Two Ukrainian films appeared among the candidates for European Film Awards prizes in different categories. According to the official website of the European Film Academy, these are Graduation'97 by Pavlo Ostrikov and Benedikt Erlingsson's Woman At War.
Graduation'97 will try its luck in the best short film category; Woman At War is among the candidates for the European actress award.
Graduation'97 tells of a lonely man, Roman, who lives a lonely life in a provincial city and works as a technician. For the first time since graduation, Liuda, his ex-classmate, comes back to town. Nobody has heard anything from her for twenty years, but Roman is set on not losing her again.
In Woman At War, the main character Halla declares a one-woman-war on the local aluminum industry. She is prepared to risk everything to protect the pristine Icelandic Highlands she loves… Until an orphan from Ukraine unexpectedly enters her life. The prize may go to Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir who played the main part.
The Distant Barking of Dogs by Simon Lereng Wilmont is a movie about a human life affected by Donbas conflict; it competes in the European Documentary category. The film is set in Eastern Ukraine on the frontline of the war. It follows the life of 10-year-old Ukrainian boy Oleg throughout a year, witnessing the gradual erosion of his innocence beneath the pressures of war.
The 31st European Film Awards ceremony will take place in Sevilla, Spain on December 15.