Antxon Gómez Wins European Film Awards Prize for “Pain and Glory”

It’s certainly pain and glory for Antxon Gómez

The first eight 2019 European Filn Awards winners have been revealed ahead of next month’s official ceremony, with the 67-year-old Spanish production designer picking up one of the prizes.

Antxon Gómez

The first round of prizes sees eight craft categories named prior to the event. 

Gómez won the European Production Design award for his work on Pedro Alomodovar’s Pain and Glory. He’d previously been nominated for an EFA in 2011 for his work on another Almodovar project… The Skin I Live In.

Eduardo Esquidehas picked up his own award…

The Latino sound engineer won theEuropean Sound award alongside Nacho Royo-Villanovaand Laurent Chassaignefor their work on A Twelve-Year Night.

The jury for the initial eight winners were: Nadia Ben Rachid, editor, France: Vanja Černul, cinematographer, Croatia; Annette Focks, composer, Germany; Gerda Koekoek, hair and make-up artist, Netherlands; Eimer Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh, costume designer, Ireland; Artur Pinheiro, production designer, Portugal; Gisle Tveito, sound designer, Norway; István Vajda, visual effects, Hungary.

Almodovar is still up for the European FilmEuropean Director and European Screenwriter awards for Pain and Glory, while the film’s star Antonio Banderasis up for European Actor.

Pedro Almodovar Earns Three European Film Awards Nominations for “Pain and Glory”

It’s all glory and no pain for Pedro Almodovar

The European Film Academy has unveiled its nominations for the 32nd European Film Awards, with the 70-year-old Spanish filmmaker’s latest project earning four nods.

Pedro Almodovar

Almodovar’s Pain and Glory, Spain’s official entry into the Oscar race in the Best International Feature Film category,is up for European Film 2019

Almodovar, a seven-time EFAswinner, is also up for two individual prizes… European Screenwriterand European Directorfor writing and helming Pain and Glory.

Meanwhile, Antonio Banderashas been nominated in the European Actor category for his acclaimed work in Almodovar’s film.

The Spanish actor previously won a Europe Film Award in 1998 for his performance in The Mask of Zorro.

The ceremony will be held on December 7 in Berlin. 

Here’s the list of nominations unveiled today (and see here for previously announced nominees):

EUROPEAN FILM 2019
AN OFFICER AND A SPY
France, Italy
DIRECTED BY Roman Polanski
WRITTEN BY Robert Harris & Roman Polanski
PRODUCED BY Alain Goldman

LES MISÉRABLES
France
DIRECTED BY Ladj Ly
WRITTEN BY Ladj Ly, Giordano Gederlini & Alexis Manenti
PRODUCED BY Christophe Barral & Toufik Ayadi

PAIN AND GLORY
Spain
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Pedro Almodóvar
PRODUCED BY Agustín Almodóvar & Esther García

SYSTEM CRASHER
Germany
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Nora Fingscheidt
PRODUCED BY Peter Hartwig, Jonas Weydemann, Jakob D. Weydemann & Frauke Kolbmüller

THE FAVOURITE
UK, Ireland
DIRECTED BY Yorgos Lanthimos
WRITTEN BY Deborah Davis & Tony McNamara
PRODUCED BY Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday & Yorgos Lanthimos

THE TRAITOR
Italy, Germany, France, Brazil
DIRECTED BY Marco Bellocchio
WRITTEN BY Marco Bellocchio, Ludovica Rampoldi, Valia Santella & Francesco Piccolo
PRODUCED BY Giuseppe Caschetto & Simone Gattoni

EUROPEAN DIRECTOR 2019
Pedro Almodovar, “Pain and Glory”
Marco Bellocchio, “The Traitor”
Yorgos Lanthimos, “The Favourite”
Roman Polanski, “An Officer and a Spy”
Celine Sciamma, “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”

EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY 2019
FOR SAMA
UK, USA
DIRECTED BY Waad al-Kateab & Edward Watts
PRODUCED BY Waad al-Kateab

HONEYLAND
North Macedonia
DIRECTED BY Ljubomir Stefanov & Tamara Kotevska
PRODUCED BY Atanas Georgiev

