Wednesday, September 11, 2013

European Film Awards Finalists

The 2013 European Film Awards have announced the 46 titles that are in contention for this years ceremony.   Announced by the European Film Academy, this list is a result of a national committee selection.  The European Film Academy is comprised of 2,900 voting members who will determine the nominations; of which will be announced on November 9th.  Recent winners include Amour, Melancholia and The Ghost Writer.  Here are the 2013 finalists:

Anna Karenina (UK)- directed by Joe Wright- Winner of the Costume Design Oscar (Jacqueline Durran)
Araf/Somewhere in Between (Turkey/France/Germany)- directed by Yesim Ustaoglu- Winner of Best Actress at the 2012 Tokyo Film Festival (Neslihan Atagul)
The Best Offer (Italy)- directed by Giuseppe Tornatore- Winner of Best Film at the 2013 Donatello Awards (Italian Oscars)
Betrayal (Russia)
Blancanieves (Spain)- directed by Pablo Berger- Winner of Best Film at the 2013 Goya Awards (Spanish Oscars)
Block 12 (Cypress/Greece)
Borgman (The Netherlands/Belgium/Denmark)- directed by Alex van Warmerdam
Boy Eating the Bird's Food (Greece)- directed by Ektoras Lygizos
The Broken Circle Breakdown (Belgium)- directed by Felix Van Groeningen
Burning Bush (Czech Republic)
Child's Pose (Romania)- directed by Calin Peter Netzer- Winner of FIPRESCI Prize at the 2013 Berlin Film Festival; Romania's submission for the 2014 Oscars
Circles (Serbia)- directed by Srdan Golubovic- Winner of a Special Jury Prize at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival
The Color of the Chameleon (Bulgaria)- directed by Emil Hristow
The Congress (Israel/Germany/Poland/Luxembourg/France/Belgium)- directed by Ari Folman
Crossing Boundaries (Austria)- directed by Florian Flicker
The Deep (Iceland/Norway)- directed by Baltasar Kormákur
Eat Sleep Die (Sweden)- directed by Gabriela Pichler- Winner of the Audience Award of Critic's Week at the 2012 Venice Film Festival
8-Ball (Finland)- directed by Aku Louhimies
An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (Bosnia and Herzegovina/France/Slovenia)- directed by Danis Tanovic- Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2013 Berlin Film Festival
The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas (Greece)
Fill the Void (Israel)- directed by Rama Burshtein- Winner of the Best Actress (Hadas Yaron) at the 2012 Venice Film Festival; Israel's Oscar submission for the 2013 Academy Awards
The Great Beauty (Italy)- directed by Paolo Sorrentino
Hannah Arendt (Germany/Luxembourg/France/Israel)- directed by Margarethe von Trotta
A Highjacking (Denmark)- directed by Tobias Lindholm
I Belong (Norway)- directed by Dag Johan Haugerud
Imagine (Poland/France/Portugal)- directed by Andrzej Jakimowski
The Impossible (Spain)- directed by J.A. Bayona- Naomi Watts received a Best Actress Oscar nomination
I'm So Excited (Spain)- directed by Pedro Almodóvar
In Bloom (Georgia/Germany/France)- directed by Nana Ekvtimishvili & Simon GroB
In the House (France)- directed by Francois Ozon
In the Name Of... (Poland)
Kon-Tiki (Norway)- directed by Joachim Ronning & Espen Sandberg- Nominated for Best Foreign Film at the 2013 Oscars
The Last Sentence (Sweden)- directed by Jan Troell
A Long & Happy Life (Russia)- directed by Boris Khlebnikov
My Dog Killer (Slovaka/Czech Republic)- directed by Mira Fornay
Oh Boy! (Germany)- directed by Jan Ole Gerster
Only God Forgives (Denmark/France)- directed by Nicolas Winding Refn
Paradise: Faith (Austria/Germany/France)- directed by Ulrich Seidl
The Patience Stone (France/Germany/Afghanistan)- directed by Atiq Rahimi
The Priest's Children (Croatia/Serbia)- directed by Vinko Bresan
Rosie (Switzerland)
The Selfish Giant (UK)- directed by Clio Bernard
A Strange Course of Events (Israel/France)- directed by Raphael Nadjari
Stranger by the Lake (France)- directed by Alain Guiraudie- Winner of the Queer Palm at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival
What Richard Did (Ireland)- directed by Lenny Abrahamson

Auspiciously absent from the list is the controversial Palme D'Or winner Blue is the Warmest Color.

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