The LUX FILM DAYS take over Europe in November

Following their kick-off three weeks ago at Luxembourg’s Central and East European Film Festival CinEast and Ireland’s IndieCork Film Festival, the LUX FILM DAYS will be hitting screens in new countries during the entire month of November.
The three different depictions of European society – through a school classroom in Rok Biček’s Class Enemy, the poor suburbs in Céline Sciamma’s Girlhood and a person’s memory in Pawel Pawlikowski’s Ida – will continue to enlighten the continent with their insightful examinations of what shapes our identity. The LUX Prize finalists will be under the spotlight everywhere in Europe – from northern audiences in Stockholm all the way down to southern audiences in Seville.
The Thessaloniki International Film Festival (31 October – 9 November) will welcome the films onto Greek territory starting from 4 November, with the screening of Class Enemy. On 5 November, it will be Ida’s turn, and on 6 November, it will be Girlhood’s. In the meantime, the festival will also show another film that is part of the LUX Official Selection: Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure.
Far away from the Mediterranean, the Stockholm International Film Festival (5-16 November) will deliver the three films to Swedish audiences. Ida will be the first one screened, on 6 November, followed by Girlhood on 7, 9 and 11 November, and Class Enemy on 15 November. Céline Sciamma’s movie is also one of the competitors in the festival’s official selection, vying for the Bronze Horse award, and will be followed by a LUX Prize panel that sees the participation of Sciamma herself. Kornél Mundruczo’s White God, part of the LUX Official Selection, will also feature in the programme.
Returning to a sunnier corner of Europe, the Seville European Film Festival (6-15 November) will shine the spotlight on the LUX Prize by screening Class Enemy on 8, 10 and 11 November, and Girlhood on 7, 9, 10 and 11 November. That is not all, since Mundruczo’s White God and Östlund’s Force Majeure have also been selected for the festival, as have Alice Rohrwacher’s The Wonders and Sudabeh Mortezai’s Macondo.
However, these are not the only gatherings that will host the LUX finalists: the Viennale (23 October – 6 November), the Leiden International Film Festival (1-9 November), the International Film Festival Bratislava (7-14 November), the Arras International Film Festival (7-16 November), Santiago de Compostela’s Cineuropa Festival (9-30 November) and Segovia’s MUCES (19-25 November) will also provide festivalgoers with an opportunity to enjoy the films.

You can see the full LUX FILM DAYS calendar here. These are movies that you won’t want to miss!
Photo: LUX FILM DAYS - Zagreb Film Festival