This year’s best European film, according to the European Film Academy, will chosen from among the Austrian “Benny’s Video,” directed by Michael Haneke, Russia’s “Close to Eden” (Nikita Michalkov) and French “En Couer en hiver” (Claude Sautet).
These Felix Award nominations were made this week.
The award ceremony will take place Dec. 4 in Berlin at the Babelsberg Studios.
“Close to Eden” and the best actor-nominated “Daens” were nominated for the foreign language Oscar last year.
Nominated for best European actor were Daniel Auteuil for “En Coeur en hiver, ” Carlo Cecchi for “Morte di un matematico napoletano” and Jan Decleir for “Daens.”
Best European actress noms went to Maria Morgenstern for “Balanta,” Carla Gravina for “Il lungo silenzio” andTilda Swinton for “Orlando.”
Michelangelo Antonioni will be honored for his life’s work.