PUTIN’S WITNESSES
Latvia, Switzerland, Czech Republic
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Vitaly Mansky
PRODUCED BY Natalia Manskaia, Gabriela Bussmann, Filip Remunda & Vit Klusak

SELFIE
France, Italy
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Agostino Ferrente
PRODUCED BY Marc Berdugo, Barbara Conforti & Gianfilippo Pedote

THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MY MOTHER
LA SCOMPARSA DI MIA MADRE
Italy, USA
WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Beniamino Barrese
PRODUCED BY Filippo Macelloni & Hayley Pappas

EUROPEAN ACTRESS 2019
Olivia Colman in THE FAVOURITE
Trine Dyrholm in QUEEN OF HEARTS
Noémie Merlant & Adèle Haenel in PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE
Viktoria Miroshnichenko in BEANPOLE
Helena Zengel in SYSTEM CRASHER

EUROPEAN ACTOR 2019
Antonio Banderas in PAIN AND GLORY
Jean Dujardin in AN OFFICER AND A SPY
Pierfrancesco Favino in THE TRAITOR
Levan Gelbakhiani in AND THEN WE DANCED
Alexander Scheer in GUNDERMANN
Ingvar E. Sigurðsson in A WHITE, WHITE DAY

EUROPEAN SCREENWRITER 2019
Pedro Almodóvar for PAIN AND GLORY
Marco Bellocchio, Ludovica Rampoldi, Valia Santella & Francesco Piccolo for THE TRAITOR Robert Harris & Roman Polanski for AN OFFICER AND A SPY
Ladj Ly, Giordano Gederlini & Alexis Manenti for LES MISÉRABLES
Céline Sciamma for PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE

Bárbara Lennie Earns European Film Awards Nomination

Bárbara Lennie’s latest performance is earning her some serious acclaim…

Nominations have been announced for the 31st European Film Awards, with the 34-year-old Spanish actress landing a nod.

Bárbara Lennie

Lennie, a Goya Award-winner, is nominated in the Best Actress category for her performance in the Jaime Rosales-directed film Petra.

Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar’s The Silence of Others, a film that reveals the epic struggle of victims of Spain’s 40-year dictatorship under General Francisco Franco, has earned a nod in the European Documentary 2018 category.

Raul de la Fuente’s film with Damian Nenow, Another Day of Life, earned a nod in the Eurpean Animated Feature Film 2018 category.

The European Film Academy will host the European Film Awards on December 15 in Seville.

Here’s the full list of nominees:

EUROPEAN FILM 2018
BORDER (Sweden, Denmark), dir: Ali Abbasi
COLD WAR (Poland, UK, France), dir: Pawel Pawlikowski
DOGMAN (Italy, France), dir: Matteo Garrone
GIRL (Belgium, Netherlands) dir: Lukas Dhont
HAPPY AS LAZZARO (Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland), dir: Alice Rohrwacher

EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY 2018
A WOMAN CAPTURED (Hungary, Germany), dir: Bernadett Tuza-Ritter
BERGMAN – A YEAR IN A LIFE (Sweden, Germany), dir: Jane Magnusson
OF FATHERS AND SONS (Germany, Syria, Lebanon, Qatar), dir: Talal Derki
THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS (Denmark, Finland, Sweden), dir: Simon Lering Wilmont
THE SILENCE OF OTHERS (Spain, U.S.), dirs: Almudena Carracedo & Robert Bahar

EUROPEAN DIRECTOR 2018
Ali Abbasi, BORDER
Matteo Garrone, DOGMAN
Samuel Maoz, FOXTROT
Paweł Pawlikowski, COLD WAR
Alice Rohrwacher, HAPPY AS LAZZARO 

EUROPEAN ACTRESS 2018
Marie Bäumer, 3 DAYS IN QUIBERON
Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, WOMAN AT WAR
Joanna Kulig, COLD WAR
Bárbara Lennie, PETRA
Eva Melander, BORDER
Alba Rohrwacher, HAPPY AS LAZZARO

EUROPEAN ACTOR 2018
Jakob Cedergren, THE GUILTY
Rupert Everett, THE HAPPY PRINCE
Marcello Fonte, DOGMAN
Sverrir Gudnason, BORG/MCENROE
Tomasz Kot, COLD WAR
Victor Polster, GIRL

