Strasbourg 26/07/2018
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The three films in competition for the 2018 LUX Prize announced last Monday at the Giornate degli Autori press conference - Styx (DE, AT) by Wolfgang Fischer, The Other Side of Everything (FR, RS) by Mila Turajlić and Woman at War (IS, FR, UA) by Benedikt Erlingsson - were all supported by Eurimages! These co-productions – all of which coincidentally put female characters in the spotlight – and the topical themes that they address are a call to action in these difficult times. Styx is an odyssey of a solitary woman into the blue of the ocean, tackling the vital challenge of immigration and refugees. The Other Side of Everything is a tender portrayal of a woman, whose story tells the history of her country and Europe as a whole, from a tumultuous political past to the dangers of nationalism. While Woman at War is an energetic, environmental and feminist saga, a call for civil resistance to fight for and save nature from industrial greed and hegemony.

The three films will be screened in more than 50 cities and festivals across 28 European countries. With each film subtitled in the 24 official languages of the European Union, every year an even wider audience will be able to discover these films and identify with the topics they address.

The winning film, voted for by the Members of the European Parliament, will be further adapted for those with visual and hearing impairments. The winner – which will be voted for by members of the European Parliament and announced on 14 November in Strasbourg – will also receive promotional support during its international release.