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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

25th European Film Awards - Long List


A few minutes ago the European Film Academy (EFA) announced the titles of the forty-seven (47) films on this year's selection with films that will be considered for a nomination in the European Film Awards.

In the 20 countries with the most EFA Members, these members have voted one national film directly into the selection list. To complete the list, a Selection Committee consisting of EFA Board Members and invited experts Pierre-Henri Deleau (France), Marit Kapla (Sweden), Stefan Kitanov (Bulgaria), Paz Lázaro (Spain), Derek Malcolm (UK), and Elma Tataragic (Bosnia & Herzegovina) have included further films.

These are the films.

A PERDRE LA RAISON (OUR CHILDREN), Joachim Lafosse, Belgium/France/Switzerland/Luxembourg
AΔΙΚΟΣ ΚΟΣΜΟΣ ADIKOS KOSMOS (UNFAIR WORLD), Filippos Tsitos, Greece/Germany
AZ AJTÓ (THE DOOR), István Szabó, Hungary/Germany
ALPEIS (ALPS), Yorgos Lanthimos, Greece
AMOUR (LOVE), Michael Haneke, Austria/France/Germany
THE ANGELS’ SHARE, Ken Loach, UK/France/Belgium/Italy
AVALON, Axel Petersén, Sweden
BARBARA, Christian Petzold, Germany
BİR ZAMANLAR ANADOLU’DA (ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA), Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkey
CARNAGE, Roman Polanski, France/Germany/Poland/Spain
CESARE DEVE MORIRE (CAESAR MUST DIE), Paolo & Vittorio Taviani, Italy
CIGÁN (GYPSY), Martin Šulík, Czech Republic/Slovakia
CSAK A SZÉL (JUST THE WIND), Bence Fliegauf, Hungary/Germany/France
DE ROUILLE ET D’OS (RUST AND BONE), Jacques Audiard, France
DIAZ: DON’T CLEAN UP THIS BLOOD, Daniele Vicari, Italy/Romania/France
DJECA (CHILDREN OF SARAJEVO), Aida Begić, Bosnia & Herzegovina/Germany/France/Turkey
DUPĂ DEALURI (BEYOND THE HILLS), Cristian Mungiu, Romania/France/Belgium
L’ENFANT D’EN HAUT (SISTER), Ursula Meier, Switzerland/France
FAUST, Alexander Sokurov, Russia
GRUPO 7 (UNIT 7), Alberto Rodriguez, Spain
ההתחלפות HAHITHALFUT (THE EXCHANGE), Eran Kolirin, Israel/Germany
השוטר HASHOTER (POLICEMAN), Nadav Lapid, Israel
HASTA LA VISTA (COME AS YOU ARE), Geoffrey Enthoven, Belgium
IN DARKNESS, Agnieszka Holland, Germany/Poland/Canada
INTOUCHABLES (UNTOUCHABLE), Olivier Nakache & Eric Toledano, France
IO SONO LI (SHUN LI AND THE POET), Andrea Segre, Italy
IRON SKY, Timo Vuorensola, Finland/Germany/Australia
JAGTEN (THE HUNT), Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark
KAUWBOY, Boudewijn Koole, The Netherlands
КЕЦОВЕ KETCOVE (SNEAKERS), Ivan Vladimirov & Valery Yordanov, Bulgaria
EN KONGELIG AFFÆRE (A ROYAL AFFAIR), Nikolaj Arcel, Denmark
KRIEGERIN (COMBAT GIRLS), David Wnendt, Germany
PARADA (THE PARADE), Srđjan Dragojević, Serbia
PARADIES: LIEBE (PARADISE: LOVE), Ulrich Seidl, Austria/Germany/France
POUPATA (FLOWER BUDS), Zdeněk Jiráský, Czech Republic
RÓŻA (ROSE), Wojciech Smarzowski, Poland
SHAME, Steve McQueen, UK
SMRT ČOVEKA NA BALKANU (DEATH OF A MAN IN BALKANS), Miroslav Momčilović, Serbia
SØNNER AV NORGE (SONS OF NORWAY), Jens Lien, Norway
SUEÑO Y SILENCIO (THE DREAM AND THE SILENCE), Jaime Rosales, Spain/France
TABU, Miguel Gomes, Portugal/Germany/Brazil/France
TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY, Tomas Alfredson, France/UK/Germany
В ТУМАНΕ V TUMANE (IN THE FOG), Sergei Loznitsa, Germany/Russia/Latvia/the Netherlands/Belarus
LA VOZ DORMIDA (THE SLEEPING VOICE), Benito Zambrano, Spain
VUOSAARI (NAKED HARBOUR), Aku Louhimies, Finland
Жената која ги избриша своите солзи ZENATA KOJA GI IZBRISA SOLZITE (THE WOMAN WHO BRUSHED OFF HER TEARS), Teona Strugar Mitevska, Macedonia/Belgium/Slovenia/Germany
ЖИЛА-БЫЛА ОДНА БАБА ZHILA-BYLA ODNA BABA (ONCE UPON A TIME THERE LIVED A SIMPLE WOMAN), Andrey Smirnov, Russia

To check the list with movie info at the European Film Awards official site go here.

As every single year the Academy members will have a very hard task selecting one film to vote as there are TOO MANY extraordinary movies; how can you decide, for example, between Haneke, Audiard, Mungiu, Loznitsa, Ceylan and Sokurov? I can't.

Anyway, in the coming weeks, the 2,700 members of the European Film Academy will vote for the nominations in the different award categories. The nominations will then be announced on 3 November at the Seville European Film Festival in Spain and the 25th European Film Awards ceremony will take place in Malta on 1 December. The ceremony will be streamed live at the awards official site and yes, I'll be watching.

The list has many films that I have not seen, many that are must be seen for me, some that I did not particularly liked and one or two that I wish not to see. The good news for me is that list also has some movies I was not familiar with and now will like to learn more about them.

Cheers!!!

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