Three LUX finalists, three LUX simultaneous screenings

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After the kick-off of the 2017 edition of the LUX Film Days (read news), the LUX Prize is happy to announce that for the first time this year, the successful simultaneous screenings will extend to the three finalist films.

This year, in order to expand this initiative and in cooperation with the Creative Europe MEDIA programme, not only one but all of the three finalists (Robin Campillo’s BPM (Beats Per Minute), Valeska Grisebach’s Western and Amanda Kernell’s Sámi Blood), will enjoy a simultaneous screening.

BPM (Beats Per Minute) will be the first to enjoy the experience, on 8 November, in Amsterdam’s EYE Filmmuseum, at 19.30, in the presence of actors Nahuel Pérez Biscayart and Arnaud Valois. It will be followed by the usual screenings in Brussels’ BOZAR: Western on 9 November at 19.30, in the presence of director Valeska Grisebach and Sámi Blood on 10 November at 19.00, in the presence of producer Lars Lindström and Nordiskfilm CEO Henrik Zein. For the latter, audiences from more than 12 European countries would be involved thanks to a partnership with Europa Cinemas.

The guests will take part in a Q&A session livestreamed from those venues to the cinemas participating in the simultaneous screenings, and the public will have the opportunity to interact via Twitter and the #luxprize hashtag.

The initiative kicked off in 2015 with Jonas Carpignano’s Mediterranea and continued in 2016 with Leyla Bouzid’s As I Open My Eyes, Son of Saul and with a special event around Mustang, screened simultaneously across 28 Member States in a unique premiere for the 10th anniversary of the LUX Prize.

By reaching various cities at the same time, with the help of festivals and cinemas all across Europe, and giving the chance to audiences to participate in the debates with the film casts and crews, the simultaneous screenings have proven to be one of the best ways to get Europeans together around cinema.

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