European Film Awards to honor Bernardo Bertolucci, Mads Mikkelsen

European Film Awards to honor Bernardo Bertolucci, Mads Mikkelsen

PanARMENIAN.Net - Oscar winners Helen Mirren and Bernardo Bertolucci, Danish star Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale) and Dutch actress Cairce van Houten (Game of Thrones) are among the Euro VIPs set to attend this year’s European Film Awards in Malta December 1, The Hollywood Reporter said.

Mirren will be honored with a special prize for her contribution to world cinema while Bertolucci will receive the European Film Academy's lifetime achievement award.

More than 1,000 of Europe’s cinema elite will be on hand when the EFAs are handed out for the 25th time. They include German actor Moritz Bleibtreu (The Baader Meinhof Complex) and Irishmen Jim Sheridan – the Oscar-nominated director of In the Name of the Father and My Left Foot - and Michael Gambon – perhaps best known for portraying Professor Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films.

Highlighting the EFAs pan-European scope, this year’s guest list includes directors from Russia (Alexei Popogrebsky) and Bosnia (Danis Tanovic); Spanish actors Marisa Paredes and Sergi Lopez as well Maltese actress Marama Carlett (Sinbad).

German director Wim Wenders will open the gala before handing over to comedienne Anke Engelke, who will host her fourth EFAs. The ceremony will be streamed live on www.europeanfilmawards.eu and broadcast on French/German network ARTE on Dec. 2.

Contenders this year for the top prize of European Film 2012 include Michael Haneke's Palme d'Or winner Amour, Oscar hopefuls The Intouchables, Barbara and Caesar Must Die, Danish drama The Hunt and Steve McQueen's Shame featuring Michael Fassbender.

 Top stories
The first film, “I Left My Shoes in Istanbul,” closely follows the journey of a Lebanese-Armenian modernist poet.
Over the past two years, “Orphans of the Genocide” has been broadcast on PBS stations nationwide, reaching over 12 million viewers.
The other exhibition, Arshile Gorky and the Collection is at the Foundation’s Modern Art Centre, and runs until May 31, 2015.
Fittingly, Narek Hakhnazaryan performs Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme in this debut tour with the NZSO.
Partner news
Aznavour: The Legend Returns

“The voice of a seemingly extinct volcano which sings to your heart, rather than ears..is heard throughout the world,” Aznavour’s biographer Yves Salgues wrote.