Today within the framework of the 9th edition of the Venice Days (Giornate degli Autori) section of the Venice International Film Festival, the European Parliament unveiled the three films of the LUX Prize 2012 Competition.
Standing out from an official selection which included a total of 10 films, the three final candidates for the 6th LUX Prize are Just the Wind by Bence Fliegauf, Io Sono Lí by Andrea Segre and Tabu by Miguel Gomes.
The three films will be screened as special events at the Venice Days, which is renewing its partnership with the LUX Prize for the third consecutive year. The films will also be presented to the 27 young cinema lovers who are taking part in the third edition of 27 Times Cinema, a project designed for 27 young film lovers – one for each of the 27 EU member states.
The LUX Prize 2012 will be officially presented on 21 November 2012, during a sitting of the European Parliament in Strasbourg in presence of the filmmakers. In addition to providing the distributors with the subtitles for the winning film and versions for the visually and hearing impaired, the LUX Prize will offer an incentive for the film's promotion throughout the European Union.
Just the Wind / Csak a szél
a film by Bence Fliegauf
Inforg-M&M Film / HU
The Post Republic / DE
Paprika Films / FR
LUX Prize FOCUS
The story of four members of a gypsy family who live on an isolated farm in Hungary: Anna, a young teenager who goes to school; her 11-year-old brother Rio who has created a hiding place in an abandoned barn; their mother Mari who works as a cleaner in the neighbouring village; and their grandfather Tomi who has been weakened by a stroke. It’s summer. Over the past few months, a gang of "hunters" has been committing racist crimes, attacking gypsy families, burning their homes and killing the inhabitants, where the gypsies are nicknamed "the crows". Anna, Rio and Mari will have a brush with unseen danger, until the day the hunters arrive.
2012 - Berlin International Film Festival: Jury Grand Prix - Silver Bear, Amnesty International Film Prize, Peace Film Prize
2012 - Istanbul International Film Festival: Film Award of the Council of Europe
2012 - Paris Cinéma Festival: Jury Prize
2012 - Turnhout Open Doek: Main Prize