The LUX FILM DAYS kick off in Luxembourg and Ireland

The LUX FILM DAYS are back. Once again, this year the LUX Prize is aiming to reach the four corners of Europe, and in order to do this, the three finalist films will be screened all around the continent starting this weekend. After last year’s huge success, the LUX FILM DAYS will increase its number of screenings to a total of 165 all across 28 countries in Europe, taking place in film festivals, special screenings and events accompanied by presentations, debates and round tables.

Rok Biček’s Class Enemy, Céline Sciamma’s Girlhood and Pawel Pawlikowski’s Ida are the three finalists that will be therefore screened. Biček’s depiction of school students rebelling against their teacher and the clash between their points of view, Sciamma’s insightful look at the lives of young black girls in the outskirts of Paris and Pawlikowski’s exquisite coming-of-age poem superimposed over the painful past of Europe will visit some of the most prominent film festivals in Europe such as Viennale (23 October – 6 November), Thessaloniki Film Festival (31 October – 9 November), Sevilla European Film Festival (7-15 November) and Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (13-30 November), among others.

The LUX Prize will echo the reception of each LUX FILM DAYS screening across the continent (like in our last year’s reports) thanks to the LUX Ambassadors, the members of the 28 Times Cinema programme gathered together at the Venice Days, at the recent 71th Venice International Film Festival. This way, you can have a glimpse at the unique experience that the LUX FILM DAYS right here, and get ready for the one in your country.

The tour of the films will start this Saturday 11 October in Luxembourg, at the Central and East European Film Festival CinEast, with the screening of Ida. Just one day after, Ireland’s IndieCork Film Festival will welcome the films, with the screening of Class Enemy on Sunday 12 October, which will be followed by Girlhood on 19 October. Croatia will then host the screenings as part of the Zagreb Film Festival, taking place from 19-26 October.

Last but not least, the LUX FILM DAYS will also make room for the viewers’ opinions by starting the LUX Prize Public Mention again. The viewers will be able to vote for their favourite film, and one of them will get the chance to travel to the Karlovy Vary Film Festival to announce the result.

If you don’t want to miss the LUX FILM DAYS happening in your country, you can check the LUX FILM DAYS calendar, where you will find all the information about them.

Stay tuned and join us in this celebration of European film!