Without filter triumphs at the 35th European Film Awards

– Ruben Östlund’s film won all the awards for which it was nominated, including best film and direction; Vicky Krieps got the European Actress EFA for her work in Bodice

The team of Without filter with their prizes (© European Film Academy)

“Tonight is the night of Without filter [+lire aussi :
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!”, proclaimed the Swede Ruben Ostlund by receiving his second statuette from the 35th gala des EFA-European Film Awards,, which was held face-to-face on Saturday December 10 at the Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik, after two years of virtual ceremonies. The double winner of the Palme d’Or has managed to repeat his feat of 2016 (where The Square [+lire aussi :
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won five prizes, for the 30th anniversary of the EFA) and claim the star of the trophies with its recent Cannes winner, Without filter. Östlund’s resounding triumph restores the trend with which the victory of Aida’s Voice [+lire aussi :
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whereby the first prize winner takes the biggest trophy, leaving very little room for others to shine.

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In fact, the new social satire written and directed by the Swedish filmmaker and provocateur has won all the awards for which it was nominated: best European film, direction, screenplay and best actor for the Croatian comedian. Zlatko Buric. “Cinema was born in Europe, and our industry is built around directors. This film is exemplary in the sense that […] we wanted to be limitless, to go as far as possible with the scenario and the staging but also to welcome the public. We wanted to make an author’s film that would appeal to the public”, said the producer Philip Bober (who has worked with Östlund for over twenty years now) during his acceptance speech. On the other side, many of the most acclaimed titles of the year, like the endearing Alcarras [+lire aussi :
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of Carla SimonGolden Bear 2022, Close [+lire aussi :
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the moving second feature film by Lukas Dhontand experiencing it Nights of Mashhad [+lire aussi :
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of the director of Iranian origin living in Denmark Ali Abbasiall nominated in several categories, went home empty-handed when they deserved the award.

A Vicky Krieps visibly moved and surprised received her EFA for best European actress from a distance for her committed performance in the latest film by the Austrian director Marie Kreutzer, Bodice [+lire aussi :
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, an unorthodox biopic about Empress Elisabeth of Austria, which was also up for Best European Film. This was definitely not the only moving moment of the night: the President of the European Film Academy, Agnieszka Hollandtook the stage to present the EFA for Lifetime Achievement to Margarethe von Trotta, one of the most influential feminist filmmakers, and the first to ever win the Golden Lion of Venice (in 1981). It was a moment of mutual and sincere recognition by two great artists who had superb careers and excelled in a male-dominated industry. In his acceptance speech, Von Trotta cited his great inspiration and role model, Ingmar Bergman, the first winner of this award, but did not miss the opportunity to remind the assembly that she is only the third woman to receive it in 35 years. “But we are on the right track. Women’s time has only just begun,” she said. As previously announced (read thearticle), the EFA for European Achievement in World Cinema went to the Palestinian-born director Elia Suleimanand the prize for innovative European narrative form was given to the 83-year-old Italian maestro Marco Bellocchio for his new series, Exterior Night [+lire aussi :
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(read thearticle).

Other touching moments occurred during this otherwise refreshing ceremony by its good humor and its facetiousness, presented by the Icelandic artists Ilmur Kristjansdottir and Hugleikur Dagssonparticularly around the Ukrainian delegation, such as the standing ovation dedicated to the daughter of Mantas Kvedaraviciuswho came to receive her European Documentary Prize in her place for Mariupolis 2 [+lire aussi :
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(the Lithuanian director having been killed during an attack by the Russians on the city of the title, after having spent years documenting the conflict) as well as the powerful speech delivered by the representatives of the Guild of Ukrainian producers, recipients of the Prize Eurimages aid for co-production (read thearticle): “Nowadays, any award is above all an expression of support and respect for all Ukrainians who defend their values ​​and, therefore, the values ​​of Europe, but we also receive this award as a symbol of important place that Ukrainian cinema has in European culture and as a confirmation that we will continue to join forces to protect Ukrainian cinema”, affirmed Darya Bassel.

