It’s a go for the 2019 LUX Film Days
by David González
- Screenings of the three finalist films are planned in more than 50 cities, including major film festivals, until February 2020
The three finalist films for the 2019 LUX Prize are being brought to cinemas across Europe during the LUX Film Days. Once again this year, the European Parliament’s initiative will organise screenings in more than 50 cities, including major film festivals, during this period.
As a reminder, the three finalists are Cold Case Hammarskjöld [+see also:
interview: Mads Brügger
interview: Mads Brügger
film profile] by Mads Brügger (Denmark/Norway/Sweden/Belgium), God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya [+see also:
interview: Labina Mitevska
interview: Teona Strugar Mitevska
film profile] by Teona Strugar Mitevska (North Macedonia/Belgium/Slovenia/Croatia/France) and The Realm [+see also:
interview: Rodrigo Sorogoyen
interview: Rodrigo Sorogoyen, Isabel P…
film profile] by Rodrigo Sorogoyen (Spain/France) (see the news). All three films shed light on topical subjects in the European current reality: dealing with the past, the presence of women in the social, political and religious spheres, and political corruption.
Film lovers can watch the three contenders during the LUX Film Days at film festivals or cinemas in all EU countries from October 2019 to February 2020. To make them available to everyone, the European Parliament pays for the subtitling into the EU's 24 official languages. Check out the free-of-charge screenings in your country here.
Furthermore, three simultaneous screenings of the finalists will offer an opportunity to discuss the films with their directors. The directors will be in Brussels, and viewers in other cities can join in online and send their questions through Twitter and Facebook. The screenings will take place on Wednesday 6 November with director Teona Strugar Mitevska (God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya), Thursday 7 November with director Rodrigo Sorogoyen (The Realm) and Friday 8 November with director Mads Brügger (Cold Case Hammarskjöld). All of the screenings begin at 8pm CET.
After the screenings, viewers will be able to vote for their favourite film before 31 January and have the chance to win a trip to the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic next July to personally announce the winner of the Audience Mention prize.
During the LUX Film Days, the LUX Prize will be awarded after MEPs vote for the winning film. The winner will be announced at an award ceremony on 27 November during the plenary session in Strasbourg.
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