EUROPEAN SCREENWRITER 2018
Ali Abbasi, Isabella Eklöf & John Ajvide Lindqvist, BORDER
Matteo Garrone, Ugo Chiti & Massimo Gaudioso,DOGMAN
Gustav Möller & Emil Nygaard Albertsen, THE GUILTY
Paweł Pawlikowski, COLD WAR
Alice Rohrwacher, HAPPY AS LAZZARO

EUROPEAN COMEDY 2018
LE SENS DE LA FETE (France), dirs: Eric Toledano & Olivier Nakache
DIAMANTINO (Portugal, France, Brazil), dirs: Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt
THE DEATH OF STALIN (France, UK, Belgium), dir: Armando Iannucci

EUROPEAN ANIMATED FEATURE FILM 2018:
ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE (Poland, Spain, Belgium, Germany, Hungary), dirs: Raul de la Fuente & Damian Nenow
EARLY MAN (UK), dir: Nick Park
THE BREADWINNER (Ireland, Canada, Luxembourg), dir: Nora Twomey
WHITE FANG (France, Luxembourg), dir: Alexandre Espigares

Nahuel Pérez Biscayart Earns European Film Awards Nomination for “BPM”

Nahuel Pérez Biscayart is earning special recognition for his latest project…

The 31-year-old Argentine actor has earned a European Film Awards nomination.

Nahuel Pérez Biscayart

Pérez Biscayart earned the nod in the European Actor 2017 category for his performance in the French film BPM, which had its world premiere at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

Pérez Biscayart plays Sean Dalmazo in the film, which is set in the early 1990s. The film depicts a group of HIV/AIDS activists associated with the Paris chapter of ACT UP.

Directed by Robin Campillo, BPM is up for Best European Film.

The European Film Academy has been predictive of the Foreign Language Oscar in recent years including for such winners as Ida, The Great Beauty and Amour.

The EFA ceremony will be held on December 9 in Berlin.

Here’s the full list of nominees:

EUROPEAN FILM
BPM, dir: Robin Campillo
Loveless, dir: Andrey Zvyagintsev
On Body And Soul, dir: Ildikó Enyedi
The Other Side Of Hope, dir: Aki Kaurismaki
The Square, dir: Ruben Ostlund

EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY
Austerlitz, dir: Sergei Loznitsa
Communion, dir: Anna Zamecka
La Chana, dir: Lucija Stojevic
Stranger In Paradise, dir: Guido Hendrikx
The Good Postman, dir: Tonislav Hristov

EUROPEAN DIRECTOR 2017
Ildikó Enyedi, On Body And Soul
Aki Kaurismäki, The Other Side Of Hope
Yorgos Lanthimos, The Killing Of A Sacred Deer
Ruben Östlund, The Square
Andrey Zvyagintsev, Loveless

EUROPEAN ACTRESS 2017
Paula Beer, Frantz
Juliette Binoche, Bright Sunshine In
Alexandra Borbély, On Body And Soul
Isabelle Huppert, Happy End
Florence Pugh, Lady Macbeth

EUROPEAN ACTOR 2017
Claes Bang, The Square
Colin Farrell, The Killing Of A Sacred Deer
Josef Hader, Stefan Zweig – Farewell To Europe
Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, BPM
Jean-Louis Trintignant, Happy End

EUROPEAN SCREENWRITER 2017
Ildikó Enyedi, On Body And Soul
Yorgos Lanthimos & Efthimis Filippou, The Killing Of A Sacred Deer
Oleg Negin & Andrey Zvyagintsev, Loveless
Ruben Östlund, The Square
François Ozon, Frantz

Costa Earns European Film Awards Nomination for “Victoria”

Laia Costa has earned her first-ever European Film Awards nod…

The 30-year-old Spanish actress has earned the nomination for her starring role in Sebastian Schipper’s Victoria.

Laia Costa in Victoria

Costa is nominated in the Best Actress category for her portrayal of the title character in the film, which was shot in a single take.

Victoria centers on a runaway party girl, who is asked by four friendly men to join them as they hit the town. Their wild night of partying turns into a bank robbery.

Costa is up against Margherita Buy, Charlotte Rampling, Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz.

Costa’s other film credits include Tengo ganas de ti. Her television credits include Carlos, Rey Emperador, Bandolera and The Red Band Society.

