Press release23.09.2004 Paprika Steen's feature film debut "Aftermath" is selected by the European Film Academy to run for a European Film Award nomination 2004. "Aftermath" is one of the 42 out of 400 films that have made it onto the Academy's 'selection list'. "Aftermath" is about a young professional couple who lose their daughter. Estranged by grief, each tries to deal with their loss in separate ways. The London Film Festival writes that Steen's film has "an ice cool minimalist look with a raw emotional heart. At once starkly stylish and yet deeply moving, it is an honest, intelligent and considered attempt to show some of the more unpleasant facets of grief". Since its release in March, "Aftermath" has been in demand by festivals worldwide. The film received Best Actress Award (Karen-Lise Mynster) and a Special Mention at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in July and won the Audience Award at the Film by the Sea Film Festival in Holland in September. Screenings this autumn and winter include Rio de Janeiro, Pusan, London, Sao Paulo, Canberra and Los Angeles. The film was produced by Thomas Heinesen for Nordisk Film Production. Kim Fupz Aakeson wrote the screenplay, Erik Zappon was director of photography, and the score was composed by Nikolaj Steen. The European Film Academy Awards nominations will be announced 11 November and the Awards ceremony will take place 11 December in Barcelona. For further information European Film Awardswww.europeanfilmacademy.org Film by the Sea Filmfestivalwww.filmbythesea.nl DFI fact sheetwww.dfi.dk/dfi/english/featurefilms/11055.htm Danish Film InstituteLizette Gram, +45 2482 3758, firstname.lastname@example.orgVicki Synnott, +45 3374 3438, email@example.com
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