Sunday, November 14, 2004

"Vera Drake" and "Bad Education" up for European awards

The nominees for the European Film Awards run like a "who's who" of the European arthouse scene. Top films are: Lukas Moodysson's "Ett Hal I Mitt Hjärta (A Hole In My Heart)", Sweden/Denmark; Fatih Akin's "Gegen Die Wand (Head-On)", Germany; Almodovar's controversial "La Mala Educacion (Bad Education)", Spain; Christophe Barratier's runaway success "Les Choristes (The Chorus)", France/Switzerland; Alejandro Amenábar's "Mar Adentro (The Sea Inside)", Spain/France/Italy; and Mike Leigh's "Vera Drake", UK/France. Almodovar and Akin are also nominated as best directors. With the exception of "Les Choristes", the films each deal with pretty harsh society problems.

Screenwriter nominees (that again include Almodovar and Akin) are as follows:

Fatih Akin for "Gegen Dir Wand (Head-On)"
Pedro Almodovar for "La Mala Educacion (Bad Education)"
Alejandro Amenabar & Mateo Gil for "Mar Adentro (The Sea Inside)"
Jean-Luc Godard for "Notre Musique"
Agnès Jaoui & Jean-Pierre Bacri for "Comme une image (Look At Me)"
Paul Laverty for "Ae Fond Kiss".

The European Film Awards will be held in Barcelona on December 11, 2004 and broadcast on some 20 stations around Europe including the UK's ITV. For details, click here.

Relevant links: Almodovar on Amazon US
Almodovar on Amazon France
Jean-Luc Godard on Amazon US

1 comment:

Michael Leahy said...

Here is the complete list of broadcasters so far:

The European Film Awards 2004
Barcelona, December 11, 2004

Broadcasters
Territory Broadcaster
Australia SBS
Bosnia Public Broadcasting Service of Bosnia & Herzegovina
Bulgaria HBO (Eastern Europe)
Croatia HBO (Eastern Europe)
Czech Republic Ceska Televise
France arte
Germany arte
Hungary HBO (Eastern Europe)
Israel Jasmine TV
Italy RAI Sat
Norway NRK
Poland HBO (Eastern Europe)
Romania HBO (Eastern Europe)
Russia NTV Plus
Slovenia HBO (Eastern Europe)
Spain TVE
UK ITV3
Ukraine Enter Film