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‘Pina’ vies for Euro docu prize

'Position Among the Stars,' 'Vivan las antipodas!' nommed

BERLIN — Wim Wenders’ “Pina,” Leonard Retel Helmrich’s “Position Among the Stars” and Victor Kossakovsky’s “Vivan las antipodas!” are vying for this year’s European Film Award for documentary.

“Pina,” a 3D tribute to the late Pina Bausch, one of modern dance’s most groundbreaking choreographers, is also Germany’s foreign Oscar contender.

“Position Among the Stars,” the final entry of a Dutch trilogy about a working-class family in Indonesia, won the top prize at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam last year.

“Vivan las antipodas!,” which will open the Mar del Plata Film Festival in Argentina next month, explores the world through antipodal locations — located 180 degrees opposite from each other on the globe, from Argentina and China to Spain and New Zealand.

Chosen by committee, the nominated docs will now be made available to all 2,500 members of the European Film Academy, who will vote for the winner.

The prize will be announced at the European Film Awards in Berlin on Dec. 3.

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