Polish films nominated for European Film Awards

Jan Komasa's "Corpus Christi" received nominations for the European Film Awards on Tuesday in the categories of best film, director, script (Mateusz Pacewicz) and actor (Bartosz Bielenia). Agnieszka Holland, the director of "Charlatan", also has a chance to win a statuette for best director.

The nominations were announced on Tuesday on the EFA website. "Another Round" by Thomas Vinterberg, "Berlin Alexanderplatz" by Burhan Qurbani, "The painted Bird" by Vaclav Marhoul, "Undine" by Christian Petzold, "Martin Eden" by Pietro Marcello and "Corpus Christi" by Jan Komasa will compete for the award for the best full-length feature film.

The winners will be announced at a gala that will take place virtually on December 8-12.

The European Film Awards are the most important awards on the Old Continent, equivalent to the American Oscars, and have been granted since 1988. The statuette for the best film was then awarded to Krzysztof Kieślowski for "A short Film About Killing". In recent years, the awards have been received, among others, by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman for the Polish-British animation "Loving Vincent", Anna Zamecka for the documentary "Communion" and Paweł Pawlikowski for "Cold War".