Triskel Christchurch in Cork will take part in a unique event happening simultaneously across Europe in cinemas of the Europa Cinemas network. On Monday 10th October they will be the only Irish partner screening the 2015 LUX Film Prize winner Mustang by Deniz Gamze Erguven, which will be followed by a streamed Q&A featuring a live interactive Twitter wall onscreen. Audiences from across Europe will be able to interact directly with the film’s director making this a truly symbolic European debate.
Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the European Parliament said of the Lux Prize:
The Lux Film Prize is an award given out by MEPs to promote European cinema, make films accessible to larger audiences across languages and cultures, help promising productions circulate beyond their national market and encourage debate about values and social issues across Europe. Europe is not only a territory, nor a single currency; it is primarily a set of values and the main goal of the award is to preserve European cultural identity.
Nominated for the Academy Award for best foreign language film, Mustang is in turn funny, distressing and redemptive hailing a brand new directorial voice, Deniz Gamze Ergüven. Mustang won the 2015 Lux Film Prize for its moving story of five Turkish sisters who, determined to live their own lives, break with tradition.
Describing herself as “immensely honoured” upon receiving the award, Deniz Gamze Ergüven the French-Turkish director said Mustang was a film that “promoted European ideals” :
I wanted to say with quite a sense of urgency what it was to be a woman, something which was even more acute and urgent in the case of Turkey.
Admission to this special event is free, tickets available from 5pm, Monday 10th October on 021 4272022 and www.triskelartscentre.ie