Gutland (film)

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Gutland
Gutland (film).jpg
Film poster
Directed byGovinda Van Maele
Produced byGilles Chanial
Olivier Dubois
Melanie Blocksdorf
Written byGovinda Van Maele
StarringFrederick Lau
Vicky Krieps
Music byMocke
CinematographyNarayan Van Maele
Edited byStefan Stabenow
Release date
  • 8 September 2017 (2017-09-08) (TIFF)
  • 2 May 2018 (2018-05-02) (Luxembourg)
Running time
107 minutes
CountryLuxembourg
LanguageLuxembourgish
German
Budget€3 million

Gutland is a 2017 internationally co-produced drama film directed by Govinda Van Maele.[1] It was screened 8 September 2017 in the Discovery section at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.[2] In Luxembourg the film was screened for the first time at the Luxembourg City Film Festival 2018. It was selected as the Luxembourgish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.[3][4][5]

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film, for which a budget of 3 million euros was available, was shot in 37 days during December 2016. It was filmed around Herborn.[6] The film was shot with 35mm.[7] The film was inspired in part by Van Maele's experience growing up as the son of immigrant parents in a small Luxembourgish village.[8]

Reception[edit]

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 88% based on 8 reviews, and an average rating of 6/10.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gutland". Film Fund. 29 August 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  2. ^ Pond, Steve (22 August 2017). "Toronto Film Festival Adds International Films, Talks With Angelina Jolie and Javier Bardem". TheWrap. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  3. ^ ""Gutland" représentera le Luxembourg aux Oscars". L'essentiel. 6 September 2018. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
  4. ^ Brenton, Hannah (6 September 2018). "Gutland selected as Luxembourg pick for Oscars". Luxembourg Times. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
  5. ^ Abbatescianni, Davide. (10 September 2018). Luxembourg pins its hopes on Gutland for the Oscars. Cineuropa. Retrieved 10 September 2018
  6. ^ "Stars in Herborn vor der Kamera: "Gutland" ist nicht Luxemburg". Wort.lu (in German). 6 December 2016. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  7. ^ "'Gutland': Review". Screen. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Interview: Govinda Van Maele talks Gutland". FilmDoo. 7 November 2017. Retrieved 23 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Gutland (2017)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 20 March 2018.

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