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LUXEMBOURG 2019

Luxembourg City Film Festival unveils its 2019 programme

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- Luxembourg City Film Festival, which runs from 7-17 March, has released its 9th festival programme

Luxembourg City Film Festival unveils its 2019 programme
The Ground Beneath My Feet by Marie Kreutzer

There’s been a notable change to the structure of this year's Luxembourg City Film Festival (7 to 17 March), with screenings due to take place throughout the day. In addition to evening showings, screenings will also take place on weekend mornings, while events for younger audiences will now be open to everyone on weekdays. Festivities are due to kick off on 7 March, with Sebastián Lelio's latest film, Gloria Bell, opening the festival. The film stars Julianne Moore as a divorced woman in search of love. Matthew McConaughey also delivers an excellent performance in Harmony Korine's latest film, The Beach Bum [+see also:
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, which will be screened on 17 March as an international premiere.

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Among the ten fiction films in competition, fans of cinema from the Great East will enjoy the Austrian film, The Ground Beneath My Feet [+see also:
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 by Marie Kreutzer, a women-led drama about long-standing relationships and family secrets. While Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s The Realm [+see also:
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, a Franco-Spanish co-production about corruption in politics, and Steve Krikris's Greek film The Waiter [+see also:
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 will also be screened. France remains the primary financial partner of most films in the category, with co-productions such as Birds of Passage [+see also:
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 by Cristina Gallego and Ciro GuerraThe Man Who Surprised Everyone [+see also:
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 by Natasha Merkulova and Aleksey Chupov, and Rojo [+see also:
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 by Benjamin Naishtat. The documentary competition is also full of surprises, with Ben Lawrence's Austrian production GhosthunterAgostino Ferrente's Italian film Selfie [+see also:
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Alisa Kovalenko's Home Games [+see also:
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, and Still Recording [+see also:
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 by Saeed Al Batal and Ghiath Ayoub, a portrait of a Syria devastated by war.

The Made in Luxembourg selection is also full of promise, featuring Angelo [+see also:
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by Markus Schleinzer, California Dreaming [+see also:
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by Fabrizio MalteseFlatland [+see also:
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 by Jenna BassPeitruss [+see also:
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 by Max JacobySawah [+see also:
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interview: Adolf El Assal
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by Adolf El AssalTremors [+see also:
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interview: Jayro Bustamante
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 by Jayro Bustamante and Zero Impunity [+see also:
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 by Nicolas BliesStéphane Hueber-Blies and Denis Lambert.

Film buffs will be pleased to hear that various filmmakers will be teaching masterclasses, including Darius KhondjiWoody Allen's chief cinematographer (Irrational Man, 2015) and James Gray (The Immigrant [+see also:
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, 2013), among others. Also invited to participate at the festival’s ninth edition is the world-renowned creator Abderrahmane Sissako, director of Bamako [+see also:
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 (2006, Council of Europe Film Award) and Timbuktu [+see also:
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 (2014).

More than 220 films and events are due to take place over the 11 days of festivities, as part of a programme that goes from strength to strength year upon year. This year’s festival is guaranteed to delight even the most discerning moviegoers. The programme is available in its entirety on the event website.

(Translated from French)

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