Leading the 85th ceremony of "Oscar" Seth MacFarlane in an interview with Collider talked about, never thought he would be cast as the show host, shared his memories of the past "Oscars" and described the status of the "Odd Man 2."
- Nominees are announced. Tell us, have you already begun to think of your strategy for the ceremony?
"Well, now that we know the nominees, we already have an idea with what we have to work, because until the announcement of the list, we can only guess who they hit. Today everything has changed. We have a list. We have target for jokes, and we can start to develop them. "
- Have you ever dreamed of becoming a master of ceremonies, and to have fun a lot?
"No. I could not imagine that this could happen. This was literally an absolute surprise. I did not know that my candidacy is discussed. I was not aware that I won."
- Leading to the "Oscar" is always under pressure. You have heeded the advice of some past hosts about how to deal with this pressure?
"I'm not mixed up in all this the most" do not want to, "I had a serious intention to call Billy Crystal, and inquired of his wise counsel. When did you last read a review of ceremony, which wrote:" What a great leader! " ? I think so wrote as a time when the lead was Billy Crystal. Actually, I believe that many of the top were good, you just gets involved in this case, knowing that no matter what, even if you arrange the greatest show in the world, you probably still smash to smithereens in the press. So, by and large, you can enjoy the process and do the best you can, knowing that the result will be the same. This is quite tough test, so I'm not going to think about it. Everything I need to worry, how to make the show as funny as possible".
- Do you plan to sing?
"We're still working on it. We are working on the scene of the opening ceremony. We still gloss. Course, the" Oscars "is the orchestra. Music has always been an important part of the ceremony. Yet known exactly how it will look like, but I do not think that "Oscar" is even possible without music".
- Share your memories about the "Oscar".
"All the ceremonies I have ever seen. But my mother - a big fan of" Oscar "and never misses a show. For some reason, one of the most lively and still images of the past" Oscars "is associated with Juliette Lewis and her hair of Brady. Do not know why. Simply sunk her image in my head tightly. Like many, I am a fan of the ceremony's. It is hard to find someone who is not just a fan at the screen, but who is a fan of actually. I love not only from the fact that participating in this show, I'm happy that I do it together with this team".
- Are there plans for the filming of "Odd Man 2"?
"There is nothing official yet. All those who took part in it, would like it, but the contracts are not signed yet. Yet very promising".
The movie of Steven Spielberg "Lincoln" has received 10 nominations for the January 12 "Oscar" before put forward in 13 categories for the award Critics' Choice Awards. But critics have called the best film of the picture of Ben Affleck's "Operation" Argo "," and its director as the best director of the year. Spielberg project also took statuettes for acting (Daniel Day-Lewis), adapted screenplay (Tony Kushner) and music (John Williams).
"Life of Pi" Ang Lee surpassed all competitors for the prizes "Best Visual Effects" and "Best Cinematography." David O. Russell tape "My boyfriend - Psycho" took first place in all the comedy categories. Statuettes went to Bradley Cooper ("Best Actor in a Comedy"), Jennifer Lawrence ("Best Actress in a comedy") and the director himself ("Best Comedy"). In addition, the film got the award for overall cast.
In addition, Lawrence received a statuette in the category of "Best Actress in an action-movie" for the blockbuster "The Hunger Games."
The star of "Beasts of the Wild South" Kuvenzhani Uollic was the best young star. Quentin Tarantino left the statuette for best screenplay and makeup criticism appreciated above all in "Cloud Atlas."
