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Languages & Culture 17-04-2015

Lucas Belvaux: ‘This copyright reform will impoverish culture’

The planned reform of EU copyright law has caused a wave of protest among rights holders, who fear the financing of the whole cultural sector will be put at risk. 
Languages & Culture 14-04-2015

A call from Europe’s filmmakers

As the core principles of copyright are called into question, it is time to find a new way of exhibiting European cinema and redefine how cinema can circulate from one country to the next, writes a group of filmmakers. 
Bertrand Tavernier [Photo : Wikipedia - CC : Georges Seguin].
Languages & Culture 26-09-2014

Mr Juncker: please do not undermine authors’ rights

When it comes to intellectual property, few debates have been as fierce as the status of film on the Internet. Filmmaker Bernard Tavernier takes to task Commission initiatives to harmonise author rights in the European Union.
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Languages & Culture 12-12-2013

Belgian movie wins 2013 Lux Prize for European cinema

The Broken Circle Breakdown, a Belgian movie describing a tragic love story against the backdrop of a country music band, was awarded this year’s Lux Prize by the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday.
Languages & Culture 12-12-2013

Belgian movie is 2013 Lux Prize laureate for European cinema

The Broken Circle Breakdown, a Belgian movie describing a tragic love story against the backdrop of a country music band, was awarded this year’s Lux Prize by the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday (11 December).
Languages & Culture 31-07-2013

Lux award finalist: The EU needs to better protect its culture, cinema

Culture, including cinema, is perhaps more central to the identity of Europeans than that of any other people, so the EU must do more to protect it, says Valeria Golino.
Languages & Culture 25-11-2010

EU 2010 film award goes to ‘Die Fremde’

The European Parliament's 2010 LUX Prize for European cinema was won by German production Die Fremde, which highlights the problem of honour killings through a narrative describing the drama of a Turkish family living in Germany.
Languages & Culture 28-10-2010

Filmmaker says movies can help solve EU’s ‘image problem’

By supporting European filmmaking the EU can banish its image as a bureaucratic economic body and get in touch with its emotional side, film director Wim Wenders told a European Parliament hearing yesterday (27 October). 
Languages & Culture 12-05-2010

Cannes opens as American films dominate EU box office

As Cannes prepares to host Europe's most prestigious film festival for the 63rd time, a survey released this month found that cinema audiences across the EU hit record highs last year, driven by surging demand for US blockbusters and 3D films.

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