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2022 European Film Awards: Alcarràs, Close, Triangle of Sadness, Corsage & Holy Spider on 30 Short List

2022 European Film Awards: Alcarràs, Close, Triangle of Sadness, Corsage & Holy Spider on 30 Short List

It’s that time of year again where Euro titles from Venice of the previous year duke it out with Euro Cannes film productions of the current year. Add some winners and faves from (mostly) Sundance and Berlin and we’ve got the first short list of the The European Film Awards. This year the ceremony takes place on December 10th in Reykjavík, Iceland, and of the 30 mentioned today, the next wave will dwindle down to half the offerings. Th first official screening must have taken place between June 1st 2021 and May 31st and have a European director. Last year the big winner was Quo Vadis, Aida?. Of the big titles we find in the first wave we got the Berlinale winner Alcarràs, the Palme d’Or winner Triangle of Sadness and Marie Kreutzer’s Corsage which certainly feels like a shoe-in for Best Actress. Here are the 30:

Alcarràs / Carla Simón (Spain/Italy)
As Far As I Can Walk / Stefan Arsenijevic (Serbia/Luxembourg/France/Bulgaria/Lithuania)
Beautiful Beings / Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson (Iceland/Denmark/Sweden/Netherlands/Czech Republic)
Belfast / Kenneth Branagh (UK/Ireland)
Benediction / Terence Davies (UK)
Boy From Heaven / Tarik Saleh (Sweden/France/Finland)
Burning Days / Emin Alper (Turkey/France/Germany/Netherlands/Greece/Croatia)
Close / Lukas Dhont (Belgium/France/Netherlands)
Corsage / Marie Kreutzer (Austria/Luxembourg/Germany/France)
Eo / Jerzy Skolimowski (Poland/Italy)
Girl Picture / Alli Haapasalo (Finland)
Godland / Hlynur Pálmason (Denmark/Iceland/France/Sweden)
Holy Spider / Ali Abbasi (Denmark/Germany/Sweden/France)
Maixabel / Iciar Bollain (Spain)
Mediterranean Fever / Maha Haj (Germany/France/Cyprus/Palestine)
More Than Ever / Emily Atef (France/Germany/Luxembourg/Norway)
Nostalgia / Mario Martone (Italy/France)
One Fine Morning / Mia Hansen-Løve (France/Germany/UK/USA)
Pacifiction / Albert Serra (France/Spain/Germany/Portugal)
Parallel Mothers / Pedro Almodóvar (Spain)
Rabiye Kurnaz Vs. George W. Bush / Andreas Dresen (Germany/France)
Reflection / Valentyn Vasyanovych (Ukraine)
The Beasts / Rodrigo Sorogoyen (Spain/France)
The Eight Mountains / Felix Van Groeningen, Charlotte Vandermeersch (Italy/Belgium/France)
The Hole / Michelangelo Frammartino (Italy/Germany/France)
The Quiet Girl / Colm Bairéad (Ireland)
Tori and Lokita / Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne (Belgium/France)
Triangle of Sadness  / Ruben Östlund (Sweden/Germany/France/UK)
Will-O’-The-Wisp / João Pedro Rodrigues (Portugal/France)
Women Do Cry / Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova (Bulgaria/France)

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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