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_Synopsis

Tourist explores 9 months in the life of Luc, a divorced man and father of seven-year old Mira. In the middle of preparing his apartment to have Mira live with him, Luc escapes to Svalbard, an archipelago near the North Pole where he improvises a holiday. Stumbling drunk out of an Arctic Oktoberfest, Luc meets Mike, a stranger who lives in an isolated cabin in the Arctic desert. Mike mysteriously abandons Luc in mid conversation. Intrigued, Luc decides to find Mike. Along the way, he meets Ingrid, a young Norwegian teacher with whom he builds a connection. Missing his flight home Luc decides to stay with Ingrid and start a new life on the island. Luc rushes into the footsteps of the tourist who remains elusive and volatile, Luc hunts a shadow, his own possibly.

Jean-Louis SCHULLER

Film director

  • Jean-Louis Schuller is a director and cinematographer. He directed The Road Uphill (2011), a feature-length documentary which follows Leopard Trek, the Luxembourgish cycle team, training and competing in the 2011 Tour de France; HIGH/LOW (2010), a medium length documentary which he co-directed with Sam Blair and was awarded “Best Documentary” at the 2012 Luxembourg Film Prize; and Chungking Dream (2008), which was featured in the Silver Docs, Sheffield DocFest and Clermont-Ferrand film festivals and acquired by the MUDAM Collection, Luxembourg. 

    He was also commissioned to represent Luxembourg with Faces, a seven-screen installation, at the 2010 Shanghai EXPO. Jean-Louis has just finished his latest feature documentary named Black Harvest.

Jean-Louis Schuller is a director and cinematographer. He directed The Road Uphill (2011), a feature-length documentary which follows Leopard Trek, the Luxembourgish cycle team, training and competing in the 2011 Tour de France; HIGH/LOW (2010), a medium length documentary which he co-directed with Sam Blair and was awarded “Best Documentary” at the 2012 Luxembourg Film Prize; and Chungking Dream (2008), which was featured in the Silver Docs, Sheffield DocFest and Clermont-Ferrand film festivals and acquired by the MUDAM Collection, Luxembourg. 

He was also commissioned to represent Luxembourg with Faces, a seven-screen installation, at the 2010 Shanghai EXPO. Jean-Louis has just finished his latest feature documentary named Black Harvest.

After graduating from FEMIS and NFTS London Jeremie worked as a screenwriter and director. He writes for Vincent Macaigne, Armel Hostiou, Elodie Bouedec, Akihiro Hata, Camille Lugan or Ducki Tomek. He is also scenario consultant and participates in several committees and support funds in France (Advance on Film Revenues Commission or CNC Cinéma du Monde) or abroad (feature film selection committee at the Solothurn Film Festival, consultant in the workshop in Asia Minor Produce in the South). Jeremie also saw his first film selected for the Critics’ Week in CANNES.

Jérémie DUBOIS

Author

  • After graduating from FEMIS and NFTS London Jeremie worked as a screenwriter and director. He writes for Vincent Macaigne, Armel Hostiou, Elodie Bouedec, Akihiro Hata, Camille Lugan or Ducki Tomek. He is also scenario consultant and participates in several committees and support funds in France (Advance on Film Revenues Commission or CNC Cinéma du Monde) or abroad (feature film selection committee at the Solothurn Film Festival, consultant in the workshop in Asia Minor Produce in the South). Jeremie also saw his first film selected for the Critics’ Week in CANNES.

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THE EXPERIENCE

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_Synopsis

The Tourist Experience is a personalized interactive web experience designed as a journey into the tourism industry. Step by step, the experience learns from us and our habits. It personalizes itself and deciphers our personality as travellers. It first invites us to rethink the reasons for our departure and our behaviour and then, in a second movement, to analyse our relationship to the world and to ourselves. The final destination? Alternative solutions to rethink one's reasons for travelling and revalue one's daily life. 

Both personal in its approach and universal in its stakes, the experience invites us to become aware of our behaviour in order to finally better define our needs and regain an awareness of ourselves.


Nicolas BLIES & Stéphane HUEBER-BLIES

Authors

  • Brothers Nicolas Blies and Stéphane Hueber-Blies are authors and a fillmmaking duo. They write, produce and direct their films together. Zero Impunity (2018) is their first feature film. They develop social impact films mixing the traditional world of cinema with that of new media exploring themes such as as sexual violence in wartime, femicide or exclusion. In 2011 they co-founded the production company a_BAHN based in Luxembourg and quickly oriented the company's productions towards activist and committed productions.They also seized the opportunity to develop a_BAHN's productions in new formats, especially virtual reality, notably through Vincent Ravalec's feature-length Fan Club with Sylvie Testud, Mathieu Kassovitz, Denis Lavant and also through Jan Kounen’s films, Ayahuasca and 7Lives

    Committed feminists, they are currently involved in the creation of an European network of film producers and activists establishing an Ethics and Feminist Charter for the audiovisual field.

Brothers Nicolas Blies and Stéphane Hueber-Blies are authors and a fillmmaking duo. They write, produce and direct their films together. Zero Impunity (2018) is their first feature film. They develop social impact films mixing the traditional world of cinema with that of new media exploring themes such as as sexual violence in wartime, femicide or exclusion. In 2011 they co-founded the production company a_BAHN based in Luxembourg and quickly oriented the company's productions towards activist and committed productions.They also seized the opportunity to develop a_BAHN's productions in new formats, especially virtual reality, notably through Vincent Ravalec's feature-length Fan Club with Sylvie Testud, Mathieu Kassovitz, Denis Lavant and also through Jan Kounen’s films, Ayahuasca and 7Lives

Committed feminists, they are currently involved in the creation of an European network of film producers and activists establishing an Ethics and Feminist Charter for the audiovisual field.

Frédéric Fischer is an author and director. He is the author of several fiction and documentary films. His projects question his relationship to the Other, to himself, to the march of creation and masculinity. The RSH project he is currently developing is to give voice to the voiceless. Tell stories of life and choices in the neighbourhood. Currently, he is writing a documentary about the male desire for a child, through the eyes of a single adopter.

In 2015, and for 3 years, he shared the daily life of the a_BAHN team. He has notably contributed to the Generation What?Fan Club and more consequently Tourist projects.Within this team, he found a taste for the diversity of cinema and new media in committed and engaging productions. 

His other project La lumière éblouit même les yeux fermés will experiment with the intersection of a narrative carried on stage, in a novel and on video.

Frédéric FISCHER

Author

  • Frédéric Fischer is an author and director. He is the author of several fiction and documentary films. His projects question his relationship to the Other, to himself, to the march of creation and masculinity. The RSH project he is currently developing is to give voice to the voiceless. Tell stories of life and choices in the neighbourhood. Currently, he is writing a documentary about the male desire for a child, through the eyes of a single adopter.

    In 2015, and for 3 years, he shared the daily life of the a_BAHN team. He has notably contributed to the Generation What?Fan Club and more consequently Tourist projects.Within this team, he found a taste for the diversity of cinema and new media in committed and engaging productions. 

    His other project La lumière éblouit même les yeux fermés will experiment with the intersection of a narrative carried on stage, in a novel and on video.

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