Cristian Mungiu's Palme D'Or winner 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, Chris Kraus Golden Lola-winner Four Minutes, Shane Meadows' This Is England and Tom Tykwer's Perfume - The Story Of A Murderer are among 42 films competing for this year's European Film Awards.

Unlike previous years, no major film nation has more than three films on the list and, with 26 countries represented, this year's selection vividly illustrates the great diversity in European cinema.

In the coming weeks, the 1,800 members of the European Film Academy will vote for the nominations in the different award categories, which will then be announced on November 3 at the Sevilla Festival de Cine Europeo in Spain.

The 20th European Film Awards will be held in Berlin on December 1.


The Selection

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Romania)
directed by Cristian Mungiu
produced by Mobra Film SRL

Alatriste (Spain)
directed by Agustin Diaz Yanes
produced by Estudios Picasso (Telecinco Cinema)/Origen PC/Universal

Alexandra, Russia/France
directed by Alexander Sokurov
produced by Proline-film Studio/Rezo Films

Auf der Anderen Seite (The Edge of Heaven), Germany/Turkey
directed by Fatih Akin
produced by Corazon International GmbH & Co KG/Anka Film/Dorje Film/NDR

Belle Toujours, Portugal/France
directed by Manoel de Oliveira
produced by Filbox Produções/Les Films d'Ici

Bikur Hatizmoret (The Band's Visit), Israel/France
directed by Eran Kolirin
produced by July August Productions/Sophie Dulac Productions

Born (Children), Iceland
directed by Ragnar Bragason
produced by Vesturport/Klikk Production/Köggull Filmworks/Artbox

Dagen Zonder Lief (With Friends Like These), Belgium
directed by Felix van Groeningen
produced by Menuet

Du Levande (You, The Living), Sweden/Germany/France/Denmark/Norway
directed by Roy Andersson
produced by Roy Andersson Filmproduktion AB/Thermidor
Filmproduktion/Parisienne de Production/Posthus Teatret/4 ½

Eduart, Greece/Germany
directed by Angeliki Antoniou
produced by CL Productions/Jost Hering Filme/Hellenic Broadcasting
Corporation/Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH/Nova/Le Spot/Greek Film

Farval Falkenberg (Falkenberg Farewell), Sweden/Denmark
directed by Jesper Ganslandt
produced by Memfis Film/Sveriges Television (SVT)/Film i Väst/Zentropa

Das Fraulein (Fraulein), Switzerland/Germany
directed by Andrea Staka
produced by Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion/Quinte Film/ZDF Das kleine
Fernsehspiel/SF 1

Import Export, Austria
directed by Ulrich Seidl
produced by Ulrich Seidl Film Produktion GmbH

In Memoria di Me (In Memory of Myself), Italy
directed by Saverio Costanzo
produced by Offside SRL/Medusa Film

Irina Palm, Belgium/Germany/Luxemburg/UK/France
directed by Sam Garbarski
produced by Entre Chien et Loup/Pallas Film/Samsa Film/Ipso Facto
Films/Liaison Cinematographique

Izgnanie (The Banishment), Russia
directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev
produced by Ren Film

Klopka (The Trap), Serbia/Germany/Hungary
directed by Srdan Golubovic
produced by Bas Celik Film & Production House/Mediopolis

Kunsten At Graede I Kor (The Art of Crying), Denmark/Norway
directed by Peter Schoenau Fog
produced by Final Cut Productions APS/Motlys AS

Ladrones (Thieves), Spain
directed by Jaime Marques
produced by Pentagrama Films/Telecinco Cinema/Maestranza Films

Lady Chatterley, France
directed by Pascale Ferran
produced by Maia Films/Saga Films/Zephyr Films

The Last King of Scotland, UK
directed by Kevin Macdonald
produced by DNA Films

Miehen Tyo (Man's Job), Finland
directed by Aleksi Salmenperä
produced by Blind Spot Pictures

Mio Fratello e Figlio Unico (My Brother Is An Only Child), Italy
directed by Daniele Luchetti
produced by Cattleya/Babe Films

La Mome (La Vie en Rose), France/Czech Republic/UK
directed by Olivier Dahan
produced by Legende/ TF1 International/TF1 Films Production/Okko
Production s.r.o./Songbird Pictures Ltd

Myrin (Jar City), Iceland/Germany/Denmark
directed by Baltasar Kormakur
produced by Blueeyes Productions/Bavaria Entertainment/Nordisk Film

Nincs Kegyelem (Without Mercy), Hungary
directed by Elemer Ragályi
produced by Tivoli-Filmproductions Ltd./Objektiv Film Studio Ltd.

La Noche de los Girasoles (The Night of the Sunflowers),
directed by Jorge Sánchez-Cabezudo
produced by Alta Produccion S.L./Fado Filmes/Stopline Filmes/The
Film/Arte France Cinema

Obarnata Elha (Christmas Tree Upside Down), Bulgaria/Germany
directed by Ivan Cherkelov & Vassil Zhivkov
produced by Klas Film/Filmkombinat/Bulgarian National TV

Ober (Waiter), The Netherlands/Belgium
directed by Alex van Warmerdam
produced by Graniet Film/La Parti Production/VARA

Obsluhoval Jsem Anglickeho Krale (I Served the King of England), Czech
Republic/Slovak Republic
directed by Jiri Menzel
produced by AQS, a.s./Bioscop, a.s./CME Media Services, s.r.o./Barrandov
Studio, a.s./Universal Production Partners, a.s./Magic Box Slovakia, s.r.o.

Once, Ireland
directed by John Carney
produced by Samson Films

Das Parfum - Die Geshichte eines Morders
(Perfume: The Story of a
Murderer), Germany/France/Spain
directed by Tom Tykwer
produced by Constantin Film Produktion GmbH/Film & Entertainment VIP
Medienfonds 4B GmbH & Co. KG/Nouvelles Editions de Films S.A./Castelao
Productions S.A.

Persepolis, France
directed by Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud
produced by 2.4.7. Films/France 3 Cinema/Diaphana Distribution/The
Kennedy/Marshall Company/Franche Connection Animations

Plac Zbawiciela (Savior's Square), Poland
directed by Joanna Kos-Krauze & Krzysztof Krauze
produced by Zebra Film Studio/TVP SA - Film Agency/Canal+ Polska/PISF

The Queen, UK/France/Italy
directed by Stephen Frears
produced by Granada/Pathe Renn/BIM Distribuzione

Reprise (Reprise), Norway/Sweden
directed by Joachim Trier
produced by Spillefilmkompaniet 4 1/2 /Filmlance Int. AB

La Sconosciuta (The Unknown), Italy/France
directed by Giuseppe Tornatore
produced by Medusa Film S.p.A./Manigolda Film

This Is England, UK
directed by Shane Meadows
produced by Warp Films

Vier Minuten (Four Minutes), Germany
directed by Chris Kraus
produced by Kordes & Kordes Film GmbH/SWR/BR/arte/Journal Film Klaus
Volkenborn KG

Vratne Lahve (Empties), Czech Republic/UK/Denmark
directed by Jan Svěrák
produced by Biograf Jan Svěrák, s.r.o./Portobello Pictures/Phoenix Film

Yumurta (Egg),Turkey/Greece
directed by Semih Kaplanoglu
produced by Kaplan Film Production/Inkas Film Production

Zwartboek (Black Book), The Netherlands/Germany/Belgium/UK
directed by Paul Verhoeven
produced by Fu Works/Egoli Tossell Film/Clockwork Pictures/Hotel