Geoffrey Enthoven’s Come As You Are is one of 47 features shortlisted for this year’s European Film Awards. Joachim Lafosse’s Our Children and Jacques Audiard’s Rust and Bone, two co-productions with Flanders, also made the cut. Earlier this month the European Film Academy (EFA) nominated Come As You Are for its People’s Choice Award. This year’s EFA Award Ceremony takes place in Malta on 1 December.

Come as you are EFACome nomination time, we might also see rising star Matthias Schoenaerts nominated for Best Actor for his performance in Jacques Audiard’s shortlisted Rust and Bone. The actor recently featured in a NY Times article about breakout actors of the new season: “His unorthodox romantic lead role in Rust and Bone… makes another persuasive case for the strapping, sad-eyed Mr Schoenaerts as the most versatile beefcake actor of our time… Mr Schoenaerts, a 34-year-old Belgian, speaks fluent English and seems poised for an American crossover. Here’s hoping Hollywood knows what to do with an anti-superhero.”

In a first round of voting, around 2,700 members of the Academy will decide the nominations in a number of categories, including Best Film, Director, Actor, Actress, Screenplay, Cinematography, Editing, and Music. The final nominations will be announced on 3 November in Seville, Spain. A second round of voting will then decide the winners in each category.

Come As You Are is produced by Mariano Vanhoof for Fobic Film, from a script by Pierre de Clercq. Flemish co-producers for A perdre la raison and Rust and Bone are Antonino Lombardo for Prime Time and Annemie Degryse for Lunanime respectively. All three productions were supported by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF).

Published on Wednesday 12 September 2012

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