European Union Film Festival 2020
- Lost in the 80s
- Andy Bausch
- European Union Film Festival 2020
- November 24, 2020 through November 25, 2020
From veteran Luxembourg filmmaker and EUFF returnee Andy Bausch, whose films Back In Trouble and Rusty Boys screened in past editions, comes this clever, irreverent documentary about the social, political, and cultural shifts in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg during the tumultuous and, in many ways, defining decade of the 1980s. Blurring the lines between documentary and fiction, Bausch has as our guides two fictional characters (played by André Jung and Luc Schiltz) in the roles of a 1980s vintage cop show duo. Deftly interweaving archival footage from television news, music, and pop culture, Bausch creates a fascinating portrait of Luxembourg then and, by extension, Luxembourg now. Lost in the 80s surveys a lot of historical ground, including the country’s steel crisis, the birth of Luxembourg’s booming financial service industry, the rise of Green politics, other political protests, the emergence of a potent alternative culture, the series of infamous and anonymous bomb attacks on public buildings and infrastructure installations in the mid-’80s, the papal visit of John Paul II, and even the state of Luxembourg cinema. While specific to the national experience and memory of Luxembourg, this film also connects to and reflects upon what went on all over the world during that wild, strange, now faraway decade.
To stream this film:
Click on the “Stream” button above.
This will take you to the Festival website, where you can watch the film.
Purchase a virtual ticket for $12 CAD (plus tax) or purchase a multi-film pass (details below).
Each film will be “live” online for 48 hours. Once you start watching, you have 24 hours to finish the film.
If you are having technical issues with the stream, please click here.
You can also contact EUFF directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 1−888−717−1201 between 9 am and 9 pm EST.
Cinematheque passes and Ticket Packs cannot be used for this virtual edition of the EUFF.
The Festival is only available to watch in Canada.