Lux Film Days 2014 - Islay - Cumbrae - Arran
The LUX Prize is the annual film competition promoting different views on some of the main social and political issues of the day. This year, the Scottish LUX Prize Film Days kicked off in three small communities. In cooperation with the Screen Machine, we brought these prize-winning films directly to you. All three contenders for the 2014 prize focus on youth. All the screenings were free of charge, but ticketed.
Girlhood - A film by Céline Sciamma (France) 2014
Thursday 6th November, 5:30 pm - Port Ellen, Islay
Oppressed by her family setting, dead-end school prospects and the boys law in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of 3 free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her dress code, and quits school to be accepted in the gang, hoping that this will be a way to freedom.
Class Enemy - A film by Rok Bicek (Slovenia) 2013
Tuesday 11th November, 5:30 pm – Millport, Cumbrae
Relations between the students and the new teacher of German are extremely tense. When one female student commits suicide, her schoolmates blame the teacher for her death. An awareness that things are not quite so black and white comes too late... (based on true events).
Ida - A film by Pawel Pawlikowski (Poland/Denmark) 2013
Thursday 13th November, 5:30 pm - Brodick, Arran
Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation.