The LUX Prize in the spotlight at Trieste

The main Italian rendezvous with Eastern European cinema, the Trieste Film Festival, is about to celebrate its 26th edition, extending its programme line-up by a day, from 16-22 January 2015, as well as its commitment to European cinema, by forming closer ties with the LUX Prize.
 
The screening of the LUX Prize 2014 Official Selection films is one of the brand-new assets of this year’s edition. At the festival’s Teatro Miela venue, it will be possible to view eight of the ten films selected by the prize committee, including the highly acclaimed title that took home the award, Pawel Pawlikowski’s Ida. The other movies that will be screened alongside the winner will be Sudabeh Mortezai’s Macondo, Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure, Panos H KoutrasXenia, Céline Sciamma’s Girlhood, Jaime RosalesBeautiful Youth, Alice Rohrwacher’s The Wonders and Kornél Mundruczó’s White God.
 
The LUX Prize section will be featured at the gathering alongside the three international competitions, which each year focus on the most interesting productions from key countries. Some of the most prominent and widely acclaimed films selected are Bulgarian filmmakers Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov’s The Lesson, Maya Vitkova’s Viktoria, and Georgian filmmaker George Ovashvili’s Corn Island.
 
You can view the full programme of screenings on the festival’s site.