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' The Square ', by the Swede Ruben Östlund, devastates the European Film Awards

' Timecode ', from the Catalan Juanjo Giménez, award for Best Short Film

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' The Square ', by the Swede Ruben Östlund, devastates the European Film Awards

It has been a glorious Saturday night for Square, parody of contemporary world, which since its premiere at last festival in Cannes, where it got golden palm, has not stopped surprising. The film directed by Swede Ruben Östlund, who described his film as "daring, entertaining and exciting", swept 30th edition of awards of European Film Academy, with awards for best film, comedy, director, screenplay and actor for its protagonist, The Danish Claes Bang. The Square, in whose production Sweden, Germany, France and Denmark took part, overnight with a total success and five prizes in which it competed, in addition to technical award to artistic direction, granted in advance by a committee of experts. Between drama and satire, Swedish film directed by Ruben Östlund, which has been presented by his country to compete in Oscars for best non-English-speaking film, goes into contemporary dictatorship of politically correct, focused on history of a Dir Artistic ector of an art museum. At gala, held in Berlin, President of European Film Academy, German filmmaker Win Wenders, in an emotional discourse, alluded to "monster" of nationalism that prevent continent. "Europe is not problem, it is solution," Wenders said.


Film: The Square (Ruben Östlund)

address: Ruben Östlund (The Square)

screenplay: Ruben Östlund (The Square)

Actress: Alexandra Borbély (in body and soul)

Actor: Claes Bang (The Square)

Comedy: The Square (Ruben Östlund)

documentary : Communion Ana Zamecka)

animated Film: Loving Vincent (Dorota Kobiela and HUgh Welchman)

Discovery: Lady Macbeth (William Oldroyd)

Short Film: Timecode (Juanjo Jiménez)

Audience Award: Stefan Zweig. Farewell to Europe (Maria Schrader)

Technical Awards (awarded by a committee of experts in each specialty)

Editor: Robin Campillo (120 beats per minute)

Photo: Michael Krichmann (Without Love)

Art Direction: Josefin Asberg (The Square)

Costumes: Katarzyna Lewinska (The trail)

Make-up and Hairdressing: Leendert van Nimwegen (Brimstone)

Composer: Evgueni and Sacha Galperine (without Love)

sound: Oriol Tarragó (a monster comes to see me)

In this 30 edition re has been no Spanish film that would choose one of most important awards. But night started well for Spanish cinema, with first prize that was awarded in evening to short film Timecode, directed by Catalan Juanjo Jiménez. Timecode, a love story through music and screens of a public car park, has already won Cannes Film Festival with Golden Palm to best short and was nominated for Oscar last year. However, neir documentary The Chana, on Catalan dancer Antonia Santiago Amador, a co-production in which Spain participates and who runs Croatian Lucija Stojevic, nor feature film Verano 1993, by Carla Simón, candidate for award Discovery of operas Primas , y got prizes in categories for which y were nominated. The Discovery prize was to stop Lady Macbeth of William Oldroyd. Alexandra Borbély, for her performance in Hungarian film in Body and soul, of director Ildikó Enyedi, rose with award for Best Actress.

The 30 years of life of European Film Academy had its reflection in gala of almost three hours, celebrated in Berliner Festpiele, and in which a gap was opened to memory with images, films and protagonists of three decades of this institution that was born with obj Etivo to recognize cinema of Europe, in front of almighty cinematography of Hollywood. Some of founders of this academy, like Spaniard Carlos Saura or Germans Hanna Schygulla and Win Wenders, joined celebration of this special edition, in which French actress Julie Prspy, who announced organization of a raffle to be able to take Forward a project that has been down three weeks before starting filming due to lack of funding, and Russian director Alexander Sokurov received honorary awards.

Wenders, face and voice of this academy, always powerful and political, after remembering, excited, tragic European history of twentieth century, highlighted hunger and poverty in which many citizens live, showed ir concern for "dark" moments that lives Continent, alluded to "monster" of nationalism and ended up asking for collaboration and responsibility of all to take care of Europe. "Europe is not problem, it is solution," said Wenders, before an auditorium delivered to his words. The gala recalled situation of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, accused of terrorism and prisoner, somewhere in Siberia, from 2014. The Chinese director Ai Weiwei, also persecuted in his country and present at Berlin ceremony, has written a letter to Sentsov, in which he shows his solidarity with him and calls for his immediate freedom.

The next edition of se awards will be held in December 2018 in city of Seville.


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