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

Starts: Starts: 15/08/2010 - 4:00pm
Ends: 15/08/2010 - 6:00pm

Location: Filmhouse, Lothian Road, Edinburgh

Set in Calais, France, Welcome tells the tale of a French swimming instructor who chooses to help out a young Kurdish refugee who needs to swim across the English Channel to join his girlfriend.
  
Awarding the LUX Prize to Philippe Lioret, European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek said "The Lux Prize is a young and forward-looking initiative, and one of which Parliament expects much. We want the medium of fi lm to spark debate on subjects that attract public attention in the EU's Member States, and give rise to questions that can be of relevance to us all, questions that are also relevant to this Parliament. This year's winner meets that challenge in its own particular way. Philippe Lioret's Welcome, takes us into the world of immigrants in Europe and their hopes for a better future. This is an issue both important and relevant to society, one to which we cannot remain indifferent."

This screening is hosted by the European Parliament Office in Scotland. It is FREE to attend,

but you must register in advance by emailing

or calling 0131 557 78 66.