Magazine article Screen International

European Film Awards Nominate Six Debut Films for Discovery Prize

Magazine article Screen International

European Film Awards Nominate Six Debut Films for Discovery Prize

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Titles include Lukas Dhont’s Cannes title ‘Girl’.

‘Girl’

The European Film Academy (EFA) has nominated six films for the European Discovery FIPRESCI prize, an award given to a first-time feature director.

The nominees include Lukas Dhont’s Girl, a drama about a young girl born in a boy’s body who dreams of being a ballerina. It premiered in Un Certain Regard at Cannes this year, winning the Caméra d’Or for best first feature as well as the Queer Palm.

This year’s Golden Bear winner from the Berlinale, Adina Pintilie’s Touch Me Not, is nominated, alongside Gustav Möller’s Danish thriller The Guilty, which won the world cinema dramatic audience award at Sundance in January. …

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