The 'Bolzano Film Festival Bozen' has a reputation in cinematographic circles for its privileged dialogue between North and South, and more particularly between Germany and Italy. The programming is highly original, with art-house films – often being screened for the first time – and the languages used, with of course Italian but also German.
The Grand Duchy's cinema scene takes centre stage
Each year the festival welcomes a guest country in its 'Focus Europa' category. And this year, the Grand Duchy was that guest country. As a result, the best of the Grand Duchy's current cinematographic production was presented at the festival, from 5 to 9 April. The Grand Duchy's delegation, made up of Paul Thiltges, Andy Bausch, Frank Feitler, Valérie Bodson and Pasha Rafiy, took part in a number of round-table discussions organised by the festival, where it had an opportunity to meet the heads of the local fund for Innovation, Development and Marketing.
The eight films presented were:
- Rusty Boys (Paul Thiltges Distributions)
- Eng nei Zäit (Samsa Film)
- Foreign Affairs (Les Films Fauves)
- Song of the Sea (Melusine Productions)
- Die Nacht der 1000 Stunden (Amour Fou Luxembourg)
- Mr Hublot (Zeilt Productions)
- Imparfait du subjectif (Paul Thiltges Distributions)
- Quenottes (Zeilt Productions)
The festival is held each year in April; prizes are awarded for the best fictional film and for the best documentary, with five prizes presented at the close of the event: prize for the best film, prize for the best documentary, people's choice prize, Euregio students' prize, and lifetime award.
(Article written by the editorial team of the portal luxembourg.lu)