Magazine article Screen International

Tsangari, Guédiguian and ÖStlund Shortlisted for European LUX Prize

Magazine article Screen International

Tsangari, Guédiguian and ÖStlund Shortlisted for European LUX Prize

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They beat off competition from Bela Tarr, Nanni Moretti and Kaurismaki to compete for the prize which will be awarded on Nov 16 in Strasbourg.

Athina Rachel Tsangari's Attenberg, Robert Guédiguian's The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Ruben Östlund's Play have been selected to compete for this year's European Parliament LUX Prize.

The three films, which will screen at the upcoming Venice Film Festival in the Venice Days section, were chosen from a longlist of ten films which also included Bela Tarr's The Turin Horse, Jerzy Skolimowski's Essential Killing, Nanni Moretti's Habemus Papum and Ari Kaurismaki's Le Havre.

Tsangari's Greek film Attenberg tells the story of a young woman growing up in a factory town by the sea. It has been proposed as the official Greek entry for the next Oscars. It won the special jury award at the Thessaloniki Film Festival.

French director Robert Guédiguian's The Snows of Kilimandjaro is about a couple, played by Ariane Ascaride and Jean-Pierre Darroussin, who are kidnapped when they go on a trip to Kilimanjaro. …

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