List of winners in major categories is as follows:
"Operation" Argo ""
"Beasts of the Southern Wild"
"Life of Pi"
"The Kingdom of the full moon"
"Silver Linings Playbook"
"Zero Dark Thirty"
Bradley Cooper - "Silver Linings Playbook"
Denzel Washington - "Crew"
Daniel Day-Lewis - "Lincoln"
John Hawkes - "Surrogates"
Hugh Jackman - "Les Miserables"
Joaquin Phoenix - "Master"
Jessica Chastain - "Zero Dark Thirty"
Marion Cotillard - "Rust and Bone"
Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Emmanuelle Riva - "Love"
Kuvenzhani Wallis - "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
Naomi Watts - "Impossible"
Best Supporting Actor
Alan Arkin - "Operation" Argo ""
Javier Bardem - "007: Coordinates" Skyfall "
Robert De Niro - "Silver Linings Playbook"
Philip Seymour Hoffman - "Master"
Tommy Lee Jones - "Lincoln"
Matthew McConaughey - "Super Mike"
Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams - "The Master"
Judi Dench - "007: Coordinates" Skyfall "
Ann Dowd - "Experiment" Obedience ""
Sally Field - "Lincoln"
Anne Hathaway - "Les Miserables"
Helen Hunt - "Surrogates"
Best Young Actor or Actress
Elle Fanning - "Bomb"
Kara Hayward - "The Kingdom of the full moon"
Tom HOLLAND - "Impossible"
Logan Lerman - "Good to be meek"
Suraj Sharma - "Life of Pi"
Kuvenzhani Wallis - "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
"Operation" Argo ""
"Hotel" Marigold ": The best of the exotic"
"The Kingdom of the full moon"
"Silver Linings Playbook"
Ben Affleck - "Operation" Argo ""
Kathryn Bigelow - "Zero Dark Thirty"
Tom Hooper - "Les Miserables"
Ang Lee - "Life of Pi"
David O. Russell - "Silver Linings Playbook"
Steven Spielberg - "Lincoln"
Best Original Screenplay
Quentin Tarantino - "Django liberated"
John Geytins - "Crew"
Ryan Johnson - "Time loop"
Paul Thomas Anderson - "Master"
Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola - "The Kingdom of the full moon"
Mark Boal - "Zero Dark Thirty"
Best Adapted Screenplay
Chris Terry - "Operation" Argo ""
David Magee - "Life of Pi"
Tony Kushner - "Lincoln"
Stephen Chboski - "Good to be meek"
David O. Russell - "Silver Linings Playbook"
Danny Cohen - "Les Miserables"
Claudio Miranda - "Life of Pi"
Janusz Kaminski - "Lincoln"
Mihai Malaymer Jr. - "Master"
Roger Deakins - "007: Coordinates" Skayfoll "
Best Animated Film
"Keepers of the Dream"
Best Action Film
"007: Coordinates" Skayfoll '"
"The Dark Knight: The Legend Continues"
"Odd Man Out"
"Love is a grown-up"
"Silver Linings Playbook"
"Macho and nerdy"
The best science fiction film / horror
"Cabin in the Woods"
Best Foreign Film
"Rust and Bone"
On the first day of winter in Malta was awarded the European Film Award. "Love" by Michael Haneke was presented in the maximum number of six nominations and won four awards, including the prize of "Best European Film 2012."
One of the first awards, handed that night, was the prize in the category of "Breakthrough of the Year." It was nominated Angelina Nikonova picture "Twilight Portrait," but she lost the film "Galcian."
Irish director Jim Sheridan presented the award to Best European operator. Bruno Delbonnel receive a prize for his work on "Faust" by Alexander Sokurov. Sheridan, presenting the nominees, said that "Faust" is shot in semi-academic 4:3. However, the best operator of Europe is named Sean Bobbitt, who worked on "Shame" by Steve McQueen. "I prepared a speech, but had forgotten it," - admitted Bobbitt.
Bobbitt had to get up on stage again, award winning film editor for "Shame" Joe Walker. Walker sent SMS with a speech of thanks and said that in order to work on the tape he had watched over hundreds of pornographic films to select a few clips that looks hero Michael Fassbender.
Made a note of melancholy montage of interviews of several European filmmakers - from Wim Wenders to Fatih Akin - there were problems in the industry. Problem not so much of the creative character as a distribution. "It is almost impossible to compete with Hollywood," - says Agnieszka Holland. "This is a monopoly", - said Ken Loach. "If the film is bad rolls, it disappears from theaters" - confirms Stellan Skarsgard. Then the filmmakers compared European and American movies with food. "I do not want to eat hamburgers every day," - said Daniel Brühl. Where optimistic director Volker Schlöndorff: "European cinema is here to stay! Movie just changed, and we must change with it! "
The ceremony was led by comedienne Anke Engelke, but the jokes were not always called ridiculous. Anke Mads Mikkelsen made utter a few words in Danish. The actor had to say: "For the sake of the ceremony I had to fly out of Toronto, where I'm doing now. This is understandable, because today I was nominated twice. Because I'm in every fucking Danish film of the year! "General-word« f »free sound from the stage. Even from the lips of Helen Mirren.
