Venice prize for samsa film


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Film: Fréderic Fonteyne’s Tango Libre, co-produced by Luxembourg’s samsa film has been awarded the Orizzonti Jury Prize at the Venice film festival.

Fonteyne, most famous for his drama Une liaison pornographique (also co-produced by samsa) was in Venice to collect the prize alongside his cast and crew. His latest film was filmed partially in Luxembourg, using local crew and creative talent such as sound engineer Carlo Thoss.

Tango Libre tells the story of a prison inmate (played by Sergi Lopez) whose wife (Anne Paulicevich, who also wrote the story) ends up partnering one of the prison guards at a dance class. This so upsets the prisoner, that he asks a fellow inmate from Argentina to give him Tango lessons.  Meanwhile, the guard is left in a dilemma. He wants to dance with the wife again, but to maintain contact with her would be to break prison rules.

The Orizzonti section at Venice, one of the most important film festivals  in the world, is devoted to new tendencies in world cinema. Tango Libre was co-produced with samsa’s sister companies Artémis Productions from Belgium and Liaison Cinématographique from France.  The film is due for release in the cinema sometime in November.