European Film Award for Best Film

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European Film Award
for Best Film
Awarded for Best European Film of the Year
Presented by European Film Academy
First awarded 1988
Currently held by The Great Beauty (2013)
Official website http://www.europeanfilmawards.eu/

European Film Award for Best Film has been awarded annually since 1988 by the European Film Academy.

Winners and nominees[edit]

1980s[edit]

English title Original title Director(s) Country
1988
(1st)
A Short Film About Killing Krótki film o zabijaniu Krzysztof Kieślowski  Poland
Goodbye Children Au revoir les enfants Louis Malle  France
The Animated Forest El bosque animado José Luis Cuerda  Spain
Distant Voices, Still Lives N/A Terence Davies  United Kingdom
Wings of Desire Der Himmel über Berlin Wim Wenders  West Germany
Jacob Iacob Mircea Daneliuc  Romania
Pelle the Conqueror Pelle Erobreren Bille August  Denmark
1989
(2nd)
Landscape in the Mist Τοπίο στην ομίχλη Theodoros Angelopoulos  Greece
The Midas Touch Eldorádó Géza Bereményi  Hungary
Magnus Magnús Þráinn Bertelsson  Iceland
Recollections of the Yellow House Recordações da Casa Amarela João César Monteiro  Portugal
High Hopes N/A Mike Leigh  United Kingdom
Little Vera Ма́ленькая Ве́ра Vasili Pichul  Soviet Union

1990s[edit]

English title Original title Director(s) Country
1990
(3rd)
Open Doors Porte aperte Gianni Amelio  Italy
The Match Factory Girl Tulitikkutehtaan tyttö Aki Kaurismäki  Finland
Cyrano de Bergerac Cyrano de Bergerac Jean-Paul Rappeneau  France
Interrogation Przesłuchanie Ryszard Bugajski  Poland
¡Ay Carmela! ¡Ay Carmela! Carlos Saura  Spain
The Guardian Angel Skyddsängeln Suzanne Osten  Sweden
Mother Мать Gleb Panfilov  Soviet Union
1991
(4th)
Riff-Raff Ken Loach  United Kingdom
The Voyager Homo Faber Volker Schlöndorff  Germany
The Little Gangster Le petit criminel Jacques Doillon  France
Toto the Hero Toto le Héros Jaco Van Dormael  Belgium
Delicatessen Delicatessen Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet  France
Ultra Ultrà Ricky Tognazzi  Italy
1992
(5th)
The Stolen Children Il ladro di bambini Gianni Amelio  Italy
La Vie de Bohème La Vie de bohème Aki Kaurismäki  France
The Lovers on the Bridge Les Amants du Pont-Neuf Leos Carax  France
North Nord Xavier Beauvois  France
Three Days Trys dienos Šarūnas Bartas  Lithuania
The Northerners De Noorderlingen Alex van Warmerdam  Netherlands
1993
(6th)
Close to Eden Урга — территория любви Nikita Mikhalkov  Russia
Benny's Video Benny's Video Michael Haneke  Austria
A Heart in Winter Un cœur en hiver Claude Sautet  France
Man Bites Dog C'est arrivé près de chez vous Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, Benoît Poelvoorde  Belgium
Orlando N/A Sally Potter  United Kingdom
Antonio's Girlfriend La petite amie d'Antonio Manuel Poirier  France
1994
(7th)
Lamerica Lamerica Gianni Amelio  Italy
In the Name of the Father N/A Jim Sheridan  United Kingdom
Three Colours: Blue, Three Colours: White, Three Colors: Red Trois couleurs: Bleu, Trois couleurs: Blanc, Trois couleurs: Rouge Krzysztof Kieślowski  France,  Poland,  Switzerland
Kosh ba kosh Кош ба кош Bakhtyar Khudojnazarov  Russia
Son of the Shark Le Fils du requin Agnès Merlet  France
Woyzeck Woyzeck János Szász  Hungary
1995
(8th)
Land and Freedom Ken Loach  United Kingdom
Rendez-Vous in Paris Les Rendez-vous de Paris Éric Rohmer  France
Ulysses' Gaze Το βλέμμα του Οδυσσέα Theo Angelopoulos  Greece
Butterfly Kiss N/A Michael Winterbottom  United Kingdom
Deathmaker Der Totmacher Romuald Karmakar  Germany
La Haine La Haine Mathieu Kassovitz  France
1996
(9th)
Breaking the Waves Lars von Trier  Denmark
Kolya Kolja Jan Svěrák  Czech Republic
Secrets & Lies N/A Mike Leigh  United Kingdom
Lea Lea Ivan Fila  Germany
Some Mother's Son N/A Terry George  Ireland
1997
(10th)
The Full Monty Peter Cattaneo  United Kingdom
Captain Conan Capitaine Conan Bertrand Tavernier  France
The Fifth Element Le Cinquième Élément Luc Besson  France
The Perfect Circle Savršeni krug Ademir Kenović  Bosnia and Herzegovina
The English Patient N/A Anthony Minghella  United Kingdom
The Thief Вор Pavel Chukhrai  Russia
1998
(11th)
Life Is Beautiful La vita è bella Roberto Benigni  Italy
The Butcher Boy N/A Neil Jordan  Ireland
Live Flesh Carne trémula Pedro Almodóvar  Spain
The Celebration Festen Thomas Vinterberg  Denmark
The Dreamlife of Angels La Vie rêvée des anges Erick Zonca  France
Run Lola Run Lola rennt Tom Tykwer  Germany
My Name Is Joe N/A Ken Loach  United Kingdom
1999
(12th)
All About My Mother Todo sobre mi madre Pedro Almodóvar  Spain
Show Me Love Fucking Åmål Lukas Moodysson  Sweden
Mifune's Last Song Mifunes sidste sang Soren Kragh-Jacobsen  Denmark
Moloch Молох Alexander Sokurov  Russia
Notting Hill N/A Roger Michell  United Kingdom
Rosetta Rosetta Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne  Belgium
Sunshine N/A István Szabó  Canada,  Hungary,  Austria,  Germany
The War Zone N/A Tim Roth  United Kingdom

