More than 50 films were considered by the members of the Panel, from the most talked-about world-premieres with the official selection concentrated on showing off European film’s diversity. The themes in the selected films range from immigration, populism, nationalism, the environment and globalisation, to war, memory, justice, gender and religion.
The official selection was announced in KVIFF by Evelyne Gebhardt, Vice-President of the European Parliament, Helga Trüpel, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Culture and Education, Martina Dlabajová, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Budgetary Control, Michaela Sojdrova and Bogdan Wenta, Members of the Committee on Culture and Education and Doris Pack, LUX Film Prix Coordinator.
From the 10 films in the Official Selection, three films will be selected that will take part in the 2018 Lux Film Days. The three films will all be subtitled in the 24 official languages of the EU and compete for the Lux Film Prix, which will be announced in the European Parliament on 14 November 2018.
The LUX FILM PRIZE Official Selection:
Border (Sweden, Denmark)
Directed by Ali Abbasi
Donbass (Germany, France, Ukraine, Romania, Netherlands, UK) directed by Sergei Loznitsa
Produced by Ma.ja.de. Fiction in coproduction with Ukraine’s Arthouse Traffic, France’s JBA Production, Dutch Graniet Film, Dutch Wild at Art, Romania’s Digital Cube, associate producer Atoms & Void
Supported by Eurimages and the CNC’s World Cinema Support and the Romanian CNC
Sales: Pyramide International
Directed by Lukas Dhont
Happy As Lazzaro (Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany)
Directed by Alice Rohrwacher
Styx (Germany, Austria)
Directed by Wolfgang Fischer
The Other Side of Everything (Serbia) DOC
Directed by Mila Turajlić
The Silence of Others (Spain) DOC
Directed by Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar
U – July 22 (Norway)
Directed by Erik Poppe
Woman at War (France, Iceland, Ukraine)
Directed by Benedikt Erlingsson
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