LUX Film Prize: Mustang Screening - London, 10 October 2016
The 2015 LUX Prize winner, Mustang by Deniz Gamze Erguven, was screened simultaneously in theatres of the Europa Cinemas network all around the European Union’s 28 countries as part of the 10th anniversary celebrations of the European Parliament's Film Prize. The UK screening took place at the Barbican and will be followed by a live satellite Q&A with director Deniz Gamze Ergüven.
The hashtag for this EU wide event is #LUXPrize.
Synopsis: Early summer. In a village in northern Turkey, Lale and her four sisters are walking home from school, playing innocently with some boys. The immorality of their play sets off a scandal that has unexpected consequences. The family home is progressively transformed into a prison ; instruction in homemaking replaces school and marriages start being arranged. The five sisters who share a common passion for freedom, find ways of getting around the constraints imposed on them.
The finalists competing for the 2016 Lux Film Prize have been announced: “À peine j´ouvre les yeux”, “Ma vie de courgette” and “Toni Erdmann”. The three films showcase a wide variety of genres, topics and artistic approaches: a testimony of a young generation in Tunisia, a stop-motion animation film portraying life in an orphanage and a political tragicomedy dealing with contemporary corporate culture. The Lux Prize will be awarded during the November plenary session in Strasbourg.
LUX Film Days: These films will be screened in London and Leeds in November. Further information to be announced.
Since 2007, the European Parliament LUX Film Prize casts an annual spotlight on films that go to the heart of European public debate.