The LUX Film Days travel through Europe
by Fran Royo
- My Life as a Courgette, Toni Erdmann and As I Open My Eyes will visit more than 50 European cities
The LUX Film Prize finalists will be showcased in 24 languages in the 28 member states of the European Union in order to disseminate European co-productions within the continent during this year’s edition of the LUX Film Days. The finalists are My Life as a Courgette [+see also:
interview: Claude Barras
film profile] by Claude Barras, Toni Erdmann [+see also:
Q&A: Maren Ade
film profile] by Maren Ade and As I Open My Eyes [+see also:
interview: Leyla Bouzid
film profile] by Leyla Bouzid. This initiative will allow as many European citizens as possible to benefit from the diversity and richness of European cinema, taking the three films through more than 50 European cities from November 2016 to January 2017.
The locations where these three features will be showcased are Austria (Vienna), the Netherlands (Leiden), Estonia (Tallinn), Sweden (Stockholm), France (Clermont-Ferrand, Paris and Marseille), Slovenia (Nova Gorica, Ljubljana, Krsko and Ptuj), Germany (Berlin, Essen and Munich), Italy (Salerno and Rome), the Slovak Republic (Bratislava), Finland (Helsinki, Tampere, Kuopio, Oulu, Abo and Joensuu), the UK (Leeds and Edinburgh), Romania (Cluj-Napoca, Bucharest and Targu Mures), Cyprus (Nicosia), Ireland (Dublin), Belgium (Brussels), Hungary (Budapest), Luxembourg (Luxembourg City), Spain (Barcelona and Madrid), Croatia (Zagreb), Latvia (Riga), Poland (Wroclaw and Warsaw), Lithuania (Vilnius, Kaunas and Panevezys), Portugal (Porto) and the Czech Republic (Brno). You can check out the agenda in its entirety here.
This year’s highlight will be once again a simultaneous screening through Europe. Starting at 7.30 pm today (15 November), As I Open My Eyes will be shown simultaneously in seven member states, with a live-streamed Q&A session from at Brussels’ Bozar Cinema with director Leyla Bouzid and actress Ghalia Benali, open to the public through Twitter. The Q&A following thescreening of As I Open My Eyes at Bozar will be broadcast via the luxprize.eu website and at Paris’ Forum des Images in France; at the Cork Film Festival in Ireland; at the Bratislava International Film Festival in Slovakia; in Ljubljana, Slovenia; in Cluj Napoca, Romania; and at the Barbican in London, UK.
During the LUX Film Days, the LUX Film Prize will promote the active participation of the European audience by inviting those who watched the films in competition for the LUX Film Prize to take part in a vote for the Audience Mention. The winning film, as chosen by the audience, will then be announced and awarded the LUX Film Prize Audience Mention at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Participants may also be selected to personally unveil the Audience Mention winner in July 2017.