2022 European Cinema Awards found their owners. Reykjavik . Many of the five films competing for the Best Cinema Award were shortlisted at the Cannes, Berlin and Venice festivals.
The winner of this year’s Palme d’Or was Swedish director Ruben Östlund’s feature film. Triangle of Sadnesswon the award for the second time.
A grim and uncompromising comedy about the world of the super-rich who find themselves on a ship akin to the Titanic.
“What I love about the history of European cinema is that we always focus very much on social questions, talking about how to create a better society. Cinema has been a tool to make things better. nothing meaningless. So this is European cinema,” explained Ruben Östlund.
Belgian cinema brought a new breath to the festivities with Lukas Dhont’s second cinema. Closedis about the deteriorating friendship of two young teenagers who are separated by the looks of others.
A cinema with great sensitivity, representing the diversity of European cinema and attracting the attention of the European Cinema Awards jury members.
“There are several languages in this country, so it’s important for me to make a cinema that combines several languages to break the boundaries a little bit. And it’s actually a cinema where many things can coexist.” said Luke Dhont.
Holy SpiderThe film that takes us to Iran is the cinema of Ali Abbasi, who has been exiled from his country and is now a Danish citizen.
It presents a dark cinema inspired by the story of a serial killer who kills prostitutes in the holy city of Mashhad. Co-production of Denmark, Sweden, Germany and France.
alcarrasIt is also a good example of European co-production between Spain and Italy.
The film is about a family of Catalonian farmers who are faced with eviction and an uncertain future after harvesting the same land for generations.
The bittersweet and sweet story of Carla Simón, who won the Golden Bear in Berlin.
Finally, corsageSigned by Austrian Marie Kreutzer, it is about the rising star of European cinema, Vicky Krieps from Luxembourg.
The story of Elizabeth of Austria, a free and rebellious woman nicknamed “Sissi”.
Find out which film will win the Best European Cinema award live on Euronews Culture at the official ceremony in Reykjavík on 10 December.