Fri, 9 November, 2018
Metro Kinokulturhaus, Johannesgasse 4, 1010 Wien
For twelve years, the European Parliament has awarded the coveted LUX Film Prize, an award for outstanding European productions that contribute to the consideration of major political and social issues in Europe. The winning film will be announced on 14 November at the plenary session in Strasbourg. On 9 November 2018, the European Parliament in cooperation with the Viennale will show the three nominated films in the METRO Kinokulturhaus.
The three films – 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.
1.30 p.m. WOMAN AT WAR
D: Benedikt Erlingsson, Island/Ukraine/FR 2018, 101 min, OV with German subtitles
With: Halldóra Geirhardsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson, Juan Camillo Roman Estrada, Jörundur Ragnarsson, Haraldur Stefansson
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.
3.30 p.m. THE OTHER SIDE OF EVERYTHING
D: Mila Turajlic, SRB/FR, Katar 2017, 100 min, OV with German subtitles
Cinematography : Mila Turajlic, Editing: Sylvie Gadmer, Aleksandra Milovanovic
THE OTHER SIDE OF EVERYTHING marks the second time in LUX Prize history that a documentary features among the three finalists and 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.
5.30 p.m. STYX
D: Wolfgang Fischer, A/G 2018, 94 min, OV with German Subtitles
With: Susanne Wolff, Gedion Wekesa Oduor, Alexander Beyer, Inga Birkenfeld
STXY is an odyssey of a solitary woman into the blue of the ocean, tackling the vital challenge of immigration and refugees.
Admission free - Tickets are available from 12.30 p.m. directly at the box office in Metro Kinokulturhaus.