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European Parliament and the Cork Film Festival, 17/11/2017

The European Parliament is delighted to be teaming up with the Cork Film Festival for the free screening of two of the shortlisted movies in the 2017 LUX Film Prize.   "Sámi Blood" and "Western" will be screened on 17 November in the Gate Cinema Cork at 15h45 and 18h30.   To book your free tickets log onto

Sámi Blood

Elle Marja, 14, is a reindeer-breeding Sámi girl. Exposed to the racism of the 1930's and race biology examinations at her boarding school, she starts dreaming of another life. To achieve this other life she has to become someone else and break all ties with her family and culture.


Sámi Blood: Watch the trailer here


A group of German workers sets off to a construction site in the border region between Bulgaria and Greece. This foreign land and its breath-taking landscape awaken the men’s sense of adventure. The foreign land awakens the men’s sense of adventure, but they are also confronted with their own prejudice and mistrust due to the language barrier and cultural differences. The stage is quickly set for a showdown when men begin to compete for recognition and favor from the local villagers.

Western: Watch the trailer here

Audiences have the chance to vote until 31 January for their favourite film, which will receive the Audience Mention  at the 2018 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, where one of the voters will be selected to visit the festival and unveil the winner.



Since 2007, the European Parliament LUX FILM PRIZE casts an annual spotlight on films that go to the heart of European public debate. The Parliament believes that cinema, a mass cultural medium, can be an ideal vehicle for debate and reflection on Europe and its future




Cork Film Festival
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