Close has been nominated for four European Film Awards

With four nominations for the Belgian film Close One of the top favorites at the upcoming European Film Awards. Lukas Dhont’s film has a shot at the Best Picture, Best Director, Best Acting Performance and Best Screenplay categories.

Except for the Belgian film Close It also adorned the gold award winner Sadness triangle and the Danish film Holy spider Four nominations each. The top three favorites compete in the categories of Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay written by Donut with Angelo Tigessens. In addition, the fifteen-year-old protagonist CloseAiden Dambren, is already calling himself one of the five best European actors of the year.

Just like Lukas Dhont’s debut girl Gone in 2018 Close This year it had its world premiere at Cannes, but this time the film entered official competition. Dont took home the Grand Jury Prize, while Swedish director Robin Ostlund took home his second Palme d’Or with Sadness triangle. Also the Danish movie Holy spiderBy Iranian director Ali Abbasi, it premiered in Cannes: the eminent actress Zar Amir Ebrahimi won the Best Actress award there and this time competes with stars such as Vicky Krebs, Léa Seydoux and Penelope Cruz.

In September it was Close It was selected as the Belgian entry for the Academy Awards and in October was the official opening film for Fest Gent. It was announced last week that the film was the first Flemish film to be nominated for a British Independent Film Award (BIFA). Lumiere released the film last week in Belgium and the Netherlands, while the film also premiered in France. In the United States, the film was released by A24, the hallmark of American auteur cinema.

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The European Film Awards have been awarded since 1988 as Europe’s answer to the Academy Awards. In the coming weeks, the 4,400 members of the European Film Academy will be able to vote for the nominated films. The winners will be announced on Saturday, December 10th at the award ceremony that will be held in Reykjavík this year. except CloseAnd the Holy spider And the Sadness triangle There are two other films that have a chance to win Best European Film: The Spanish Film Alkarras and Austrian cinema corsage, About Empress Elisabeth of Austria-Hungary, better known as Sisi.

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