Two Luxembourg co-productions nominated for a César in 2016!

The 'Brand New Testament' and 'The Clearstream Affair' are vying for the prestigious prize

16-cesarSome more good news for Luxembourg cinema, which is definitely on the rise: two feature films that have benefited from funding from the Luxembourg Film Fund are nominated for a César in 2016, the prize of French cinema which is awarded every year in late February in Paris. The current year promises to be rich in potential rewards for film industry professionals.

The film 'The Clearstream Affair' ('L'enquête' in French), directed by Vincent Garenq (Samsa Film), is nominated in the category 'Best Screenplay Adapted from a Book'. 'The Brand New Testament' ('Le Tout Nouveau Testament' in French) directed by Jaco van Dormael (Juliette Films), is nominated in the category 'Best Foreign Film'. This production, recently selected at the Golden Globes, has recorded over 815,000 entries in France in nine weeks.

'The Brand New Testament' has already been winner of the sixth edition of the 'Magritte du cinema' in Brussels on 6 February 2016 by winning four trophies and none of the least: best film, best director, best screenplay, best original music. 'The Clearstream Affair' has won the Magritte in the category 'Best Actor in a Supporting Role'. 

The success for the Luxembourg audiovisual production is constant and the Luxembourg film producers, the numerous film professionals and the Luxembourg Film Fund are proud of it.

The César Awards are is the most important film awards in France, often cited as the French equivalent of the Oscars in the United States.

The 41st César Ceremoy takes place on Friday, 26 February 2016 at 21 p.m. at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.

(Article written by the editorial team of the portal

  • Updated 18-02-2016