EU Parliament's own film award, who this year celebrates its 10th anniversary, go to films focusing on current issues in today's Europe. All three films competing for the prestigious award have individual screenings during the festival week.
The year three films competing are:
As i open my eyes
Its summer in Tunisia and the year is 2010. We’re only months away from the ‘Jasmine revolution’ when we meet 18 year old Farah who’s a singer in a rock band. Influenced by director Leyla Bouzid’s own experiences she tells the story about a young woman who tries to break free from traditions in a time of change, but also about the power in music.
MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE
Courgette is an intriguing nickname for a 9-year-old boy. Although his unique story is surprisingly universal. After his mother's sudden death, Courgette is befriended by a police officer Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this strange, at times, hostile environment.
The film is about a free-spirited father who’s dismayed by the corporate lifestyle adapted by his grown daughter; to loosen her up and find out if she can rediscover her sense of humor, he adopts the character of a loutish con man named Toni Erdmann and throws a series of monkey wrenches into her high-pressure business life.