Friday, November 27, 2009

2009 Lux Cinema Prize

As some of you remember this award is given by the European Parliament and this year the following films were selected to compete for the prize.

Eastern Plays, Kamen Kalev, Sweden and Bulgaria
Sturm, Hans-Christian Schmid, Germany, Denmark and Netherlands (yes, is with Anamaria Marinca)
Welcome, Philippe Lioret, France

The winner is Welcome by Philippe Lioret.
"The Lux Prize is a young and forward-looking initiative, and one of which Parliament expects much. We want the medium of film to spark debate on subjects that attract public attention in the EU’s Member States, and give rise to questions that can be of relevance to us all, questions that are also relevant to this Parliament. This year’s winner meets that challenge in it's own particular way. Philippe Lioret’s ‘Welcome’, takes us into the world of immigrants in Europe and their hopes for a better future. This is an issue both important and relevant to society, one to which we cannot remain indifferent".

To learn more about this interesting award and to read the official announcement please go here.

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