Luxembourg is placing its hopes in gripping drama “Barrage”, shot mostly at the Lac de la Haute Sûre, for the 2018 Oscars.
The Red Lion co-production has been selected by the national selection commission to represent Luxembourg in the ninetieth edition of the awards in the “Best Foreign Film” category.
Luxembourg national audiovisual centre announced the selection in a press release published on Friday.
The film is written by Laura Schroeder and the French novelist Marie Nimier and follows three generations of women.
It features Lolita Chammah, Isabelle Huppert as well as Themis Pauwels, while Luxembourg actors Charles Müller, Marja-Leena Juncker and Luc Schiltz complete the casting.
“Barrage” celebrated its world premiere in February 2017 in the Forum section of the 67th Berlinale for which it was the first feature film by a Luxembourg filmmaker to be selected. The Luxembourgish premiere took place in March 2017 at the Luxembourg City Film Festival and it was also presented at a handful of other film festivals.
The shortlist for the “Best Foreign Film” will be announced on January 23, 2018.
The last time a Luxembourg co-production won an Oscar was in 2014 for “Mr Hublot”, by Zeilt Productions.