Applause broke Bernardo Bertolucci, EFA won the prize for his contribution to cinema. "25 years ago I was on the same stage - not in Malta, and in Berlin, where was first awarded this prize. I do not want to talk about my career, I'll just say this: long live the European cinema "- the director was brief.
Unfortunately, the winners of the best roles of EFA, Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva could not attend the ceremony.
List of winners of the 25th award ceremony of the European Film Academy is:
- European film 2012
- European director in 2012
Michael Haneke - "Love"
- European Actress 2012
Emmanuelle Riva - "Love"
- European Actor 2012
Jean-Louis Trintignant - "Love"
- European Screenwriter 2012
Thomas Vinterberg and Tobias Lindholm - "Hunting"
- European Operator in 2012
Sean Bobbitt - "Shame"
- European editor in 2012
Joe Walker - "Shame"
- European composers
Alberto Iglesias - "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"
- European Production Designer 2012
Maria Dzhurkovich - "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"
- European Open 2012 - FIPRESCI Prize
- European Documentary Film 2012
- European animated film in 2012
"Alois Nebel and his ghosts"
- Audience Award for Best European Film 2012
"Come as is"
The ceremony, which is completely devoid of Hollywood glitz and pathos, lasted two hours and was broadcast online EFA.
At the Film Festival in Austin, Texas, actor James Franco has admitted that director Paul Thomas Anderson invited him to his drama "The Master" for the role that eventually went to Joaquin Phoenix. Franco refused, because he was not, he said, "quite scared." Phoenix himself because of his words can not be nominated for "Oscar".
Someone from the audience asked whether in his career was a role that James was afraid to play. "I do not know whether you will find the story amusing, but it is real, - said Franco. - Paul Thomas Anderson was ready to film "The Master" and called me. We met and talked. First, we didn’t talk about "The Master". Then he called me again and again, but could not tell what he wants to talk. We were always fooling around on the phone. And once he started talking about the role and asked me, "How do you think, can you?" And I was like, "Yes, easily. You're like the best director of America. I am confident in myself, so that all will". And he told me, "But I want you to be afraid of this role".
As a result, James did not get the role. "Maybe I was not scared enough? - Reflects the actor. - But then I saw Joaquin in the movie, and I got it. Oh, I think, but he wanted me to be crazy. But in general, as a rule, I’m not afraid of any roles".
Joaquin Phoenix plays Freddie Kuella sailor who meets with the founder of a religious cult in the performance of Philip Seymour Hoffman. Both actors received "Volpi Cup" at the Venice Film Festival.
Meantime, Phoenix the other day significantly reduced his chances of getting a nomination for "Oscar." In the magazine "Interview" the actor said, why he will not take part in the events of the season award. "I'm not saying that I think it's crap. I think it's complete crap, and I do not want to take part in it. I do not believe in awards. This is the carrot, but the taste is the most disgusting in the world. When "Walk the Line" was nominated for awards, I have experienced a lot of inconvenience and do not want to repeat them. "
Joaquin Phoenix is not the one, who expressed hostility to the "Oscar". By Academy Awards were also skeptical Humphrey Bogart, Luis Bunuel, Marlon Brando, Woody Allen, Dustin Hoffman, Bill Murray, Javier Bardem, and even Daniel Radcliffe.
The American Film Academy has taken perhaps the most unusual decision for many years. The consequences of it can be even more important than the change in the rules in some categories and attempts to flirt with a young audience. Leading anniversary awards ceremony, "Oscar" is assigned to the unknown to the vast majority of the audience filmmaker, in an asset of which is the pair of successful television projects and one feature film.