2000s[edit]

English title Original title Director(s) Country
2000
(13th)
Dancer in the Dark Lars von Trier  Denmark
Billy Elliot N/A Stephen Daldry  United Kingdom
Chicken Run N/A Peter Lord, Nick Park  United Kingdom
Harry, He's Here to Help Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien Dominik Moll  France
The Taste of Others Le Goût des autres Agnès Jaoui  France
Bread and Tulips Pane e tulipani Silvio Soldini  Italy
Faithless Trolösa Liv Ullmann  Sweden
2001
(14th)
Amélie Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain Jean-Pierre Jeunet  France
Bridget Jones's Diary N/A Sharon Maguire  United Kingdom
The Experiment Das Experiment Oliver Hirschbiegel  Germany
Intimacy Intimacy Patrice Chéreau  France,  Italy
Italian for Beginners Italiensk for begyndere Lone Scherfig  Denmark
The Piano Teacher Le Pianiste Michael Haneke  Austria,  France
The Son's Room La stanza del figlio Nanni Moretti  Italy,  France
The Others N/A Alejandro Amenábar  Spain
2002
(15th)
Talk to Her Hable con ella Pedro Almodóvar  Spain
Bend It Like Beckham N/A Gurinder Chadha  United Kingdom
Bloody Sunday N/A Paul Greengrass  United Kingdom
8 Women 8 femmes François Ozon  France
Lilya 4-ever Lilja 4-ever Lukas Moodysson  Sweden
The Man Without a Past Mies vailla menneisyyttä Aki Kaurismäki  Finland,  Germany,  France
The Magdalene Sisters N/A Peter Mullan  United Kingdom
The Pianist N/A Roman Polanski  France,  Poland,  Germany,  United Kingdom
2003
(16th)
Good Bye, Lenin! Wolfgang Becker  Germany
Dirty Pretty Things N/A Stephen Frears  United Kingdom
Dogville N/A Lars von Trier  Denmark,  Netherlands,  Sweden,  France,  United Kingdom,  Germany
In This World N/A Michael Winterbottom  United Kingdom
My Life Without Me Mi vida sin mí Isabel Coixet  Spain,  Canada
Swimming Pool N/A François Ozon  France,  United Kingdom
2004
(17th)
Head-On Gegen die Wand Fatih Akın  Germany,  Turkey
A Hole in My Heart Ett hål i mitt hjärta Lukas Moodysson  Sweden,  Denmark
Bad Education La mala educación Pedro Almodóvar  Spain
The Chorus Les choristes Christophe Barratier  France,  Switzerland
The Sea Inside Mar adentro Alejandro Amenábar  Spain,  France,  Italy
Vera Drake N/A Mike Leigh  United Kingdom,  France
2005
(18th)
Hidden Caché Michael Haneke  France,  Austria,  Germany,  Italy
Brothers Brødre Susanne Bier  Denmark,  United Kingdom,  Sweden,  Norway
Don't Come Knocking N/A Wim Wenders  Germany
The Child L'enfant Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne  Belgium,  France
My Summer of Love N/A Pawel Pawlikowski  United Kingdom
Sophie Scholl – The Final Days Sophie Scholl – Die letzten Tage Marc Rothemund  Germany
2006
(19th)
The Lives of Others Das Leben der Anderen Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck  Germany
Breakfast on Pluto N/A Neil Jordan  Ireland,  United Kingdom
Grbavica: Esma's Secret Grbavica Jasmila Žbanić  Bosnia and Herzegovina,  Austria,  Germany,  Croatia
The Road to Guantanamo N/A Michael Winterbottom, Mat Whitecross  United Kingdom
Volver Volver Pedro Almodóvar  Spain
The Wind That Shakes the Barley N/A Ken Loach  United Kingdom,  Ireland,  Germany,  Italy,  Spain
2007
(20th)
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days 4 luni, 3 săptămâni şi 2 zile Cristian Mungiu  Romania
The Edge of Heaven Auf der anderen Seite Fatih Akın  Germany,  Turkey
The Last King of Scotland N/A Kevin Macdonald  United Kingdom
La Vie En Rose La Môme Olivier Dahan  France,  Czech Republic,  United Kingdom
Persepolis Persepolis Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud  France
The Queen N/A Stephen Frears  United Kingdom,  France,  Italy
2008
(21st)
Gomorrah Gomorra Matteo Garrone  Italy
Il Divo Il Divo Paolo Sorrentino  Italy
The Class Entre les murs Laurent Cantet  France
Happy-Go-Lucky N/A Mike Leigh  United Kingdom
The Orphanage El orfanato Juan Antonio Bayona  Spain
Waltz with Bashir ואלס עם באשיר Ari Folman  Israel,  France,  Germany
2009
(22nd)
The White Ribbon Das weiße Band Michael Haneke  Germany,  Austria,  France,  Italy
Fish Tank N/A Andrea Arnold  United Kingdom
Let the Right One In Låt den rätte komma in Tomas Alfredson  Sweden
A Prophet Un prophète Jacques Audiard  France
The Reader N/A Stephen Daldry  United Kingdom,  Germany
Slumdog Millionaire N/A Danny Boyle  United Kingdom

