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Along with critics, filmmakers also like to get into the ranking of the year's best movies. So far we've seen the likes of Quentin Tarantino and John Waters weigh in, and now another auteur has decided to put down his choices for the best 2013 had to offer, and as always, it's a fascinating look at what connects with creative minds. Pedro Almodovar dropped his list of his top 12 movies of the year, and it's probably not a big shock he favors the arthouse. Landing at the top of the list is "The Act Of Killing," with the already highly-acclaimed documentary earning yet another accolade. Ulrich Seidl got two slots for "Paradise: Faith" and "Paradise: Love," two-thirds of his trilogy, while we're really happy to see some love given to Jeff Nichols' "Mud" and Ursula Meier's "Sister." Paolo Sorrentino gets a nod for "The Great Beauty" and so too »
- Kevin Jagernauth
It was a big night for Paolo Sorrentino's The Great Beauty on Saturday evening as the film took home four gongs at the 26th annual European Film Awards in Berlin - Best European Film, Best European Director (Paolo Sorrentino), Best European Actor (Toni Servillo) and Best European Editor (Cristiano Travaglioli). Veerle Baetens was named Best European Actress for The Broken Circle Breakdown, while there were also achievement awards for Pedro Almodóvar and Catherine Deneuve; check out the full list of winners here...
European Film: The Great Beauty
European Director: Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty)
European Actor: Toni Servillo (The Great Beauty)
European Comedy: Love is All You Need
European Documentary: The Act of Killing
European Animated Feature: The Congress
European Short Film: Death of a Shadow
- Gary Collinson
Paolo Sorrentino’s The Great Beauty was the big winner at this year’s European Film Awards, triumphing in four categories including Best Film, Director and Actor. Though mainly a night to celebrate for our European cousins, Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina was justly recognised for Sarah Greenwood’s exquisite production design.
Check out the full list of winners below:
The Great Beauty
Love Is All You Need
European Discovery – Prix Fipresci:
European Animated Feature Film:
European Short Film:
Paolo Sorrentino - The Great Beauty
Toni Servillo - The Great Beauty
European Cinematographer – Prix Carlo Di Palma:
Asaf Sudry - Fill The Void
Cristiano Travaglioli - The Great »
- Emma Thrower
French actor takes snowy Berlin in her stride as she wins prize at a European film awards dominated by The Great Beauty
The wet snow that fell on Berlin on Saturday evening had nothing on the froideur of Catherine Deneuve, in town to receive a lifetime achievement prize at the European film awards and not best pleased about it either. "Lifetime achievement – those are not good words," the 70-year-old French actor told the press before the ceremony. "To achieve life is to mean that you are dead. It's not an award you give to someone who is still alive."
Deneuve was honoured for an impressive 50-year back catalogue that stretches from roles in The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Repulsion and Belle de Jour through to more recent work in the likes of Lars von Trier's Dancer in the Dark and François Ozon's Potiche. Along the way she has been »
- Xan Brooks
Paolo Sorrentino’s The Great Beauty was the big winner at the 26th European Film Awards in Berlin, picking up four of the silver statuettes for European Film, European Director, European Actor for Toni Servillo, and European Editor for Cristiano Travaglioli.
The Great Beauty is Italy’s Oscar entry this year and had won the EurAsia Grand Prix at Tallinn’s Black Nights Film Festival a matter of days before the awards ceremony in Berlin.
Sorrentino could not personally accept the two awards as he is serving on the jury at the Marrakech Film festival, but producer Nicola Giuliano brought members of the cast and crew on stage to receive the audience’s applause.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Martin Blaney)
Paolo Sorrentino’s Italian drama The Great Beauty picked up top prizes at the 26th European Film Awards in Berlin, including best film, director and actor.
The film, which premiered in Cannes, is Italy’s submission for the 2014 Best Foreign-Language Oscar.
Winning the top Efa prize, it beat features including Cannes-winner Blue is the Warmest Colour, which walked away empty-handed from the ceremony.
More than 2,900 members of the European Film Academy voted for the awards.
Full list of winners
The Great Beauty, Paolo Sorrentino
Love Is All You Need, Susanne Bier
European Discovery – Prix Fipresci
European Animated Feature Film
European Short Film
Valladolid Short Film Nominee
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
Berlin – Paolo Sorrentino’s “The Great Beauty” was the big winner at the European Film Awards on Saturday in a wintry Berlin, where the Italo pic took home prizes for best film, director, actor for Toni Servillo, and editor for Cristiano Travaglioli.
Among the femme luminaries of the Euro film scene on the red carpet were Catherine Deneuve, who was feted with the European Film Academy lifetime achievement award, Noomi Rapace, Kristin Scott Thomas and Diane Kruger. Helmer Wim Wenders, the Efa prexy, gave the award to Deneuve and said that it was difficult to stand before her as she “had made such an impact on the young filmmaker I once was.”
