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French film scoops Lux cinema prize

French film scoops Lux cinema prize
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The French film ‘Snows of Kilimanjaro’ has won this year’s Lux prize. Voted for by MEPs, movie maker Robert Guediguan was in Strasbourg to pick up the EU parliament’s top award for cinema.

Speaking to euronews Guediguan said: ‘‘The system of having co-productions in European cinema works fairly well. What’s far more difficult is how, tomorrow, will I be able to see a Hungarian film, or a Greek film, or a movie from a country which has weak production capacity?’‘

Now in its fifth year, the Lux prize’s stated aim is to explore what it means to be European.

The Snows of Kilimanjaro focuses on social injustice and recounts how a French married couple’s long-awaited holiday of a lifetime goes horribly wrong. Victims of a brutal robbery the retirees material loss is made worse when they learn the truth about their attacker.