The LUX Film Days, an event showcasing films shortlisted in the competition for the LUX Film Prize, takes place in Bucharest between November 27th and November 29th at Elvire Popesco cinema. The event, at its fifth edition this year, will showcase the three films nominated for the 2016 LUX Film Prize.
The LUX Film Prize was established in 2007 by the European Parliament to stimulate debates on European values and current social problems, and support the distribution of European film. From the official selection of ten films, three are nominated, and the Members of the European Parliament then choose the final winner. The three nominated films travel through the EU member states during the LUX Film Days, and are translated into all 24 EU languages, while the winner is further promoted and adapted for the visually and hearing-impaired.
À Peine j’ouvre les yeux (As I Open My Eyes), a French, Tunisia, Belgium and UAE production directed by Leyla Bouzid, will be screened on November 27th starting 17:30. Ma vie de Courgette (My Life as a Courgette), Switzerland – France production directed by Claude Barras, will be screened November 27th at 19:00. Toni Erdman, the Germany – Austria – Romaia production directed by Maren Ade, will be screened on November 29th starting 19:00.
Toni Erdman is the winner of the 2016 LUX Film Prize. Screened in competition at Cannes, the winner of the FIPRESCI Grand Prix for best film of the year, and the German submission for the Oscars, the film reveals deep social and economic divides, as the heroine’s perception of what constitutes a fulfilling life is turned upside down.
Films are screened with Romanian subtitles. Entrance is free, within available seating. Access is made upon reservation at eventbook.ro.