Monday, September 07, 2009

2009 European Film Awards – Selection List

Twenty-five countries are represented between the films, which will compete to take home awards at the European Film Awards’ annual ceremony. In the coming weeks, the 2,000 members of the European Film Academy will vote for the nominations in the different award categories. The nominations will then be announced on November 7, 2009, at the Sevilla European Film Festival in Spain. The awards ceremony will take place at Germany’s Ruhr Metropolis on December 12th.

This is the long selection list.

33 SCENY Z ZYCIA (33 Scenes from Life), Małgośka Szumowska, Poland / Germany
LOS ABRAZOS ROTOS, (Broken Embraces), Pedro Almodóvar, Spain
ALLE ANDEREN (Everyone Else), Maren Ade, Germany
ANTICHRIST, Lars von Trier, Denmark
APAFÖLD (Father’s Acre), Viktor Oszkár Nagy, Hungary
BROTHERS, Igaal Niddam, Switzerland
BUMAZHNY SOLDAT (Paper Soldier), Alexey German Jr., Russia
CAMINO, Javier Fesser, Spain
COCO AVANT CHANEL (Coco Before Chanel), Anne Fontaine, France
DAS WEISSE BAND (The White Ribbon), Michael Haneke, Germany / Austria / France / Italy
DER BAADER MEINHOF KOMPLEX (The Baader Meinhof Complex), Uli Edel, Germany
DER KNOCHENMANN (The Bone Man), Wolfgang Murnberger, Austria
EASTERN PLAYS, Kamen Kalev, Bulgaria
FISH TANK, Andrea Arnold, UK
FRYGTELIG LYKKELIG (Terribly Happy), Henrik Ruben Genz, Denmark
HAKOL MATHIL BAYAM (It All Begins at Sea), Eitan Green, Israel
JERICHOW, Christian Petzold , Germany
KALAT HAYAM (Jaffa), Keren Yedaya, France/Israel/Germany
KÄSKY (Tears of April, Aku Louhimies, Finland
KISSES, Lance Daly, Ireland
KYNODONTAS (Dogtooth), Yorgos Lanthimos, Greece
LÅT DEN RÄTTE KOMMA IN (Let the Right One In), Tomas Alfredson , Sweden
LILLE SOLDAT (Little Soldier), Annette K. Olesen, Denmark
LOFT, Erik Van Looy, Belgium
LOOKING FOR ERIC, Ken Loach, UK / France
MÄN SOM HATAR KVINNOR (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), Niels Arden Oplev, Sweden
MARIA LARSSONS EVIGA ÖGONBLICK (Everlasting Moments), Jan Troell, Denmark / Sweden
MAX MANUS, Espen Sandberg & Joachim Rønning, Norway
NICIJI SIN, Arsen Anton Ostojic, Croatia
NORD (North), Rune Denstad Langlo, Norway
OORLOGSWINTER (Winter in Wartime), Martin Koolhoven, Netherlands
PANDORANIN KUTUSU (Pandora’s Box), Yeşim Ustaoğlu, Turkey / France / Germany / Belgium
POLITIST, ADJECTIV (Police, Adjective), Corneliu Porumboiu, Romania
PRANZO DI FERRAGOSTO (Mid-August Lunch), Gianni di Gregorio, Italy
QUESTIONE DI CUORE (A Matter of Heart), Francesca Archibugi, Italy
RETORNO A HANSALA (Return to Hansala), Chus Gutierrez, Spain
SERAPHINE, Martin Provost, France
STRELLA (A Woman’s Way), Panos H. Koutras, Greece
TATARAK (Sweet Rush), Andrzej Wajda, Poland
THE READER, Stephen Daldry, Germany
THE TIME THAT REMAINS, Elia Suleiman, France
TOBRUK, Václav Marhoul, Czech Republic
TURNEJA (The Tour), Goran Marković, Serbia / Bosnia & Herzegovina / Croatia / Slovenia
UN PROPHETE (A Prophet), Jacques Audiard, France
UZAK İHTİMAL (Wrong Rosary), Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun, Turkey
VINCERE, Marco Bellocchio, Italy
WELCOME, Philippe Lioret, France

The long list has many excellent movies that I have seen, more that I wish to see hopefully soon and some that are really elusive. By November 7 we will learn the films with nominations and perhaps by then I’ll be able to watch many more.

To check information about each movie go here.

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