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FNE at KVIFF 2016: Lux Film Prize Unveils Official Selection

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Sieranevada by Cristi Puiu Sieranevada by Cristi Puiu

KARLOVY VARY: The 10 films of the 2016 Lux Film Prize Official Selection for 2016 have been announced at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

Four out of the ten films focus on conflicts or contemporary revolutionary trends. Two of the films boast CEE producers or coproducers. Cannes competitors Toni Erdmann directed by Maren Ade is a German/Austrian/Romanian coproduction, and Sieranevada directed Cristi Puiu is a coproduction between Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Macedonia.

One of the big winners of the evening was Czech and Slovak based media company Film Europe headed by Ivan Hronec, who had already acquired the Czech and Slovak rights to three of the films in the official selection.

The 10 films will go on to compete for the Lux Prize of the European Parliament and while there will only be one winner three of the films will be subtitled in 24 of the languages of the EU, giving them wider access to audiences across Europe.

Official Selection 2016:

À Peine J’ouvre Les Yeux / As I Open My Eyes (Belgium, France, Tunisia)
Directed by Leyla Bouzid

A Syrian Love Story (UK)
Directed by Sean McAllister

Cartas da Guerra / Letters From War (Portugal)
Directed by Ivo M Ferreira

Krigen / A War (Denmark)
Directed by Tobias Lindholm

Ma Vie de Courgette / My Life as a Courgette (France, Switzerland)
Directed by Claude Barras

L’Avenir / Things to Come (France, Germany)
Directed by Mia Hansen-Løve

La Pazza Gioia / Like Crazy (France, Italy)
Directed by Paolo Virzi

Toni Erdmann (Germany, Austria, Romania)            
Directed by Maren Ade
Produced by Komplizen Film
Coproduced by Coop99 Filmproduktion, Hi Film Productions
Supported by Romanian CNC
Sales: The Match Factory

Sieranevada (Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, France)
Directed by Cristi Puiu
Produced by Mandragora
Coproduced by Studioul de Creaţie Cinematografică Romania, 2006 d.o.o., Spiritus Movens, Sisters and Brother Mitevski Production, Alcatraz Films
Supported by the Romanian National Film Centre, Eurimages, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre
Sales: Elle Driver

Suntan (Greece)
Directed by Argyris Papadimitropoulos