2010s[edit]

English title Original title Director(s) Country
2010
(23rd)
The Ghost Writer Roman Polanski  France,  Germany,  United Kingdom
Honey Bal Semih Kaplanoğlu  Turkey
Of Gods and Men Des hommes et des dieux Xavier Beauvois  France
Lebanon לבנון Samuel Maoz  Israel,  Germany,  France
The Secret in Their Eyes El secreto de sus ojos Juan José Campanella  Spain,  Argentina
Soul Kitchen Soul Kitchen Fatih Akın  Germany
2011
(24th)
Melancholia Lars von Trier  Denmark,  Sweden,  France,  Germany
The Artist N/A Michel Hazanavicius  France
The Kid with a Bike Le Gamin au vélo Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne  Belgium,  France,  Italy
In a Better World Hævnen Susanne Bier  Denmark
The King's Speech N/A Tom Hooper  United Kingdom
Le Havre Le Havre Aki Kaurismäki  Finland,  France,  Germany
2012
(25th)
Amour Michael Haneke  Austria,  France,  Germany
Barbara N/A Christian Petzold  Germany
The Hunt Jagten Thomas Vinterberg  Denmark
The Intouchables Intouchables Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano  France
Shame N/A Steve McQueen  United Kingdom
Caesar Must Die Cesare deve morire Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani  Italy
2013
(26th)
The Great Beauty La grande bellezza Paolo Sorrentino  Italy,  France
Blancanieves N/A Pablo Berger  Spain
The Broken Circle Breakdown N/A Felix Van Groeningen  Belgium
The Best Offer La Migliore Offerta Giuseppe Tornatore  Italy
Oh Boy! N/A Jan Ole Gerster  Germany
Blue Is the Warmest Colour La Vie d'Adèle – Chapitres 1 & 2 Abdellatif Kechiche  France
2014
(27th)
Ida Paweł Pawlikowski  Poland,  Denmark
Force Majeure Turist Ruben Östlund  Sweden,  Denmark,  Norway,  France
Leviathan Левиафан Andrey Zvyagintsev  Russia
Nymphomaniac - Director's Cut N/A Lars von Trier  Denmark,  Belgium,  Germany,  United Kingdom
Winter Sleep Kış Uykusu Nuri Bilge Ceylan  Turkey

Record holders[edit]

Achievement Holder Years
Most wins (by director) Gianni Amelio (3)
Lars von Trier (3)
Michael Haneke (3)
1990, 1992, 1994
1996, 2000, 2011
2005, 2009, 2012
Most wins (by country)  Italy (6) 1990, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2008, 2013
Most nominations (by director) Pedro Almodóvar (5)
Michael Haneke (5)
Lars von Trier (5)
1998, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006
1993, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2012
1996, 2000, 2003, 2011, 2014
Most nominations (by country)  United Kingdom (33) 1988, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012

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