LUX Prize 2012
End production: 05/11/2012 First transmission: 05/11/2012
Official selection competition:
21 November: award ceremony in Strasbourg and for the first time ever, the three finalist films will be screened in October and November in all EU member states subtitled in the 23 official EU languages.
About the films:
Csak a szél (Just the Wind) by Bence Fliegauf - Hungary, Germany, France:
Inspired by real events, the film tells the story of a Romani family living in rural Hungary. Recently, they find themselves having to exist more stealthily than ever before as Romani families in the area have been attacked and gunned down in their own homes. The Romani community struggles to continue their daily routine amid fears of the suspected racially motivated crimes. Mari juggles her two jobs. Her teenage daughter, Anna tries to concentrate on her schoolwork and sketches. But young Rio is preoccupied with other things. He is getting ready...
Io sono Li (Shun Li and the Poet) by Andrea Segre - Italy, France:
Shun Li works in a textile factory at the outskirts of Rome in order to get her papers and enable her eight-year-old son to come to Italy. She is suddenly transferred to Chioggia, a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon, to work as a bartender. Bepi, a Slavic fisherman nicknamed the Poet by his friends, is a regular there. The friendship between Shun Li and Bepi upsets both the Chinese and local communities, who try to interfere with it.
Tabu by Miguel Gomes - Portugal, Germany, France, Brazil:
A temperamental old woman, her Cape Verdean maid and a neighbour devoted to social causes live on the same floor of a Lisbon apartment building. When the old lady dies, the other two learn of an episode from her past: a tale of love and crime set in an Africa straight from the world of adventure films.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Film: Csak a szél (Just the Wind) by Bence Fliegauf - Hungary, Germany, France
Io sono Li (Shun Li and the Poet) by Andrea Segre - Italy, France
Tabu by Miguel Gomes - Portugal, Germany, France, Brazil