Illégal (Illegal) by Olivier Masset-Depasse

Olivier Masset-Depasse became interested in detention centres for illegal immigrants and the plight of those who live there after a television programme made him realize that there was such a centre just 15 kilometers from his house. He started a...

Akadimia Platonos (Plato's Academy) by Filippos Tsitos

Filippos Tsitos said the theme of his film Akadimia Platonos chose him. “I have been always attracted to stories about disoriented males in their 50s. And for the Greeks, disorientation is a national disease.”   The film tells the story of...

Die Fremde (When We Leave) by Feo Aladag

Feo Aladag, the first woman ever in Competition for the LUX Prize, directed, produced and wrote this chilling portrait of a family trying to reconcile its traditional beliefs and customs with the demands of modern society and their daughter’s...

Wim Wenders appeals for "learning to read films"

On October the 27th, the public hearing on Cinema and European identities launched the 4-week screening cycle of the three films competing for the 2010 LUX Prize. Addressing the hearing, organized by the Committee on Culture and Education, the...

Die Fremde (When We Leave) wins best film prize

The 2010 LUX Prize shortlisted film, Die Fremde, won the best film award at the 37th Gand Film festival. An international jury announced the award on 20 October. The prize is valued at 20.000 euro and focuses on supporting the film with...