Saturday, December 01, 2007

EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS

WINNERS OF THE EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2007


EUROPEAN FEATURE - 4 LUNI, 3 SAPTAMINI SI 2 ZILE (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, Romania), Cristian Mungiu [submitted for Oscar® in BFLF category, and won at Cannes]. A drama about abortion.

EUROPEAN DIRECTOR - Cristian Mungiu for 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS and 2 DAYS.


EUROPEAN ACTRESS - Helen Mirren in THE QUEEN [won Oscar® in February 2007].

EUROPEAN ACTOR 2007 - Sasson Gabai in BIKUR HATIZMORET (The Band’s Visit, Israel). A comedy.

EUROPEAN SCREENWRITER - Fatih Akin for AUF DER ANDEREN SEITE (The Edge of Heaven, Germany / Turkey) [submited for BFLF Oscar®].

EUROPEAN CINEMATOGRAPHER - Frank Griebe for DAS PARFUM – DIE GESCHICHTE EINES MÖRDERS (Perfume: The Story of a Murderer).

EUROPEAN COMPOSER - Alexandre Desplat for THE QUEEN (UK, etc.)

EUROPEAN DISCOVERY - BIKUR HATIZMORET (The Band’s Visit, Israel), Eran Kolirin. [Submitted for Oscar® but Academy rejected it. Claimed there was too much English. Israel submitted BEAUFORT]. See my post "Proposed Rule Change for Foreign Movies" 12 October, about this language thing.

EUROPEAN SHORT FILM – Prix UIP for ALUMBRAMIENTO (Childbirth, Spain), Eduardo Chapero-Jackson.

EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY – Prix ARTE for LE PAPIER NE PEUT PAS ENVELOPPER LA BRAISE (Paper cannot Wrap up Embers).

EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY PRIX D’EXCELLENCE - Uli Hanisch for Production Design, DAS PARFUM – DIE GESCHICHTE EINES MÖRDERS (Perfume: The Story of a Muderer, Germany / U.S, 2006), Tom Tykwer.

EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY CRITICS AWARD - Prix FIPRESCI for COEURS (Hearts, France, 2006), Alain Resnais.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD for Best European Film, A SCONOSCIUTA (Unknown Woman, Italy), Giuseppe Tornatore (Cinema Paradiso). (Anyone could vote online. I did, but not for this one).

EUROPEAN FILM ACADEMY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD to Jean-Luc Godard, French director prominent in the French New Wave (Nouvelle Vague). First feature was BREATHLESS (1960).

EUROPEAN ACHIEVEMENT IN WORLD CINEMA 2007 – Prix Screen International to Michael Ballhaus, German cinematographer, nephew of the late Max Ophüls. Prominent in New German Cinema, especially for his work with the late director, Rainer Werner Fassbinder

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