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EFA noms announced

'Talk,' '8 Femmes' earn multiple prize considerations

BERLIN — Gurinder Chadha’s “Bend it Like Beckham,” “8 Femmes” from Francois Ozon and Pedro Almodovar’s “Talk to Her” are among this year’s nominees for the European Film Award, to be handed out Dec. 7 in Rome.

The list of candidates, announced Thursday by the Berlin-based European Film Academy, also includes Roman Polanski’s “The Pianist,” Berlinale winner “Bloody Sunday” from Paul Greengrass, Aki Kaurismaki’s “The Man Without a Past,” Lukas Moodysson’s “Lilja 4-ever” and “The Magdalene Sisters” from Peter Mullan.

And the nominees are . . .


Pedro Almodovar, “Talk to Her”

Marco Bellocchio, “My Mother’s Smile”

Andreas Dresen, “Grill Point”

Aki Kaurismaki, “The Man Without a Past”

Mike Leigh, “All or Nothing”

Ken Loach, “Sweet Sixteen”

Roman Polanski, “The Pianist”

Alexander Sokurov, “Russian Arc”


Javier Bardem, “Mondays in the Sun”

Javier Camara, “Talk to Her”

Sergio Castellitto, “Mostly Martha” and “My Mother’s Smile”

Martin Compston, “Sweet Sixteen”

Olivier Gourmet, “The Son”

Markku Peltola, “The Man Without a Past”

Timothy Spall, “All or Nothing”


Oksana Akinshina, “Lilya 4-ever”

Emmanuelle Devos, “Read my Lips”

Martina Gedeck, “Mostly Martha”

Laura Morante, “A Journey Called Love”

Samantha Morton, “Morvern Callar”

Kati Outinen, “The Man Without a Past”

The ensemble cast of “8 Femmes,” Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert, Emmanuelle Beart, Fanny Ardant, Virginie Ledoyen, Danielle Darrieux, Ludivine Sagnier and Firmine Richard.


Pedro Almodovar, “Talk to Her”

Tonino Benacquista & Jacques Audiard, “Read my Lips”

Paul Greengrass, “Bloody Sunday”

Aki Kaurismaki, “The Man Without a Past”

Krzysztof Kieslowski & Krzysztof Piesiewicz, “Heaven”

Paul Laverty, “Sweet Sixteen”

Francois Ozon, “8 Femmes”


Javier Aguirresarobe, “Talk to Her”

Tilman Buettner, “Russian Ark”

Pawel Edelman, “The Pianist”

Frank Griebe, “Heaven”

Alwin Kuechler, “Morvern Callar”

Timo Salminen, “The Man Without a Past”

Ivan Strasburg, “Bloody Sunday”


“Two Friends,” Spiro Scimone & Francesco Sframeli, Italy

“Hukkle,” Gyorgy Palfi, Hungary

“No Regrets,” Benjamin Quabeck, Germany

“Gracia’s Island,” Emanuele Crialese, Italy

“Minor Mishaps,” Anette K. Olesen, Denmark

“Smoking Room,”Julio Wallovitz & Roger Gual, Spain

“Pleasant Days,” Kornel Mundruczo, Hungary

“The Warrior,” Asif Kapadia, U.K.

“Guardian of the Frontier,” Maja Weiss, Slovakia

“What’s Going On?,” Rabah Ameur-Zaimeche, France

“The Kite,” Alexei Muradov, Russia


“All About My Father,” Even Benestad, Norway/Denmark

“Clown in Kabul,” Enzo Balestrieri & Stefano Moser, Italy

“To Be And To Have,” Nicolas Philibert, France

“Federico Fellini – I’m a Born Liar,” Damian Pettigrew, France/Italy/U.K.

“Blind Spot – Hitler’s Secretary,” Andre Heller & Othmar Schmiderer, Austria

“Winged Migration,” Jacques Perrin, Jacques Cluzaud & Michel Debats, France/Germany/Switzerland/Spain/Italy

“Lost in La Mancha,” Keith Fulton & Louis Pepe, U.K.

“Missing Allen – The Man Who Became a Camera,” Christian Bauer, Germany/France

“The Bricklayer,” Stefan Jarl, Sweden


“Muno,” Bouli Lanners, Belgium

“News From L Project,” Samuel Benchetrit, France

“Wedding Night,” Olga Baillif, Belgium/France

“Relativity,” Virginia Heath, U.K.

“The Reflector,” Tatu Pohjavirta, Finland

“Part-Time,” Mathias Gokalp, France

“Brother of Mine,” Jens Jonsson, Sweden

“10 Minutes,” Ahmed Imamovic, Bosnia Herzegovina

“Procter,” Joachim Trier, Norway/U.K.

“Lover of Pirates,” Zsofia Peterffy, Hungary

“That Old Dream that Moves,” Alain Guiraudie, France


“8 Mile,” Curtis Hanson, USA

“City of God,” Fernando Meirelles, Brazil

“Far From Heaven,” Todd Haynes, USA

“Divine Intervention,” Elia Suleiman, Palastine

“Minority Report,” Steven Spielberg, USA

“My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” Joel Zwick, USA

“Spirited Away,” Hayao Miyazaki, Japan

“Spider,” David Cronenberg, Canada

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