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The European Movie Awards Longlist – Weblog


by Nathaniel R

This 12 months’s European Movie Awards ceremony (which strikes locales every season) will happen in Rekyjavik, Iceland on December tenth. Although nominations will not be introduced till November eighth, we now know 30 of the titles which might be being thought-about for these nominations (one other dozen are often added to the record earlier than voting although). On the next record you will see a few 2021 Oscar titles however that is as a result of the EFA’s calendar runs summer time to summer time and is much less involved with launch dates than with world premieres (which is wise on condition that so many alternative international locations are concerned); movies which had their first official screenings between June 1st, 2021 and Might thirty first, 2022 qualify. The EFA Awards are at all times fascinating as a result of they’re pretty unpredictable and haven’t any issues with being an Oscar bellwether although a few of the titles vying for prizes annually find yourself as Oscar submissions from their respective international locations.

The record is after the bounce (hyperlinks go to opinions or protection if we have finished any)…


  • ALCARRÀS (Spain) – Winner of the Golden Bear at Berlin. Drama about a big household and a peach orchard they could lose within the Catalonia area. Spain will launch their Oscar submission finalist record tomorrow and we absolutely anticipate this one to be cited.
  • AS FAR AS I CAN WALK (Serbia) – Drama about Ghanaian immigrants in Serbia
  • THE BEASTS (Spain) – A French couple (Denis Menochet and Marina Foïs) dwelling in Spain come into battle with their neighbors. From rising director Rodrigo Sorogoyen, already an Oscar nominee because of his brief movie Madre
  • BEAUTIFUL BEINGS (Iceland) – Regarding an more and more violent group of boys, considered one of their moms a clairvoyant
  • BELFAST (UK/Eire)
  • BENEDICTION (UK) Terence Davies newest, a biopic concerning the poet Siegfried Sassoon had a quiet little launch this summer time within the US
  • BOY FROM HEAVEN (Sweden)


  • BURNING DAYS (Turkey) – A ‘ethical thriller’ a couple of younger prosecutor dragged into native politics. Although it did not win something at Cannes it was nicely reviewed within the Un Sure Regard lineup and was additionally eligible for the Queer Palm. 
  • CLOSE (Belgium)
  • CORSAGE (Austria)
  • THE EIGHT MOUNTAINS (Belgium/Italy)
  • EO (Poland)
  • GIRL PICTURE (Finland) Final week to see this in theaters in NY and LA (!) so see it tonight or tomorrow when you’ve been placing it off. This coming of age image about three ladies in Helsinki gained the Grand Jury Prize and the Viewers Prize for World Cinema at Sundance. It is “ihana”! (That is an all objective Finnish superlative, the one Finnish phrase I do know!). We’re actually hoping it turns into Finland’s Oscar submission.

  • GODLAND (Iceland) A nineteenth century drama a couple of younger Danish priest (Elliott Crosse Hove) in Iceland. One in all Iceland’s most internationally reknowned stars, former EFA nominee Ingvar Sigurdsson (A White White Day) has a supporting function. We anticipate this will probably be Iceland’s Oscar submission although they have not made an announcement but.
  • THE HOLE (Italy)
  • HOLY SPIDER (Sweden) 
  • MAIXABEL (Spain) – A widow agrees to fulfill with the person who killed her husband. From the director Iciar Bollain (Take My Eyes, Even the Rain, Rosa’s Marriage ceremony).
  • MEDITERRANEAN FEVER (Palestine) – A author with power despair befriends a criminal in Haifa. Amer Hlehel and Ashraf Farah (who had been each just lately in Tel Aviv on Fireplace) star.



  • RABIYE KURNAZ VS GEORGE BUSH (Germany) -Meltem Kaptan gained the Silver Bear for performing at Berlinale for this political drama a couple of housewife relentlessly pursuing assist for her son regardless of detached responses from authorities. 
  • REFLECTION (Ukraine) – Revolves round a surgeon who tries to heal and return to humanity once more after brutal captivity by Russian army forces. Valentyn Vasyanovych’s earlier characteristic Atlantis aws Ukraine’s Oscar submission for 2020. Will this one comply with in its footsteps?
  • TORI AND LOKITA (Belgium) 
  • TRIANGLE OF SADNESS (Sweden/UK) – The Palme D’Or winner at Cannes. It is anticipated to be an Oscar participant this 12 months however not within the Worldwide class because it’s within the English language.


  • WILL-O-THE-WISP (Portugal) The most recent movie from the at all times provocative queer director João Pedro Rodrigues (The Ornithologist, O Fantasma) is a couple of two males in a hearth brigade “immersed in love and want” 
  • WOMEN DO CRY (Bulgaria) – Ensemble drama about ladies in Bulgaria and violent protests and debates round gender


A number of particulars and pictures from the movies are up the European Movie Awards web site.


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