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A REAL VERMEER

17 October 2017
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In the 1920’s Han van Meegeren is considered a very talented painter who meets the actress Jólanka Lakatos, the wife of Abraham Bredius, the most important art critic of his day. Bredius ruthlessly takes revenge on Han by vilifying his work in public. Han van Meegeren then moves to France, concentrating on one thing only: revenge on Bredius by painting a perfect Johannes Vermeer.

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BLUE FOR A MOMENT

16 October 2017
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Sven-Åke Johanssons ist in seiner Musik verschiedensten Variationen nachgegangen während er sie gleichzeitig stets spielerisch transzendiert hat. Geboren in Mariestad in 1943, zog er 1960 nach Berlin wo er seither in verschiedensten Kunstszenen aktiv ist. In seinen musikalischen Werken erforscht er musikalische Relikien welche er mithilfe “armer” Materialen neugestaltet.

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SIXTY8

16 October 2017
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a documentary by Andy Bausch

“Sixty8“ is the story of a generation looking for an own identity an foremost to question society’s values told by the students, pupils and anti-authoritarian professors who were parts of that generation. It is through their eyes that the documentary looks at these events, in a time where Luxembourg was more fusty and grey than psychedelic and free.

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HEADBANG LULLABY

12 February 2017
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2017 Berlinale Panorama competition

Casablanca, June 11, 1986, day of the world cup

After yet another blunder, an embittered cop, Daoud, is sent by his dissatis edsuperiors to spend a day on a bridge between two warring neighborhoods to protect the hypothetical passage of the Royal procession.
At the same time a hopeless Don Quixote and a lazy Don Juan, Daoud is a pathetic womanizer who is the despair of everyone, starting with his lucid and exhausted wife and his ill- tempered chief.
Prisoner of the bridge, Daoud will be transformed upon contact with the inhabitants of both villages. He will learn maturity after spending time with a ve year old child and a mother who upheld her dignity, despite a shaved skull by the secret police. He will take a life lesson from two Moqadems*, mean-spirited enemy brothers and a facetious head of police.
This seemingly normal day made of absurd waiting, improbable encounters and brutal poetry takes place under the giant shadow of a messianic monarch whose passage disturbs the delicate balance of this motley population.
* Representatives of power at the level of a neighborhood or a village.

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FREE SPEECH FEAR FREE

14 June 2016
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2016 DOCUTAH Raven winner: Best Foreign Film

Can we really be fully human without Free Speech? Is free speech the oxygen of our society? Without it we crumble. Free Speech Fear Free get’s to the core of what free speech really is, and the impact it has on our day to day lives. It compares the UK with Belarus and shows what life is really like without Free Speech. It tells chilling stories of a dictatorship that destroys people’s standard of living.

Das Ende der Redefreiheit? – Die Dokumentation “Free Speech, Fear Free”

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RUSTY BOYS

13 June 2016
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When the elderly folk don’t behave like their children would prefer, the latter cannot cope at all. They have enough trouble trying to keep their own children in check, and now the old codgers are rattling their cages as well.

Fons (70), Lull (82), Nuckes (65) and Jängi (84) have spent their entire lives not letting themselves be bossed around, and they have no intention of putting up with it now.

Together, the four gentlemen plan their futures without an old people’s home. Nuckes is the leading force. As an old ’68 protester, he knows how to organize dissent, but all of this is easier said than done!

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ENG NEI ZÄIT

10 June 2016
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1945. Jules rentre chez lui après avoir combattu dans le maquis français. Il essaye de reconstruire sa vie dans un pays ravagé par quatre années de guerre. Quand sa fiancée est retrouvée assassinée avec une famille de fermiers allemands chez qui elle travaillait, Jules, engagé comme gendarme, participe à l’enquête policière. Sa recherche de la vérité se heurte rapidement aux efforts en haut lieu pour enterrer les zones d’ombre des années de l’Occupation.

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THORIUM, THE FAR SIDE OF NUCLEAR POWER

5 June 2016
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What would the world look like if nuclear power had been
conceived to provide energy rather than bombs or nuclear submarines?

Thorium molten salt reactors: ever heard about this technology? In a parallel universe, this reactor, combined with solar and wind power, ensures a guaranteed access to energy all over the planet. The oil wars didn’t bloody the world, the climate hasn’t got out of hand, Chernobyl and Fukushima are anonymous points on the map and nuclear waste isn’t an issue. In our own universe, the same reactor, stillborn in the forties and buried in ’71, reappears, carried by researchers far away from the traditional nuclear industry.

But, shh! We mustn’t talk about it.

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50 DAYS IN THE DESERT

14 May 2016
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Belgian director Joachim Lafosse faced the most challenging shoot of his career when he decided to make “The White Knights” (2015), a humanitarian drama with big French stars shot entirely in Morocco.

 

Official selection:

Palm Spring Int’l Film Festival 2016
Luxembourg City Film Festival 2016

… And also Hollywood Reporter review:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/50-days-desert-palm-springs-855704

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STREIK !

8 April 2016
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100 Joer fräi Gewerkschaften zu Lëtzebuerg (1916-2016)

En Documentaire vum Andy Bausch

De Film Streik! dokumentéiert a weist, unhand vu beweegte Biller, Fotoen, Aarbechterlidder, Zäitdokumenter an Interviewen, op eng mënschlech beréirend, lieweg a spannend Art a Weis d’sozial Konflikter an d’Entwécklung vun der fräier Gewerkschaftsbewegung zu Lëtzebuerg vun hiren Ufänk bis haut. All déi sozial Rechter, déi eis haut selbstverständlech schéngen, hu mer net vun uewen erof geschenkt kritt – si hu missten erkämpft ginn: Streik! ass e Film iwwert 100 Joer fräi Gewerkschaften (1916-2016) an domat och iwwert ee Jorhonnert Lëtzebuerger Sozialgeschicht vun ënnen.

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