The European Film Awards ceremony took place last Saturday in Berlin. “Amelie” won four prizes and Isabelle Huppert received the best actress award for her performance in “The Piano Teacher”.
Amelie weaves her magic again. The popular “Amelie from Montmartre” carried off four prizes. It claimed top award for Best European Film, Jean-Pierre Jeunet was awarded Best Director and Audience Prize for Best European Director, and Bruno Delbonnel won Best European D.P.
Isabelle Huppert’s performance in Michael Haneke’s “The Piano Teacher” earned her Best Actress, while Robert Guédiguian’s “The Town is Quiet” won the Critics’ Prize.
The other French films or coproductions in the lineup were “Intimacy” by Patrice Chéreau, “The Son’s Room” by Nanni Moretti, “Under the Sand” by François Ozon and “I’m Going Home” by Manoel de Oliveira.
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