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Cannes’ Hunger, Tulpan and Snow among ‘European Discovery’ noms

FIPRESCI and EFA Board members picked a Cannes trio of quality films in Steve McQueen’s Hunger, Aida Begiç’s Snow and Sergey Dvortsevoy’s Tulpan, and added Tatil Kitabi (Summer Book) by Seyfi Teoman to a category which awards and upcoming-and-coming filmmaker for a first full-length feature film.

The European Film Awards have announced the leading four candidates for the European Discovery award of which three claimed prizes at the past Cannes film festival. FIPRESCI and EFA Board members picked a Cannes trio of quality films in Steve McQueen‘s Hunger, Aida Begiç‘s Snow and Sergey Dvortsevoy‘s Tulpan, and added Tatil Kitabi (Summer Book) by Seyfi Teoman to a category which awards and upcoming-and-coming filmmaker for a first full-length feature film. Last year’s selections included Control and The Band’s Visit, and I’m thinking this year the lead favorite is the Camera D’or winner for the surreal representation of the events surrounding the 1981 IRA Hunger Strike in the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland, led by Bobby Sands. The nominated films will now be made available to all 1,800 members of the European Film Academy with the winner chosen at the 21st European Film Awards on 6 December in Copenhagen.

 

 

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, 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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