'Lorna's Silence' wins Lux cinema prize

Luc Dardenne accepts award at Euro Parliament session

BRUSSELS -- "Lorna's Silence," directed by Belgium's Dardenne brothers, won the European Parliament's Lux cinema prize Wednesday.

Director Luc Dardenne accepted the trophy at the assembly's session in Strasbourg, France. "We don't see enough of each other's films in different countries of the EU," Dardenne said. "This prize is the first step in remedying this problem."

"Lorna's Silence," which won the screenplay prize at May's Festival de Cannes, is billed as a Belgian/British/French/Italian co-production. It centers on an Albanian woman who enters a sham marriage to gain Belgian citizenship.