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“Toni Erdmann” - winner of the 10th LUX Film Prize

EU News 380/2016

European Parliament

The German-Austrian-Romanian co-production “Toni Erdmann” has won the 2016 European Parliament LUX Prize, President Martin Schulz announced at a ceremony in the Chamber in Strasbourg on Wednesday. The film explores a complex relationship between a father and daughter in contemporary corporate culture.

 Mr Schulz congratulated the three finalists, including the winning film director Maren Ade and her crew, and said: “I convey my heartfelt congratulations to the team of the winning film "Toni Erdmann." This film, which is a combination of dark comedy and hilarious drama, describes the difficult, tender and sometimes absurd relationship between a young woman living as an expatriate and her father. It poignantly describes how family relationships change and affect us in an ageing and competitive society. This film offers no easy answers but, between waves of hilarity, it encourages us to search for what needs to be protected and cherished.”

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