The male leading lights of European moviemaking at the event included Ennio Morricone, »
- Leo Barraclough
El día de la bestia (The Day of the Beast)
Directed by Álex de la Iglesia
Considered one of Spain’s hottest directors in the late 1990s, Alex de la Iglesia hasn’t slowed down one bit over time. He’s continuously directed genre-bending, imaginative films, laced with black humour and often sharp satire for over two decades. His tongue-in-cheek sci-fi thriller The Day of the Beast won no fewer than six of the Oscar equivalent, the Goyas. Best described as a comic precursor to End of Days, The Day of the Beast follows a Catholic priest and professor of theology (Alex Angulo) who tries to thwart the coming of Satan on Christmas Eve. In a rather slapdash manner, he befriends a metalhead record store clerk (Santiago Segura) and the host of a paranormal-themed TV talk show (Armando DeRazza) to help him on his quest. »
The release of Cinema Paradiso was the point at which foreign-language film developed a new sheen for global audiences – complete with heartwarming stories and a hint of the exotic
• Cinema Paradiso: watch the trailer for the 25th anniversary edition
From the start, Cinema Paradiso carries itself like one of the classics its adorable scamp gazes at, open-mouthed, from the projection room. It has an adorable scamp, for starters – and plenty besides: the timeless Sicilian locations, the Felliniesque social carnival, the thunderbolt love affair, humanism lashed about as freely as olive oil. Giuseppe Tornatore's film is a cosy passeggiata down a celluloid Möbius strip looping art into life. When it arrived in the Us in February 1990 – all gilded sequences and grand themes – it seemed like the distillation of the idea of classic foreign cinema.
The two-hour cut – simplifying the characterisation, »
- Phil Hoad
Canadian pop outfit Metric journeys to Mexico City for its new video "Lost Kitten," a single off its 2012 album "Synthetica." But don't expect to see the band anywhere in this video that is stylized like a Pedro Almodóvar film and chronicles the story of a lost, voguing dancer. Check it out here or below. The song "Lost Kitten" recalls Metric in its angsty-pop "Grow Up and Blow Away" period, with frontwoman Emily Haines chirping sassy lines like "they got it, they want it, they give it away." The video takes a literal approach to the song's plea for home »
- Whitney Phaneuf
There are top ten lists, and then there are top ten lists by John Waters. Each year, everyone's favorite cult filmmaker delivers his list to Artforum, and it's usually a surprising blend of arthouse oriented pictures and left field surprises. And 2013 is no different with Waters naming fellow provocateur Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers" as the best of the past twelve months. As for the rest of the list, it's driven by auteurs with Bruno Dumont (x2), Catherine Breillat, Cristian Mungiu, Woody Allen and Pedro Almodovar dominating. But sneaking in there are hot button docs "Blackfish," about the questionable practices of SeaWorld, and "After Tiller" focusing on doctors that perform late stage abortions. Take a look at the full list below and let us know what you think of John Waters' choices. [Indiewire] John Waters' Top 10 Films Of 2013 1. Spring Breakers 2. Camille Claudel 1915 3. Abuse Of Weakness 4. Hors Satan 5. After Tiller 6. Hannah Arendt 7. Beyond. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
A who's who of European cinema is expected to grace the red carpet for the 26th European Film Awards on Dec. 7 in Berlin. Among the A list names scheduled to attend are Germany's Diane Kruger, Swedish actress Noomi Rapace and British star Kristin Scott Thomas, according to organizers. Other luminaries attending include Oscar-nominated directors Agnieszka Holland and Wim Wenders and Oscar winners Volker Schlondorff and Pedro Almodovar. Almodovar will receive a lifetime achievement honor for his contribution to European cinema. The European Film Academy will also honor legendary French actress Catherine Deneuve. A whole fiesta of Spanish stars
- Scott Roxborough
It's December, so various top ten films of the year lists are currently being drawn up by critics, filmmakers and film lovers. Two regular early starters are the UK's Sight & Sound Magazine and cult filmmaker John Waters.
Today, both have released their Top 10 lists for the year, and not a single film from either has crossed over with each other. Joshua Oppenheimer's documentary "The Act of Killing" and Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers" topped the respective lists.
Both however feature some films not in the awards race but have scored acclaim elsewhere such as the gay cruising serial killer drama "Stranger by the Lake," the Chinese crime film "A Touch of Sin," the late term abortion doco "After Tiller," and Pedro Almodovar's raucous air steward comedy "I'm So Excited".
