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LUX PRIZE 2019

LUX Prize and ARTE join forces for the "Film of the Month"

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- The initiative will take place over the next three months to raise awareness of European commitments to culture in the wake of the 2019 European Elections

LUX Prize and ARTE join forces for the "Film of the Month"

In the wake of the 2019 European Elections, which are expected to be held between 23 and 26 May, the LUX Prize of the European Parliament is once again working to raise awareness of European commitments to culture. The award is actively participating in the 2019 European Elections campaign, This Time I'm Voting.

The award is once again joining forces with regular partners ARTE and ARTEKino to start the "Film of the Month" initiative. Over the next 3 months (March, April and May), a LUX Prize-approved film will be streamed online for free and with subtitles in 24 languages during one month.

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The "Film of the Month" of March is Shun Li and the Poet [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Andrea Segre
interview: Andrea Segre
film profile
]
, the first full-length fiction film by Italian documentary filmmaker Andrea Segre, awarded with the LUX Prize in 2012. Beyond questions of identity and alienation, the film is a socially-engaged melodrama that focuses on the emotions of the characters, far from oversimplifying such timely topics as immigration and racism.

In April, the "Film of the Month" is Girlhood [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Céline Sciamma
interview: Céline Sciamma
film profile
]
, the third feature by France's Céline Sciamma, which was one of the three finalists for the LUX Prize in 2014. Starring a group of girls in their difficult search for freedom and identity, the film immerses us in the energy of adolescence in a France of underprivileged neighbourhoods.

Lastly, the "Film of the Month" of May is Tabu [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Miguel Gomes
interview: Miguel Gomes
film profile
]
, the acclaimed second feature by Portuguese auteur Miguel Gomes, which was also a finalist film for the LUX Prize, in 2012. A fascinating and fabulous film, as well as an extraordinary cinematographic experience, Tabu tackles colonialism, social issues, religion and individual and collective memory, among other topics, through a story of love and crime set in Africa in the 1960s.

Click here to watch the films.

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