Mediterranea, directed by Jonas Carpignano and screening as part of the LUX Film Days.

Free LUX Prize screenings at the Barbican

The LUX Prize is awarded annually by the European Parliament with the aim to “illuminate public debate on European integration”.

Subtitled in the 24 official languages of the EU, Mediterranea, Mustang and Urok (The Lesson) - the three finalist films of the 2015 LUX Prize Official Competition - are now traveling together to more than 40 cities of the 28 European Member States as part of the Lux Film Days.

In London, the Barbican is working in partnership with the European Parliament to offer free screenings of two of the LUX Prize finalist films this November.

Mediterranea
Monday 16 November
6.30pm

This topical drama, directed by Jonas Carpignano, follows two men as they make the dangerous journey from Africa to Europe in search of a better life. Shot in documentary style, the two friends run into trouble from the outset after they nearly drown in a capsized boat on the way to Italy. Managing to gain employment as fruit pickers, they soon find out that the life they were dreaming of isn’t everything they believed it to be.

To reserve a place at this screening please visit the Barbican website.

Urok (The Lesson)
Tuesday 17 November
6.30pm

Nade (Margita Gosheva) is a school teacher in rural Bulgaria. She doesn’t teach at a wealthy school, so maybe that’s why one of her students ends up stealing from her purse. Unknown to the kids, Nade has money trouble of her own, with a drunkard husband who’s been missing mortgage payments, an employer that can’t pay and a wealthy father who is unable to help without unacceptable strings attached. It all boils down to one thing: if Nade can’t pay, her family become homeless.

To reserve a place at this screening please visit the Barbican website.

Photo: Mediterranea, directed by Jonas Carpignano and screening as part of the LUX Film Days.