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

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


It’s that time of year again when European titles from Venice from the previous year clash with European film productions from Cannes from the current year. Add a few winners and favorites from (mostly) Sundance and Berlin and we have the first European Film Awards shortlist. This year, the ceremony takes place on December 10 in Reykjavík, Iceland, and of the 30 mentioned today, the next wave will decrease to half of the offerings. The first official screening must have taken place between June 1, 2021 and May 31 and have a European director. Last year the big winner was Quo Vadis, Aida?. Among the headlines we find in the first wave we had the winner of the Berlinale AlcarrasPalme d’Or triangle of sadness and Marie Kreutzer Bodice which certainly looks like a shoe for Best Actress. Here are the 30:

Alcarras / 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)
Blessing / Terence Davies (UK)
sky boy / Tarik Saleh (Sweden/France/Finland)
burning days / Emin Alper (Turkey/France/Germany/Netherlands/Greece/Croatia)
close / Lukas Dhont (Belgium/France/Netherlands)
Bodice / 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)
A nice morning / Mia Hansen-Løve (France/Germany/UK/USA)
Pacification / Albert Serra (France/Spain/Germany/Portugal)
Parallel mothers / Pedro Almodovar (Spain)
Rabiye Kurnaz Vs. George W. Bush / Andreas Dresen (Germany/France)
Reflection / Valentin Vasyanovitch (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 Bairead (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 cry / Mina Mileva, Vesela Kazakova (Bulgaria/France)