4 Months & Band's Visit scoop up pair at the 20th European Film Awards

  • I’ve been saying it since Toronto (and not Cannes since I didn’t get to see it there) that Cristian MungiuCristian Mungiu
[/link]’s 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days is the film to beat this year when it comes to Euro-products. Yesterday’s 20th European Film Awards win as best film and best director is a testament to the quality of this Romanian picture that hopefully won’t be overlooked by the Academy Award voters back in the U.S. Prizing for best actress went to Helen Mirren (who has probably picked up her last trophy for her perf in The Queen), while best actor went to Sasson Gabai – the actor was showcased in Cannes fav, Eran Kolirin's The Band Visit. Kolirin was also award with the Discovery award. The rest of the awards had a distinctly German feel – though the film was insignificant, the technically unflawed Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

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