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Festival titles up for Euro gong

The 10-title shortlist for this year’s Lux Film Prize contains five films soon to screen here in the NZIFF.

The Lux initiative will select three of the titles, which will be subtitled into all 24 official languages of the European Union and screened in the 28 member states. The winner will be announced at the conclusion of the promotion.

Maren Ade’s Toni Erdmann (NZIFF 2016) was the winner of last year’s Lux Prize, with 2017 NZIFF selection My Life as a Courgette also one of the three finalists.

The NZIFF selections competing for this year’s Lux Film Prize are Robin Campillo’s Grand Prix winner in Cannes, BPM (Beats per Minute) (pictured, top); Aki Kaurismäki’s The Other Side Of Hope; Amanda Kernell’s Sámi Blood; Carla Simón’s Summer 1993; and Valeska Grisebach’s Western.

 

 

This year’s three Lux Film Prize nominees will be announced at Venice Days in late July. The winner will be announced at a ceremony at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on 15 November.

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