Luxembourg in the race for the Oscars

Two Luxembourg co-productions have been nominated and will try to stand out at the 93rd cinema awards ceremony to be held at the end of April in Los Angeles.

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03/15.2021

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Two Luxembourg co-productions have been nominated and will try to stand out at the 93rd cinema awards ceremony to be held at the end of April in Los Angeles.

(ASdN) – The spotlight is on Luxembourg cinema. While the film “Deux” was césarised on Friday, the documentary “Collective” and the animated film “Wolfwalkers” will in turn attempt to win a statuette during the high mass of American cinema which will take place at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on April 25th.


After two Golden Globe nominations, two Luxembourg co-productions were selected in the international films category, the Film Fund said on Wednesday.


The documentary by German-Romanian director Alexander Nanau is thus named in two categories: “best international feature film” and “best documentary film”. Since its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival in 2019, this Luxembourg co-production has already won several awards, notably at the Luxembourg City Film Festival in March 2020 and at the European Film Awards last December.

Co-produced by Samsa Film, the film deals with the catastrophic 2015 fire at a music club in Bucharest, which killed more than 60 people. It also addresses related failures of authorities.

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For its part, the fantastic tale “Wolfwalkers” by Tomm Moore, will try to win the title of “best animated film”. Since its release, the Luxembourgish animation studio 352 of Melusine Productions has already been recognized with 18 awards and 39 international nominations, the most recent of which at the Golden Globes.

For the studio Melusine Productions and its director Stéphan Roelants, this is the fourth Oscar nomination, after “Ernest and Celestine”, “The song of the sea” and “The breadwinner”.

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Note that “Wolfwalkers” and “Collective” are also in the running for the British BAFTA Prize, which will be awarded on April 11. The film “Deux”, which won the César for best first film this Friday in France, is no longer in the running.

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