Attend the free LUX Film Prize screenings
The 10th anniversary edition of the European Parliament LUX Film Prize competition and corresponding LUX Film Days have begun, with screenings of the three nominated films – Toni Erdmann by Maren Ade, As I Open My Eyes by Leyla Bouzid and My Life As A Courgette by Claude Barras – taking place across Europe.
The films, which were picked from the previously announced Official Selection and are all also contenders for the 2017 Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award, have been subtitled into the 24 official EU languages and are travelling the 28 EU countries during October and November, before a winner is announced on 23 November at an official awards ceremony at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
In the UK, public screenings take place in London at the Barbican from 14 to 17 November. They are free to attend but booking is essential. Tickets will be issued on a first-come first-served basis and should be collected 15 minutes before the start of the film.
Monday 14 November, 6:15pm
A political tragicomedy that examines how the corporate ethos can destroy family ties, people’s lives and happiness. Reserve your place.
As I Open My Eyes
Tuesday 15 November, 6:15pm
Takes viewers across the Mediterranean to Tunis, 2010, a few months before the revolution and follows Farah, a young musician, as she navigates familial, cultural and social expectations.
This will be a simultaneously screening in seven European cities, followed by a live-feed Q&A with its director from Brussels. Reserve your place.
My Life as a Courgette
Thursday 17 November, 6:30pm
A bittersweet, poetic stop-motion animation film and portrait of the harsh reality of an orphanage, tenderly adapted from Gilles Paris’ novel. Reserve you place.
Toni Erdmann and As I Open My Eyes are also screening at the Leeds International Film Festival in partnership with the UK Film Festival.
This year’s LUX Film Days also marks the beginning of greater collaboration with Creative Europe and the UK is thrilled to be one of 11 countries selected to take the films to an even wider audience, partnering with the Barbican to do so.
*If the screening you want to attend is sold out please check back as addditional tickets may become available and a returns queue will be operating on the night.
Audience Mention Award
After seeing the films, make sure you vote for your favourite for the Audience Mention Award, which will be unveiled at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in July 2017.
Book your tickets on the Barbican website and read more about the competition on the LUX Prize website.
Image: As I Open My Eyes by Leyla Bouzid, My Life As A Courgette by Claude Barras and Toni Erdmann by Maren Ade
26 Oct 2016