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29-10-2019

Cork Film Festival to partner with the EP's Lux Film prize 2019

The European Parliament will be partnering with the Cork Film Festival again this year for the free screening of the three short-listed films for the LUX Film Prize.

The three films in question will be streamed over a one month period all across Europe.

Cold Case Hammarskjold, will be shown in Triskel Christchurch on Friday 8 November at 7pm.

Danish director Mads Brügger and Swedish private investigator Göran Björkdahl set out to solve the mysterious death of United Nations Secretary-General, Dag Hammarskjöld, in a plane crash in Zambia in 1961. As their investigation tacks back and forth from the intense to the ridiculous to the ridiculously intense, what seems at first like an offbeat and fascinating journalistic inquiry becomes – through a series of evasive interviews, conspiracy theories and dead ends – a route to discovery of a far worse crime.

God exists-Her Name is Petrunija by Teona Strugar Mitevska, will be played at The Gate Cinema Cork City, on Tuesday 12 November at 6.15pm.

In a remote Icelandic town, reticent former policeman Ingimundur (Ingvar E Sigurðsson) passes his time visiting his old colleagues at the station, renovating a house and doting on his granddaughter Salka (Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir). These are all distractions from the heartache that haunts him following the tragic death of his beloved wife. Looking though some old mementos, his latent detective instincts kick in and he starts to suspect that his wife had been unfaithful to him.

The Realm (El Reino) by Rodrigo Sorogoyen will be shown at The National Sculpture Factory, on Tuesday 12 November at 3.30pm.

Manuel Lopez-Vidal (Antonio de la Torre) is a regional Spanish politician whose loyalty to his party has been rewarded with a place at the table and an extravagant lifestyle. When a newspaper threatens to expose the party’s corruption, Manuel finds himself the scapegoat. Faced with destruction, he fights back by whistleblowing to the press.

The 2019 festival marks the 64th annual celebration of the Cork Film Festival; a local, national and international celebration of cinema.

Since 2007, the European Parliament LUX Film Prize has cast an annual spotlight on films that go to the heart of European public debate. The parliament believes that cinema can be an ideal vehicle for debate and reflection on Europe and its future.

The LUX Prize helps to promote films that may otherwise not reach a wide audience, and highlights urgent, topical issues.

The 2019 Lux Prize winning film will be selected by MEPs and announced on 27 November, during the EP plenary session in Strasbourg.

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