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French film "Welcome" wins European Parliament 2009 LUX Prize

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It was announced today in Strasbourg that this year's European Parliament LUX Film Prize has been won by the film "Welcome" by the French director Philippe Lioret. This film received the majority of EP members' votes.The film is set in Calais, France, and shows a swimming instructor who chooses to help out a young Kurdish refugee who needs to swim across the English Channel to join his girlfriend who has already emigrated to England along with her family.This year's LUX Prize, worth about €87,...

Three films contending for the EP LUX prize: screening starts

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Starting next Tuesday November 10, three films contending for this year's European Parliament LUX Prize are being screened at the European Parliament in Brussels. These are Eastern Plays (Bulgaria, Sweden); Sturm (Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands); and Welcome (France). The winner will be revealed on 25 November in Strasbourg.Fiction or animation films illustrating or questioning the founding values of European identity, revealing Europe’s cultural diversity or bringing insights into the deba...
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