total of ten recent titles, nine of which were produced or co-produced by European companies: Alias Maria [+see also:
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by José Luis Rugeles Gracia (Colombia, Argentina, France), Couple in a Hole [+see also:
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interview: Tom Geens
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by Tom Geens (UK, Belgium, France), Frenzy [+see also:
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interview: Emin Alper
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by Emin Alper (Turkey, France, Qatar), The Commune [+see also:
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interview: Thomas Vinterberg
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by Thomas Vinterberg (Denmark), Land of Mine [+see also:
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interview: Louis Hofmann
interview: Martin Zandvliet
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by Martin Zandvliet (Denmark, Germany), Neon Bull [+see also:
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by Gabriel Mascaro (Brazil, Uruguay, the Netherlands), Sunset Song [+see also:
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interview: Terence Davies
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by Terence Davies (UK, Luxembourg), The Here After [+see also:
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interview: Magnus von Horn
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by Magnus von Horn (Sweden, Poland, France), Wild [+see also:
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by Nicolette Krebitz (Germany) and Applesauce by Onur Tukel (US).

Furthermore, the documentary competition will present eight titles, including Eldorado [+see also:
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, co-directed by Rui Eduardo Abreu, Thierry Besseling and Loïc Tanson, a Luxembourgish production following four descendants of the Portuguese emigration to the Grand Duchy.

Eldorado is actually just one of the nine local titles (including both fiction films and documentaries) set to be presented at the festival, which has even created a cross-cutting section named “Made in/with Luxembourg”, which aims to underline the presence of local talent in international co-productions, particularly with neighbouring countries Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. The section will present, among others, Florian Gallenberger’s Colonia [+see also:
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and 50 Days in the Desert [+see also:
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, which photographer-turned-director Fabrizio Maltese shot in Morocco during the principal photography of Joachim Lafosse’s The White Knights [+see also:
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interview: Joachim Lafosse
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Chinese director and screenwriter Xiaoshuai Wang will head up the international jury, which also includes Cuban director Gerardo Chijona, Russian/French actress Dinara Drukarova and French author Vincent Ravalec.

The films will be screened at a number of locations, including the Cinémathèque, Ciné Utopia, Utopolis, the Magic Mirrors headquarters and Cercle Cité.

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