“Lobster” nominated in four categories in the European Film Awards

9 November 2015
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The film “Lobster” by Yorgos Lanthimos has been nominated in four categories in the European Film Awards – Best European Film, Best European Director, Best European Actor, Best European Screenwriter.
This year’s European Film Awards will be presented in Berlin on December 12.
Lobster made its official premiere in Athens on October 22. It is the first English-language film by Lanthimos, starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz and won the Jury Prize at the 68th Cannes Film Festival.
It is set in the future where single people are taken to The Hotel to find a matching mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal and sent off into The Woods. In that setting, one man escapes into The Woods and falls in love with a woman, despite the rules of the Loners.
It is a Greek-Irish-British-Dutch-French production and it is written by Yorgos Lanthimos and his regular co-writer Efthimis Filippou.

The full list of nominations is as follows:

Best European Film
“The Lobster”
“Mustang”
“A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflection on Existence”
“Rams”
“Victoria”
“Youth”

Best European Director
Malgorzata Szumowska, “Body”
Yorgos Lanthimos, “The Lobster”
Nanni Moretti, “Mia Madre”
Roy Andersson, “A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflection on Existence”
Sebastian Schipper, “Victoria”
Paolo Sorrentino, “Youth”

Best European Actor
Michael Caine, “Youth”
Tom Courtenay, “45 Years”
Colin Farrell, “The Lobster”
Christian Friedel, “13 Minutes”
Vincent Lindon, “The Measure of a Man”

Best European Actress
Margherita Buy, “Mia Madre”
Laia Costa, “Victoria”
Charlotte Rampling, “45 Years”
Alicia Vikander, “Ex Machina”
Rachel Weisz, “Youth”

Best European Screenwriter
Radu Jude and Florin Lazarescu, “Aferim!”
Alex Garland, “Ex Machina”
Andrew Haigh, “45 Years”
Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou, “The Lobster”
Roy Andersson, “A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflection on Existence”
Paolo Sorrentino, “Youth”

Best European Documentary
“Amy”
“Dancing with Maria”
“The Look of Silence”
“A Syrian Love Story”
“Toto and His Sisters”

Best European Animated Feature
“Adama”
“Shaun the Sheep Movie”
“Song of the Sea”

Best European Comedy
“The Belier Family”
“The Brand New Testament”
“A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence”

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