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European Film Awards Boost Oscar Contenders

European Film Awards Boost Oscar Contenders

Two hugely entertaining English-language Cannes contenders starring Rachel Weisz lead the field of European Film Awards nominees with five nominations each: Paolo Sorrentino’s “Youth” (Fox Searchlight), starring Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel, which has been a relatively quiet festival contender, and “The Lobster” (Alchemy), Yorgos Lanthimos’s black comedy starring Colin Farrell. Both films should get a nice boost with Academy voters, along with several foreign language Oscar contenders, including “Rams,” “Mustang,” and “A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting Existence,” plus documentary Oscar frontrunners “Amy” and “The Look of Silence.”
NOMINATIONS FOR THE EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2015:

EUROPEAN FILM 2015

A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE
EN DUVA SATT PÅ EN GREN OCH FUNDERADE PÅ TILLVARON
Sweden, France, Germany, Norway, 96 min.
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Roy Andersson
PRODUCED BY: Pernilla Sandström
 
MUSTANG
France, Germany, Turkey, 100 min.
DIRECTED BY: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
WRITTEN BY: Deniz Gamze Ergüven & Alice Winocour
PRODUCED BY: Charles Gillibert 
 
RAMS
HRÚTAR
Iceland, Denmark, 93 min.
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Grímur Hákonarson
PRODUCED BY: Grímar Jónsson
 
THE LOBSTER
UK, Ireland, Greece, France, Netherlands, 118 min.
DIRECTED BY: Yorgos Lanthimos
WRITTEN BY: Yorgos Lanthimos & Efthimis Filippou
PRODUCED BY: Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Ceci Dempsey &  Yorgos Lanthimos
 
VICTORIA
Germany, 138 min.
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Sebastian Schipper
PRODUCED BY: Jan Dressler 
 
YOUTH
YOUTH – LA GIOVINEZZA
Italy, France, UK, Switzerland, 118 min.
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Paolo Sorrentino
PRODUCED BY: Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima & Carlotta Calori 
 
EUROPEAN COMEDY 2015:
A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE
EN DUVA SATT PÅ EN GREN OCH FUNDERADE PÅ TILLVARON
Sweden, France, Germany, Norway, 96 min.
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Roy Andersson
PRODUCED BY: Pernilla Sandström
 
THE BÉLIER FAMILY
LA FAMILLE BELIER
France, 106 min.
DIRECTED BY: Eric Lartigau
WRITTEN BY: Eric Lartigau, Victoria Bedos, Stanislas Carre de Malberg &   Thomas Bidegain
PRODUCED BY: Eric Jehelmann, Philippe Rousselet & Stéphane Celerier
 
THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT
LE TOUT NOUVEAU TESTAMENT
Belgium, France, Luxembourg, 114 min.
DIRECTED BY: Jaco Van Dormael
WRITTEN BY: Jaco Van Dormael & Thomas Gunzig
PRODUCED BY: Jaco Van Dormael, Olivier Rausin & Daniel Marquet 
 
EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY 2015
A SYRIAN LOVE STORY
UK, 76 min.
DIRECTED BY: Sean McAllister
PRODUCED BY: Elhum Shakerifar
 
AMY
UK, 127 min.
DIRECTED BY: Asif Kapadia
PRODUCED BY: James Gay-Rees
 
DANCING WITH MARIA
Italy, Argentina, Slovenia, 75 min.
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Ivan Gergolet
PRODUCED BY: Igor Princic, David Rubio & Miha Cernec
 
THE LOOK OF SILENCE
Denmark, Norway, Indonesia, 99 min.
DIRECTED BY: Joshua Oppenheimer
PRODUCED BY: Signe Byrge Sørensen
 
TOTO AND HIS SISTERS
TOTO SI SURORILE LUI
Romania, Hungary, 93 min.
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY: Alexander Nanau
PRODUCED BY: Valeriu Nicolae, Hanka Kastelicova, Alexander Nanau, Catalin Mitulescu & Marcian Lazar
 
EUROPEAN DIRECTOR 2015
Roy Andersson for A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE
Yorgos Lanthimos for THE LOBSTER
Nanni Moretti  for MY MOTHER
Sebastian Schipper for VICTORIA
Paolo Sorrentino for YOUTH
Małgorzata Szumowska for BODY
 
EUROPEAN ACTRESS 2015
Margherita Buy in MY MOTHER
Laia Costa in VICTORIA
Charlotte Rampling in 45 YEARS
Alicia Vikander in EX MACHINA
Rachel Weisz in YOUTH
 
EUROPEAN ACTOR 2015
Michael Caine in YOUTH
Tom Courtenay  in 45 YEARS
Colin Farrell in THE LOBSTER
Christian Friedel in 13 MINUTES
Vincent Lindon in THE MEASURE OF A MAN
 
EUROPEAN SCREENWRITER 2015
Roy Andersson for A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE
Alex Garland for EX MACHINA
Andrew Haigh for 45 YEARS
Radu Jude & Florin Lazarescu for AFERIM!
Yorgos Lanthimos & Efthimis Filippou for THE LOBSTER
Paolo Sorrentino for YOUTH
 
 

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