The last decade fighting steadily falling ratings ceremony "Oscar" literally shook the fever search of a decent shift Billy Crystal, the best host of the show until the great revolution of social networking.
75th "Oscar" - Steve Martin
76th "Oscar" - Billy Crystal
77th "Oscar" - Chris Rock
78th "Oscar" - Jon Stewart
79th "Oscar" - Ellen DiDzheneres
80th "Oscar" - Jon Stewart
81th "Oscar" - Hugh Jackman
82th "Oscar" - Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin
83rd "Oscar" - James Franco, Anne Hathaway
84th "Oscar" - Billy Crystal
As can be seen, have been tried every conceivable combination. The famous television personality, talk show host, a black comedian, Hollywood veteran actor class "A", even couples. They all share one thing: they are known and popular not only in the professional environment, but also around the world. These were the real stars. It did not work.
Moreover, the last ceremony though, and was ennobled by the return of another Crystal, but could not decisively change the situation. Ratings rose only slightly, probably due to nostalgic part of viewers. The feeling that "Oscar" is gradually evolving into a more application-packed "red carpet", needs a major shake-up was almost painful. It took quite a nontrivial solution with totally unpredictable consequences. And it looks like an Academy found something similar.
He has no experience of playing in front of a large audience from the stage. His portfolio contains only occasional appearance on camera in various TV shows. In professional circles, he is known primarily as an animator and creator of several popular projects, including the most popular - it's "Family Guy." After all, he is virtually unknown to the audience, as appeared to them only with his cartoon characters. It would seem that he has none of the qualities that would justify his appointment as master of the anniversary ceremony.
But, McFarlane plays the piano good and has a voice that even compare with the voice of Frank Sinatra. He has a unique talent that allows him to articulate a virtually unlimited number of characters in a single project. He has a very peculiar sense of humor, bordering on the absurd. But that it does-created characters, like a talking goldfish with a transplanted brain of an East German skier, so popular.
Let’s cross our fingers in hope that Seth MacFarlane will surprise us no less than his regular alter ego - a teddy bear named Ted.
Chinese film "Tai Chi 0", shown out of competition, has not caused a furore among highbrow critics, but the attention of the festival audience. Battle and cheerful picture is the first part of a trilogy, and the sequel comes out in October. They wanted to make movies about kung fu with new dimension that they perfectly succeeded.
Venice loves Asia. Perhaps even more than all the other festivals. Two years ago, the painting "Detective Dee and the Mystery of the ghost flame" was a favorite of the critics, and last year, "Silver Lion" for Best Director of Photography got drama "People Mountain People Sea" Tsai Shantszyunyu. "Volpi Cup" for best actress last year took away the Chinese Dinny Yip for her role in the film "The Simple Life." We can recall the two "Golden Lions" Zhang Yimou for "Qiu Ju goes to court" and for "Not one less", as well as on the recent "Lion" Jia Chzhanke for "Still Life."
This year, the Hong Kong director Peter Chan, who shot such films as "The Eye", "Leaders" and "Swordtails" became part of the main competition jury. But competition among the paintings on the Lido very warmly received "Pieta" by Kim Ki-Duk.
The Chinese film industry has earned in 2011 a considerable sum of 17.8 billion yuan (2.8 billion dollars) and, apparently, in 2012, will bring even more. In this case, there are still strict conditions for hire of foreign films: by law there can only show 20 foreign films a year. Quota is tough, but, as they say in Hollywood, does not relax and makes us look for new forms of promotion of their projects.
Meanwhile, Chinese moviemakers are going to break into the Western market. Movie like "Tai Chi 0" can contribute promotion of Asian cinema of modern Western youth. The film was shot with the latest technology, the special effects are not inferior to American blockbusters, and the action, though, and takes place in the distant past, is racing at full speed. How long have you seen a steampunk in the Chinese movie?
Long ago, one woman has born a boy with an unusual little horn on his head. If Lu Chan (or as they call him Ugly) - was the name of the protagonist - to knock on the horn, he gains incredible strength and becomes invincible. However, there is one thing: the horn gradually darkens, and as predicted by the doctor when it will be black, Lu Chan die. The guy really wants to learn kung-fu and on the advice of the same doctor went to Chen village where all residents are fluent in martial arts. Overcoming the hard way, Lu Chan comes to the village only to find out: he is not happy.
