Credit: Film Fund Luxembourg

On Friday 10 June 2022, the Film Fund Luxembourg announced that six Luxembourg co-productions have been selected for screenings at the Annecy International Film Festival, which is taking place from 13 to 18 June 2022.

Feature film in competition

  • "My Love Affair With Marriage" by Signe Baumane, takes the audience inside the wild, bimaginative mind of Zelma as she goes on a 23-year quest for perfect Love and lasting marriage.
  • "Little Nicolas - What are we waiting for to be happy?" (Le petit Nicolas - Qu'est-ce qu'on attend pour être heureux?) by Amandine Fredon and Benjamin Massoubre. Somewhere between Montmartre and Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Jean-Jacques Sempé and René Goscinny lean over a large white sheet of paper and bring to life a mischievous and endearing boy, Little Nicholas. From schoolyard games and fights, to summer camp prank and camaraderie, Nicolas lives a merry and enriching childhood. As the adventures of Nicolas and his friends unfold, the boy makes his way into his creators' workshop and light-heartedly questions them. Sempé and Goscinny will recount the story of their friendship and career, and reveal a childhood filled with hopes and dreams.
  • "Blind Willows, Sleeping Woman" (Saules Aveugles, Femme Endormie) by Pierre Földes. Tokyo, a few days after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Kyoko suddenly leaves her husband after having watched the earthquake news for five days in a row. Her husband Komura, at a loss, takes a week off and undertakes a journey up north to deliver a mysterious box to two young women. His colleague, Katagiri, a lonely, unattractive debt collector, comes home one evening to find a frog, two metres tall, standing upright asking for his help to save Tokyo from another earthquake.

Screening event

  • "Ernest And Celestine, The Journey In Charabie" (Ernest Et Celestine, Le Voyage En Charabie) by Julien Chheng and Jean-Christophe Roger. Ernest and Célestine return to Ernest's land, Charabia, to repair his precious broken violin. They discover that music has been banned all over the country for several years. For our two heroes, it is unthinkable to live without music! Joined by new friends.

Work in progress

  • "Nina and the Hedgehog Tales" (Nina Et Les Contes Du Hérisson) by Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli. The world of Nina, a ten-year-old girl, is turned upside down when her father loses his job at a factory after his supervisor embezzled money. Together with her friend Mehdi, the little girl sets off on a life-saving quest that may well lead to the discovery of a treasure hidden in the disused factory. A modern tale with initiatory overtones, divided between the world of childhood and the world of adults.

MIFA Pitches presentation

  • "Melancholia (This Is My Heart)" (Melancholia (Ceci Est Mon Coeur)) by Blies Brothers. Melancholia is a poetic-bodily immersive experience in a mixed reality that invites our body to let itself be crossed by emotion and make it a driving force of our ability to re-echantment.