Following last week's announcement of the selection in the Generation Kplus section of Enzo D'Alò's A Greyhound of a Girl, a Paul Thiltges Distributions co-production, Luxembourg cinema will be represented at this year's Berlinale (16-26 February) with three films in the Official Selection.
These three films are:
a) the Austrian-Luxembourgish-German-Swiss co-production Ingeborg Bachmann - Journey into the Desert , directed by Margarethe von Trotta (AMOUR FOU Luxembourg - Bady Minck and Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu) and starring Vicky Krieps as the Austrian writer Ingeborg Bachmann (1926-1973). The film will be presented in the Official Competition and at the World Premiere.
The film also features several other Luxembourgish actors (in minor and supporting roles) such as Marc Limpach, Nickel Bösenberg, Elisabeth Chuffart and Tessy Strotz. The original music was composed by the Luxembourg composer André Mergenthaler, the costumes were designed by Uli Simon, the lighting by Helder da Silva, the sound editing by Jacques Kieffer and the sound mixing by Michel Schillings (Philophon); André Fetzer is the line producer and Karoline Maes is the production manager.
b) the animated feature film The Siren, co-produced by Luxembourg (BAC Cinéma - David Grumbach), France, Germany and Belgium, and directed by Iranian Sepideh Farsi. The film is selected for the Panorama section and will open the festival.
The design, layout, sets, animation, compositing and special effects were created in Luxembourg at the Picture Factory studio of the Fabrique d'Images. Editing, sound effects and mixing were done by Philopon Studios and colour grading by Espera Productions.
The 3 films selected for the Berlinale 2023 were supported by the Film Fund Luxembourg!
Press release of Film Fund Luxembourg