The EFAs will be announced in Berlin on December 12.

Here’s a look at all the nominees:

EUROPEAN FILM 2015
A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE
Sweden, France, Germany, Norway
Written & Directed by Roy Andersson
Produced by Pernilla Sandström

MUSTANG
France, Germany, Turkey
Directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Written by Deniz Gamze Ergüven & Alice Winocour
Produced by Charles Gillibert

RAMS
Iceland, Denmark
Written & Directed by Grímur Hákonarson
Produced by Grímar Jónsson 

THE LOBSTER
UK, Ireland, Greece, France, Netherlands
Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos
Written by Yorgos Lanthimos & Efthimis Filippou
Produced by Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Ceci Dempsey & Yorgos Lanthimos 

VICTORIA
Germany
Written & Directed by Sebastian Schipper
Produced by Jan Dressler 

YOUTH
Italy, France, UK, Switzerland
Written & Directed by Paolo Sorrentino
Produced by Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima & Carlotta Calori 

EUROPEAN COMEDY 2015
A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE
Sweden, France, Germany, Norway
Written & Directed by Roy Andersson
Produced by Pernilla Sandström 

THE BÉLIER FAMILY
France
Directed by Eric Lartigau
Written by Eric Lartigau, Victoria Bedos, Stanislas Carre de Malberg & Thomas Bidegain
Produced by Eric Jehelmann, Philippe Rousselet & Stéphane Celerier 

THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT
Belgium, France, Luxembourg
Directed by Jaco Van Dormael
Written by Jaco Van Dormael & Thomas Gunzig
Produced by Jaco Van Dormael, Olivier Rausin & Daniel Marquet 

EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY 2015
A SYRIAN LOVE STORY
UK
Directed by Sean McAllister
Produced by Elhum Shakerifar 

AMY
UK
Directed by Asif Kapadia
Produced by James Gay-Rees 

DANCING WITH MARIA
Italy, Argentina, Slovenia
Written & Directed by Ivan Gergolet
Produced by Igor Princic, David Rubio & Miha Cernec 

THE LOOK OF SILENCE
Denmark, Norway, Indonesia
Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer
Produced by Signe Byrge Sørensen 

TOTO AND HIS SISTERS
Romania, Hungary
Written & Directed by Alexander Nanau
Produced by Valeriu Nicolae, Hanka Kastelicova, Alexander Nanau, Catalin Mitulescu & Marcian Lazar 

EUROPEAN DIRECTOR 2015
Roy Andersson for A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE
Yorgos Lanthimos for THE LOBSTER
Nanni Moretti for MY MOTHER
Sebastian Schipper for VICTORIA
Paolo Sorrentino for YOUTH
Małgorzata Szumowska for BODY

EUROPEAN ACTRESS 2015
Margherita Buy in MY MOTHER
Laia Costa in VICTORIA
Charlotte Rampling in 45 YEARS
Alicia Vikander in EX MACHINA
Rachel Weisz in YOUTH

EUROPEAN ACTOR 2015
Michael Caine in YOUTH
Tom Courtenay in 45 YEARS
Colin Farrell in THE LOBSTER
Christian Friedel in 13 MINUTES
Vincent Lindon in THE MEASURE OF A MAN

EUROPEAN SCREENWRITER 2015
Roy Andersson for A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE
Alex Garland for EX MACHINA
Andrew Haigh for 45 YEARS
Radu Jude & Florin Lazarescu for AFERIM!
Yorgos Lanthimos & Efthimis Filippou for THE LOBSTER
Paolo Sorrentino for YOUTH

Cinedigm Acquires U.S Distribution Rights to Vigalondo’s “Open Window”

Nacho Vigalondo’s first English-language feature film will officially hit U.S. theaters later this year…

Cinedigm has landed the U.S. distribution rights to the 36-year-old Spanish writer/director’s latest film Open Window, which stars Elijah Wood and Sasha Grey.

Nacho Vigalondo

The film, which premiered recently at SXSW in the Visions section of the film festival, features Wood portraying Nick, who wins an online contest to have dinner with the hottest actress on earth Jill (Grey).

When she cancels, he gets a call from a guy named Chord who offers to make it up to Nick by giving him the tools to spy on Jill from his computer for the rest of the night.