Lu Chan, seeking for master Chen, meets a cute girl Yuniyang and her fists. The fight is watched an elderly man, and notes that the guy has potential. It turns out that Lu Chan brilliantly copies all traffic rivals, but can not fend them competently. Self-taught as a hero has no idea that his mysterious patron is the famous master Chen.
Meanwhile, one of the villagers, young Fang Zing, returns from London and wants to bring the benefits of civilization to the village. But a demonstration of electricity almost ends in disaster, and the people disperse. Angered Fang bribes officials to pave allowed through the village railway. One morning near the village there is a huge monster. It can sweep the house, if the residents continue to resist progress. But in the way of a huge machine gets Lu Chan.
At some point, the villagers will defend themselves from the attacking troops with fruits and vegetables.
Director Stephen Fung inspired Hollywood westerns and visually rich movies like "300". To breathe new life into the genre of classic historical films about martial arts, Fung appealed to Japanese animation and video games, from which borrowed some tricks of cool animating screen action.
Venice Film Festival has been closed with the picture of Jean-Pierre Amery "The Man Who Laughs." Freestyle adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel is stylistically reminiscent of Tim Burton's early films, but without the black humor. The protagonist, Gwynplaine, on whose face is carved eternal smile, easily joins the pantheon of romantic renegades.
Jean-Pierre Amery was 10 years old when he saw a television three-part adaptation of Hugo's novel "The Man Who Laughs," directed by Jean Kershbron. The history of suffering boy with eternal smile will always remain in his memory. After the success of "Romantics Anonymous" director decided to fulfill his dream and take off his own version of the tragic story.
In 1928 came the first film version of the novel - a Hollywood movie with Conrad Feydton as Gwynplaine and happy ending instead of a tragic outcome. It is an image created Feydton influenced the image of the Joker in the Batman stories.
In Hugo's action takes place in England XVII century, but Amery has decided not to become attached to a particular place and time. The film opens with a dramatic night scene: from the landing departs a ship, leaving the boy on the beach, begging not to leave him. Alone, the child seeks asylum, shelter. Along the way he finds a woman, which clung to her chest girl. Gwynplaine realizes that the woman froze to death, and the girl is still alive, and takes with him. He finds refuge with Ursus (Gerard Depardieu), the seller of herbs, living in a poor tent. The girl is blind, Ursus gave her a name Deya.
Gwynplaine had never seen himself in the mirror and doesn’t know what his face looks like. His former guardians severely disfigured boy, having cut his face clown smile. Scar makes it a subject of ridicule village boys, but gradually Ursus and Gwynplaine understand that ugliness amused and attracted the audience that is willing to pay to hear an interesting story about a boy with a devilish grimace. Ursus, Gwynplaine and Deya begin to make performances and make their living.
Deya (Krista Tere) and Gwynplaine (Marc-André Grondin) get older, their relationship transformed. They have not only a sense of kinship. Arriving in the capital, where they are going to give a new performance, change their lives dramatically. Gwynplaine success comes, and with it the attention of influential duchess. When they find that he actually comes from an aristocratic family, the familiar world is crumbling. High society is much more cruel than the world of fair actors and ordinary public.
Amery did not meticulously reproduce all the story lines of Hugo's novel, focusing on Gwynplaine and his feelings. Marc-Andre Grod, almost always located in the frame, reproduces embarrassed young man, the first discoveries of the glory, cruelty and love. Gwynplaine - an idealist whose ugliness never angered him to the world. He grew a noble man with a beautiful and suffering soul who hides behind an endless smile.
According to Amery, Gwynplaine is much like any teenager, including to himself, "Gwynplaine thinks he's ugly. He can not imagine that can be loved and welcomed. He has both physical and social systems. I have always made films about those who are different physically. This is what I always hurt. So I would like to focus on the story of a teenager. And modern teenagers will see them selves here too".
To makeup Gwynplaine it took three hours each morning. A special mask has been created for several months.
