Xavier Bettel is pictured with jury president, actress Jacqueline Bisset, and the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, at the opening of the Angoulème festival of Francophone film.
Photo: Christophe Blachet assisted by Cloé Harent for FFA
The prime minister, in his capacity as minister for media, travelled to the city in the south-west France for the opening ceremony. In its 12th year, the festival of Francophone film is paying homage to Luxembourg with a retrospective of 9 films ranging from 1937 documentary “Il est un petit pays” to Laura Schroeder’s 2017 feature film “Barrage” and including Oscar-winning animated short “M. Hublot” and the late Pol Cruchten’s 1996 film “Black Dju”--the festival is paying homage to the director who died in July.
In addition, Mélusine Production’s “Les hirondelles de Kaboul”, directed by Zabou Breitman and Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec, is screening in the festival’s official competition.