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EFA 42 films competing for the European Film Awards

42 films on the selection list for the European Film Awards 2007. In contrast to other years, none of the big film nations have more than three films on the list and with 26 countries represented, this year’s selection vividly illustrates the great diversity in European cinema.

As you know, in the 20 countries with the most EFA members, these members have voted one national film directly into the selection list.
To complete the list, a Selection Committee consisting of EFA Board members and invited experts Gunnar Bergdahl (Sweden), Stefan Kitanov (Bulgaria), Derek Malcolm (UK) und José Maria Riba (Spain) has included further films.

The Selection

In alphabetical order

4 LUNI, 3 SAPTAMINI SI 2 ZILE (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days), Romania directed by Cristian Mungiu produced by Mobra Film SRL

directed by Agustin Díaz Yanes
produced by Estudios Picasso (Telecinco Cinema)/Origen PC/Universal

ALEXANDRA, Russia/France
directed by Alexander Sokurov
produced by Proline-film Studio/Rezo Films

AUF DER ANDEREN SEITE (The Edge of Heaven), Germany/Turkey directed by Fatih Akin produced by Corazón International GmbH & Co KG/Anka Film/Dorje Film/NDR

BELLE TOUJOURS, Portugal/France
directed by Manoel de Oliveira
produced by Filbox Produções/Les Films d’Ici

BIKUR HATIZMORET (The Band's Visit), Israel/France directed by Eran Kolirin produced by July August Productions/Sophie Dulac Productions

BÖRN (Children), Iceland
directed by Ragnar Bragason
produced by Vesturport/Klikk Production/Köggull Filmworks/Artbox

DAGEN ZONDER LIEF (With Friends Like These), Belgium directed by Felix van Groeningen produced by Menuet

DU LEVANDE (You, the Living), Sweden/Germany/France/Denmark/Norway
directed by Roy Andersson
produced by Roy Andersson Filmproduktion AB/Thermidor Filmproduktion/Parisienne de Production/Posthus Teatret/4 ½

EDUART, Greece/Germany
directed by Angeliki Antoniou
produced by CL Productions/Jost Hering Filme/Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation/Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH/Nova/Le Spot/Greek Film Centre/ODEON S.A/Angeliki Antoniou

FARVÄL FALKENBERG (Falkenberg Farewell), Sweden/Denmark directed by Jesper Ganslandt produced by Memfis Film/Sveriges Television (SVT)/Film i Väst/Zentropa

DAS FRÄULEIN (Fraulein), Switzerland/Germany directed by Andrea Staka produced by Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion/Quinte Film/ZDF Das kleine Fernsehspiel/SF 1

directed by Ulrich Seidl
produced by Ulrich Seidl Film Produktion GmbH

IN MEMORIA DI ME (In Memory of Myself), Italy directed by Saverio Costanzo produced by Offside SRL/Medusa Film

IRINA PALM, Belgium/Germany/Luxemburg/UK/France
directed by Sam Garbarski
produced by Entre Chien et Loup/Pallas Film/Samsa Film/Ipso Facto Films/Liaison Cinématographique

IZGNANIE (The Banishment), Russia
directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev
produced by Ren Film

KLOPKA (The Trap), Serbia/Germany/Hungary directed by Srdan Golubovic produced by Bas Celik Film & Production House/Mediopolis

KUNSTEN AT GRÆDE I KOR (The Art of Crying), Denmark/Norway directed by Peter Schoenau Fog produced by Final Cut Productions APS/Motlys AS

LADRONES (Thieves), Spain
directed by Jaime Marques
produced by Pentagrama Films/Telecinco Cinema/Maestranza Films

directed by Pascale Ferran
produced by Maia Films/Saga Films/Zephyr Films

directed by Kevin Macdonald
produced by DNA Films

MIEHEN TYÖ (Man´s Job), Finland
directed by Aleksi Salmenperä
produced by Blind Spot Pictures

MIO FRATELLO É FIGLIO UNICO (My Brother Is An Only Child), Italy directed by Daniele Luchetti produced by Cattleya/Babe Films

LA MÔME (La Vie en Rose), France/Czech Republic/UK directed by Olivier Dahan produced by Légende/ TF1 International/TF1 Films Production/Okko Production s.r.o./Songbird Pictures Ltd

MÝRIN (Jar City), Iceland/Germany/Denmark directed by Baltasar Kormakur produced by Blueeyes Productions/Bavaria Entertainment/Nordisk Film

NINCS KEGYELEM (Without Mercy), Hungary
directed by Elemér Ragályi
produced by Tivoli-Filmproductions Ltd./Objektiv Film Studio Ltd.

LA NOCHE DE LOS GIRASOLES (The Night of the Sunflowers), Spain/Portugal/France directed by Jorge Sánchez-Cabezudo produced by Alta Producción S.L./Fado Filmes/Stopline Filmes/The Film/Arte France Cinéma

OBARNATA ELHA (Christmas Tree Upside Down), Bulgaria/Germany directed by Ivan Cherkelov & Vassil Zhivkov produced by Klas Film/Filmkombinat/Bulgarian National TV

OBER (Waiter), The Netherlands/Belgium
directed by Alex van Warmerdam
produced by Graniet Film/La Parti Production/VARA

OBSLUHOVAL JSEM ANGLICKÉHO KRÁLE (I Served the King of England), Czech Republic/Slovak Republic directed by Jiří Menzel produced by AQS, a.s./Bioscop, a.s./CME Media Services, s.r.o./Barrandov Studio, a.s./Universal Production Partners, a.s./Magic Box Slovakia, s.r.o.

ONCE, Ireland
directed by John Carney
produced by Samson Films

DAS PARFUM – DIE GESCHICHTE EINES MÖRDERS (Perfume: The Story of a Murderer), Germany/France/Spain directed by Tom Tykwer produced by Constantin Film Produktion GmbH/Film & Entertainment VIP Medienfonds 4B GmbH & Co. KG/Nouvelles Editions de Films S.A./Castelao Productions S.A.

directed by Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud produced by 2.4.7. Films/France 3 Cinéma/Diaphana Distribution/The Kennedy/Marshall Company/Franche Connection Animations

PLAC ZBAWICIELA (Savior’s Square), Poland directed by Joanna Kos-Krauze & Krzysztof Krauze produced by Zebra Film Studio/TVP SA – Film Agency/Canal+ Polska/PISF

THE QUEEN, UK/France/Italy
directed by Stephen Frears
produced by Granada/Pathé Renn/BIM Distribuzione

REPRISE (Reprise), Norway/Sweden
directed by Joachim Trier
produced by Spillefilmkompaniet 4 1/2 /Filmlance Int. AB

LA SCONOSCIUTA(The Unknown), Italy/France directed by Giuseppe Tornatore produced by Medusa Film S.p.A./Manigolda Film

directed by Shane Meadows
produced by Warp Films

VIER MINUTEN (Four Minutes), Germany
directed by Chris Kraus
produced by Kordes & Kordes Film GmbH/SWR/BR/arte/Journal Film Klaus Volkenborn KG

VRATNÉ LAHVE (Empties), Czech Republic/UK/Denmark directed by Jan Svěrák produced by Biograf Jan Svěrák, s.r.o./Portobello Pictures/Phoenix Film Investment

YUMURTA (Egg),Turkey/Greece
directed by Semih Kaplanoglu
produced by Kaplan Film Production/Inkas Film Production

ZWARTBOEK (Black Book), The Netherlands/Germany/Belgium/UK directed by Paul Verhoeven produced by Fu Works/Egoli Tossell Film/Clockwork Pictures/Hotel Films/Hector


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