Carey Mulligan stars in Emerald Fennell’s #MeToo revenge thriller “Promising Young Woman”, which opens the Luxembourg City Film Festival on 5 March.
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The 2020 Luxembourg City Film Festival programme was unveiled on Tuesday, and it features some fascinating films from around the world and close to home.
A screening of the highly anticipated Carey Mulligan-starrer “Promising Young Woman” kicks off the 10th edition of the Luxembourg City Film Festival with a bang on Thursday 5 March. But there are plenty more highlights in a 11-day programme, including 10 films in the official feature film competition and 6 in the documentary competition, the winners of both of which will be selected by international juries.
Among the English-language films in the feature film competition are the recent winner of the “outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer” prize at the Baftas, Mark Jenkin’s highly acclaimed and quite unique Cornish drama “Bait”, and Shannon Murphy’s crushing Australian coming-of-age dramedy “Babyteeth”. But other films in competition such as the beautifully harrowing Colombian drama “Valley of Lost Souls” and the superb Portuguese WWI in Africa road movie “Mosquito”, intimate Korean domestic drama “Moving On” and post-apocalyptic Ukrainian drama “Atlantis” are all worth viewing and will be screened with English subtitles.
The documentary competition includes devastating Luxembourg co-production “Colectiv” about an investigation into a fatal nightclub fire in Bucharest in 2015, Mexican ambulance chase thriller “Midnight Family”, and Filipino domestic worker insight “Overseas”.
Luxembourg films premiering at the festival include Christian Neuman’s horror movie “Skinwalker”, Bruce McDonald’s weirdly wonderful “Dreamland” and Nouri Bouzid’s Syrian drama “The Scarecrows”. As usual, an evening of recent Luxembourg short films will also be screened.
The festival also features a number of workshops and masterclasses from special guests including such notable names as Greek veteran director Costa-Gavras and award-winning Irish animation director Tomm Moore.
Throughout the festival Delano will be taking a deeper insight into our film of the day pick from the programme.