In the House (photo) by François Ozon, Stranger by the Lake by Alain Guiraudie, and The Patience Stone by Atiq Rahimi feature among the 46 films on this year's pre-selection list for the European Film Award (EFA) nominations.
Eleven other French co-productions are also included in the list, which represents 32 European countries: Araf by Yesim Ustaoglu, A Strange Course of Events by Raphaël Nadjari, An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker by Danis Tanovic, Blancanieves by Pablo Berger, Circles by Srdan Golubovic, In Bloom by Nana Ekvtimishvili, Hannah Arendt by Margarethe von Trotta, The Great Beauty by Paolo Sorrentino, The Congress by Ali Folman, Only God Forgives by Nicolas Winding Refn, and Paradise: Love by Ulrich Seidl.
In upcoming weeks, the 2,900 members of the European Film Academy will vote to select nominees in the categories of the year's Best European Film, Director, Actor, Actress, and Screenwriter. A jury of 7 members will select the films to compete in the categories of Best Cinematographer, Editor, Production Designer, Costume Designer, Composer, and Sound Recordist.
Nominations will be unveiled November 9 at the Seville European Film Festival in Spain. The winners will be announced at the 26th European Film Awards, to be held in Berlin on December 7.