"Mask creates a distance between the actors - said Jean-Pierre Amery of complex makeup. - Marc-Andre initially upset. He put so much emotion into his game, and his face always had that smile. Finally, he realized that he felt exactly what his character. Gwynplaine is suffering inside, but smiling on the outside. "
Amery does not hide that he was inspired by Burton's films and characters. Edward Scissorhands with his naive soul was one of those who influenced Gwynplaine by Amery. "Sleepy Hollow" and "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" also played a role in how bleak and intense theatrical director has made the world of "The Man Who Laughs." The space is filled with fog, fire, velvet, mirrors and reflections, as well as the beautiful music of Czech composer Stephen Much.
Symphonic music sounding in the film, was written under the influence of the works of Ligeti, Shostakovich and Mahler.
Tragic end the director compares to the opera. "It is a bit like the last act in the great operas. All the main characters die. In "La Traviata", she dies. In "La Boheme", she dies. Madame Butterfly dies. I really wanted that was like in the opera"- shared his vision Amery.
Venice film festival presented its awards. Festival jury headed by director Michael Mann has given the "Golden Lion" of the film, Kim Ki-Duk "Pieta." The award for best actor received Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman for drama "The Master." Best actress is recognized Israeli Hadas Charon for her role in the drama "Lemale et ha'halal".
Main awards were as follows:
"Gold Lion" - "Pieta", directed by Kim Ki-Duk;
"Silver Lion" Best Director - Paul Thomas Anderson, "Master";
Special Jury Prize - Ulrich Seidl, "Paradies: Glaube";
"Golden Ozelly" for Best Cinematography - Daniel Chipry, "È stato il figlio";
"Golden Ozelly" Best Screenplay - Olivier Assayas, "Something in the Air";
"Volpi Cup" for Best Actor - Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, "Master";
"Volpi Cup" for Best Actress - Hadas Charon, "Lemale et ha'halal";
Best film of the "Horizons" - "Three Sisters", directed by Wang Bin;
Special Jury Prize of the "Horizons” - Tango Libre, directed by Frederic Fontaine;
Film Critics Association Award FIPRESCI - “Master", directed by Paul Thomas Anderson;
Award named Luigi di Laurentiis for Best Newcomer - “Mold”, director Ali Aydin;
Prize of Marcello Mastroianni for best young actor - Fabrizio Falco for the films "È stato il figlio" and "Sleeping Beauty."
Today it was announced the names of 47 paintings, of which applicants will be selected for the award by the European Film Academy (EFA). Among them "Love" by Michael Haneke, "Shame" by Steve McQueen, the "Carnage" by Roman Polanski, "Over the hills" by Christian Mungiu, "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" Tomas Alfredson and "Iron Sky" Timo Vuorensoly.
Awards are given to the best European films from 1988. This year's long-list submitted tapes from 31 countries, and will decide their fate in 2700 members of the European Film Academy.
In compiling the long list included 20 countries with concentrated maximum number of cinema academics and a special panel of invited experts and participants of EFA.
