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‘The Square’ is big winner at European Film Awards

The film ‘The Square’ of the Swedish director Ruben Ostlund has Saturday six awards at the 30th edition of the European Film Awards in Berlin, including those for Best European film. Previously won Ostlund with the feature film the Golden Palm at the Cannes film festival.

Ruben Ostlund keeps three of his six European Film Awards fixed © BELGA

‘The Square’ tells the story of the curator of a contemporary art museum which is an exhibition about tolerance and solidarity to prepare, but at the bernabeu when his phone and wallet stolen while he was a woman to help shoot.

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The full-length film – the Swedish entry for the Oscars – also received the prize for Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor (Claes Bang), Best Comedy and Best European set designer. The prize for Best Actress went to the Hungarian Alexandra Borbély for her role in “On Body and Soul’ of Ildikó Enyedi. Best Mounting is to play for the French oscar nomination, ‘120 battements par minute’ by Robin Campillo.

Among other things, also a Belgian co – production by the production company of the brothers Dardenne, Les Films du Fleuve – could count on a statue: ‘Loveless’ by the Russian Andrey Zvyagintsev won in the category Best Camera work. The Belgian productions ‘King of the Belgians’, with Peter Van den Begin and directed by the Belgian-American couple Peter Brosens-Jessica Woodworth, and ‘Vincent’ by Christophe van Rompaey were nominated as Best Comedy, but had to be beaten for ‘The Square’.

Also in the category of Best Animated film was Belgium, represented by the co – ‘Zombillenium’ by the French duo of Alexis Ducord and Arthur de Pins. In that category went to the statue and finally ‘Loving Vincent’ of the Polish Dorota Kobiela , and the Brit Hugh Welchman.

A last Belgian note came from Johan Heldenbergh and Veerle Baetens, who, during the event and “If I needed You’ brought a song from their successful movie ‘The Broken Circle Breakdown’ of Felix Van Groeningen. The film was made in 2013 at the EFA’s nominated in several categories. Baetens even won the award for Best Actress.

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