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European Film Promotion Highlights 28 Oscar Contenders at L.A. Screenings

European Film Promotion is highlighting 28 European films in the race for the 90th Academy Awards by offering additional screenings of the features in L.A. for Academy members, journalists, distributors and international buyers.

EFP Oscar Screenings will be held from Nov. 2-15 at the Dick Clark Prods. Screening Room in Santa Monica. The campaign is financially supported by Creative Europe — Media Programme of the European Union and participating EFP member organizations.

The series will take place concurrently with the American Film Market, where EFP is hosting a Europe Umbrella for the 19th year to facilitate business activities of European world sales agents, producers, and EFP members. AFM runs through Nov. 8 in Santa Monica.

Four films airing at EFP Oscar Screenings were recognized by participants of this year’s Producers on the Move, including Ana Urushadze’s Georgian film  “Scary Mother,” Gints Grube’s Latvian film “The Chronicles of Melanie,” Alan Maher’s “Song of Granite” and Maria Blicharska’s “Frost.”

Former European Shooting Stars talent are present in the films, including Tudor Aaron Istodor in Romanian entry “The Fixer,” Adele Haenel in French entry “BPM (Beats Per Minute),” Matthias Schoenaerts in “Racer and the Jailbird,” Jakob Oftenbro in “Tom of Finland” and Jakub Gierszal in “Spoor.”

For more information, go to efp-online.com

Screening Schedule:

Thursday, November 2

6.30pm             Croatia, Quit Staring at My Plate by Hana Jušić (105 min) followed by Q&A with director Hana Jušić, and producer Ankica Jurić Tilić

9pm                  Ireland, Song of Granite by Pat Collins (97 min)


Friday, November 3

6.30pm             Latvia, The Chronicles of Melanie by Viestur Kairish (120 min) followed by Q&A with the producers Inese Grūbe and Gints Grūbe

9pm                 Kosovo, Unwanted by Edon Rizvanolli (85 min) followed by Q&A with director Edon Rizvanolli and production manager Daniëlle Bremer


Saturday, November 4

3pm                  Slovak Republic, The Line by Peter Bebjak (115 min) followed by Q&A with producer Wanda Adamík Hrycová

5.30pm             Serbia, Requiem for Mrs. J. by Bojan Vuletić (94 min) followed by Q&A with producer Nenad Dukic and executive producer (Miroslav Mogorovic)


Sunday, November 5

3pm                  Portugal, Saint George by Marco Martins (112 min) followed by Q&A (TBC who)

5.30pm             Switzerland, The Divine Order by Petra Volpe (96 min) followed by Q&A with director Petra Volpe, actress Marie Leuenberger and producer Reto Schärli


Monday, November 6

6.30pm             Finland, Tom of Finland by Dome Karukoski (116 min)

9pm                  The Netherlands, Layla M. by Mijke de Jong (98 min) followed by Q&A with director Mijke de Jong


Tuesday, November 7

6.30pm             Norway, Thelma by Joachim Trier (116 min) followed by Q&A with director Joachim Trier

9pm                  Denmark, You Disappear by Peter Schønau Fog (118 min) followed by Q&A with producer Louise Vesth


Wednesday, November 8

6.30pm             Czech Republic, Ice Mother by Bohdan Sláma (106 min) followed by Q&A with director Bohdan Sláma and actress Zuzana Krónerová

9pm                  Albania, Daybreak by Gentian Koçi (85 min)


Thursday, November 9

6.30pm             Bosnia and Herzegovina, Men Don’t Cry by Alen Drljević (98 min)

9pm                  France, BPM (Beats Per Minute) by Robin Campillo (140 min)


Friday, November 10

6.30pm             Luxembourg, Barrage by Laura Schroeder (112 min) followed by Q&A with director Laura Schroeder

9pm                  Estonia, November by Rainer Sarnet (115 min) followed by Q&A (TBC who)


Saturday, November 11

3pm                  Greece, Amerika Square by Yannis Sakaridis (86 min) followed by Q&A with director Yannis Sakaridis

5.30pm             Romania, The Fixer by Adrian Sitaru (97 min)


Sunday, November 12

3pm                  Belgium (Flanders), Racer and the Jailbird by Michael R. Roskam (130 min)

5.30pm             Georgia, Scary Mother by Ana Urushadze (107 min) followed by Q&A with director Ana Urushadze, actress Nato Murvanidze and producer Lasha Khalvashi


Monday, November 13

6.30pm             Lithuania, Frost by Sharunas Bartas (120 min)

9pm                  Spain, Summer 1993 by Carla Simón (94 min) followed by Q&A with director Carla Simón


Tuesday, November 14

6.30pm             Bulgaria, Glory by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov (101 min) followed by Q&A with actor Decho Taralezhkov and producer Petar Valchanov

9pm                  Poland, Spoor by Agnieszka Holland, Kasia Adamik (128 min)


Wednesday, November 15

6.30pm             Slovenia, The Miner by Hanna Slak (102 min) followed by Q&A with director Hanna Slak

9pm                  Iceland, Under the Tree by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson (89 min) followed by Q&A with director Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson



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