Class Enemy between Moscow and Brussels

13. October 2014
On Wednesday, 15 October, a film event entitled Westwind will begin in Moscow. There the selected European films will be presented for the second year in a row under the auspices of the European Film Promotion.

The films were proposed by the members of the European Film Promotion, among them also the Slovenian Film Centre, while they were ultimately selected by a jury of Russian experts. The film Class Enemy by the director Rok Biček, produced by Triglav Film, qualified among eleven films. The event intended for the promotion of high‑quality European film production with the Russian audience will take place in the centre of the Russian capital, in the Formula Kino Horizont cinema. The opening film will be the French – American co‑production Clouds of Sils Maria, starring Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart and directed by the French veteran Olivier Assayas. The other nine films originate from the region between Iceland and Macedonia, among them also this year's national candidates for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film: the German Beloved Sisters by the director Dominik Graf and the Czech Fair Play by the director Andreja Sedlačkova. Our film Class Enemy is scheduled for Friday, 17 October, at 19:00. The director will attend the screening.


Simultaneously with the festivals CinEast in Luxembourg and IndieCork in Ireland, the Lux Film Days also began. Here all three finalists for the Lux Film Prize, given by the European Parliament, will also be shown: the Slovenian film Class Enemy, the French Girlhood, and the Polish Ida. The finalists have been translated into 24 languages and will be shown at the most important European film festivals as well as in regular cinema programmes this autumn. After the screenings the European viewers in more than 40 cities will be able to vote for their favourite Lux finalist. The winner of the Lux Audience Award will be proclaimed in July 2015 at the Karlovy Vary festival.

On 3 November the Award will be presented to the Commission for Culture of the European Parliament in Brussels. After this date the European MPs will vote, and on 16/17 December they will proclaim the victor. The proclamation will take place in Strasbourg, and the event will be accompanied by a seminar for journalists and film professionals.

Class Enemy has also qualified for the selection of fifty films competing for the European Film Award nominations. This year this Slovenian film is the only title from the area of the former Yugoslavia to qualify among the films selected by the European Film Academy. The awards will be given on 13 December in Riga.


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