Léa Drucker and Martine Chevallier in Filippo Meneghetti’s feature film debut “Deux”, co-produced by Tarantula and one of three Luxembourg films so far scheduled for the Toronto International Film Festival.
Samsa, Tarantula, Deal Productions and Amour Fou will all have films screening at the Toronto International Film Festival.
As the Toronto International Film Festival, which runs from 5 to 15 September, starts unveiling its programming, four Luxembourg co-productions have been named among the official selection.
Filippo Meneghetti’s feature film debut “Deux”, co-produced by Tarantula in Luxembourg and Artémis Productions from Belgium, will be screened in the Discovery section at TIFF. The film, whose English title is “The Two Of Us” and was shot in Luxembourg last year, stars Martine Chevallier and Barbara Sukowa as two retirees living in the same apartment building who have secretly been in love for decades. Léa Drucker plays Chevalier’s daughter who starts to unveil the truth about the relationship.
Samsa’s documentary “Colectiv”, by Alexander Nanau, will follow up its screening at the Mostra in Venice with a showing in the TIFF Docs section. The harrowing film follows a team of investigative journalists in Romania as they uncover corruption in the country’s health service following the devastating fire at the Colectiv concert venue in 2015. Nanau’s excellent “Toto and his Sisters” won the documentary prize at the Luxembourg City Film Festival in 2015.
The third film confirmed for the festival is Jenna Cato Bass’s South African feminist western “Flatland”. The Deal Productions film, which was shown here at the Luxembourg City Film Festival in March, will receive its North American premier in the Contemporary World Cinema section.
And on Wednesday afternoon Amour Fou announced that its film “Red Fields/Mami” by Keren Yedaya will have its international premiere at TIFF. The film is described as a poetic and realistic adaptation of Hillel Mittelpunkt’s rock opera “Mami”. Produced with the support of Film Fund Luxembourg / Cineworld, “Red Fields/Mami” had its national premiere two weeks ago at the Jerusalem Film Festival where it won the awards for Best Music and Best Cinematography.