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Lux Film Prize Finnalistes
The 2016 LUX Film Prize has selected the three films in its Official Competition. The 10th-anniversary edition of the award will have Leyla Bouzid’s As I Open My Eyes (France/Tunisia/Belgium/United Arab Emirates), Claude Barras’ My Life as a Courgette (Switzerland/France) and Maren Ade’s Toni Erdmann (Germany/Austria/Romania) as the final contenders. Chairwoman of the Committee on Culture and...
Toni Erdmann
For her first appearance in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, German director Maren Ade, who made quite the splash with her previous opus, Everyone Else [+], has audaciously confirmed her status as a rising star, thanks to her third feature, Toni Erdmann [+]. Patiently weaving its web around the traditional subject matter of a father desperately hoping to become closer to his daughter at any cost, while the...
Premiered in Rotterdam, then screened in the Brussels Film Festival's competition section, Suntan by Argyris Papadimitropoulos (Wasted Youth, Bank Bang) is an erotic thriller, haunting the audience with loneliness and obsession. The main character, Kostis (played by Efthymis Papadimitriou, known for Chevalier [+] and A Blast [+]), is a single, middle-aged doctor who, already in the opening shot of the film, is...
The concept of family, that classic vessel for everyday life, relationships, disagreements, secrets, memories and a whole range of other elements both light and dark, is something both decidedly banal and profound at the same time. The topic has graced the big screen, for better or for worse, countless times and yet still remains an inexhaustible area for exploration, as the subject of humanity is rich and...