The LUX Prize 2013 heads to Lecce

Even as the 2014 edition is getting under way, the LUX Prize 2013 finalist films carry on travelling the continent. The Lecce European Film Festival (28 April–3 May), which celebrates European cinema each year in the Italian city of Lecce, will showcase the LUX Prize 2013 winner, Felix van Groeningen’s The Broken Circle Breakdown, and both finalists, Valeria Golino’s Miele and Clio Barnard’s The Selfish Giant.
The Broken Circle Breakdown has been chosen as the festival’s closing film and will be released shortly after (8 May) in Italian theatres. The three films will be included in the Cinema and Europe focus, which seeks to shine the spotlight on the issues that concern Europe as a community and an identity. Alongside them, Andrea Segre’s LUX Prize 2012 winner, Shun Li and the Poet, will also be screened.

The festival will also feature a roundtable on Film Literacy, Accessibility and Audience Development in Europe, where the key topic will be discussed by experts and members of the European industry and institutions, such as the chair of the EU Committee on Culture and Education, Doris Pack, AEDE president Silvano Marseglia and Lecce European Film Festival artistic director Cristina Soldano.

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