The six-day spring festival from 19 to 24 March includes 11 feature-length films, many of which are independent cinema. The Oscar-nominated Irish-language Drama, The Quiet Girl, will screen on Wednesday, 24 March, at 16:30 with English subtitles.
- Oscar-nominated Irish-language film The Quiet Girl to be screened
- Special ticket offer – see any five films for €35
- Special Guest Actor Lorcan Crantich will take questions from the audience
- Young Filmmakers competition – winner’s film screened in-cinema September
- Solidarity with Refugees documentary filmed in Luxembourg to be screened
- Awards and Audience prizes include Magnum of Crémant and Hamper
Special Guest: Lorcan Crantich
The festival’s Special Guest, Actor Lorcan Crantich, will attend three film screenings and the audience will be able to ask him questions at the end of these three films:
- Róise & Frank, a comedy-drama in Irish with English subtitles, on 20 March
- Tarrac, a female rowing team drama in Irish with English subtitles, on 21
- Lakelands is a drama about an injured footballer trying to find an identity
outside of sport. The film is in English and screens on 21 March.
Young Filmmakers Competition
A Young Filmmakers Competition is open to students in 2nd and 3rd-level education. The winning entries will be screened at the Autumn Film Festival in September. (Contact Festival Director, Geoff Thompson for more details)
Solidarity with Refugees
A short documentary, Solidarity 365, which focuses on solidarity in Luxembourg towards the people of Ukraine, will be screened on the opening night. It includes interviews with many people in positions of authority on what solidarity means to them.
Awards & Audience Prize
A Critics’ Award will be given in partnership with Association Luxembourgeoise de la Presse Cinématographique (ALPC) members. There is also an Audience Award and an Audience Prize, with two people winning a Magnum of Crémant from Bernard-Massard or a Hamper from Home from Home.
Tickets cost €10. Cinema-goers can see any five films for €35 by purchasing a Season Special Ticket online. Other ticket bundles include two films for €15 and three for €20. Full ticket details are available at www.luxembourg-ticket.lu. All films will be screened at Ciné Utopia.
- Dark-comedy crime heist: Three Day Millionaire. Sunday 19 March 19:00.
- Comedy-drama about love and loss: Róise & Frank (Opening Screening). Monday 20 March, 19:00 & Q&A with actor Lorcan Crantich.
- Drama about all-female rowing team: Tarrac Tuesday 21 March 19:00. Q&A with actor Lorcan Crantich.
- Drama about life after sport: Lakelands Tuesday 21 March 21:30. Q&A with actor Lorcan Crantich.
- Oscar-nominated Drama about a girl sent to live with relatives: An Cailín Ciúin (The Quiet Girl). Wednesday, 22 March, 16:30.
- A drama based on the story of Emily Bronte: Emily. Wednesday, 22 March, 19:00.
- Docu-drama true story of a man, 30, who passed as a teenager at school for two years: My Old School. Wednesday, 22 March, 21:30.
- Moving Drama starring Rebel Wilson: The Almond and the Seahorse. Thursday, 23 March, 19:00.
- 1940s Drama about a machine that can intercept the future: LOLA. Thursday, 23 March, 21:30.
- Drama about a woman who found Kind Richard III: Award Ceremony and Audience Prize, followed by The Lost King (Closing Screening). Friday, 24 March, 19:00.
- Comedy-Drama about a teenage girl navigating life: Catherine Called Birdy. Friday 24 March 21:30.