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35th European Film Awards: A Cannes Comp rematch for Ali Abbasi, Lukas Dhont & Ruben Ôstlund

35th European Film Awards: A Cannes Comp rematch for Ali Abbasi, Lukas Dhont & Ruben Ôstlund

Three huge winners at this year’s Cannes Film Festival lead the noms for the 35th European Film Awards. Lukas Dhont’s Close, Ali Abbasi’s Holy Spider and Ruben Ôstlund’s Triangle Of Sadness have landed four noms apiece and will face off in the European Film, Best Director and Best Screenwriter categories. To take place on December 10th, the awards are voted on via an army of 4,400 members (this is how you get a consensus best of folks). Marie Kreutzer’s Corsage landed three noms and it’s worth noting that it’ll be a major duel between Cannes Comp Best Actress winner Zar Amir Ebrahimi (for Holy Spider) versus
Un Certain Regard Best Performance winner Vicky Krieps. With only one nom a piece, Alice Diop’s Saint Omer lands on the scoresheet for Best European Director for Alice Diop while Aftersun received a nod for Best European Actor for Paul Mescal. Worth noting the winners of the Excellence Awards in the categories of European Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Costume Design, Make-up & Hair, Original Score, Sound and Visual Effects will be determined by an eight-member jury consisting of representatives of the different arts and crafts and will be announced on 23 November. Here is the list of noms for the EFA 2022:

European Film

Director Carla Simón, producers María Zamora, Stefan Schmitz, Tono Folguera & Giovanni Pompili

Director Lukas Dhont, producers Michiel Dhont, Dirk Impens, Michel Saint-Jean, Laurette Schillings, Arnold Heslenfeld, Frans van Gestel & Jacques-Henri Bronckart

Director Marie Kreutzer, producers Alexander Glehr, Johanna Scherz, Bernard Michaux, Jonas Dornbach, Janine Jackowski, Maren Ade & Jean-Christophe Reymond

Holy Spider
Director by Ali Abbasi, producers Sol Bondy & Jacob Jarek

Triangle Of Sadness
Directed by Ruben Östlund, producers Erik Hemmendorff & Philippe Bober

European Documentary
A House Made Of Splinters – Simon Lereng Wilmont
Girl Gang – Susanne Regina Meures
Mariupolis 2 – Mantas Kvedaravičius
The Balcony Movie – Paweł Łoziński
The March On Rome – Mark Cousins

European Director
Lukas Dhont for Close
Marie Kreutzer for Corsage
Jerzy Skolimowski for EO
Ali Abbasi for Holy Spider
Alice Diop for Saint Omer
Ruben Östlund for Triangle Of Sadness

European Actress
Vicky Krieps in Corsage
Zar Amir Ebrahimi in Holy Spider
Léa Seydoux in One Fine Morning
Penélope Cruz in Parallel Mothers
Meltem Kaptan in Rabiye Kurnaz Vs. George W. Bush

European Actor
Paul Mescal in Aftersun
Eden Dambrine in Close
Elliott Crosset Hove in Godland
Pierfrancesco Favino in Nostalgia
Zlatko Burić in Triangle Of Sadness

European Screenwriter
Carla Simón & Arnau Vilaró for Alcarràs
Kenneth Branagh for Belfast
Lukas Dhont & Angelo Tijssens for Close
Ali Abbasi & Afshin Kamran Bahrami for Holy Spider
Ruben Östlund for Triangle Of Sadness

European Discovery – Prix FIPRESCI
107 Mothers – Peter Kerekes
Love According To Dalva – Emmanuelle Nicot
Other People – Aleksandra Terpińska
Pamfir – Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk
Small Body – Laura Samani
Sonne – Kurdwin Ayub

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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