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Official Competition 2019

Today, at the Giornate degli Autori press conference, after a streamed welcome message by the newly elected President of the European Parliament, David Maria Sassoli, the three films in competition for the 2019 LUX FILM PRIZE 2019 were unveiled:

Cold Case Hammarskjöld - Mads Brügger (Denmark/Norway/Sweden/Belgium)

God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya - Teona Strugar Mitevska (North Macedonia...

Photo from The Realm movie

How to portray the issue of corruption  that has put the political activity in the spotlight? Director Rodrigo Sorogoyen and his loyal co-writer Isabel Peña decided to shine a light on it by plunging themselves into a fictional corruption case and depicting it in a thriller-inspired style. The duo delivered their film The Realm, which was invited to world-premiere at the Toronto International Film...

Photo from The Man Who Surprised Everyone movie

After Intimate Parts, an ironic melodrama about middle-class Muscovites, directorial duo Natasha Merkulova and Aleksey Chupov return with The Man Who Surprised Everyone, based on Merkulova’s memories of her childhood in Siberia. The film, presented in the Orizzonti section of the 75th Venice Film Festival, winning Best Actress for Natalya Kudryashowa to boot, is one of the most eccentric features in the...