Io sono Li wins the 2012 LUX Cinema Prize
The European Parliament's LUX Prize
was awarded this morning in Strasbourg to lo sono Li
, by Andrea Segre,
premiered at 8th Venice Days in 2010. European Parliament's President Martin Schulz
announced the winner in the official ceremony at the Parliament's plenary chamber in Strasbourg. The film explores the question of immigration and, in this context, the conflict between shared traditions and individual aspirations. It tells an attractive story of friendship that breaks down stereotypes and prejudices against "foreigners".
This year's other finalists were Csak a szél (Just the Wind) by Bence Fliegauf (Hungary, Germany, France) and Tabu by Miguel Gomes (Portugal, Germany, France, Brazil).
This year and for the very first time since its inception in 2007, the European Parliament's LUX Prize launched the "LUX Film Days": the three finalist films were screened and subtitled in all the Member States, enabling thousands of citizens to see these beautiful European cinema features.
The European Parliament awards the LUX Prize each year to films that illustrate or question the fundamental values of the European identity, explore Europe's cultural diversity or offer views on the process of building Europe itself.
Being the three finalist films already subtitled in the framework of the LUX Film days, the Winner will have the original version adapted for hearing and visually impaired and will be supported with a tailored promotion for the releases.