LUX Prize competition kicks off today

LUX Prize competition kicks off today

Play your part in the LUX Prize 2011 as it starts today at 13:00 – see the screening schedule
Mrs Isabelle Durant, Vice-President, and Mrs Doris Pack, President of the Committee on Culture and Education, will have the pleasure of welcoming you at the LUX Theatre (ASP, Vox Box area, 3rd floor) for today's opening screenings of the LUX Prize 2011 Competition.
 
Today at 13:00
Attenberg, directed by Greek Athina Rachel Tsangari: “Marina is left with nothing, in the end of Attenberg. So, in a way, she is set free. She is free to start all over again, from nothing. I wrote Attenberg during the first riots in Athens, in December 2008. Unconsciously, some of the desperation, alienation and sense of betrayal that had poured out in the streets, snuck into the film [...] I think now, more than ever, making cinema in Greece goes beyond making art. It is an act of political, social, and moral survival.”
2010, 95’
Greece
Original version: Greek
Subtitles: English, French
 
Today at 19:00
Les neiges du Kilimandjaro, directed by French Robert Guédiguian: “In my eyes, one of the most serious issues in today’s society is there is no longer any class consciousness. In the sense that you can no longer even say “working class”; this is why I speak about “poor people”. Yet, the actual awareness of being “poor people,” doesn’t exist […] There aren’t two types of populations, one being a native, employed, unionized home owner... and the other being an unemployed immigrant, delinquent, from inner cities or poor suburbs. Politics and cinema can work to unmask this intellectual deception – and my mind will never be changed on this question: therein lies the essential.”
2011, 107’
France
Original version: French
Subtitles: English, German