The European Parliament Information Office in Malta, in collaboration with the Euro Media Forum and AEDE Malta shall be presenting the LUX FILM DAYS 2014 – a three day film festival in Malta on the 5th, 7th and 9th November at St. James Cavalier, Valletta. This year films will be also shown in Gozo on the 12th and 14th December at Don Bosco Oratory, Santu Wistin Square, Victoria. The Film Festival will screen the three finalist films in the run for the European Parliament LUX Prize Competition 2014. The public is invited to attend the Film Festival and participate for the second year by casting their vote for their favourite film. Entrance is free of charge. The films will be shown with English subtitles.
The three films portray diverse contemporary European social issues with a special focus on youth.
The three finalists are:
Class Enemy (Razredni sovražnik) by Rok Biček, Slovenia
Due to a huge difference in the way they perceive life, the relationship between the students and their new German language teacher becomes critically tense. When one of the students commits suicide, her classmates accuse the teacher of being responsible for her death. The realisation that things are not so black and white comes too late.
Girlhood (Bande de filles) by Céline Sciamma, France.
Oppressed by her family setting, dead-end school prospects and the boys law in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of 3 free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her dress code, and quits school to be accepted in the gang, hoping that this will be a way to freedom.
Ida, by Paweł Pawlikowski, Poland and Denmark
Poland 1962 Anna is a novice, an orphan brought up by nuns in the convent. She has to see Wanda, the only living relative, before she takes her vows. Wanda tells Anna that Anna is Jewish. Both women start a journey not only to find their family tragic story, but who they really are and where they belong. They question their religions and ideas they believed in. Both are trying to go on living but only one of them can.
Trailers can be watched at the following link:
Schedule is as follows:
St. James Cavalier, Valletta
Wednesday 5th November
Friday 7th November
Class Enemy: 7pm
Sunday 9th November
Class Enemy: 6pm
Oratory Don Bosco, Victoria, Gozo
Friday 12th December
Class Enemy: 9pm
Sunday 14th December
Reservations for Malta EP Lux Film Days at St. James Cavalier, Valletta on www.sjcav.org /21223200
Reservations for Gozo EP Lux Film Days to: firstname.lastname@example.org / 99456851