In Cannes from May 18th to 25th

Directed by

Roxanne Peguet

PHOENIX

Phoenix
Directed by

Roxanne Peguet

Year:

2024

Country:

Luxembourg

Language:

French, Luxembourgish

Genre:

Science-Fiction | Live-action

Runtime:

23 minutes

Synopsis

In a chalet, five friends gather as usual to celebrate Christmas. The previous year, one of them, Raphaël, passed away, leaving a tangible void. They had made a pact not to use the PHOENIX application, which enables communication with the deceased. However, one of them has broken the pact.

Cast

Technical crew

Festivals

Why we love it

We have been captivated by the beautiful aesthetic, actors' performances, the atmosphere of mourning and broken pacts in friendship in PHOENIX. The concept of being able to communicate with someone who passed away and the entire dilemma of the Phoenix application is reminiscent of one of the best episodes of Black Mirror. We are convinced that Roxanne Peguet is the future of Luxembourgish cinema.

About the director

Roxanne Peguet, born 1992 in Luxembourg, has been working on numerous fiction and non-fiction projects before joining the independent production company Beast Pictures.

Before working full-time as a producer and director she gained experience as a casting director, assistant director and location manager.

She is a graduate of the very first class of BTS Cinema & Audiovisuel in Luxembourg.

Intention Note

Why we love it

We have been captivated by the beautiful aesthetic, actors' performances, the atmosphere of mourning and broken pacts in friendship in PHOENIX. The concept of being able to communicate with someone who passed away and the entire dilemma of the Phoenix application is reminiscent of one of the best episodes of Black Mirror. We are convinced that Roxanne Peguet is the future of Luxembourgish cinema.