Tuesday, August 23, 2016

29th European Film Awards - Long List

It is with great pleasure that the European Film Academy and EFA Productions announce the titles of the 50 films on this year’s EFA Feature Film Selection, the list of feature fiction films recommended for a nomination for the European Film Awards 2016!

With 33 European countries represented, the list once again illustrates the great diversity in European cinema.

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 Péter Bognár (Hungary), Dave Calhoun (UK), Paz Lazaro Barquilla (Spain), Christophe Leparc (France) and Alik Shpilyuk (Ukraine) has included further films.

In the coming weeks, the over 3,000 members of the European Film Academy will vote for the nominations in the categories European Film, Director, Actor, Actress and Screenwriter. The nominations will then be announced on 5 November at the Seville European Film Festival in Spain. A 7-member jury will decide on the awards recipients in the categories European Cinematographer, Editor, Production Designer, Costume Designer, Hair & Make-up Artist, Composer and Sound Designer.

The 29th European Film Awards with the presentation of the winners will take place on 10 December in Wroclaw, European Capital of Culture 2016.

Have some not-so-positive reactions to the long list as even when has many films that truly deserve to be honored, there is ONE film that I highly enjoyed that is not in list and yes, the absence upsets me. Grrr. Nevertheless hope film continues to be honored in different ways, like for example, one of the producing countries sends it to Oscars 2017 foreign-language category. Sigh

The List

24 Wochen (24 Weeks), Anne Zohra Berrached, Germany
Abluka (Frenzy), Emir Alper, Turkey, France and Qatar
Ausma (Dawn), Laila Pakalniņa, Latvia, Poland and Estonia
Bacalaureat (Graduation), Cristian Mungiu, Romania, France and Belgium

Cartas da Guerra (Letters from War), Ivo M. Ferreira, Portugal
Chevalier, Athina Rachel Tsangari, Greece and Germany
Córki Dansingu (The Lure), Agnieszka Smoczyńska, Poland
D'Ardennen (The Ardennes), Robin Pront, Belgium and Netherlands
Der Staat Gegen Fritz Bauer (The People vs. Fritz Bauer), Lars Kraume, Germany

Einer von Uns (One of Us), Stephan Richter, Austria
El Olivo (The Olive Tree), Iciar Bollain, Spain and Germany
Elle, Paul Verhoeven, France and Germany
En Man som heter ove (A Man Called Ove), Hannes Holm, Sweden and Norway

Florence Foster Jenkins, Stephen Frears, UK
Hymyilevä mies (The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki), Juho Kuosmanen, Finland, Germany and Sweden
I, Daniel Blake, Ken Loach, UK and France
Já, Olga Hepnarová (I, Olga Hepnarova), Tomáš Weinreb and Petr Kazda, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and France
Julieta, Pedro Almodóvar, Spain

Kollektivet (The Commune), Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark, Sweden and Netherlands
Köpek, Esen Işik, Switzerland
Krigen (A War), Thomas Lindholm, Denmark

L'Avenir (Things to Come), Mia Hansen-Løve, France and Germany
La Fille Inconnue (The Unknown Girl), Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, Belgium and France
La Pazza Gioia (Like Crazy), Paolo Virzì, Italy and France

Mammal, Rebecca Daly, Ireland, Luxembourg and Netherlands
מעבר להרים ולגבעות Me'ever laharim vehagvaot (Beyond the Mountains and Hills), Eran Kolirin, Israel, Germany and Belgium
Mimosas, Oliver Laxe, Spain, Morocco, Qatar and France

Non Essere Cattivo (Don't Be Bad), Claudio Galigari, Italy
Obce Niebo (Strange Heaven), Dariusz Gajewski, Poland and Sweden
Perfetti Sconosciuti (Perfect Strangers), Paolo Genovese, Italy
Pesn Pesney (Song of Songs), Eva Neymann, Ukraine
Þrestir (Sparrows), Rúnar Rúnarsson, Iceland, Denmark and Croatia
Pyromanen (Pyromaniac), Erik Skjoldbjaerg, Norway, Sweden and Germany

Quand on a 17 ans (Being 17), André Téchiné, France
Rauf, Barış Kaya and Soner Caner, Turkey
Room, Lenny Abrahamson, Ireland and Canada

S One Strane (On the Other Side), Zrinko Ogresta, Croatia and Serbia
Sieranevada, Cristi Puiu, Romania and France
Smrt u Sarajevu (Death in Sarajevo), Danis Tanovic, Bosnia Herzegovina and France
Suffragette, Sarah Gavron, UK
Suntan, Argyris Papadimitropoulos, Greece and Germany

The Paradise Suite, Joost Van Ginkel, Netherlands, Sweden and Bulgaria
Tikkun, Avishai Sivan, Israel
Tiszta szívvel (Kills on Wheels), Attila Till, Hungary
Toni Erdmann, Maren Ade, Germany and Austria
Truman, Cesc Gay, Spain and Argentina

Ученик Uchenik (The Student), Kirill Serebrennikov, Russia
Under Sandet (Land of Mine), Martin Zandvliet, Denmark and Germany
Zjednoczone stany miłości (United States of Love), Tomasz Wasilewski, Poland and Sweden
Ztraceni v Mnichově (Lost in Munich), Petr Zelenka, Czech Republic

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