Amin, a high-achieving academic, is getting married to his long-time boyfriend, but first he needs to tell the secrets he has kept for 25 years. Amin fled Afghanistan as a child and then spent five years in hiding in post-communist Russia, before reaching the safe shores of Denmark at the age of 16, alone. Terrified to tell his real story, ever since he has lived under the fake cover story fabricated by his human traffickers, he now wants to start a new chapter, craving an honest life. The truth though has been concealed for so long, that this is his last chance to tell it and share his true identity before it fades completely, integrating into his fake self. Courageously, he shares his real life story with a close friend, in order to reclaim his past and become whole again.
LUX – The European Audience Film Award (short: LUX Audience Award) was introduced in 2020 and is presented every year by the European Parliament and the European Film Academy, in partnership with the European Commission and Europa Cinemas.
The award is built on the former LUX Prize, the film prize of the European Parliament established in 2007 as a symbol of the European Parliament’s commitment to culture, and the European Film Academy’s People’s Choice Award. It continues to build cultural bridges across Europe, in line with the original LUX Prize objectives, by shedding light on films that go to the heart of the European public debate. The award aims to strengthen ties between politics and citizens, by inviting European audiences to become active protagonists and cast their vote for their favorite films.
The audience together with the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are invited to cast their votes online HERE. The film receiving the highest overall ranking from the public and the MEPs, with each group having a weighting of 50%, will be the winner of the LUX Audience Award. The winner will be announced at the award ceremony in the European Parliament, taking place on Wednesday, 8 June 2022, during the plenary session in Strasbourg.
The initiative gives the nominated films more visibility and helps them cross borders and reach a wider audience. It allows spectators from across the European Union to watch films that would perhaps not have been screened in their country.
AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS -
CINEMA HOUSE - 14.00 часа
CINEMA HOUSE - 16.00 часа
FRENCH INSTITUTE – SLAVEIKOV CINEMA - 18.00 часа
FRENCH INSTITUTE – SLAVEIKOV CINEMA - 20.30 часа
EURO CINEMA - 18.00 часа