The European Parliament unveils the 10 films nominated for the LUX Prize
10 films are shortlisted for the LUX Prize. 3 films out of 10 have been directed by women.
The 3 finalist films will be subtitled into 24 official EU languages and travel across Europe during the LUX Film Days. An initiative launched in 2012, the LUX FILM DAYS project aims to bring the screenings of the finalists of the LUX FILM PRIZE Official Competition closer to European citizens across all 28 countries of the European Union (EU) in the same period (Autumn). The 10th ceremony of the Lux Prize will be held in Strasbourg by the end of November.
The films selected for the LUX FILM PRIZE competition help to air different views on some of the main social and political issues of the day and, as such, contribute to building a stronger European identity. They help celebrate the universal reach of European values, illustrate the diversity of European traditions and shed light on the process of European integration.
The candidates for the 2016 LUX Prize are:
Practical joker Winfried disguises himself as flashy “Toni Erdmann” to get busy Ines' attention and change her corporate lifestyle. The father-daughter challenge reaches absurd proportions until Ines begins to see that her eccentric father deserves a place in her life.
L'Avenir (Things to Come) by Mia Hansen-Løve
As I Open My Eyes by Leyla Bouzid
Sieranevada by Cristi Puiu
La Pazza Gioia (Like Crazy) by Alejandro Jodorowsky
Ma Vie de Courgette (My Life as a Courgette) by Claude Barras
Krigen (A War) by Tobias Lindholm
Like a letter you get through the post, Letters from War, by Portuguese director Ivo M. Ferreira, in competition at the 66th Berlin Film Festival, is like a lovely surprise which, when you open it, leaves you feeling warm inside with a touch of heartache.
A Syrian Love Story by Sean McAllister
After winning the Grand Jury Award at the Sheffield Doc/Fest (5-10 June) on Wednesday, Sean McAllister's A Syrian Love Story [+] was screened for the second time at Bologna's Biografilm Festival (5-15 June). The acclaimed British documentarist...
On a hedonistic Greek island, a middle-aged doctor becomes obsessed with a young tourist when she lets him tag along with her group of hard partying friends.