French Film Wins 2011 LUX Film Prize

French director Robert Guédiguian has won the European Parliament’s 2011 LUX film Prize for his film, ‘ Les neiges du Kilimandjaro’ (France). The film’s story deals with the injustice of today’s societies and pleads for tolerance. The European Parliament’s President, Jerzy Buzek, presented the prize to the film’s producer in Strasbourg. The two other finalists in the competition were “Attenberg” (Greece) and “Play” (Sweden-France-Denmark).

The LUX film Prize was first created in 2007 in order to encourage European film makers to highlight European values and diverse cultures in film as well cover debate on the European Union integration process.

The LUX film Prize money will pay for the winning film to be subtitled into the EU’s 23 official languages and for the launch of the film in each Member State.

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