Being a minority in the EU – A look through Greek eyes

Filippos Tsitos' Akadimia Platonos, one of the three 2010 LUX Prize contenders, gives a fresh look at what it means to be a minority in a foreign country. The European Union has one of the most extensive anti-discrimination laws in the world. It...

Interview of Olivier Masset-Depasse, director of “Illégal”

How did you come up with this story? At the outset, while I was watching the news on television, I found out that 15 kilometres away from my home, there was a detention centre for illegal immigrants. And you hear words like prison for innocent...

Illégal (Illegal) by Olivier Masset-Depasse

Olivier Masset-Depasse became interested in detention centres for illegal immigrants and the plight of those who live there after a television programme made him realize that there was such a centre just 15 kilometers from his house. He started a...

Akadimia Platonos (Plato's Academy) by Filippos Tsitos

Filippos Tsitos said the theme of his film Akadimia Platonos chose him. “I have been always attracted to stories about disoriented males in their 50s. And for the Greeks, disorientation is a national disease.”   The film tells the story of...

Die Fremde (When We Leave) by Feo Aladag

Feo Aladag, the first woman ever in Competition for the LUX Prize, directed, produced and wrote this chilling portrait of a family trying to reconcile its traditional beliefs and customs with the demands of modern society and their daughter’s...