The LUX Film Prize is coming to Slovenia
Already this week, between 6 and 8 November, all three films will first be shown in the Art kino Odeon cinema in Izola. Afterwards they will head to Ljubljana between 21 and 27 November. The screening of Class Enemy in the Kolosej Cinema on 21 November will also be followed by a round table with the filmmakers, Members of the European Parliament and film connoisseurs.
Between 4 and 7 December all three films will also be shown in the Kino Metropol cinema in Celje.
The LUX Film Days are taking place between October and December all around the EU, and all of the film finalists have been translated into all of the 24 official languages. This is precisely why this film initiative of the European Parliament is unique, since due to the language differences very few European films are able to transcend the linguistic barriers or reach their target audiences at such a broad level. In this way the audiences in all 28 EU member states will also see the Slovenian film Class Enemy. The other two finalists are Girlhood (Bande de filles) by the French director Celine Sciamma, and Polish‑Danish co‑production Ida, directed by Paweł Pawlikowski. The common element of this year's finalists is the theme of youth, growing up, and facing the challenges of the adulthood.
After today the winner of the LUX Prize will be selected by the vote of the Members of the European Parliament, and the solemn award ceremony will take place on 17 December in Strasbourg. The audiences will be able to vote for their own favourite through the LUX FILM PRIZE website or Facebook site. The results of the audience voting will be revealed at the international film festival in Karlovy Vary next year, which will also be attended by a randomly chosen voter.All screenings are free, and tickets will be available at the cinema box offices the week before the shows.
For more information head to www.europarl.si and social networking pages (Facebook: Evropski parlament Slovenija and Twitter: @EP_Slovenija).
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