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Paolo Sorrentino’s Italian coming-of-age drama God’s hand, the Finnish road movie by Juho Kuosmanen Compartment n ° 6 and the French body horror film by Julia Ducournau Titanium, which won the Palme d’Or at Cannes, are among the nominees for Best European Film at the European Film Awards (EFA) 2021.

All three films are Oscar nominees for the 2022 Oscars in the category of best international feature film.

Also in the running for the EFA 2021 for Best European Film, Florian Zeller’s The father and Oscar-nominated Bosnian war drama from Jasmila Zbanic Quo Vadis, Aïda?

The nominees for the 2021 European Film Awards were unveiled at the Seville European Film Festival in Spain on Tuesday.

Ducornau, Sorrentino, Zbanic and Zeller also landed nominations for Best European Director, joined by Romanian filmmaker Radu Jude, nominated for his Berlin Festival winner. Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn.

Jude also landed a Best Screenplay nomination for Bad luck hit (Romanian official candidate for the 2022 Oscars) alongside Sorrentino for God’s hand, Zbanic for Quo Vadis, Aïda?, Zeller and The father co-writer Christopher Hampton, and Joachim Trier and Eskil Vogt, co-writers of the Norwegian comedy-drama The worst person in the world.

Quo Vadis, Aïda? Jasna Duricic received a nomination for Best Actress for her role as a Bosnian translator trying to save her family from the Srebrenica massacre. She takes on Emerald Fennell’s nominee Carey Mulligan Promising young woman, Seidi Haarla for Compartment n ° 6, Titanium star Agathe Rousselle and Norwegian actress Renate Reinsve for The worst person in the world, a performance that earned Reinsve the award for best actress at Cannes. The worst person is the Norwegian Oscar nominee for Best International Feature Film.

Anthony Hopkins could add a trophy for best European actor to his Oscar for best actor for The father. The Welsh star is nominated alongside French veteran Vincent Lindon, for his role in Titanium, Russian actor Yuriy Borisov (Compartment n ° 6), the German Franz Rogowski (Great freedom) and French actor Tahar Rahim, nominated for his lead role in Kevin Macdonald’s film Mauritanian.

The European Film Awards have often been an indicator of the Oscars. Thomas Vinterberg’s Danish drinking-drama Another round swept the 2020 EFAs, taking home Best Picture, Director, Screenplay and Best Actor honors for star Mads Mikkelsen, en route to a successful Oscar campaign that ended with Vinterberg winning the Oscar for Best International Picture.

In addition to contenders for international feature films from Finland, Norway, Italy, Romania and France, this year’s EFA nominees also include entry from Iceland. Lamb, nominated at the EFA in the European Discovery category and candidate for the Danish Oscars To flee – The animated documentary by Jonas Poher Rasmussen is in the running for the best European animated feature film as well as the EFA for the best documentary.

The 2021 European Film Awards will be held in Berlin on December 11.

Find below the full list of nominees for the European Film Awards.

European cinema

Compartment n ° 6, dir. Juho kuosmanen
The father, dir. Florian Zeller
God’s hand, dir. Paul Sorrentino
Titanium, dir. Julia ducournau
Quo Vadis, Aïda?, dir. Jasmila zbanic

Europe Director

Julia Ducornau for Titanium
Radu Jude for Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn
Paolo Sorrentino for God’s hand
Jasmila Zbanic for Quo Vadis, Aïda?
Florian Zeller for The father

European actress

Jasna Duricic in Quo Vadis, Aïda?
Seidi Haarla in Compartment n ° 6
Carey Mulligan in Promising young woman
Renate Reinsve in The worst person in the world
Agathe Rousselle in Titanium

European actor

Yuri Borisov in Compartment n ° 6
Anthony Hopkins in The father
Vincent Lindon in Titanium
Tahar Rahim in Mauritanian
Franz Rogowski in Great freedom

European screenwriter

Radu Jude for Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn
Paolo Sorrentino for God’s hand
Joachim Trèves, Eskil Vogt for The worst person in the world
Jasmila Zbanic for Quo Vadis, Aïda?
Florian Zeller, Christopher Hampton for The father

European comedy

Ninjababy, dir. Yngvild Sve Flikke
The next morning, dir. Meliane Marcaggi
People upstairs, dir. Cesc Gay

European animated feature film

To flee, dir. Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Even mice belong to heaven, dirs Jan Bubenicek, Denisa Grimmová
The monkey star, dir. Linda hamback
Where is Anne Frank, dir. Ari Folman
Wolf walkers, dir. Tom Moore, Ross Stewart

European Documentary

Babi Yar, Context, dir. Sergei Loznitsa
To flee, dir. Jonas Poher Rasmussen
Mr. Bachmann and his class, dir. Maria speth
Tame the garden, dir. Salome Jashi
The most beautiful boy in the world, dir. Kristina Lindström, Kristian Petri

European discovery – Fipresci Prize

Start, dir. Dea Kulumbegashvili
Lamb, dir. Valdimar Jóhannsson
Playground, dir. Laura Wandel
Pleasure, dir. Ninja thyberg
Promising young woman, dir. Emerald Fennell
The whaling boy, dir. Philipp Yuryev

European short film

Bella, dir. Thelyia petraki
Moved, dir. Samir karahoda
Easter eggs, directed by Nicolas Keppens
In the flow of words, dir. Eliane Esther Bots
My uncle tudor, dir. Olga Lucovnicova


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