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‘Barley’ & ‘Pluto’ Make Euro Academy Shortlist
12 Sep 2006 :

The European Film Academy has announced 49 European films chosen for the 2006 European Film Awards shortlist. Irish features ‘The Wind That Shakes the Barley’ and ‘Breakfast On Pluto’ have been included in the cut.

The shorlist is compiled from EFA members’ votes in 20 countries. One national film is selected from each country and the EFA board of experts selects additional films of merit for the list.

Irish actor Cillian Murphy appears in both the shortlisted Irish films starring as transvestite cabaret singer, Kitten Braden, in Neil Jordan’s ‘Breakfast On Pluto’ and features as Civil War fighter Damien in Ken Loach’s Palme d’Or winner ‘The Wind That Shakes the Barley’.

Other noted titles in the shortlist include Isabel Coixet’s ‘The Secret Life of Words’, which was shot on location in Northern Ireland, Bruno Dumont’s ‘Flandres’, Joe Wright's ‘Pride and Prejudice’, Michael Winterbottom & Mat Whitecross’ ‘Road to Guantanamo’, Pedro Almodovar’s ‘Volver’ and Michael Gondry’s ‘Science of Sleep’.

In the coming weeks, the 1,700 members of the European Film Academy will select the final nominations in the 14 different award categories, these will be announced on November 4 at the Seville Film Festival. The awards will be presented at a ceremony in Warsaw on December 2.

For further details visit www.europeanfilmacademy.org


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