The LUX Prize starts a partnership with ARTE

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The LUX Prize has been awarded last December, but it still has a lot to offer. With the aim to support European talent and engaged features, the French-German channel ARTE will cooperate with the LUX prize of the European Parliament. Beginning in March 2014, this partnership aims to spread European cinema.


Starting on March 8th 2014, ARTE and the LUX Prize will begin this new collaboration with a three month free online streaming of German filmmaker Feo Aladag’s LUX Prize 2010 winner When We Leave (Die Fremde), to celebrate International Women's Day.


This year, the theme that the European Parliament has chosen to tackle is “Violence against women: a challenge for all”. Among the LUX Prize titles, When We Leave (Die Fremde) is probably the film which has the strongest impact on this topic: the tough, compelling story of Umay (Sibel Kekilli), a young woman of Turkish descent who fights for an independent life in Germany against her family and their traditions’ resistance, will be available on ARTE’s website in the 24 languages. The subtitles have been provided by LUX, and the film will available FOR FREE across the European continent.

Nonetheless, the film will also be broadcasted through ARTE’s TV channel on March 13, and at the same time, the audience will be able to chat with Feo Aladag, whose new feature Zwischen Welten (In between Worlds) is also coproduced by ARTE and is in competition at this year’s Berlinale.


This is the first step for the LUX Prize, towards VoD screenings, which will increasingly contribute to the future circulation of European films. 

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