14 December, 2009
European Film Awards 2009: Winners
OK, OK, so I got it completely wrong, I'm sorry...click here to have a giggle at just how bad a pundit your faithful reviewer is. :-)
In the end, it was Michael Haneke's Das weiße Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte (The White Ribbon) that dominated the 22nd edition of the European Film Awards, collecting three prizes.
Set in northern Germany on the eve of World War One, the black-and-white film won the best film, best director and best screenwriter prizes at the 2009 EFA ceremony in Bochum, Germany, and also took the prestigious Palme d'Or at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.
I can't stand the pain any more - get thee hence to the new European Film Awards website for the complete list of winners. Me, I am going to spend a few days in a darkened room somewhere, NOT watching films...