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Award-winning film - Die Fremde - to be shown at European Union House on 9 May

On Monday, 9 May, the award-winning film, Die Fremde, directed by Feo Aladag, will be shown at a free screening to mark Europe Day at European Union House in Dublin.  This event is being organised by the European Parliament Office in Ireland, in conjunction with the Austrian Embassy and the Goethe Institut.  Die Fremde was the winner of the European Parliament's LUX prized in 2010.  The screening will begin at 6.30pm and will be followed by a wine reception.

Where?: European Union House, 43 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2
When?: Monday, 9 May at 6.30pm

Please note that admission is free, but we would ask you to register to attend at

The plot of Die Fremde
One day, 25-year-old Umay turns up at her parents' Berlin appartment with her son Cem. Umay has run away from an unhappy marriage in Istanbul and has decided to lead an independent life. When her parents try to restore the family's reputation by returning Cem to his father, Umay puts an end to the relationship with her parents. She falls in love with Stipe and begins a new life with her son. Umay then tries to affect a reconciliation with her family...

The winner of the European Parliament's LUX prize
Die Fremde was the winner of the 2010 LUX prize in the European Parliament.  The Prize was established in 2007 as a contribution towards promoting creative European film-making and supporting the circulation of European productions and co-productions as widely as possible. The LUX Prize is also aimed at stimulating cultural diversity and promoting public debate on themes of Europe-wide interest. The Prize is awarded annually by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from shortlists of 10 and then 3 films. Since the LUX Prize was first awarded, the winners have been Auf der Anderen Seite by Fatih Akin (2007), Le Silence de Lorma by the Dardenne brothers (2008) and Welcome by Philppe Lloret (2009).

Further awards for Die Fremde:
Best Feature & Best Actress - Tribeca 2010, Best Film in Bronze & Best Leading Actress - German Film Awards 2010, German Camera Award 2010,  Best Film Ghent 2010, Best Film Sao Paulo 2010, etc.

Europe Day marks the call on 9 May 1950 by the then French Foreign Minister, Robert Schuman, for a new beginning in Europe. Following a half-century of wars and conflict, Schuman proposed closer cooperation between Germany and France and also called for all countries in Europe to cooperate in building a better and peaceful future. Schuman's call was grasped enthusiastically by several countries, including France and Germany, and institutions were established to formalise arrangements for closer co-peration in a number of areas. From this beginning grew the European Union that we know today. Europe Day aims at recalling the origins of the Union and its development since then, but also to reflect on the Europe-wide challenges of the future.    


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