Conscious Film Screening - Le Silence de Lorna
The third segment of the Conscious Film Screening series organised by the European Parliament Information Office in Edinburgh in partnership with Just Festival, Le Silence de Lorna won the 2008 LUX Film Prize, Best Screenplay at the 61st Cannes Film Festival and Best French Language Film at the 2008 Lumiere Awards.
In order to become the owner of a snack bar with her boyfriend, Lorna, a young Albanian woman living in Belgium, becomes an accomplice to a diabolical plan devised by mobster Fabio. Fabio has orchestrated a sham marriage between her and Claudy, a drug addict in need of money, in order to allow her to obtain Belgian citizenship. Lorna is then instructed to marry a Russian Mafioso willing to pay a lot of money to quickly acquire the same citizenship. However, for this second marriage to be possible, Fabio has planned to kill Claudy. Will Lorna stay silent, or will her conscience force her to come clean?