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THE LIVING WITNESSES

31 May 2019
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THE LIVING WITNESSES is a film tying the past to the present: from anti-Semitism, racism and the Holocaust of the Second World War to the new wave of racism emerging throughout Europe today.

Following three living witnesses from the Second World War, survivors of deportation or concentration camps and three students from Luxembourg either born here or immigrated from Syria or the Ivory Coast. With the deportation and the extermination of Jews in mind, the six living witnesses discover how crimes against humanity still play a considerable role in the consciousness of our societies today. We are still living in the post Second World War era, but the “never again” statements seem to fade away.

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KIRUNA A BRAND NEW WORLD

29 May 2019
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Located more than 200 km above the polar circle, the Swedish mining town Kiruna is built on the world’s largest and most modern iron ore mining tunnel, which created a significant income for the Swedish government. However, due to the mining the city has started to collapse and in order to save the industry, the city council together with the mining company LKAB have decided to move the town and its citizens 3 kilometres to the east. In doing so, the town has turned a  potential disaster into a  great opportunity. The new Kiruna will be an even more progressive, even better society for the future. But is it even possible to plan an ideal world?
On the backdrop of a  moving city, the citizens of the New Kiruna are fighting their own battles. We follow the teacher Timo, a  local activist against the moving, the teenage Sami girl Maja who is discovering her family roots and cultural heritage as well as Abdalrahman, a teenage boy from Yemen, who came to the town as a refugee and slowly realizes that it takes more than just a paper to become a Swede.
The seemingly very different characters are facing the same questions as the city is looking for its place. They are starting their personal search for identity, values and a greater future. KIRUNA – A BRAND NEW WORLD is a  portrait of a  utopian and dystopian town as well as a  hard-hitting reflection of today’s society.

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SUPERJHEMP RETURNS

29 May 2019
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To save his small country from cosmic annihilation, a superhero in midlife crisis must face his greatest fear: his family!

“Superjhemp Retörns” became with 10 prints and more than 60.000 admissions in 3 months the most successful Luxembourgish film of all time and the film of the year 2018, box office No 1 beating “The Avengers”.

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JUSTICE_DOT_NET

29 May 2019
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Jake De Long is one of the top computer programmers in the world. Hiding in an abandoned warehouse in Luxembourg, he is working on a secret website to be launched soon. As he does, he is warned that the police have discovered his whereabouts and are about to storm in. He manages to escape and fly back to Canada, where his colleague Valérie is waiting for him to get on with their life mission: the kidnapping of four very influential personalities. An oil tycoon, a renowned businessman, a minister of the environment and a very secretive foreign woman. The goal is to make them admit to their environmental sins, while being broadcasted live through a major website created by Jake and called: JUSTICE.NET.

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TOY GUN

29 May 2019
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A fun and gritty dark comedy about a meek young man (Ruggero) who impulsively robs a bank to prove to his ex-wife that he is courageous and masculine.
A police investigation engulfs everyone except our unassuming hero who is completely ignored.
Through a set of hilarious coincidences, he gets away with the robbery, while corrupt bank officials take the fall for what looks like an inside job.
Ruggero discovers the crime world of loan sharks and thugs he’s gotten into.

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SIDI KABA ET LA PORTE DU RETOUR

29 May 2019
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Dans un petit village de la côte Ouest africaine, le jeune Sidi Kaba vit paisiblement avec sa famille, à l’abri des hommes de la mer qui « dévorent » depuis des siècles ses semblables.
Ce soir, le village est en fête. Les jeunes initiés ont trouvé leur animal Totem ! Sidi admire son grand frère Azou, dont l’ombre de la panthère se projette sur le rocher ancestral. Lui aussi rêve de trouver son Totem. Avec ses jeunes amis, Abdou et les jumeaux, ils se sentent prêts ! Ils ont d’ailleurs prévu de se rendre dans la forêt interdite, tôt ce matin.
Hélas, les hommes de la mer, emmenés par le terrible Capitaine Sacabas, profitent de sa naïveté pour le suivre et attaquer son village. Azou est capturé tandis que leur père agonise. Il semble qu’il n’y ait plus d’espoir. A la cime d’un arbre, Sidi voit son grand frère passer la Porte Sans Retour, embarqué de force sur le navire de Sacabas.
Inconscient du danger, il s’élance dans l’océan mais une lame de fond l’emporte. Alors qu’il sombre dans les profondeurs, la déesse Mamy Wata vient à son secours et propose de l’aider à retrouver son frère. En échange, Sidi doit la réhabiliter auprès de son peuple !
A l’abri dans le ventre d’une baleine, le petit Sidi Kaba se lance dans une incroyable aventure, où le sort de son frère et celui des esclaves de l’Ile à Sucre dépendent d’une bataille homérique entre résistants marrons, esclavagistes et divinités oubliées !

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AFRICAN EMPIRE

29 May 2019
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AFRICAN EMPIRES est une série évènement de 4 x 52’ qui propose de découvrir l’Histoire des plus grands royaumes d’Afrique.

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FANON

29 May 2019
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Frantz Fanon vient d’être nommé médecin-chef à l’hôpital psychiatrique de  Blida en Algérie. Très vite, ses méthodes innovantes et le traitement huma-niste qu’il accorde aux patients algériens lui attirent les foudres de ses confrères et du Directeur de l’établissement.

Mais Frantz Fanon n’est pas homme à se laisser marcher sur les pieds. Sa dé-termination et ses idées suscitent l’intérêt du FLN et de son chef Abane Ramdane, qui lui propose de rallier la cause.
Dans un contexte où les tensions entre l’armée française et le FLN sont de plus en plus palpables, Frantz Fanon fait figure de traitre. Il se retrouve, avec sa femme Josie, prie dans un tourbillon de violence qui les conduit à prendre fait et cause pour l’indépendance de l’Algérie.

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LOST IN THE 80s

29 May 2019
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LOST IN THE 80s is a documentary about the social, political and cultural situation in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg during the decade oft the 1980’s. Lead by two fictional characters, the narrative aims to depict a profound portrait of what this country looked like more than 30 years ago.

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BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH

29 May 2019
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A love story about divorce.. a road movie – a journey to the most unexpected places.  The film takes Tamer, the son of a revolutionary killed in Beirut in the 70’s and Salma, a Palestinian girl from Nazareth – living in the West Bank.  After 5 years of marriage, they receive permission to enter Israel.. only to get a divorce. Upon reaching the court, they are told that Tamer’s father (who is dead) still has residence in the country and they need to find his former partner, an Iraqi Jewish woman,  in order to finalise their divorce.

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