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Monday, September 09, 2013

26th European Film Awards - Long List


As the European Film Academy just announced in Berlin, there are 46 films in this year’s EFA Selection, the list of films recommended for a nomination for the European Film Awards 2013. With 32 countries represented, from Austria to United Kingdom, the list once again illustrates the great diversity in European cinema. The selected films also cover a wide range of genres and themes from comedies to family, political and historical dramas, from thrillers to literature and theatre adaptations.

In the coming weeks, the 2,900 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 9 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, Composer and Sound Designer.

The 26th European Film Awards with the presentation of the winners will take place in Berlin on 7 December.

The EFA Selection 2013

8-PALLO (8-BALL), Aku Louhimies, Finland, 108 min
TΟ ΑΓΟΡΙ ΤΡΩΕΙ ΤΟ ΦΑΓΗΤΟ ΤΟΥ ΠΟΥΛΙΟΥ - TO AGORI TROI TO FAGITO TOU POULIOU (BOY EATING THE BIRD’S FOOD), Ektoras Lygizos, Greece, 80 min
Η ΑΙΏΝΙΑ ΕΠΙΣΤΡΟΦΉ ΤΟΥ ΑΝΤΏΝΗ ΠΑΡΑΣΚΕΥΆ - I AIONIA EPISTROFI TOU ANTONI PARASKEUA (THE ETERNAL RETURN OF ANTONIS PARASKEVAS), Elina Psykou,Greece, 88 min
LOS AMANTES PASAJEROS (I'M SO EXCITED!), Pedro Almodóvar, Spain, 90 min
ANNA KARENINA, Joe Wright, UK, 124 min
ARAF (ARAF- SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN), Yeşim Ustaoğlu, Turkey/France/Germany, 124 min
ÄTA SOVA DÖ (EAT SLEEP DIE), Gabriela Pichler, Sweden, 104 min
BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO, Peter Strickland, UK, 92 min
THE BEST OFFER, Giuseppe Tornatore, Italy, 130 min
BLANCANIEVES, Pablo Berger, Spain/France, 104 min
BORGMAN, Alex van Warmerdam, The Netherlands/Belgium/Denmark, 113 min
THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN, Felix van Groeningen, Belgium, 100 min
THE CONGRESS, Ari Folman, Israel/Germany/Poland/Luxembourg/France/Belgium, 120 min
ЦВЕТЬТ НА ХАМЕЛЕОНА - CVETAT NA HAMELEONA (THE COLOUR OF THE CHAMELEON), Emil Christov, Bulgaria, 111 min
DANS LA MAISON (IN THE HOUSE), François Ozon, France, 105 min
DJÚPIÐ (THE DEEP), Baltasar Kormákur, Iceland/Norway, 92 min
ДОЛГАЯ СЧАСТЛИВАЯ ЖИЗНЬ - DOLGAYA SCHASTLIVAYA ZHIZN (A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE), Boris Khlebnikov, Russia, 77 min
DOM ÖVER DÖD MAN (THE LAST SENTENCE), Jan Troell, Sweden, 120 min
EPIZODA U ZIVOTU BERACA ZELJEZA (AN EPISODE IN THE LIFE OF AN IRON PICKER), Danis Tanović, Bosnia & Herzegovina/France/Slovenia, 74 min
LA GRANDE BELLEZZA (THE GREAT BEAUTY), Paolo Sorrentino, Italy/France , 140 min
GRENZGÄNGER (CROSSING BOUNDARIES), Florian Flicker, Austria, 88 min
GRZELI NATELI DGEEBI (IN BLOOM), Nana Ekvtimishvili & Simon Gross, Germany/Georgia/France, 104 min
HANNAH ARENDT, Margarethe von Trotta, Germany/Luxembourg/France/Israel, 110 min
HOŘÍCÍ KEŘ (BURNING BUSH), Agnieszka Holland, Czech Republic, 234 min
IMAGINE, Andrzej Jakimowski, Poland/France/Portugal, 105 min
LO IMPOSIBLE (THE IMPOSSIBLE), Juan Antonio Bayona, Spain, 114 min
L'INCONNU DU LAC (STRANGER BY THE LAKE), Alain Guiraudie, France, 110 min
ИЗМЕНА - IZMENA (BETRAYAL), Kirill Serebrennikov, Russia, 115 min
KAPRINGEN (A HIJACKING), Tobias Lindholm, Denmark, 99 min
KON-TIKI, Joachim Rønning & Espen Sandberg, Norway/Denmark/UK/Germany/Sweden, 113 min
KRUGOVI (CIRCLES), Srdan Golubović, Serbia/Germany/France/Croatia/Slovenia, 112 min
החלל את לאםל - LEMALE ET HA’HALAL (FILL THE VOID), Rama Burshtein, Israel, 90 min
הגבעה מעל - MEHAL HAGIVA (A STRANGE COURSE OF EVENTS). Raphaël Nadjari, Israel/France, 98 min
MÔJ PES KILLER (MY DOG KILLER), Mira Fornay, Slovakia/Czech Republic, 90 min
OH BOY!, Jan Ole Gerster, Germany, 83 min
OIKOPEDO 12 (BLOCK 12), Kyriacos Tofarides, Cyprus/Greece, 94 min
ONLY GOD FORGIVES, Nicolas Winding Refn, Denmark/France, 90 min
PARADIES: GLAUBE (PARADISE: FAITH), Ulrich Seidl, Austria/Germany/France, 113 min
POZITIA COPILULUI (CHILD’S POSE), Călin Peter Netzer, Romania, 112 min
ROSIE, Marcel Gisler, Switzerland, 106 min
THE SELFISH GIANT, Clio Barnard, UK, 90 min
SOM DU SER MEG (I BELONG), Dag Johan Haugerud, Norway, 112 min
SVECENIKOVA DJECA (THE PRIEST'S CHILDREN), Vinko Brešan, Croatia/Serbia, 93 min
SYNGUÉ SABOUR, PIERRE DE PATIENCE (THE PATIENCE STONE), Atiq Rahimi, France/Germany/Afghanistan, 102 min
W IMIĘ (IN THE NAME OF), Małgośka Szumowska, Poland, 96 min
WHAT RICHARD DID, Lenny Abrahamson, Ireland, 87 min

To read info about each film go here. Have seen quite a few but the best is that was reminded about many that I have forgotten. Great! But perhaps what calls more my attention is that there are not many films by "established" directors as with a few remarkable exceptions, most directors with films in the list are still building their careers.

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