Congratulations to all of this year’s Academy Award nominees, many of which had (or will have) their exclusive exposure in Central Florida at Enzian. Currently the theater is showing Tom Ford’s A SINGLE MAN, which earned the wonderful Colin Firth his first Best Actor in a Leading Role nod. It could’ve easily also been nominated for Best Picture, Director, and Supporting Actress (for Julianne Moore), but the Academy seems to have fallen asleep on this one. Next up on the Enzian schedule is Michael Haneke’s THE WHITE RIBBON from Germany, nominated for two awards including Best Foreign Language Film and Best Cinematography (as gorgeous and haunting b&w as you’ll ever see) . The film recently won the Golden Globes’ Best Foreign Film Award as well as the Palme d’Or at Cannes last Spring.
If you’ve been to Enzian in the last few months, you could have also seen PARIS 36 (Best Original Song – “Loin de Paname”), COCO BEFORE CHANEL (Best Costume Design), and the Coen Brothers’ A SERIOUS MAN (Best Picture of the Year and Best Original Screenplay). If you attended last year’s Florida Film Festival, you could have seen IL DIVO from Italy (Best Makeup) and our Audience Award Winner for Best International Short, Patrik Eklund’s hilarious INSTEAD OF ABRACADABRA from Sweden (Best Live Action Short Film). If you plan on going to this year’s Florida Film Festival April 9 – 18, you may just have a shot at seeing not only Patrik Eklund’s brand new Cannes-winning short, but MUSIC BY PRUDENCE (Best Documentary Short Subject) and THE NEW TENANTS (Best Live Action Short Film) (hint, hint…) And if you came to this year’s 15th annual South Asian Film Festival in early October, you could have seen Gregg Helvey’s powerful, Student Academy Award-winning KAVI (now also nominated for Best Live Action Short Film).
So come check us out and take a chance on something new and different. You never know what film will be hitting the red carpet at Oscar time months down the road, and you can say you saw it first right here at Enzian.