LA FOURCHETTE À GAUCHE

A film by Donato Rotunno, 2023
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Genre: Documentary

Languages: Italian, French, Luxembourgish

Subtitles: English, French

Format: HD

Sound: 5.1

Duration: 52 min

Country: Luxembourg

Year: 2023

SYNOPSIS

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On the eve of its destruction, how did the Cercle Culturel Curiel and its trattoria, come to have a major influence on the political and cultural life of Luxembourg?

CREDITS

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Director: Donato Rotunno

DOP: Amandine Klee

Sound: Céline Bodson

Editing: Félix Sorger

Sound editing: Ingo Dumlich

 

DIRECTOR

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Donato Rotunno was born in Luxembourg in 1966 and gratuated from IAD in Belgium in 1992. He founded Tarantula Luxembourg in 1995, through which, to date, he has produced over 30 feature films. His career as a film director started with his graduation film Nebbiolo Rosso and continued with documentaries on specific themes to Luxembourg, including immigration (Terra Mia Terra NostraLes Mesures du rectangle), multi cultural society (Blà Blä Blá) ; questionning the role of politics with André et les voix dissidentes, and the relationship between contemporary art and film through Making of a pictureLandscape with a corpseDreams have a language. His first fiction film, In a Dark Place, won the award for best artistic contribution at the Lëtzebuerger Filmpräis in 2007. His second film, Baby(a)lone, an adaptation of the novel “Amok” by Tullio Forgiarini, was selected in many international film festivals and was chosen to represent Luxembourg at the 88th Academy Awards for Best International feature film award. Io sto bene, his 3rd feature had its world premiere at the Alice nella cita Festival in Rome in 2020 and was also chosen to represent Luxembourg at the Academy Awards for Best International feature film in 2021. Today, he returns to documentary with La Fourchette à gauche to look at the Cercle Culturel Curiel and its influence on the political and cultural life in Luxembourg.