Another documentary, Luxembourg co-production “The Spirit of the Game” is scheduled for Wednesday. Directed by Liam McEvoy, the film delves into the world of the Luxembourg Puckers ice hockey team. The later screening on Wednesday is first-time director xxx’s dysfunctional family drama “The Grandisons” which brings actor Julian Nest, a familiar face in the Luxembourg film industry, back to the grand duchy.
Another double bill takes place during the festival’s “vintage evening” on 19 September with the screening of Oscar winning historical sports drama “Chariots of Fire” and classic comedy “Educating Rita”.
Drama takes centre stage on Friday. First up is “Hurt by Paradise”, directed by and starring Greta Bellamacina as a a single mother trying to carve out a career as a poet in modern-day London. It has been described as “Woody Allen meets Frances Ha”. Then there is another Luxembourg co-production in the shape of Ivan Kavanagh’s dark western “Never Grow Old”, which was made by , the Iris Productions and stars John Cusack and Emile Hirsch.
Closing the festival on 21 September is the Luxembourg avant-premiere of the highly anticipated big screen outing for “Downton Abbey” (photo Universal Pictures)