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3 Luxembourg films in Cannes spotlight



Representatives of Film Fund Luxembourg and the grand duchy’s cinema sector are seen during the 74th Cannes film festival. Film Fund Luxembourg/Thibaut Demeyer

Representatives of Film Fund Luxembourg and the grand duchy’s cinema sector are seen during the 74th Cannes film festival. Film Fund Luxembourg/Thibaut Demeyer

The grand duchy’s film sector was in the limelight at the Luxembourg pavilion during this year’s Cannes film festival.

Three Luxembourg films were officially selected for the 74th Cannes film festival, held 6-15 July 2021.

The three selections were The Restless, directed by Joachim Lafosse and produced by Samsa Film, in the feature film category; Where is Anne Frank, directed by Ari Folman and produced by Samsa Film and Doghouse Studio, in the animated feature category; and, The Summit of the Gods, directed by Patrick Imbert and produced by Mélusine Productions, an animated feature film screened outside the competition.

The films were centre-stage during Luxembourg Day at the Luxembourg film sector’s pavilion. “With three world premiere selections, the know-how, professionalism and dynamism of Luxembourg’s 7th art industry were once again highlighted [at Cannes],” Film Fund Luxembourg said in a press release on 12 July.

About 20 Luxembourg film industry organisations attended. The Luxembourg actress Vicky Krieps, who has appeared in three Cannes-selected films, was likewise in attendance.

Separately, Film Fund Luxembourg and the Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual Portugal signed a Luxembourg-Portugal audiovisual co-development accord during the industry event.