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2 Luxembourg Co-Productions to Represent Luxembourg at 2024 Berlinale

Fox & Hare Save the forest; Credit: Doghouse Films

Luxembourg’s National support fund for audiovisual production (Luxembourg Film Fund) announced that co-productions Black Tea and Fox & Hare Save the Forest have been selected as part of the Berlinale, the 74th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival,  which will be held from 15 to 25 February.

Black Tea, a fiction feature film directed by Abderrahmane Sissako and co-produced by Red Lion (Jeanne Geiben and Vincent Quénault) was selected in official competition at the 74th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival. Black Tea is Abderrahmane Sissako’s fifth feature film, ten years after the international success achieved by Timbuktu (winner of seven Césars including best film and nominated for the Oscar for best foreign film).

It is a co-production between Luxembourg, France, Mauritania and Taiwan. A large Luxembourg team worked on this film, which was filmed in Taiwan, Ivory Coast and Cabo Verde. Among the technicians from Luxembourg, Véronique Sacrez (sets), Carlo Thoss (sound engineer), Nicolas Leroy and Loïc Collignon from Philophon Studios (sound editing and mixing), Helder Loureiro Alves Da Silva (lighting), worked on this film. Jean-François Roqueplo (machinery) Kim El Ouardi (DIT) and Alain Goniva (pole operator). The special effects were carried out by Lux Digital, and the laboratory work by Espera Productions. The film will be distributed in cinemas in Luxembourg on 6 March 2024. International sales are handled by Gaumont, Luxembourg Film Fund noted.

Fox & Hare Save the Forest, an animated feature film directed by Mascha Halberstad and co-produced by Doghouse Films (David Mouraire, Pierre Urbain and Emmanuelle Vincent) was selected in competition in the Generation Kplus section, a competitive programme presenting an international cutting-edge cinema show for young audiences. Fox & Hare Save the Forest is a Benelux co-production produced in the Doghouse studios in Differdange, which required the intervention of around fifty animation professionals at different stages of production (modelling, texture, 3D layout, 3D animation) during almost two years. Luxembourg Film Fund added that the music for the film was composed by André Dziezuk and part of the sound post-production was carried out by Philophon studios, including mixing (Michel Schillings). The Luxembourg version of the film is being produced in Jang Linster’s studios and will be visible during the next Luxembourg City Film Festival next March. International sales are handled by Urban Distribution International.