Pedro Almodovar continues to succeed with his autobiographical work
Pain and Glory
, shortlisted as an Oscar candidate for best international film. By decision announced this Saturday, the Manchego director now aspires to the awards for best film, director and screenwriter in the European Cinema Awards, which fail and announce on December 7 in Berlin.
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Antonio Banderas, who already won the best actor award at the last Cannes Film Festival, has been nominated for this same distinction in the EFA (European Film Awards).
The nominations were read this morning in Seville, where the European Film Festival has been held since Friday. The act was presented by the Vice Presidents of the EFA Antonio Saura and Mike Downey together with the master of ceremonies, Concha Ortiz,
Almodóvar will compete in Berlin mainly with Roman Polanski as a producer of
The officer and the spy
Y Marco Bellochio by
, both nominated for the same awards as him; with
as director of
(best movie and best screenwriter); with Yorgos Lanthimos for La favorite (best film and director), and with Céline Sciamma by
Portrait of a woman on fire
Antonio Banderas, meanwhile, has competitors as Jean Dujardin (The officer and the spy), Pierfrancesco Favino (The traitor), Levan Gelbakhiani (And then we dance), Alexander Scheer (Gundermann) e Ingvar E. Sigurðsson (A white white day).
As candidates for the best actress award they were appointed Olivia Colman by The favourite, Trine Dyrholm by Queen of Hearts, Noémie Merlant Y Adèle Haenel by Portrait of a woman on fire, Viktoria Miroshnichenko by
Y Helena Zengel by
, which, directed by Nora Fingscheidt, also completes the list of nominees for the best film.