Then the truth begins to reveal itself, with Nick playing a part in a much bigger plan.

“Nacho is one of the most innovative and visionary filmmakers working today. And his talents are once again on full display in this high-tech, action-packed suspense film,” said Vincent Scordino, SVP Theatrical Releasing at Cinedigm.

Vigalondo received an Academy Award nomination and a Best Short Film Award nomination at the European Film Awards for his 2003 short film 7:35 de la Mañana.

He also directed the 2011 film Extraterrestial, a Spanish-language alien invasion horror film that he also wrote.

Cinedigm plans to release Open Window in late summer or early fall 2014.

Iglesias Earns Composer Prize at the European Film Awards

The awards continue to mount for Alberto Iglesias

Alberto Iglesias

The 57-year-old Spanish composer claimed the best composer prize at the European Film Awards on Saturday, as the European Film Academy celebrated its 25th anniversary.

Iglesias, the big winner at this year’s World Soundtrack Awards, earned the award for his critically acclaimed work on Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.


Here’s a look at the full winners list:

EUROPEAN FILM
Amour

DIRECTOR
Michael Haneke for Amour

ACTRESS
Emmanuelle Riva in Amour

ACTOR
Jean-Louis Trintignant in Amour

SCREENWRITER
Tobias Lindholm & Thomas Vinterberg for The Hunt

CINEMATOGRAPHER
Sean Bobbitt for Shame

EDITOR
Joe Walker for Shame

PRODUCTION DESIGNER 2012
Maria Djurkovic for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

COMPOSER
Alberto Iglesias for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

DISCOVERY – FIPRESCI PRIZE
Kauwboy, directed by Boudewijn Koole (Netherlands)

DOCUMENTARY
Winter Nomads, directed by Manuel von Stürler (Switzerland)

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Alois Nobel, directed by Tomas Lunak (Czech Republic-Germany-Slovakia)

SHORT FILM
Superman, Spiderman, Or Batman, directed by Tudor Giurgiu (Romania)

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST EUROPEAN FILM
Hasta La Vista, directed by Geoffrey Enthoven (Belgium)

Ferreras Receives European Film Awards Nomination

The first time’s the charm for Ignacio Ferreras

Ignacio Ferreras

The Spanish director’s first full-length animated Spanish film Arrugas has received a European Film Awards nomination.

Ferreras’ 2D-animated film, based on Paco Roca‘s comic, concerns two friends in a retirement home where one tries to keep the other out of the dreaded Alzheimer’s ward.

Arrugas, nominated in the Animated Film category, will face off against Tomas Lunak’s Alois Nobel and Peter Lord’s The Pirates! In An Adventure with Scientists.

Meanwhile, Alberto Iglesias has picked up yet another nod for his work on the music for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

The 57-year-old Spanish composer, who was named composer of the year at this year’s World Soundtrack Awards, earned a nod in the composer category.

Iglesias will face off against Aufort & Gabriel Yared for A Royal Affair, François Couturier for Shun Li and the Poet
and George Fenton for The Angels’ Share.

The European Film Awards ceremony will take place December 1.

Claro Receives Cinematographer Award for “Melancholia”

It’s definitely not the end of the world for Manuel Alberto Claro

The 41-year-old Chilean cinematographer picked up the Carlo Di Palma European Cinematographer Award at the European Film Awards—the continent’s version of the Oscars—for his mesmerizing lensing of the planet’s final days in Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia.

Melancholia - Manuel Alberto Claro

The apocalyptic drama stars Kirsten Dunst as a chronically depressed, self-involved bride getting married at the same time that a mysterious new planet threatens to collide into the Earth.

Claro, who has lived in Denmark since his early childhood, has received critical acclaim since the film’s release for his oh-so-stunning imagery, which includes an eight-minute visual overture consisting of a gorgeous, slow-motion montage set to Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde, which helps underscore and enrich the entire film.

It could be first of many honors this awards season for Claro, who studied still photography at Milan’s Istitutto Europeo di Design and worked as an assistant photographer in Milan, New York and Copenhagen before enrolling at the National Film School of Denmark. He graduated in 2001. Claro’s previous award-winning projects include: Allegro, Dark Horse and Reconstruction.