Saturday in the South of Spain, Seville for the 31st time at the European Film Awards (efas), the European Oscars were handed out. ‘Girl’, the debuutlangspeelfilm of Lukas Dhont, is selected in three categories: best film, best actor and Prize of the European discovery.
Favorites in the category best film, however, the Cold war of the Polish Brit Pawel Pawlikowski (of Ida) and Dogman of the Italian filmmaker Matteo Garrone (known for Gomorrah), and not by chance the movies most nominations gathered.
Also the Swedish Border of Ali Abbasi, a foeilelijke border guard with an exceptional sense of smell, and the magical parable Happy as Lazzaro Alice Rohrwacher may have with the grand prize going to walk.
With her nomination for best film occurs Girl in the Flemish footsteps of The broken circle breakdownfilm Felix van Groeningen in 2013, the latest five-fetched, but then had to leave the cup for La grande bellezza by Paolo Sorrentino.
The French-speaking Belgian cinema gathered in the course of the years, all five nominations – three films of the Dardenne brothers, C’est arrivé près de chez vous and Toto le héros – but also that movies fingering end up next to the hoofdbekroning.
Protagonist Victor Pad allows for more chance to with the prize for best actor to go home, all collide in the main characters of Dogman and Cold war, Marcello Fonte (winner in Cannes) and Tomasz Kot. The other contenders are Rupert Everett as Oscar Wilde in The happy prince, Jacob Cedergren in The guilty and Sverrir Gudnason as Björn Borg in Borg vs McEnroe.
But the Girl is not the only Belgian picture which Saturday a chance to win a coronation. There is also the Belgian co-production Another day of life with three other animated films strive for the gold. The film, based on true facts, mixes animation with real images.
In the section short films are so while but three Belgian films were selected. Possible that category, a Belgian who of the three between Kapitalistis of Pablo Munoz Gomes, Lachez les chiens of company of manue Fleytoux and Wildebeest of the duo Nicolas Keppens-Matthias Philips.