LUX Prize finalists to receive Paris screenings

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In the context of LUX Film Days, held for the first time this year in the 27 European Union countries, the European Parliament will invite cinema enthusiasts to Paris this Thursday, November 8 to the Harlequin Theatre, where the final three LUX Prize 2012 entries will be screened: Shun Li and the Poet by Italian Andrea Segre at 14h, Just the Wind by Hungarian Bence Fliegauf at 16h and Tabu by Portuguese Miguel Gomes at 20h45.


From 18h to 20h, a round table debate will take place covering the topics ‘What challenges are the European Parliament facing in times of crisis?’ and ‘Creative Europe became the MEDIA programme. What now?’ Participants include Juliette Prissard-Eltejaye (General Delegate of the Union of Independent Producers), producer Georges Bermann (Partizan Films), distributor Eric Vicente (Sophie Dulac Distribution), MEPs Vergiat Marie-Christine and Jean-Marie Cavada, Louise Ferry (assistant to Malika Benarab-Attou, member of the Parliamentary Committee CULT) and Yvon Thiec (LUX Prize founder and managing director of Eurocinema).


The LUX Prize 2012 winner will be announced on November 21 at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. This film will be added to the renowned list of previous LUX Prize winners, including The Other Side by German director Fatih Akin, Lorna's Silence by Belgians Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Welcome by Frenchman Philippe Lioret and When We Leave by German Feo Aladag. Last year, the LUX Prize was won by The Snows of Kilimanjaro by Robert Guédiguian.