The list looks like this:
"1 +1" - directed by Olivier Nakash, Eric Toledano (France)
"Avalon" - director Axel Petersen (Sweden)
"Alps" - directed by Yorgos Latimos (Greece)
"Barbara" - Christian Petzold (Germany)
"In the Dark" - Agnieszka Holland (Poland, Germany, Canada)
"The Fog" - Sergei Loznitsa (Russia, Germany, the Netherlands, Latvia, Belarus)
"Warrior" - David Wnendt (Germany)
"Bare Cove" - Aku Louhimies (Finland)
"The Door" - Istvan Szabo (Hungary, Germany)
"Children of Sarajevo" - Aida Begic (Germany, France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Turkey)
"The share of Angels" - Ken Loach (Britain, France, Belgium, Italy)
"Iron Sky" - Timo Vuorensola (Finland, Germany, Australia)
"The Woman, who brushed of her tears" - Teona Strugar Mitevska (Germany, Slovenia, Belgium, Macedonia)
"Once upon a time there was a woman" - Andrei Smirnov (Russia)
"Over the hill" - Cristian Mungiu (Romania, France, Belgium)
"Lee and poet" - Andrea Serge (France, Italy)
"To love without reason" - Joachim Lafosse (Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland)
"Love" - Michael Haneke (Austria, France, Germany)
"Cowboy" - Budeveyn Kool (Netherlands)
"Sneakers" - Ivan Vladimirov, Valeri Yordanov (Bulgaria)
"Royal Affair" - Nicholas Arsel (Denmark, Sweden, Czech Republic)
"An unjust peace" - Fillipos Tsitos (Greece, Germany)
"Sharing" - Eran Kolirin (Israel, Germany)
"Once in Anatolia" - Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Turkey)
"The Hunt" - Thomas Vinterberg (Denmark)
"Parade" - Siryan Dragojevic (Serbia)
"Cop" - Nadav Lapid (Israel)
"Kidney” - Zdenek Jirasky (Czech Republic)
"Come as is" - Geoffrey Enthoven (Belgium)
"It's just the wind" - Fligauf Benedek (Hungary, Germany, France)
"Paradise: Love" - Ulrich Seidl (Austria, Germany, France)
"Carnage" - Roman Polanski (France, Germany, Poland, Spain)
"Rose" - Wojciech Smazhovski (Poland);
"Rust and Bone" - Jacques Odiar (France)
"Seven Group" - Alberto Rodriguez (Spain)
"Sister" - Ursula Meier (Switzerland, France)
"The dead man in the Balkans" - Miroslav Momchilovich (Serbia)
"Shame" - Steve McQueen (UK)
"Dream and Silence" - Jaime Rosales (Spain and France)
"Sleeping voice" - Benito Zambrano (Spain)
"Sons of Norway" - Jens Lien (Norway)
"Taboo" - Miguel Gomes (Portugal, Germany, Brazil, France)
"Faust" - Alexander Sokurov (Russia)
"Caesar must die" - Paolo Taviani and Vittorio Taviani (Italy)
"Gypsy" - Martin Szulik (Czech Republic Slovakia)
"School" Diaz '"- Daniel Vicari (Italy, Romania, France)
"Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" - Tomas Alfredson (UK, France, Germany)
The nominees will be announced on November 3 during the film festival in Seville. The award ceremony will be held in Malta on December 1.
Last year the best film in the opinion of the European Film Academy was Lars von Trier's drama "Melancholia", chose the best actor Colin Firth ("The King's Speech"), and Best Actress - Tilda Swinton ("We need to talk about Kevin").
Director Wong Kar-Wai became chairman of the jury of 63rd Berlin Film Festival, which will take place from 7 to 17 February 2013. According to the director of the show Dieter Kosslick, this solution is especially proud of the Berlinale, as in 1980 it was here the new generation of Chinese filmmakers, which include Kar-Wai and which has attracted particular attention.
It is noteworthy that such an appointment of director coincided with the completion of work on his latest tape is currently "great masters." Among the most famous works of the director are highly regarded by critics and the public tapes as "Express" and "Mood for Love", strongly influenced the aesthetics of Chinese cinema in recent decades.
Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick said the organizer, "Wong Kar-Wai - one of the most acclaimed directors of our time. The unique style and poetry of his paintings can capture all of us. For him to become the president of the jury as a dream come true. Since the 1980s, the Berlinale has established itself as a platform for contemporary Chinese cinema, which is another reason why we are very proud that Wong Kar Wai will chair the international jury in 2013", - said in a statement.
"Invitation of Dieter - a real honor. In addition, I am very pleased to return to Berlin and see the last of filmmakers from around the world. It is a wonderful experience for any fan of the movie, "- says Wong Kar-Wai.
In the 2000s, one of the foremost contemporary Asian filmmakers shot very often. For ten years he made only three feature films, including not yet released "Great Masters". The rest of his recent works have been performed in the short film (for example, an episode of the anthology "Eros"). Prior to the "Masters" of the full-length movies Kar-wai over the years in rolling out a fantastic melodrama "2046" and the English attempt at writing director's "My Blueberry Nights" five years ago.
63rd Berlin International Film Festival will be held from 7 to 17 February 2013.