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Going To The Movies

  • February 14th, 2012
  • Posted by EUEditor

bafta-logo.jpgLatest event with European fare at the movies saw BAFTA awards, in London, going to prominent Americans along with local industry leaders.

European cinema was being showcased in Australia in a touring festival.

BAFTA AWARDS

Special tributes from BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) were given to the director Martin Scorsese as well as the British actor John Hurt.

margaret-thatcher-foundation.jpgMeryl Streep was named best actress for the Iron Lady, her portrait of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (picture) in her old age.

Best film was The Artist, from France, and its star Jean Dujardin, best actor.

LOVE FILMS AND OTHERS, FURTHER SOUTH

A program of 15 European films is this week on tour in Australia -the annual festival supported by the European Union, with screenings at Brisbane, Canberra and Sydney, during February and early March.

Offerings are diverse, including Ralph Fiennes’  (as actor and first-time director) modern-day adaptation of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus; Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Maggie Smith in the set-in-India Best Exotic Marigold Hotel; Catherine Deneuve helping out with the Girl on a Train, from France, and even a prize winner from the Mons Festival of Love Films, Forbidden Fruit, from Finland.

Reference

“2012 Windows on Europe Film Festival”, European Union Delegation, Canberra, 2012. www.eecs.europa.eu/delegations/australia, (13.2.12). ,

BAFTA, London, “BAFTA Film Awards Winners and Nominations in 2012”, 4.1.12.
http://www.bafta.org/film/awards/nominees-winners-2012,2449,BA.html, (13.2.12).

Pictures

BAFTA – logo; Margaret Thatcher Foundation

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