European Film Awards: ‘Cold War’ is the best

Polish film ‘Cold War’ has been voted the best European film of the year at the European Film Awards in Seville in Spain. The film by director Pawel Pawlikovski (The Oscar for best non-English film 2015) is about two lovers who decide to flee in the Cold War.

The Polish Joanne Kulig was awarded the prize for best actress for her role in Cold War. The film also received the prizes for best direction and best scenario.

The Italian Marcello Fonte received the Award for Best Actor for his role in Dogman, which is about a true, gruesome murder case in Italy in the 80s. Fonte is also called the new Buster Keaton, after the actor and director of silent films.

The Death of Stalin, by the Scottish director Armando Iannucci, was named best European comedy. The black political satire, about the fictional death of Stalin in 1953, is banned in Russia.

The Belgian-Dutch film Girl also won prizes at the gala in Seville. The story of director Lukas Dhont, about a young transgender ballerina, was crowned as the best debut film with the European Discovery award.

There were also two oeuvre awards. For example, the Spanish actress Carmen Maura received the Lifetime Achievement Award for her life’s work.

The English actor Ralph Fiennes was awarded for his work with the European Achievement in World Cinema Award.

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