“On Body and Soul” at 30th European Film Awards

Kristina Zorita
Kristina Zorita

Ildiko Enyedi’s “On Body and Soul” is a frontrunner for the 30th European Film Awards

The veteran Hungarian filmmaker Ildiko Enyedi may get up to four awards on 9 December in Berlin. Her unusual love story set in an slaughterhouse is one the nominees for best European film 2017. Enyedi will also compete for the best director and screenwriter. She is the only female filmmaker recognised in both categories.

On Body and Soul” got its four nod with the nomination of Alexandra Borbély in the best European actress category. Ruben Östlund´s “The Square” tops this year’s European Film Awards with five nominations.

Two female newcomers are vying for the top prize at the European documentary section. Barcelona based Lucija Stojevic has got the nomination with “La Chana”, a thrilling profile of the flamenco dancer Antonia Santiago Amador. The Polish Anna Zamecka introduces us a young girl with premature adult responsibilities in her also first long documentary “Communion”.

The nominations for the main categories were unveiled at the Seville European Film Festival this Saturday. In other categories announced previously, “Summer 1993” by Carla Simon and “Godlless” by Ralitza Petrova are nominees for European Discovery-Prix FIPRESCI. The animated feature “Loving Vincent” codirected by Dorota Kobiela and the comedy “King of the Belgians” codirected by Jessica Woodworth are also contenders in their sections.

More than 3,000 members of the European Film Academy will now vote for the winners who will be presented during a ceremony on 9th December in Berlin. Next year the ceremony will take place in Seville.