Locarno film festival prize for Lux co-production

Publicity shot of  Hinterland Photo: Beta Cinema

Publicity shot of Hinterland Photo: Beta Cinema

Feature film Hinterland, co-produced by a Luxembourg firm, on Saturday won the audience award at Locarno’s 74th international film festival.

The thriller is set in 1920s Vienna--in the aftermath of the First World War and the fall of the Austro-Hungarian empire. A former detective, Peter Berg, returns to the city after having spent years as a prisoner of war in Siberia. When other former prisoners are killed, he begins his investigation.

Co-produced by Amour Fou Luxembourg, parts of the film were shot at the Filmland studios in Kehlen. Local sound artist and composer Kyan Bayani composed the original score. Luxembourg actor Marc Limpach stars in the film, which also employed costume designers, gaffers and production and post-production staff from the grand duchy.

Hinterland celebrated its world premiere at the Locarno film festival on 6 August. It is set for release in Luxembourg in October this year.