02 October 2009

European Film Awards Finalists

Sometime last month, the European Film Academy announced the 48 films included on their selection list for the 2009 Awards. The nominations, which are to be announced sometime in November, will be pulled from these 48, and the official ceremony will be held in Germany on 12 December. Matteo Garrone's Gomorrah [Gomorra] was the big winner last year, taking prizes for Best Film, Director, Actor, Screenwriter and Cinematographer. The list blogs will slow down soon, as my work doing writing for the Saint Louis International Film Festival is nearing the finish line... the schedule should be announced at the end of next week. More on that later. For now, the 48 "short" list for the European Film Awards. As for the overlapping years between 2008 and 2009, I'm not sure what the window of inclusion is.

- 33 sceny z życia [33 Scenes of Life], d. Małgośka Szumowska, Poland/Germany
- Los abrazos rotos [Broken Embraces], d. Pedro Almodóvar, Spain
- Alle Anderen [Everyone Else], d. Maren Ade, Germany
- Antichrist, d. Lars von Trier, Denmark
- Apaföld [Father's Acre], d. Viktor Nagy, Hungary
- Der Baader Meinhof Komplex [The Baader-Meinhof Complex], d. Uli Edel, Germany
- Brothers, d. Igaal Niddam, Switzerland
- Camino, d. Javier Fesser, Spain
- Coco avant Chanel, d. Anne Fontaine, France

- Dogtooth, d. Yorgos Lanthimos, Greece
- Eastern Plays, d. Kamen Kalev, Bulgaria
- Fish Tank, d. Andrea Arnold, UK
- Frygtelig lykkelig [Terribly Happy], d. Henrik Ruben Genz, Denmark
- It All Begins at Sea, d. Eitan Green, Israel
- Jaffa, d. Keren Yedaya, France/Israel/Germany
- Jerichow, d. Christian Petzold, Germany
- Käsky [Tears of April], d. Aku Louhimies, Finland/Germany/Greece
- Kisses, d. Lance Daly, Ireland
- Der Knochenmann [The Bone Man], d. Wolfgang Murnberger, Austria

- Låt den rätte komma in [Let the Right One In], d. Tomas Alfredson, Sweden
- Lille soldat [Little Soldier], d. Annette K. Olesen, Denmark
- Loft, d. Erik Van Looy, Belgium
- Looking for Eric, d. Ken Loach, UK/France
- Män som hatar kvinnor [The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo], d. Niels Arden Oplev, Sweden
- Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick [Everlasting Moments], d. Jan Troell, Sweden/Denmark
- Max Manus, d. Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg, Norway/Germany/Denmark
- Ničiji sin [No One's Son], d. Arsen Anton Ostojić, Croatia
- Nord [North], d. Rune Denstad Langlo, Norway
- Oorlogswinter [Winter in Wartime], d. Martin Koolhoven, Netherlands

- Pandora'nin kutusu [Pandora's Box], d. Yeşim Ustaoğlu, Turkey/France/Germany/Belgium
- Paper Soldier, d. Aleksei German MI., Russia
- Poliţist, adjectiv [Police, Adjective], d. Corneliu Porumboiu, Romania
- Pranzo di ferragosto [Mid-August Lunch], d. Gianni Di Gregorio, Italy
- Questione di cuore [A Matter of Heart], d. Francesca Archibugi, Italy
- The Reader, d. Stephen Daldry, Germany [Huh?]
- Retorno a Hansala [Return to Hansala], d. Chus Gutiérrez, Spain
- Séraphine, d. Martin Provost, France
- Slumdog Millionaire, d. Danny Boyle, UK [Hmm]
- Strella [A Woman's Journey], d. Panos H. Koutras, Greece

- Tatarak [Sweet Rush], d. Andrzej Wajda, Poland
- The Time That Remains, d. Elia Suleiman, France
- Tobruk, d. Václav Marhoul, Czech Republic/Slovakia
- Turneja [The Tour], d. Goran Marković, Serbia/Bosnia & Herzegovina/Croatia/Slovenia
- Un prophète [A Prophet], d. Jacques Audiard, France
- Uzak ihtimal [Wrong Rosary], d. Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun, Turkey
- Vincere, d. Marco Bellocchio, Italy
- Das weiße Band [The White Ribbon], d. Michael Haneke, Austria/Germany/France/Italy
- Welcome, d. Philippe Lioret, France

In addition to these 48, 5 films have been nominated in the category of European Discovery of the Year. Steve McQueen's Hunger was the recipient last year.

- Ajami, d. Yaron Shani, Scandar Copti, Germany/Israel
- Katalin Varga, d. Peter Strickland, Romania/UK/Hungary
- The Other Bank, d. George Ovashvili, Georgia/Kazakhstan
- Sois sage [Be Good], d. Juliette Garcias, France/Denmark
- Sonbahar [Autumn], d. Özcan Alper, Turkey/Germany


sildenafil said...

A lot of the films in the list are good ones, I wasn't aware that the list were so long.

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