“Ida” Triumphs at the 27th European Film Awards Ceremony

“Ida” Triumphs at the 27th European Film Awards Ceremony
Mārtiņš Otto, Rīga 2014 . Paweł Pawlikowski, the director of “Ida”
On Saturday, the 13th of December, one of the main events in the “Riga 2014” Programme was taking place at the Latvian National Theatre – the 27th European Film Awards Ceremony, where the Polish film “Ida” was named European Film 2014.

Italian director Pierfrancesco Diliberto’s film “The Mafia only Kills in the Summer” took the European Comedy award, whereas Paweł Pawlikowski, the director of “Ida”, was honoured as the European Director. He was also named European Screenwriter 2014.

The European Actor award went to Timothy Spall for his role in the film “Mr. Turner”, and the European Actress award was presented to Marion Cotillard for her performance in “Two Days, One Night”.

Steve McQueen won the European Achievement in World Cinema award, writer and director Agnès Varda – the European Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award, Ed Guiney – European Co-Production Award “Prix Eurimages”.

Over a thousand prominent guests attended the ceremony, including culture ministers from several European countries.

Announcing and presenting the winners of the European Film Awards were actresses Ada Condeescu (Romania), Sylvia Hoeks (the Netherlands), Carla Juri (Switzerland), Rēzija Kalniņa (Latvia), Ariane Labed (France) and Tanja Ribič (Slovenia), their male colleagues Barry Atsma (the Netherlands), Andrzej Chyra (Poland), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Denmark), Branko Đurić (Bosnia & Herzegovina), Tobias Moretti (Austria) and Luca Zingaretti (Italy), Gustavs Terzens and Marta Selecka (Latvia), as well as the legendary actress/director Liv Ullmann (Norway).

As reported, the nominees in the category European Film 2014 were: “Force Majeure” (Sweden/Denmark/France/Norway), “Ida” (Poland/Denmark), “Leviathan” (Russia), “Nymphomaniac. Volume I and II” (Denmark/Germany/France/Belgium) and “Winter Sleep” (Turkey/France/Germany).

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