Passes for the capital city’s international film festival went on sale on Monday 16 February.
Now in its fifth year, Luxembourg City Film Festival (which opens on 28 February) needs little introduction. The festival programme includes premier screenings of internationally acclaimed films, the debut features of promising directors, a slew of fascinating documentaries, a great youth section and the chance for Luxembourg film makers to showcase their work to a broad audience--several feature films and documentaries as well as an evening of short films by local talent will be screened.
The festival attracts a wealth of international talent both jury members as well as guest directors, actors and producers who are all accessible to audiences throughout the fest.
This year’s highlights include Tim Burton’s Big Eyes (as the opening movie), Iranian director Jafar Panahi’s Taxi (shot while he was officially banned from film making and the winner of this month’s Golden Bear prize in Berlin) and the latest film by Noah Baumbach, While We’re Young (photo), starring Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Amanda Siefried and the go-to quirky New York male character actor Adam Driver (from Girls).
Individual tickets for screenings can be purchased as usual, but our advice is to get hold of a Discovery Pass. This provides access to the holder to all public screenings--except special events. Holders simply show their pass and obtain a physical ticket for each screening.
The pass costs €20 and can be purchased in person at the box offices of the Utopia and Utopolis cinemas or at the Cinémathèque.
Ciné Utopia, ave du Faïencerie, Luxembourg-Limpertsberg
Utopolis, ave JF Kennedy, Luxembourg-Kirchberg
Cinémathèque, place du Théâtre, Luxembourg-Centre
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