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Turkish Film is winner of this year's LUX Film Prize


Baku – APA. President Martin Schulz announced that Mustang had won the 2015 European Parliament LUX Prize for cinema at a ceremony in the Chamber in Strasbourg at noon on Tuesday.

 

Mustang tells the story of five sisters who have been promised to husbands through forced marriages but who, determined to live their own lives, break the yoke of tradition, EP said. 

 

Mr Schulz congratulated the three finalists, including the winning film director Deniz Gamze Ergüven and her crew

 

On being awarded the prize, the winning director, Deniz Gamze Ergüven said: "In its way, Mustang promotes the ideals of the European Union. Thank you for the impact this film has through the LUX Prize."

 

The other two films on the shortlist for the 2015 prize were Mediterranea (Italy, United States, Germany, France, Qatar) by Jonas Carpignano and Urok (The Lesson) by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov (Bulgaria, Greece). The winner is decided every year by a ballot of MEPs.

 

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