Two Polish films get EFA nods

By FNE Staff
    Andrej Wajda's Sweet Rush and Małgośka Szumowska's 33 Scenes from Life were among the films selected for the European Film Academy's 2009 awards, giving Poland two of the coveted 48 spots.

    Other CEE films making receiving nominations include Tobruk, Vaclav Marhoul's Czech take on The Red Badge of Courage; Father's Acre from Hungarian director Viktor Oszkár Nagy; Police, Adjective by Romania's Corneliu Porumboiu; and Eastern Plays from Bulgarian director Kamen Kalev. Croatia is represented by Arsen Anton Ostojic's No One's Son, as well as by the Serbia / Bosnia & Herzegovina / Croatia / Slovenia co-production The Tour directed by Goran Marković. Two Turkish films also made the cut: Wrong Rosary directed by Mahmut Fazıl Coşkun and Pandora's Box directed by Yeşim Ustaoğlu.

    In all, 25 countries had films nominated. The voting is now open to EFA's 2,000 members. The final nominations will be announced on November 7, at the Seville film festival. The winner will be announced at a December 12 presentation in Germany.