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Screening of 'Welcome' by Philippe Lioret, winner of the 2009 LUX Prize

Starts: 21/05/2010 - 6:00pm
Ends: 21/05/2010 - 10:00pm

Location: Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee

'Welcome' by Philippe Lioret, winner of the European Parliament's LUX Prize 2009 will be screened at an event hosted by the European Parliament Office in Scotland.  'Welcome' is set in Calais and charts the surrogate father/son bond that develops between an illegal Kurdish immigrant from Iraq and a French swimming instructor.

The LUX prize

is voted for by Members of the European Parliament and awarded annually.  Its objective is to illuminate the public debate on European integration and to facilitate the diffusion of European films in the European Union.  One of the main criteria in selecting the films short-listed for the LUX Prize has been their success in showing the process of building Europe in a different light.  The artistic and narrative quality of the winning film will give the audience a glimpse of a submerged dimension of the European venture.  Breaking through the language barrier that prevents films from moving around the European Union is the other major objective of the LUX Prize; the prize finances the subtitling and the kinescope recording of the winning film in the 23 official EU languages. The original language recording will be adapted for sub-titling for hard of hearing and deaf people.

This event is free, but you must register in advance to reserve a place by emailing the

European Parliament Office in Edinburgh