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48 Films In Running For European Film Awards

48 Films In Running For European Film Awards

Heavy on Cannes ’09 and with a little Oscars ’08 thrown in the mix, Lars Von Trier’s “Antichrist,” Andrea Arnold’s “Fish Tank,” Michael Haneke’s “The White Ribbon,” Jacques Audiard’s “A Prophet,” and Pedro Almodovar’s “Broken Embraces” will join Stephen Daldry’s “The Reader,” Danny Boyle’s “Slumdog Millionaire,” and forty-one other films in the running for the 2009 European Film Awards. Twenty-five countries are represented between the films, which will compete to take home awards at the European Film Awards’ annual ceremony. In the coming weeks, the 2,000 members of the European Film Academy will vote for the nominations in the different award categories. The nominations will then be announced on November 7, 2009, at the Sevilla European Film Festival in Spain. The awards ceremony will take place at Germany’s Ruhr Metropolis on December 12th.

The finalists for the European Film Awards, in alphabetical order:

33 Scenes From Life
Poland / Germany, Mapigoeka Szumowska

Los Abrazos Rotos (Broken Embraces)
Spain, Pedro Almodovar

Alle Anderen (Everyone Else)
Germany, Maren Ade

Denmark, Lars Von Trier

Apafoeld (Father’s Acre)
Hungary, Viktor Oszkar Nagy

The Baader Meinhof Complex
Germany, Uli Edel

Penelope Cruz in a scene from Pedro Almodovar’s “Broken Embraces.” Image courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.

Switzerland, Igaal Niddam

Aiaaeuecoa Eeanaei (Paper Soldier)
Russia, Alexey German Jr.

Spain, Javier Fesser

Coco Avant Chanel (Coco Before Chanel)
France, Anne Fontaine

Eastern Plays
Bulgaria, Fredrik Zander, Stefan Piriyov & Kamen Kalev

Fish Tank
Uk, Andrea Arnold

Frygtelig Lykkelig (Terribly Happy)
Denmark, Henrik Ruben Genz

Hakol Mathil Bayam (It All Begins At Sea)
Israel, Eitan Green

Germany, Christian Petzold

Kalat Hayam (Jaffa)
France / Israel / Germany, Keren Yedaya

Kaesky (Tears Of April)
Finland, Aku Louhimies

Ireland, Lance Daly

Der Knochenmann (The Bone Man)
Austria, Wolfgang Murnberger

A scene from Andrea Arnold’s “Fish Tank.” Image courtesy of the Cannes Film Festival.

Kynodontas (Dogtooth)
Greece, Yorgos Lanthimos

Let The Right One In
Sweden, Tomas Alfredson

Lille Soldat (Little Soldier)
Denmark, Annette K. Olesen

Belgium, Erik Van Looy

Looking For Eric
Uk/France, Ken Loach

Maen Som Hatar Kvinnor (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo)
Sweden, Niels Arden Oplev

Maria Larssons Eviga Oegonblick (Everlasting Moments)
Denmark / Sweden, Jan Troell

Max Manus
Norway, Espen Sandberg & Joachim Ronning

Niciji Sin (No One’s Son)
Croatia, Arsen Anton Ostojic

Nord (North)
Norway, Rune Denstad Langlo

Oorlogswinter (Winter In Wartime)
The Netherlands, Martin Koolhoven

Pandoranin Kutusu (Pandora’s Box)
Turkey / France / Germany / Belgium, Yes,Im Ustaog’lu

Politist, Adjectiv (Police, Adjective)
Romania, Corneliu Porumboiu

Pranzo Di Ferragosto (Mid-August Lunch)
Italy, Gianni Di Gregorio

A scene from Michael Haneke’s “The White Ribbon.” Image courtesy of the Toronto International Film Festival.

Un Prophete (A Prophet)
France, Jacques Audiard

Questione Di Cuore (A Matter Of Heart)
Italy, Francesca Archibugi

The Reader
Germany, Stephen Daldry

Retorno A Hansala (Return To Hansala)
Spain, Chus Gutierrez

France, Martin Provost

Slumdog Millionaire
Uk, Danny Boyle

Greece, Panos H. Koutras

Tatarak (Sweet Rush)
Poland, Andrzej Wajda

The Time That Remains
France, Elia Suleiman

Czech Republic, Vaclav Marhoul

Turneja (The Tour)
Serbia / Bosnia & Herzegovina / Croatia / Slovenia, Goran Markovic

Uzak I’hti’mal (Wrong Rosary)
Turkey, Mahmut Fazil Cos,Kun

Italy, Marco Bellocchio

Das Weisse Band (The White Ribbon)
Germany / Austria / France / Italy, Michael Haneke

France, Philippe Lioret

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