The Luxembourg City Film Festival has started its hybrid edi...
In partnership with "ALAN – Maladies Rares Luxembourg", APEMH and Kinepolis, two pre-features and one full feature film will be shown:
- Pre-feature by APEMH: #MyInclusionStory – we want to hear from you! By Inclusion Europe. A job; good friends; being able to vote; belonging to society… What does inclusion mean for you? People from all over Europe have given their answers!
- Pre-feature by ALAN: For its 20th anniversary, the non-profit "ALAN – Maladies Rares Luxembourg" has made a moving short film featuring testimonies by people who are affected, either directly or indirectly, by a rare disease. Through these four interviews, director Frank Rosch succeeds in portraying the complexity of the issues surrounding rare diseases, the challenges experienced by those affected, and the personal perseverance that is needed to face the ups-and-downs experienced by patients and family members.
Feature film: The Theory of Everything
These two associations are also sponsoring the screening of a feature film.
As a homage to Stephen Hawking, we are showing James Marsh's film, which charts the life of this extraordinary man who departed this life on 14 March 2018 after having lived a very full personal and professional life.
"Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don't just give up. Free your imagination. Shape the future." Stephen Hawking: Brief Answers to the Big Questions.
Title: The Theory of Everything
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones
Director: James Marsh
Studio: Universal Pictures France
Release date: 2 June 2015
Duration: 118 minutes
At the age of 21, the young physics prodigy was diagnosed with a terminal disease and given two years to live. After receiving this earth-shattering news, did he resign himself to this fate? Absolutely not. He became galvanized by the love of fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde, and he went on to be called the successor to Einstein, as well as a husband and father to their three children.
Though his body was gradually consumed by the disease, he focused his mind on new "cosmic" spheres. Over the course of their marriage as Stephen's body collapsed, however, fault lines were exposed that tested the lineaments of their relationship and dramatically altered the course of both of their lives.
Awards (in 2015):
- Oscar, Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Award and Screen Actors Guild Award: Best actor (Eddie Redmayne)
- Golden Globe Award: Best original score
- BAFTA Award: Outstanding British Film and Best Adapted Screenplay
- David Di Donatello: Best European Film
Entry is free.
22 May 2019 from 19:00 to 22:00
German with German subtitles
The discussion will be interpreted into German Sign Language, and interpreting into French will be provided on request for the film and discussion.
Audio description will be provided for the blind and visually impaired, on request.
If you would like an interpreter, please register by 15 May:
- by email, to email@example.com,
- or by telephone: 4796-4215