Film Fund Luxembourg has announced that a fourth Luxembourg co-production will feature in the official selection of the upcoming 76th annual Cannes Film Festival.
The fantasy feature film Conann, directed by French filmmaker Bertrand Mandico and produced by the Luxembourg company Les Films Fauves (Gilles Chanial), will be screened at the “Quinzaine des Cinéastes”, a parallel section of the Cannes Film Festival which aims to introduce a wide spectrum of films to highlight the most singular and visionary practices of contemporary cinema.
Connan is a mainly Luxembourg co-production with Belgium and France, supported by Film Fund Luxembourg. The film was shot entirely in Luxembourg on the former Arbed site in Esch-Schifflange, transformed into a film studio for the occasion, and brought together over 60 Luxembourg technicians and artists.
A virtual reality project, Nous les Barbares, in connection with the film was produced by Bertrand Mandico on the ruins of the sets of the film Connan and will be presented to the public in Cannes alongside the virtual reality work Le Bal de Paris by Blanca Li (co-produced by Fabrique d'Images), which was presented to the Luxembourg public last January at the Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg.