LUX Prize films at the Cork Film Festival, 12-15/11/2018
The European Parliament is delighted to be teaming up with the Cork Film Festival for the free screening of two of the shortlisted and one of the long-listed films in the 2018 LUX Film Prize which will be introduced by Deirdre Clune MEP. To book your free tickets to see "Styx", "The Other Side of Everything", "Border”, log onto http://corkfilmfest.org/
Border (long-listed), The Gate Cinema Cork 12 November, 18h30
Tina is a conscientious customs officer with a special gift for exposing those with something to hide. When sinister Vore approaches her, she is immediately suspicious and unnerved, though she is drawn into his orbit as Vore encourages Tina to recognise that she does not belong to the world she has worked so hard to adapt to.
The Other Side of Everything (short-listed), Gate Cinema Cork, 14 November at 16h00
Mila Turajli’s’s personal portrait of her mother, Serbian academic and political activist Srbijanka Turajlic, and her resistance to Slobodan Milosevic’s repressive and genocidal post-Yugoslav regime, raises political questions about the responsibility of each generation to fight for their future.
Styx (short-listed), Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin Street, Cork, 15 November at 19h00
German doctor Rike sets sail on a solo voyage to Ascension Island in the South Atlantic Ocean. Having weathered a spectacular storm, she encounters a stricken fishing trawler full of desperate African refugees.
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
The film winning the 2018 Lux Prize will be selected by MEPs and announced on 14 November during the EP plenary session in Strasbourg, in the presence of the film crews.