Beyond the Awards of Excellence awarded in the technical categories, the winners of which were announced a few weeks ago (seearticle), the other winners of the evening were: piccolo corpothe first feature film by the Italian director Laura Samaniwhich received the European Discovery Prize – FIPRESCI Prize, El buen boss [+lire aussi :
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from the Spanish Fernando Leon de Aranoanamed best European comedy after dominating the Goyas this year, No Dogs or Italians Allowed [+lire aussi :
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ofAlain Ughettovoted best European animated feature film and Granny’s Sex Life ofUrska Djukic and Emilie Pigeard, named best European short film. All of these categories were introduced during the ceremony through a series of entertaining videos featuring groups of local moviegoers sharing their heartfelt opinions on the films in the running.

Throughout the ceremony, the nominees for the LUX Audience Award 2023 was also announced, which marked the launch of the third edition of the pan-European award presented by the European Parliament and the European Film Academyin collaboration with the European Commission and Europa Cinemas. For the first time this year, there will be five finalists vying for the prestigious prize instead of three, which represents an effort to better represent the diversity of European cinema. The nominees, nominated by experts and professionals working in European industry, are: Alcarras of Carla Simon, Burning Days [+lire aussi :
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ofEmin Alper, Close of Lukas Dhont, Without filter of Ruben Ostlund and Will-o’-the-wisp [+lire aussi :
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of Joao Pedro Rodrigues. These five films will be subtitled in the 24 official languages ​​of the European Union in order to facilitate their circulation in all the Member States, whose finalists for the LUX Prize will tour in the coming months. The European public will be able to see them and vote, as will MEPs. The winner will be decided based on the votes of the two groups (representing 50% each) and announced during the Plenary Session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg on June 14, 2023.

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Here is the full list of winners:

european movie
Without filter [+lire aussi :
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– Ruben Östlund (Sweden/Germany/France/UK)

European documentary
Mariupolis 2 [+lire aussi :
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– Mantas Kvedaravičius (Lithuania/France/Germany)

European director
Ruben Ostlund – Without filter

European actress
Vicky Krieps- Bodice [+lire aussi :
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(Austria/Luxembourg/Germany/France)

European actor
Zlatko Buric – Without filter

European screenwriter
Ruben Ostlund – Without filter

European discovery – FIPRESCI Prize
piccolo corpo [+lire aussi :
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– Laura Samani (Italy/Slovenia/France)

European comedy
El buen patron [+lire aussi :
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– Fernando Leon de Aranoa (Spain)

European animated film
Forbidden to dogs and Italians [+lire aussi :
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– Alain Ughetto (France/Italy/Belgium/Switzerland/Portugal)

European short film
Granny’s Sexual Life – Urška Djukič & Émilie Pigeard (Slovenia/France)

European photography
Kate McCullough- The Quiet Girl [+lire aussi :
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(Ireland)

European assembly
Ozcan Vardar & Eytan Ipeker – Burning Days [+lire aussi :
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(Turkey/France/Germany/Netherlands/Greece)

Best European Sets
Jim Clay- Belfast [+lire aussi :
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(UK)

European costumes
Charlotte Walter- Belfast

European hairstyle and makeup
Heike Merker – In the west, nothing is new [+lire aussi :
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(Germany/USA)

European soundtrack
Pawel Mykietyn – EO [+lire aussi :
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(Poland/Italy)

European sound
Simone Paolo Olivero, Paolo Benvenuti, Benni Atria, Marco Saitta, Ansgar Frerich & Florian Holzner – He drunk [+lire aussi :
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(Italy/Germany/France)

European visual effects
Frank Petzold, Viktor Muller & Markus Frank – In the west, nothing is new

European Innovative Storytelling Award
Esterno note [+lire aussi :
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– Marco Bellocchio (Italy/France)

Film4Climate Award
European Green Deal

Prize for European contribution to world cinema
Elia Suleiman

Career award
Margarethe von Trotta

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Without filter triumphs at the 35th European Film Awards