European Film Awards 2013 Selection

List of films shortlisted for the European Film Awards 2013
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1.
8-Ball (2013)
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Single mother name Pike who, having just been released from prison, is trying to start her news life anew... (107 mins.)
Director: Aku Louhimies
 
2.
Anna Karenina (2012)
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In late-19th-century Russian high society, St. Petersburg aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the dashing Count Alexei Vronsky. (129 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
 
3.
Araf/Somewhere in Between (2012)
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ARAF is the story of Zehra and Olgun whose lives are caught in a vacuum! The world in which they live... (124 mins.)
Director: Yesim Ustaoglu
 
4.
Berberian Sound Studio (2012)
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A sound engineer's work for an Italian horror studio becomes a terrifying case of life imitating art. (92 mins.)
 
5.
The Best Offer (2013)
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In the world of high-end art auctions and antiques, Virgil Oldman is an elderly and esteemed but eccentric genius art-expert... (131 mins.)
 
6.
Betrayal (2012)
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A romance between two strangers who discover that their partners are lovers. (115 mins.)
 
7.
Snow White (2012)
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A twist on the Snow White fairy tale that is set in 1920s Seville and centered on a female bullfighter. (104 mins.)
Director: Pablo Berger
 
8.
Block 12 (2013)
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English satellites who conduct research from space discover large oil deposit in the area of tho Old Mines in Cyprus... (95 mins.)
 
9.
Borgman (2013)
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A vagrant enters the lives of an arrogant upper-class family, turning their lives into a psychological nightmare in the process. (113 mins.)
 
10.
Boy Eating the Bird's Food (2012)
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Three days in the life of an Athens boy who is without a job, a girlfriend, or anything to eat. The only thing he has left is his canary, and he will quite literally share with it anything he's got. (80 mins.)
Director: Ektoras Lygizos
 
11.
The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012)
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Elise and Didier fall in love at first sight, in spite of their differences. He talks, she listens. He's a romantic atheist, she's a religious realist. When their daughter becomes seriously ill, their love is put on trial. (111 mins.)
 
12.
Burning Bush (2013 Mini-Series)
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Based on real characters and events, this drama focuses on the personal sacrifice of a Prague history student... (231 mins.)
 
13.
Child's Pose (2013)
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The news of a fatal car accident involving her son will trigger against all odds, a mother's struggle to set her child free. (112 mins.)
 
14.
Circles (2013)
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Five people are affected by a tragic heroic act. 12 years later, each of them will have to confront the past... (112 mins.)
Director: Srdan Golubovic
 
15.
The Color of the Chameleon (2012)
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Batko becomes the spider in his own invisible web of informants by recruiting a group of intellectuals to spy on each other. He builds his own secret archive. After the fall of communism, he uses it to wreak havoc on the government. (111 mins.)
Director: Emil Hristow
 
16.
The Congress (2013)
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An aging, out-of-work actress accepts one last job, though the consequences of her decision affect her in ways she didn't consider. (122 mins.)
Director: Ari Folman
 
17.
Crossing Boundaries (2012)
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Two men and one woman are involved in a dramatic triangle between love and passion, transgression and betrayal... (90 mins.)
Director: Florian Flicker
 
18.
The Deep (2012)
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Based on actual events, a fisherman tries to survive in the freezing ocean after his boat capsizes off the south coast of Iceland. (95 mins.)
 
19.
Eat Sleep Die (2012)
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A young Eastern European immigrant, working in Sweden, is faced with a painful choice when she's laid off from her factory in the name of efficiencies. (104 mins.)
 
20.
An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (2013)
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A Roma family lives far from the urban centres of Bosnia-Herzegovina. The father Nazif salvages metal from old cars and sells it to a scrap-dealer... (75 mins.)
Director: Danis Tanovic
 
21.
The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas (2013)
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Anthonis arrives in a hotel near the sea. It is winter, the hotel is closed and Anthonis wanders alone. It seems to have all the time with him. Until television announced the disappearance of the famous journalist Antonis Paraskevas. (88 mins.)
Director: Elina Psikou
 
22.
Fill the Void (2012)
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A young Hasidic Jewish woman is pressured into an arranged levirate marriage to an older widower. (90 mins.)
Director: Rama Burshtein
 
23.
The Great Beauty (2013)
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Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty. (141 mins.)
 