Sight & Sound Top 10 of 2013:
The Great Beauty
- Garth Franklin
Despite competition from Doctor Who, the fantasy saga's latest instalment enjoyed the third biggest UK opening of 2013
• More on the UK box office
• Donald Sutherland: 'I want Hunger Games to stir up a revolution'
It always looked to be one of the most anticipated films of the year, and so it has proved. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opened in the UK with a mighty £12.19m, including Wednesday midnight and Thursday takings of £2.07m. That compares with £4.90m (including £431,000 in Thursday midnight previews) for the original Hunger Games. Comparing like-for-like Friday to Sunday figures, Catching Fire is 126% up on The Hunger Games, rising from £4.47m to £10.12m.
Including previews, the biggest openings of 2013 are Despicable Me 2 with £14.82m and Iron Man 3 (£13.71m); Catching Fire takes third place. Going strictly by Friday to Sunday takings, the biggest openings »
- Charles Gant
Bringing together several of the cast members from Pedro Almodóvar's camp 2013 delight I'm So Excited! with emerging director Nacho G. Velilla, To Hell with the Ugly is a hilarious, heartfelt comedy about love and acceptance in rural Spain. To celebrate the home entertainment release of To Hell with the Ugly on Monday 11 November, we've kindly been offered Three DVD copies of Velilla's laugh-out-loud farming farce to give away to our ever-growing fanbase, provided by the film's UK distributor Matchbox Films. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven't already, 'Like' us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.
- CineVue UK
Although there’s no “Pardon Our Dust” sign adorning the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Wilshire Boulevard headquarters, even the casual observer will have noticed that the Academy has spent the past few years engaged in an extensive and seemingly endless home-improvement project.
And nowhere have Oscar’s renovations been more extensive than in the foreign-language film competition, where both the nominating and voting protocols have been extensively overhauled, with more changes possibly in the offing.
The latest and most significant foreign-language rule change, announced in spring and to be implemented this Oscar cycle, abolishes the longstanding requirement that Academy members have to see all five nominated films in a theatrical setting in order to cast ballots in that category. While that rule theoretically created a level playing field among the nominees (which might include a box office behemoth like “Amelie” alongside the relatively unknown Bosnian import “No »
- Scott Foundas
The Golden Globes’ category for Best Foreign Language Film could sport an eye-catching slate of nominees this year, according to the list of eligible entries obtained by TheWrap: the Cannes Palme d’Or winner “Blue Is the Warmest Color” and Jury Prize winner “Like Father, Like Son”; India’s beloved “The Lunchbox”; master animator Hayao Miyazaki’s swan song “The Wind Rises”; Pedro Almodovar’s “I’m So Excited”; the top-grossing Mexican film “Instructions Are Not Included”; and even the martial arts epic directed by Keanu Reeves, “Man of Tai Chi.” Those films have one thing in common: They’re »
- Steve Pond
Blue Is The Warmest Colour, Blancanieves and The Great Beauty head up the list of films nominated for Best Picture at this year's European Film Awards, with the winners due to be announced at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele in Berlin on December 7. It's the first year that the event will include a comedy award, with Pedro Almodóvar's I'm So Excited the front runner.
The full set of nominations is as follows:
Best European Comedy I'm So Excited Love Is All You Need The Priest's Children Welcome Mr President!
Best European Director Pablo Berger, Blancanieves Abdellatif Kechiche, Blue Is The Warmest Colour François Ozon, In The House Paolo Sorrentino, The Great Beauty Giuseppe Tornatore, The Best Offer Felix Van Groeningen, The Broken Circle Breakdown
Best European Actress Veerle Batens, »
- Jennie Kermode
The nominations for the 26th annual European Film Awards have been announced today, with Felix van Groeningen's The Broken Circle Breakdown leading the charge with nominations for European Film, European Director (van Groeningen), European Actress (Veerle Baetens), European Actor (Johan Heldenbergh) and European Screenwriter (van Groeningen and Carl Jooes). Meanwhile The Best Offer, In the House, Oh Boy! and Anna Karenina also pulled in three nods apiece, while Blue Is the Warmest Color picked up two.
Check out all the nominations right here....
European Film 2013
The Best Offer (dir: Giuseppe Tornatore)
The Great Beauty (dir: Paolo Sorrentino)
Blue Is The Warmest Color (dir: Adellatif Kechiche)
European Comedy 2013
I’m So Excited! (dir: Pedro Almodóvar)
Welcome Mr President! (dir: Riccardo Milani)
Love Is All You Need (dir: Susanne Bier)
The Priest »
- Gary Collinson
European Film 2013 The Best Offer, Giuseppe Tornatore Blancanieves, Pablo Berger The Broken Circle Breakdon, Felix van Groeningen La Grande Bellezza, Paolo Sorrentino Oh Boy! Jan Ole Gerster La Vie D »
- Sasha Stone
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