LUX Audience Award Screenings 2024

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LUX Audience Award Screenings 2024

9 February 2024 - 7 March 2024

Date and Times:

The Teacher’s Lounge – Friday, February 9, 2024, 7.30pm
20,000 Species of Bees – Friday, February 16, 2024, 7.30pm
On the Adamant – Friday, February 23, 2024, 7.30pm
Smoke Sauna Sisterhood – Friday, March 1, 2024, 7.30pm
Fallen Leaves – Thursday, March 7, 2024, 7.30pm


We’re proud to present this year’s edition of the LUX Audience Award, organised by the European Parliament and the European Film Academy.

The LUX Audience Award demonstrates the European Parliament’s commitment to culture. The initiative promotes cultural diversity and provides tangible support to European cinema and the arts.

The five finalist films are subtitled in the 24 official EU languages and free screenings are organised by the European Parliament in all 27 EU countries, including Malta. In collaboration with the European Parliament Office in Malta, Spazju Kreattiv Cinema is showing all five films in Valletta during the months of January, February and March 2024.

Vote for your favourite movie by 14 April 2024 and don’t miss the chance to win a range of exciting prizes, including a trip to the European Parliament in Brussels to attend the LUX Audience Award ceremony on 16 April 2024, thus meeting the directors and film crews of the nominees for the prize.

Rate the films here after watching them: https://rating.luxaward.eu/en/.

All the screenings are open to the general public and free of charge. To book your spot, contact Spazju Kreattiv Cinema.


The Teachers’ Lounge

Duration of Movie in Minutes: 98

Certification: 12

Language: Subtitled in English and Maltese

Carla Nowak, a young high school gym and math teacher, reports for her first class at her new high school. What mainly distinguishes Carla from her new colleagues is her idealism. But a series of unsolved thefts sours the atmosphere among the teaching staff. When a Turkish student is accused and humiliatingly summoned before the principal, Carla decides to investigate. With the help of a hidden camera and to everyone’s surprise, she exposes the thief: the inconspicuous staff secretary, Friederike Kuhn. But her revelation presents Carla with an unsolvable dilemma: Friederike Kuhn is the mother of her most talented pupil, Oskar Kuhn. For Carla, the forces she has unleashed slide steadily out of control. On the one hand, she is increasingly isolated from her colleagues. On the other hand, Carla has to face up to the psychological strain she has caused Oskar, as the other kids start calling him “son of a thief”. The school administration has an uncomplicated solution for such cases: Oskar is to be transferred to another school. Oskar, unintimidated as his suspended mother, contacts the school newspaper to publicise his mother’s perspective, which sparks a heated debate over truth and justice.

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20,000 Species of Bees

Duration of Movie in Minutes: 129

Certification: 12A

Language: Subtitled in English and Maltese

An eight-year-old child struggles with the fact that people keep addressing her in confusing ways. During a summer at her grandaunt’s among the beehives, her life and her mother’s will change forever.

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On the Adamant

Duration of Movie in Minutes: 109

Certification: 12A

Language: Subtitled in English and Maltese

“The Adamant” is a unique daycare centre: it’s a floating structure. Located on the Seine in the heart of Paris, it welcomes adults suffering from mental disorders, offering them care that grounds them in time and space, and helps them to recover or keep up their spirits. The team running it is one of those that try to resist the deterioration and dehumanisation of psychiatry as best it can. The film invites us to board it and meet the patients and caregivers who invent its life day to day.

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Smoke Sauna Sisterhood

Duration of Movie in Minutes: 89

Certification: 15

Language: Subtitled in English and Maltese

Tucked in a lush green forest in southern Estonia, a group of women gather in the safe darkness of a smoke sauna to share their innermost thoughts and secrets. Enveloped by a warm, dense heat, they bare all to expel fears and shame trapped in their bodies and regain their strength.

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Fallen Leaves

Duration of Movie in Minutes: 81

Certification: 15

Language: Subtitled in English and Maltese

Two lonely people (Alma Pöysti and Jussi Vatanen) meet each other by chance in the Helsinki night and try to find the first, only, and ultimate love of their lives. Their path towards this honourable goal is clouded by the man’s alcoholism, lost phone numbers, not knowing each other’s names or addresses, and life’s general tendency to place obstacles in the way of those seeking their happiness. This gentle tragicomedy, previously thought to be lost, is the fourth part of Aki Kaurismäki’s working-class trilogy (“Shadows in Paradise”, “Ariel”, and “The Match Factory Girl”).

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Free but booking is required
Concessions
Free but booking is required
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Concession tickets include students, senior citizens and Special ID Holders (SID).

Venue Information

Spazju Kreattiv Cinema

St James Cavalier, Castille Place
Valletta, Malta

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