The European Parliament Information Office in Malta, in collaboration with the Euro Media Forum shall be presenting the LUX FILM DAYS 2013 – a three day film festival between the 27 and 29th November at St. James Cavalier, Valletta. The Film Festival will screen the three finalist films in the run for the European Parliament LUX Prize Competition 2013. The public is invited to attend the Film Festival and participate by casting their vote for their favourite film.

Entrance to the LUX Film Days is free, with each film being screened twice as indicated below. A light reception in between screenings will be held. The three contending films are:

MIELE (Honey) (18) by Valeria Golino – France, Italy (2013) Irene lives alone a pretty isolated life. Her clandestine job is to help terminally-ill people to die with dignity by giving them a drug. One day she supplies a new “client” with a fatal dose, only to find out he’s perfectly healthy. Irene is determined not to be responsible for his suicide. From this moment, Irene and Grimaldi are locked unwillingly in a tense and unusual relationship which will change Irene’s life forever.

THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN (15) by Felix Van Groeningen –
Belgium (2012) The Broken Circle Breakdown tells the love story between Elise and Didier. She has her own tattoo shop; he plays the banjo in a band. It is love at first sight, in spite of major differences. He talks, she listens. He is a profound atheist, at the same time a naïve romantic. She has a cross tattooed in her neck, even though she has both feet firmly on the ground. Their happiness is complete after their little girl Maybelle is born. But their happiness is short-lived when Maybelle falls seriously ill. Didier and Elise respond in very different ways. The Broken Circle Breakdown examines how love can sometimes conquer fate, and sometimes not.

THE SELFISH GIANT (15) by Clio Barnard – United Kingdom (2013) A contemporary fable about 14-year-old Arbor and his best friend Swifty. Excluded from school and outsiders in their own community, the boys meet Kitten, a local scrapman, and begin collecting scrap metal for him using a horse and cart. Swifty has a natural gift with horses and Arbor has a business brain and a way with words – they make a good team. But when Arbor begins to emulate Kitten by becoming greedy and exploitative, tensions build, leading to a tragic event which transforms them all irrevocably.

For bookings and more information contact St. James Cavalier at 2122 3200 or boxoffice@sjcav.org / info@sjcav.org

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