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Variety Unveils 10 Europeans to Watch for 2016

Variety has unveiled its second 10 Europeans to Watch list, throwing a spotlight on diverse talent across the continent. The group will be honored Feb. 13 at a reception hosted by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg at the upcoming Berlin Intl. Film Festival.

The 2016 10 Europeans to Watch:

Joel Basman
Actor
Swiss thesp and 2008 EFP Shooting Star has appeared in many critically acclaimed projects, including Martin Zandvliet’s “Land of Mine.”

Paula Beer
Actress
German thesp earned critical praise for her turn in the Alpine Western “The Dark Valley,” and will next star opposite Pierre Niney in Francois Ozon’s “Frantz.”

Mea dols de Jong
Director
The Dutch filmmaker’s doc “If Mama Ain’t Happy, Nobody’s Happy” screened at the IDFA festival and at Slamdance.

Omer Fast
Director-Writer
Israeli transplant to Germany whose directorial feature debut, the adaptation of Tom McCarthy’s “Remainder,” plays in Panorama.

Roman Kolinka
He toplines Berlin Competition film “L’Avenir” from Mia Hansen-Love, his second film with the auteur.

Ivo Pietzcker
Actor
Young actor won praise in 2014 player “Jack” — he took a German Critics Assn. award for the role — and will next be seen in “Nebel im August.”

Geza Rohrig
Actor
The star of Oscar-nominated Hungarian drama “Son of Saul” has earned global critical praise as a Jew in a concentration camp trying to properly bury a boy he takes as his son.

Hayley Squires
Actress
British thesp and playwright recently starred in “A Royal Night Out” and Sean Durkin’s TV miniseries “Southcliffe.” She next appears in Ken Loach’s new film, “I, Daniel Blake.”

Tomasz Wasilewski
Director-Writer
Polish filmmaker’s “In the Bedroom” and “Floating Skyscrapers” staked out his reputation with cinemagoers, while his latest, “United States of Love,” bows in the Berlin Competition.

David Wnendt
Writer-Director
The German filmmaker made his mark with 2013 “Wetlands” and is currently the country’s B.O. champ with comedy “Look Who’s Back.”

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