LUX Film Days in Gozo 2015: Three films being shown for free

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Gozo LUX Film Days 2015: Three films being shown for freeUpdate: Winner announced – The three films contesting for this year’s European Parliament’s 2015 EP LUX Prize will be shown in Gozo at the Oratory Don Bosco, Victoria, Gozo. This the second year running that cinema patrons in Gozo will have the chance to join in this Europe wide event.

On Tuesday the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz announced that Mustang had won the 2015 European Parliament LUX Prize for cinema at a ceremony in the Chamber in Strasbourg.

Mustang tells the story of five sisters who have been promised to husbands through forced marriages but who, determined to live their own lives, break the yoke of tradition.

The first of the three films, Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov film Urok (the Lesson), will be screened on Friday, the 4th of December, at 8.00pm.

The two other films will be screened on Saturday, the 5th of December. The Italian-US filmmaker Jonas Carpignano’s film Mediterranea will be screened, at 8.00pm, while the winning film, Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s film Mustang, be screened at 10.00pm.

This opportunity comes about as a result of the continued collaboration of the European Teachers’ Association (Malta Section) with the European Parliament Information Office in Malta.

The European Parliament’s LUX prize casts an annual spotlight on films that go to the heart of the European public debate. The LUX FILM PRIZE is much more than a prize attributed to the best European film of the year. It is a unique initiative that aims to boost the circulation of the films.

The European Parliament said that it believes that the cinema, a mass cultural medium, can be an ideal vehicle for debate and reflection on Europe and its future. Cinema is popular, attracts different generations and is affordable. It also meets the costs of translating and subtitling each of the three films on the final shortlist in the EU’s 24 official languages.

In addition, the winning film will be adapted for the hard of hearing and visually impaired in at least the original language version.

All films are subtitled in English and entrance is free. For bookings please email on aedemalta@gmail.com

More information and trailers can be watched at the following link: http://www.luxprize.eu/.

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