Luxembourg

Jean-Claude Schlim – House of Boys (2009)

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House of Boys is a 2009 Luxembourgian-German drama film directed and written by Jean-Claude Schlim, starring Layke Anderson, Benn Northover and Udo Kier. The film follows the story of Frank, a gay teenager in the 80’s who runs away from his home to start a new life and later his struggle against the recently discovered AIDS.

The film soundtrack uses music from a number of renowned artists like Cockney Rebel, Jimmy Sommerville, Klaus Nomi, Roy Orbison, Spandau Ballet, Soft Cell, Udo Kier, Romy Haag, Dangerous Muse, and ends with “Là-bas” (Somewhere) (music by Cyril Collard and lyrics by Corine Blue) and performed by Nyco Lilliu. Read More »

Donato Rotunno – Io sto bene (2020)

Antonio has spent his whole life away from Italy, his home country. He crosses paths with Leo, a young Italian artist who is trying to make it abroad. The old man and the young woman’s destinies mirror each other. Memories from the past are awoken and end up offering a more peaceful future to the both of them. Read More »

Pol Cruchten – Voices from Chernobyl AKA La supplication (2016)

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This film does not deal with Chernobyl, but rather with the world of Chernobyl, about which we know very little. Eyewitness reports have survived: scientists, teachers, journalists, couples, children… They tell of their old daily lives, then of the catastrophe. Their voices form a long, terrible but necessary supplication which traverses borders and stimulates us to question our status quo. Read More »

Pol Cruchten – Perl oder Pica aka Little Secrets (2006)

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* Luxembourg’s Official Submission to the Best Foreign Language Film Category of the 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008)

A delightful coming-of-age story set in small town Luxembourg in 1962 about a sensitive 12-year-old boy who is struggling with puberty and a difficult family life within a society that is still recovering from the effects of the former Nazi occupation. Read More »