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,...

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...

Illégal (Illegal) wins best director in Warsaw

The best director award at the 26th Warsaw Film Festival went to Belgian director Olivier Masset-Depasse for his film Illégal, a LUX Prize short listed film.
The Jury said "based on actual events, the direction of this film draws you in and...

LUX Prize screenings set to start

The European Parliament will start screening the three LUX Prize short listed films on 27 October. 736 Parliament members will be able to watch and vote for their favourite film over 4 weeks of screenings. Voting will close on 23 November.  The...