For the second year on a row, the Official Selection of ten films competing for this year´s LUX Prize
of the European Parliament was unveiled during the 47th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) in Czech Republic. The selection reflects the excellence and rich variety of contemporary European cinema which European Parliament is proud to support.
The films selected
to compete for the 2012 LUX Prize (co)produced in Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Switzerland and Turkey, will present to the European public well known filmakers alongside with a young and promising generation of authors including an important number of female directors.
The 2012 LUX Prize Official Selection was announced on Sunday 1st of July in Karlovy Vary by M Oldrich Vlasak, Vice president of the European Parliament, Ms Katarina Nevedalova, member of the European Parliament, by Ms Mira Staleva, deputy director of the Sofia International Film Festival and by M Karel Och, artistic director of the KVIFF and both members of the 2012LUX Prize Selection Panel.
The 2012 LUX Prize Official Selection includes the following ten films (in alphabetical order):
À perdre la raison (Our Children) by Joachim Lafosse (Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland)
Barbara by Christian Petzold (Germany)
Cesare deve morire (Caesar Must Die) by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani (Italy)
Crulic drumul spre dincolo (Crulic The Path to Beyond) by Anca Damian (Romania, Poland)
Csak a szél (Just the Wind) by Bence Fliegauf (Hungary, Germany, France)
Djeca (Children of Sarajevo) by Aida Begic (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, France and Turkey)
Io sono Li (Shun Li and the Poet) by Andrea Segre ( Italy, France)
L'enfant d'en haut (Sister) by Ursula Meier (France, Switzerland)
Louise Wimmer by Cyril Mennegun (France)
Tabu by Miguel Gomes (Portugal, Germany, France, Brazil)