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MEPs to vote on three LUX Film Prize contenders

Attenberg, The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Play will be shown to MEPs at the European Parliament in Brussels until Nov 10.

Athina Rachel Tsangari’s Greek film Attenberg, Robert Guédiguian’s French feature The Snows Of Kilimanjaro and Ruben Östlund’s Danish-French-Swedish co-production Play were chosen from a longlist at the Venice International Film Festival, and will now be shown to MEPs and the public at the European Parliament in Brussels, from October 11 to November 10, who will vote on their favourite.

Now in its fifth year, the LUX prize is awarded to cinematographic works of fiction or animation lasting at least 60 minutes and illustrating values that “constitute European identity, the diversity of cultures in Europe or debate on the European Union integration process.”

The winner will be revealed at a ceremony in Strasbourg on Nov 16, with the prize money going towards the sub titling of the winning film in the EU’s 23 official languages, adapting the original for people with visual or hearing handicaps, and the cinema launch or production, in each Member State, of a 35mm or digital copy.

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