Honouring this year's achievements in European cinema, the European Film Academy presented its 2013 awards this weekend at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele, naming two Danish titles among its crop of winners. "The Act of Killing" was awarded European Documentary, and "Love Is All You Need" won the European Comedy award 2013.
On Oscar shortlist
Produced by Denmark-based Final Cut for Real, Joshua Oppenheimer's "The Act of Killing" about the Indonesian genocide in 1965-66 has reaped numerous honours since its opening in 2012, including the recent shortlisting for the Oscars in the Documentary Feature category, with final nominees announced on 16 January.
Romantic comedy set in Sorrento
Susanne Bier's co-nominees in EFA's brand new European Comedy category were Pedro Almodóvar's "I'm So Excited", Vinko Brešan's "The Priest's Children" and Riccardo Milani's "Welcome Mr. President". Honoured with a Foreign Language Oscar in 2011 for her drama "In a Better World", the Danish director strikes a lighter tone with "Love Is All You Need", although touching on themes like cancer and divorce. Starring Pierce Brosnan and Trine Dyrholm, the film follows a group of people whose fates intertwine at a wedding set in romantic Sorrento. Produced by Zentropa.
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