KARLOVY VARY: One Polish film and no less than three Bulgarian coproductions are among the ten films selected for the Official Selection of the LUX FILM PRIZE. The Official Selection was announced on 2 July 2017 at a presentation during the Karlovy Vary Film Festival. The Official Selection was announced by Helga Trüpel, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Culture and Education, Martina Dlabajova, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Budgetary Control, Bogdan Wenta, Member of the Committee on Culture and Education and Doris Pack, LUX FILM PRIZE Coordinator. The 2017 LUX Film Prize winner will be awarded on 15 November 2017 in Strasbourg.
The Official Selection includes five films made by female directors and four debut features.
The three finalists will be announced at the Venice Days press conference in Rome at the end of July 2017. The European Parliament will subtitle the three competing films into the 24 official languages of the European Union and will screen them in all 28 EU countries during the LUX Film Days.
The LUX FILM PRIZE Official Selection:
The Last Family / Ostatnia Rodzina (Poland) Directed by Jan P. Matuszyński Produced by Aurum Film Coproduced by HBO Polska, Mazowiecki Instytut Kultury, Lightcraft, Universal Music Polska Supported by the Polish Film Institute, Mazovia Film Fund
Glory / Slava (Bulgaria, Greece) Directed by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov Produced by Abraxas Coproduced by Graal Film, Screening Emotions, Aporia Filmworks, Red Carpet Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center, Greek Film Centre
Western (Germany, Bulgaria, Austria)Directedby Valeska GrisebachProduced by Komplizen FilmCoproduced by Chouchkov Brothers, Coop99, KNM, ZDF-Das Kleiner Fernsehspiek
King of the Belgians (Belgium, Netherlands, Bulgaria)Directed by Peter Brosens and Jessica WoodworthProduced by Bo FilmsCoproduced by Entre Chien et Loup, Topkapi Films, Art FestSupported by the Flemish Audiovisual Fund, Flanders Image, Screen Flanders, the French Community of Belgium, Casa Kafka, the Belgian Tax Shelter, the Dutch Film Fund, the Dutch Production Incentive, the Bulgarian National Film Centre, the MEDIA Programme of the European Community and EURIMAGES
A ciambra (Italy, Brazil, United States, France, Germany, Sweden)Directed by Jonas Carpignano
BPM (Beats per Minute) (France)Directed by Robin Campillo
Heartstone (Iceland, Denmark)Directed by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
Sámi Blood (Sweden, Denmark, Norway)Directed by Amanda Kernell
Summer 1993 (Spain)Directed by Carla Simón
The Other Side of Hope (Finland, Germany)Directed by Aki Kaurismäki