European Film Awards 2007 winners
The winners for the European Film Awards 2007 have been announced, and both The Band's Visit and The Queen took two awards each.
What is surprising though is the mix of films awarded, and disappointing that Last King of Scotland (Filmstalker review) didn't manage to win an award despite appearing in a huge number of categories.
FILM: "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days," Cristian Mungiu (Romania)
DIRECTOR: Cristian Mungiu, "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days," (Romania)
ACTRESS: Helen Mirren, "The Queen" (U.K.)
ACTOR: Sasson Gabai, "The Band's Visit" (Israel, France)
SCREENWRITER: Fatih Akin, "The Edge of Heaven," (Germany)
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Frank Griebe, "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer," (Germany, France, Spain)
PRIX D'EXCELLENCE: Uli Hanisch for Production Design, "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer," (Germany, France, Spain)
COMPOSER: Alexandre Desplat, "The Queen" (U.K.)
DISCOVERY: "The Band's Visit," Eran Kolirin (Israel, France)
DOCUMENTARY - PRIX ARTE: "Paper Cannot Wrap Up Embers," Rithy Panh (France)
SHORT FILM - PRIX UIP: "Alumbramiento," Eduardo Chapero-Jackson (Spain)
PEOPLE'S CHOICE FOR BEST EUROPEAN FILM: "La Sconosciuta" (The Other Woman), Giuseppe Tornatore, (Italy)
CRITICS AWARD - PRIX FIPRESCI: "Private Fears in Public Places," Alain Resnais (France, Italy)
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Jean-Luc Godard Achievement in World Cinema: Michael Ballhaus Prix Eurimages
CO-PRODUCER AWARD: Margaret Menegoz, Veit Heiduschka Honorary Award: Manoel de Oliveira
It's a shame to see that there's not more of a mix of countries in the films that won, however there are a number of strong collaborations. It is superb to see a Romanian film winning Best Film and Best Director though, well done them.