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11-11-2012

2012 Lux Prize shortlisted films to be screened at the Cork Film Festival, 11-18 November

The EP Information Office is delighted that all three of the 2012 Lux Prize shortlisted films will be screened as part of the prestigious Cork Film Festival which runs from 11-18 November in Cork.  Read on for further information.

The three shortlisted film will be screened as follows:

WEDNESDAY 14TH NOVEMBER, 8.30 pm, CORK OPERA HOUSE

Just the Wind (Csak a szél) by Bence Fliegauf - Hungary, Germany, France

Inspired by real events, the film tells the story of a Romani family living in rural Hungary. Recently, they find themselves having to exist more stealthily than ever before as Romani families in the area have been attacked and gunned down in their own homes. The Romani community struggles to continue their daily routine amid fears of the suspected racially motivated crimes. Mari juggles her two jobs. Her teenage daughter, Anna, tries to concentrate on her schoolwork and sketches. But young Rio is preoccupied with other things. He is getting ready...

Trailer for Just the Wind
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THURSDAY 15TH NOVEMBER, 8.30 pm, TRISKEL CHRISTCHURCH

Shun Li and the Poet (Io sono Li) by Andrea Segre - Italy, France

Shun Li works in a textile factory at the outskirts of Rome in order to get her papers and enable her eight-year-old son to come to Italy. She is suddenly transferred to Chioggia, a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon, to work as a bartender. Bepi, a Slavic fisherman nicknamed the Poet by his friends, is a regular there. The friendship between Shun Li and Bepi upsets both the Chinese and local communities, who try to interfere with it.

Trailer for Shun Li and the Poet
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SUNDAY 18TH NOVEMBER, 6.00 pm, CORK OPERA HOUSE

Tabu by Miguel Gomes - Portugal, Germany, France, Brazil

A temperamental old woman, her Cape Verdean maid and a neighbour devoted to social causes live on the same floor of a Lisbon apartment building. When the old lady dies, the other two learn of an episode from her past: a tale of love and crime set in an Africa straight from the world of adventure films.

Trailer for Tabu
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