The LUX FILM DAYS to start in Cork

Photo from Cork Film Festival

The three features in competition for the LUX Prize, Felix van Groeningen’s The Broken Circle Breakdown, Valeria Golino’s Miele and Clio Barnard’s The Selfish Giant, will be shown this week at the Indie Cork Film Festival (October 16 - 20). The festival will be the first stop of the LUX FILM DAYS.


Miele will start the screenings on Friday 18 (Gate Cinema, 9pm). It will be followed by The Selfish Giant on Saturday 19 and The Broken Circle Breakdown – which is also the festival’s closing film - on Sunday 20.


This event marks the starting point of the LUX FILM DAYS, the journey that takes the LUX Prize finalists all across the European Union. After the Irish stop, the films will visit 44 cities of the Member States, ending in mid-December, in Bologna, Italy. The initiative aims to share the diversity of European cinema with the largest possible audience, and to promote the circulation of films made in Europe.


This second edition of the LUX FILM DAYS will also include a Public Mention. After the screenings of the films, the audience will be able to vote for their favourite film amongst the three competitors on the LUX Prize website and Facebook page.


The result of the Public Mention will be announced at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in (June 28 – July 6, 2014). The announcement will symbolically close the current LUX Prize edition, giving way to the next edition with the unveiling of the new 10 films of the Official 2014 Selection.