24.
Hannah Arendt (2012)
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A look at the life of philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt, who reported for The New Yorker on the war crimes trial of the Nazi Adolf Eichmann. (113 mins.)
 
25.
A Hijacking (2012)
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The crew of a Danish cargo ship is hijacked by Somali pirates who proceed to engage in escalating negotiations with authorities in Copenhagen. (103 mins.)
Director: Tobias Lindholm
 
26.
I Belong (2012)
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What happens to us when people stop acting like they're supposed to? A nurse gets into a dispute at... (118 mins.)
 
27.
I'm So Excited! (2013)
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When it appears as though the end is in sight, the pilots, flight crew, and passengers of a plane heading to Mexico City look to forget the anguish of the moment and face the greatest danger, which we carry within ourselves. (90 mins.)
 
28.
Imagine (2012)
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A blind teacher breaks the rules to help a female student rediscover the pleasures of life. (105 mins.)
 
29.
The Impossible (2012)
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The story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destruction and chaotic aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. (114 mins.)
Director: J.A. Bayona
 
30.
In Bloom (2013)
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Set in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi in 1992. Friends Eka and Natia look to leave childhood behind as they ignore societal customs and work to escape their turbulent family lives. (102 mins.)
 
31.
In the Name of (2013)
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Gay priest with talent to straighten out delinquent lads can remain effectual only so long as not even a hint of his orientation is revealed or suggested. (102 mins.)
 
32.
Kon-Tiki (2012)
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Legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal's epic 4,300-mile crossing of the Pacific on a balsawood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove that it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times. (118 mins.)
 
33.
The Last Sentence (2012)
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A story based on the life of journalist Torgny Segerstedt, who alerted the Swedish public to the threat of Fascism in the 1930s. (126 mins.)
Director: Jan Troell
 
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35.
My Dog Killer (2013)
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A young skinhead in the absence of a true family lets his life revolve around a pit bull dog. (90 mins.)
Director: Mira Fornayová
 
36.
A Coffee in Berlin (2012)
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An aimless university dropout attempts to make sense of life as he spends one fateful day wandering the streets of Berlin. (86 mins.)
Director: Jan Ole Gerster
 
37.
Only God Forgives (2013)
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Julian, a drug-smuggler thriving in Bangkok's criminal underworld, sees his life get even more complicated when his mother compels him to find and kill whoever is responsible for his brother's recent death. (90 mins.)
 
38.
Paradise: Faith (2012)
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A single woman in her 50's devotes her vacations to doing Catholic missionary work in Vienna, descending into violent self-punishment as part of her faith. (115 mins.)
Director: Ulrich Seidl
 
39.
The Patience Stone (2012)
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In a war ridden country a woman watches over the husband reduced to a vegetable state by a bullet in the neck, abandoned by Jihad companions and brothers. One day, the woman decides to say things to him she could never have done before. (102 mins.)
Director: Atiq Rahimi
 
40.
The Priest's Children (2013)
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A young priest gets an idea to pierce condoms before they are sold in order to increase the birth rate of his island. (96 mins.)
Director: Vinko Bresan
 
41.
Rosie (2013)
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Lorenz Meran, (40) a successful gay author suffering acute writers' block, has to leave Berlin and return... (106 mins.)
Director: Marcel Gisler
 
42.
The Selfish Giant (2013)
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Two thirteen year-old working-class friends in Bradford seek fortune by getting involved with a local scrap dealer and criminal. (91 mins.)
Director: Clio Barnard
 
43.
A Strange Course of Events (2013)
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Saul, fortyish, a melancholic dreamer, decides to visit his father whom he hasn't seen in five years, and whom he blames for all his ills. He discovers a possible new life... (98 mins.)
 
44.
Stranger by the Lake (2013)
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Summertime. A cruising spot for men, tucked away on the shores of a lake. Franck falls in love with Michel, an attractive, potent and lethally dangerous man. Franck knows this but wants to live out his passion anyway. (100 mins.)
Director: Alain Guiraudie
 
45.
What Richard Did (2012)
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What Richard Did follows Richard Karlsen, golden-boy athlete and undisputed alpha-male of his privileged set of South Dublin teenagers... (88 mins.)