Erguven’s ‘Mustang’ among European Film Award nominees

Turkish director Deniz Gamze Erganduvenand’s debut feature and”Mustangand” is among nominees for this yearand’s European Film Awards, whose winners will be announced next month in the German capital.
The European Film Academy announced the nominees on Saturday at the Seville European Film Festival.
Erganduvenand’s French-Turkish co-produced coming-of-age tale, which follows five young sisters in a Black Sea village in northern Turkey throughout one summer, is up for the best film honor in the 28th edition of the European Film Awards, to be presented on Dec. 12.
It is competing alongside five other dramatic features for the prestigious European Film prize, including Paolo Sorrentinoand’s and”Youth,and” which is leading the nominations with five nods, including best director and best screenplay, as well as acting nominations for Rachel Weisz and Michael Caine.
Roy Anderssonand’s surreal comedy and”A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existenceand” Yorgos Lanthimosand’s absurdist science-fiction comedy-drama and”The Lobsterand” and Sebastian Schipperand’s and”Victoriaand” are the other best film nominees.
Andersson, Sorrentino, Lanthimos and Schipper are also nominated for best director, alongside Nanni Moretti, for his semibiographical comedy-drama and”My Mother.and”
and”Mustang,and” which is Franceand’s submission for the best foreign language film Oscar in next yearand’s Academy Awards, is also up for the European Discovery Award in the EFAs. The winner of the discovery prize is chosen by the International Federation of Film Critics.
Another film from Turkey, and”andcevirmenand” (The Translator), about a Syrian refugee boy who lives in a remote border town in Turkey, is among the 15 nominees vying for the short film prize. Written and directed by Emre Kayii, the 23-minute short is a co-production between UK and Turkey.

SOURCE: TODAY’S ZAMAN

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