Ida tops European Film Awards nominations

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The European Film Academy has announced the nominees for the European Film Awards. Polish filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski's LUX Prize 2014 finalist Ida tops the list of candidates with no less than five nominations, including Best Film, Director and Screenplay (written by Rebecca Lenkiewicz and Pawlikowski himself), as well as two Best Actress nominations for leads Agata Kulesza (in the role of Wanda) and Agata Trzebuchowska (in the role of Anna/Ida).


Pawel Pawlikowski's acclaimed postwar drama continues its successful career after having won more than 30 awards in festivals all over the world, and being selected to represent Poland in the race for the Oscars. It is worth noting that Ida is also one of the nominees for the People's Choice award, which can be voted for through the EFA website.


In the meantime, another LUX Prize official selection film is also featured in the nominees list for the awards. Ruben Östlund's awarded Turist (Force Majeure) is one of the main titles in the competition, vying for the statuettes for Best Film and Best Director. You can check the whole list of nominees here.


The nominees announcement took place on Saturday at the Seville European Film Festival, where the other LUX Prize finalists (Rok Bicek's Class Enemy and Céline Sciamma's Girlhood) are being screened as part of the sidebar sections, through the LUX FILM DAYS. The awards ceremony – which will also feature special awards to veteran French filmmaker Agnès Varda and British director Steve McQueen – will take place in Riga on 13 December.


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