The contenders for this year’s prize have now been revealed at the 48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic. Read on to discover which films have a chance to win the prize. The three finalists will be selected in July.
The official selection for the 2013 LUX Prize is (in alphabetical order):
- Äta sova dö (Eat Sleep Die), by Gabriela Pichler – Sweden
- Grzeli nateli dgeebi (In Bloom) by Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon Groß – Georgia, Germany, France
- Krugovi (Circles), by Srdan Golubovic – Serbia, Germany, France, Slovenia, Croatia
- La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty), by Paolo Sorrentino – Italy, France
- La Plaga (The Plague), by Neus Ballús – Spain
- Miele (Honey), by Valeria Golino – Italy, France
- Oh Boy!, by Jan Ole Gerster- Germany
- Pevnost (Fortress), by Lukáš Kokeš, Klára Tasovská – Czech Republic
- The Broken Circle Breakdown, by Felix van Groeningen – Belgium
- The Selfish Giant, by Clio Barnard – United Kingdom.
The nominations were revealed by EP vice-president Oldřich Vlasák, a Czech member of the ECR group, MEP Silvia Costa, an Italian member of the S&D group, as well as two members of the LUX Prize selection panel: Jakub Duszynski, co-president of Europa Distribution, and Karlovy Festival artistic director Karel Och.