Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Люксембург, Люксембург

Directed by: Antonio Lukich
The EUFF continues to stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. For this year’s fundraiser screening, we are proud to present Antonio Lukich’s delightfully droll comedy Luxembourg, Luxembourg. When twin brothers Kolya and Vasya learn that their long-absent father is gravely ill and living in Luxembourg, they set out on a pan-European journey from Ukraine to visit with him one last time. Having left them when they were children, the father is regarded differently by the siblings: Kolya considers him to be something of a romantic hero figure, while Vasya thinks he’s nothing but a deadbeat dad. Their journey is one thing; the reunion, quite another. “In the sincerity of its sentimentality and its humane, universal observations … the movie not only earns us the right to laugh during a period of suffering and conflict, it makes sharing in the warmth of its sweet-natured humor seem like a vital, revivifying act of resistance” (Jessica Kiang, Variety).

“Lukich’s charming and melancholic sophomore film [is] is a warm-hearted journey dedicated to parents—with their secrets and lies—and to their beloved songs that only make sense when we’re older.”

Dorota Lech, TIFF

Proceeds from this screening will benefit the Maple Hope Foundation, a Canadian not-for-profit organization committed to helping people suffering from the war in Ukraine.

In Ukrainian and German with English subtitles
105 min
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[Horák] matches each of the film’s periods to a different style: the 1960s to the Czech New Wave, the 1970s to normalization films, and the 1980s to documentary-like grainy footage. The stylisation enables a fine adjustment of dramatic effects”

(Martin Kudláč, Cineuropa).


  • Bulgarian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards 2018
  • Golden Rose Festival of Bulgarian film: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Critics Gild Award and Audience Award
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