Blind Spot wins Best Film in Luxembourg
by Boyd van Hoeij
- The local hit has been crowned Best Film at the Lëtzebuerger Filmpräis ceremony in Luxembourg
Local box-office smash Blind Spot [+see also:
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film profile], by first-time director Christophe Wagner, was crowned Best Film at the most recent edition of the Lëtzebuerger Filmpräis, which was held last Friday in the capital of the Grand Duchy.
The film was the clear favourite going into the night and also earned trophies in the categories of Best Artistic Contribution, for actor and former Shooting Star Jules Werner, and Best Technical Contribution, for cinematographer Jako Raybaut. Blind Spot, which managed to attract more cinemagoers than The Amazing Spider-Man in Luxembourg, was produced by Samsa Film.
The short animated film Mr Hublot, which just last week won an Oscar (see news), also won the Lëtzebuerger Filmpräis equivalent, while Ernest and Célestine [+see also:
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film profile], an Oscar nominee for Best Animated Feature, was crowned Best Animated Co-production.
Best Fiction Co-production went to German director Margarethe von Trotta’s biopic Hannah Arendt [+see also:
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film profile], which was co-produced by Amour Fou Luxembourg, while Never Die Young by Pol Cruchten won Best Documentary. The latter, which follows the life of a drug addict in Luxembourg, was produced by Cruchten’s company, Red Lion.
It was the first time that the biannual national film awards in Luxembourg were not decided on by a small jury, but rather by all the people working in the film sector in Luxembourg, through the recently launched d’Filmakademie.
It was the end of a busy week for cinema in the Grand Duchy, as the Discovery Zone – Luxembourg City Film Festival came to a close over the weekend as well, with that festival’s jury awarding Mohammad Rasoulof’s Manuscripts Don’t Burn its top prize.
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