The Great Beauty and Anna Karenina among EFA technical prize winners
- EFA announces the first winners of this year’s awards, which also include Blancanieves, Fill the Void, The Best Offer and Paradise: Faith
For the first time, the European Film Academy has announced in advance six winners of the European Film Awards, in the categories of cinematography, editing, production design, costume design, composer and sound design.
Asaf Sudry has taken the Best Cinematography award for his work in Israeli filmmaker Rama Burshtein’s Fill The Void, “for his intuitive camerawork, both realistic and poetic, studying the characters with tenderness in an environment unknown to most of us.”
Cristiano Travaglioli has received the Best Editing award for his work in Paolo Sorrentino’s La grande bellezza [+see also:
interview: Paolo Sorrentino
film profile] (photo), “for an editing which continuously stimulates the senses.”
Sarah Greenwood has been named Best Production Designer for her work in Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina [+see also:
film profile], “for a production design that acts as if it were a character itself.”
The award for Best Costume Design went on to Paco Delgado, for his work in Pablo Berger’s Blancanieves [+see also:
interview: Pablo Berger
film profile], which combines “meticulous research of Spanish tradition and craft with the freedom of a gothic fairy tale.”
Legendary composer Ennio Morricone was the recipient of Best Composer for his work in Giuseppe tornatore’s The Best Offer [+see also:
film profile], “a universal composer, indeed, and a true master.”
Lastly, Matz Müller and Erik Mischijew’s work in Austrian filmmaker Ulrich Seidl’s Paradise: Faith [+see also:
interview: Ulrich Seidl
film profile] was named Best Sound Design, “a music score that transforms every day sound into a composition.”
The awarded films have been chosen by a special seven-member jury convened in Berlin, and based on the EFA’s selection list. According to the EFA Board, this new addition to the awards procedure intends to draw more attention to the recipients in these categories.
The remaining nominees in the other categories of the European Film Awards will be announced on November 9 at the Seville European Film Festival, and the awards ceremony will take place in Berlin on December 7.
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