Award of the LUX Prize:
Lieu: Strasbourg, France - European Parliament
End production: 20/11/2012 First transmission: 20/11/2012
- extracts from the ceremony
- statement by the laureate
The European Parliament’s LUX Prize was awarded this morning in Strasbourg to "lo sono Li", by Andrea Segre. European Parliament's President Martin Schulz announced the winner in the official ceremony at the Parliament's plenary chamber in Strasbourg. The film explores the question of immigration and, in this context, the conflict between shared traditions and individual aspirations.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Exterior shot of the European Parliament, Strasbourg, France (1 shot)
||- Opening speech LUX award - SOUNDBITE (German): Martin SCHULZ, EP President: Today the LUX film prize of the European Parliament will be awarded for the 6th time. This Prize is a tribute to the magical power of European film, its richness, its diversity, its creativity.
||SOUNDBITE (German): Martin SCHULZ, EP President: "The films nominated, Just the Wind, from Bence Fliegauf, Io sono Li, and Tabu by Miguel Gomes. All of these films give the own response, the own unique response to these questions. The 3 films address different social themes, discrimination against Roma, coming closer together people form different cultures, immigration, poverty and the colonial past of our continent. The LUX Film Prize is an invitation to all of us to discover European cinema."
||"The Prize makes a contribution to breaking down geographical frontiers and language barriers and in fact it tries to make it possible for the largest number of people to see these films, to engage in an exchange and to make a contribution to create common European culture space."
||- opening of the enveloppe - Announcement of the winner:
SOUNDBITE (German): Martin SCHULZ, EP President: "The winning film of the LUX Prize 2012 is: Io sono Li, by Andrea SEGERE.
||applause, LUX Prize is handed over, applause, (4shots)
||Statment by the laureate:
SOUNDBITE (Italian): Andrea SEGRE, director. Marco Paolini, producer and actor: "It is crucial, because it does help this LUX Prize to diffuse an independent cinema. Cinema which can look at the contradiction, the grass roots of cinema in these days. The fact that we can show our film in so many different countries, thanks to this, is really a great opportunity for us."
||Statment by the laureate:
SOUNDBITE (Italian): Andrea SEGRE, director: "I think that we have to try and help legal migrants if we are going to try to do something about illegal migrants. " (applause)
||Family photo, (2 shots)
||SOUNDBITE (English): Andrea SEGRE, director:
"Basically what I hope is that the film helps the European people to understand better which is the real experience of a woman travelling in a so called illegal way, because our definition of illegal depends from our point of view, someone who wants to travel without our permission is illegal, but he doesn't feel himself as illegal. Basically Sun Li, the protagonist of my film and other women who are travelling, they do like to give a hope and a future to their children, their sons."
||SOUNDBITE (English): Andrea SEGRE, director: "In Italy it is a special situation, we are facing the problem that the distribution is much controlled by f few numbers of big distribution companies, they are the owner of the big theatres and they control the market."
||SOUNDBITE (English): Andrea SEGRE, director. Marco Paolini, producer and actor:
"With only 20 copies of the film we reached more than 100.000 Italians, that means that the public went to search the film, but they have really to search because it is not so obvious to find it."