The top ten films in the Official Selection for the LUX Prize 2014 were announced yesterday at the 49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Sweden, Denmark and Norway got the following films included in the selection:
- White God, by Kornél Mundruczó (Hungary, Germany, Sweden)
- Ida, by Pawel Pawlikowski (Poland, Denmark)
- Turist (Force majeure), by Ruben Östlund (Sweden, Denmark, France, Norway)
The Official Selection was revealed by LUX Prize coordinator Doris Pack, MEP Olga Sehnalova, and KVIFF artistic director and member of the LUX Prize Selection PanelKarel Och. The ten films – including two first features, three female directors and two directors already selected in previous years’ competitions – showcase the richness, diversity and excellence of European cinema.
Three films out of the ten in the Official Selection will run for the Official Competition, which will be announced at the Venice Days press conference in Rome at the end of July 2014. The LUX Prize 2014 winner, voted by Members of the European Parliament, will be awarded on 17 December in Strasbourg.