Sunday, April 24, 2016

Stéphanie Gets Film History Lesson

Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie got a little lesson in Luxembourgish film history today. At the Musée Dräi Eechelen, she watched one of the first ever Luxembourgish films entitled De falschen Hond. The drama was released in 1989 and coincided with the 150 anniversary of Luxembourgish independence. A plot summary: "Luxembourg, October 1830. Unrest spreads in the region in the wake of the Belgian Revolution. Fed up with the domination of the Dutch, most of the people want to become Belgian. Those who want an independent Luxembourg are few. Among them a town clerk obstinately refuses to accept the Belgian nationality. Considered as a traitor, he is forced to go into exile. A few years later, in 1839, Luxembourg finally becomes independent."

Prior to the screening of the film at the museum, the Hereditary Grand Duchess attended a public meeting with De falschen Hond actor André Jung hosted by Paul Lesch, communication scientist, film historian and director of the Centre national de l'audiovisuel (CNA).  

No pictures as of yet but we will add them if any become available. 

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