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"White Ribbon" Reigns at European Film Awards

Indiewire By Brian Brooks | Indiewire December 12, 2009 at 9:14AM

Michael Haneke's "Das Weisse Band" (The White Ribbon) won best European Film and the Austrian filmmaker also took the prize for "European Director" and "European Screenwriter" this evening at the 22nd European Film Awards in Bochum, Germany. Kate Winslet took the award for "European Actress" for her role in "Der Vorleser" (The Reader), while Tahar Rahim won European Actor for "A Prophet." Peter Liechti's "The Sound of Insects" took the pirze for best documentary and last year's Oscar-winner for best picture, "Slumdog Millionaire," won the People's Choice Award for best European film.
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Michael Haneke's "Das Weisse Band" (The White Ribbon) won best European Film and the Austrian filmmaker also took the prize for "European Director" and "European Screenwriter" this evening at the 22nd European Film Awards in Bochum, Germany. Kate Winslet took the award for "European Actress" for her role in "Der Vorleser" (The Reader), while Tahar Rahim won European Actor for "A Prophet." Peter Liechti's "The Sound of Insects" took the pirze for best documentary and last year's Oscar-winner for best picture, "Slumdog Millionaire," won the People's Choice Award for best European film.

The 22nd European Film Awards are presented by the European Film Academy and EFA Productions with the support of the European Capital of Culture RUHR.2010 "Essen for the Ruhr."

The list of winners:

European Film 2009
Das Weisse Band (The White Ribbon), Germany/Austria/France/Italy
written and directed by Michael Haneke
produced by Stefan Arndt, Veit Heiduschka, Michael Katz, Margaret Menegoz
& Andrea Occhipinti

European Director 2009
Michael Haneke for Das Weisse Band (The White Ribbon)

European Actor 2009
Tahar Rahim in Un Prophete (A Prophet)

European Actress 2009
Kate Winslet in The Reader (Der Vorleser)

European Screenwriter 2009
Michael Haneke for Das Weisse Band (The White Ribbon)

Carlo Di Palma European Cinematographer Award 2009
Anthony Dod Mantle for Antichrist & Slumdog Millionaire

European Film Academy D'Excellence 2009
Brigitte Taillandier, Francis Wargnier, Jean-Paul Hurier & Marc Doisne for
the Sound Design, Un Prophete (A Prophet)

European Composer 2009
Alberto Iglesias for Los Abrazos Rotos (Broken Embraces)

European Discovery 2009
Katalin Varga, Romania/UK/Hungary
written & directed by Peter Strickland
produced by Tudor Giurgiu, Oana Giurgiu & Peter Strickland

European Film Academy Animated Feature Film 2009
Mia et le Migou (Mia and the Migoo), France/Italy
directed by Jacques-Remy Girerd, co-directed by Nora Twomey

European Film Academy Short Film 2009
"Poste Restante" by Marcel Lozinski

European Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award
Ken Loach

European Achievement in World Cinema
Isabelle Huppert

European Film Academy Documentary 2009 - Prix ARTE
"The Sound of Insects" - Record of a Mummy, Switzerland
by Peter Liechti

European Film Academy Co-Production Award - Prix Eurimages
Diana Elbaum and Jani Thiltges

European Film Academy Critics Award 2009 - Prix FIPRESCI
Andrzej Wajda for "Tatarak" (Sweet Rush)

People's Choice Award for Best European Film
"Slumdog Millionaire," UK
directed by Danny Boyle
written by Simon Beaufoy
produced by Christian Colson

[indieWIRE will have an 'on the scene' report from the EFAs soon.]





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