Ec­cen­tric­i­ties from the Euro­pean fold

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - NEWS -

The nom­i­na­tions for the Euro­pean Film Awards, which take place in Malta on De­cem­ber 1st, have been an­nounced and – as ever – the ec­cen­tric­i­ties of re­lease pat­terns mean that a few of the short­listed films fig­ured in the last awards sea­son. The most nom­i­nated films are Michael Haneke’s Amour, Thomas Vin­ter­berg’s The Hunt, Steve McQueen’s Shame and To­mas Al­fred­son’s Tin­ker Tai­lor Sol­dier Spy. The nom­i­na­tions for best film in­clude The Hunt, Shame, Un­touch­able, Amour and two sur­prises: Chris­tian Pet­zold’s ad­mired Bar­bara and Paolo and Vit­to­rio Ta­viani’s Cae­sar Must Die, win­ner of the Golden Bear at Ber­lin.

Else­where in award­s­land, Ru­fus Nor­ris’s Bro­ken, writ­ten by our own Mark O’Rowe, picked up the most nom­i­na­tions for the British In­de­pen­dent Film Awards. Cheer­ingly, two bril­liant odd­ball shock­ers – Ben Wheat­ley’s Sight­seers and Peter Strick­land’s Ber­be­rian Sound Stu­dio – se­cured sec­ond place in the chart.

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