Małgorzata Szumowska Nominated for the European Film Award
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Małgorzata Szumowska has been nominated for the European Film Award for Best Director thanks to her film Body.
The European Film Academy has announced its full list of nominees for the awards ceremony on 12th December 2015 in Berlin.
The European Film Awards are considered to be the European Oscars and are granted by the members of the European Film Academy (EFA). Besides Małgorzata Szumowska, the other directors nominated for the award are Paolo Sorrentino for Youth, Nanni Moretti for Mia Madre, Roy Andersson for A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, Yorgos Lanthimos for The Lobster, and Sebastian Schipper for Victoria.
The first 2015 European Film Awards were awarded by the special jury of the European Film Academy in October. Jacek Drosio, editor of Body, received the award for Best Editor.
Małgorzata Szumowska directed Body based on a script she wrote together with Michał Englert. In 2015, the film received the Silver Bear for Best Director at the Berlinale and the Golden Lion at the 40th Gdynia Film Festival. Body combines the features of a psychological film and a comedy-drama. The protagonists – an alcoholic prosecutor (Janusz Gajos) and his grown-up, anorexic daughter (Justyna Suwała) – need to rebuild their lives after the tragic death of a loved one. When the daughter's therapist gives them a mysterious message from the afterlife, they have to reconsider their attitudes toward life and death.
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As the director said in an interview for the Polish Press Agency:
Body is a parable of contemporary man: It is about how we yearn for something nearby but we cannot see it, and how we look for different kinds of faith or disbelief without noticing that happiness is here and now, at our fingertips.
The winners of the 28th European Film Awards will be chosen by the votes of the EFA's 3,300 members. In odd years, the ceremony is held in Berlin, where the European Film Academy has its headquarters, and in even years it is held in other European cities. This year's ceremony is to take place in Berlin on 12th December, and the following year it will be hosted by Wrocław.
Source: Polish Press Agency, edited by BS, translated by ND