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‘Titane’, ‘Cow’

Julia Ducournau’s Palme d’Or winner Titane and Andrea Arnold’s Cow have made the longlists for best international independent film and best documentary respectively at the 2021 British Independent Film Awards (Bifa).

Titane is one of 19 titles on the international list, alongside fellow Cannes 2021 titles A Chiara, Compartment No. 6, Drive My Car, Great Freedom, Paris, 13th District and Red Rocket.

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Six of the 19 international titles hail from North America, with 12 from Europe and one from Japan. Nine of the 19 directors are women.

Alongside Cow on the documentary longlist is Mark Cousins’ The Story Of Looking, which debuted in Telluride last month. Also selected are Peter Middleton and James Spinney’s The Real Charlie Chaplin, Mo Scarpelli’s El Father Plays Himself, and Finding Jack Charlton, the sports documentary about the late English football player and manager directed by Pete Thomas and broadcaster Gabriel Clarke.

10 of the 14 documentaries are directed or co-directed by women and non-binary filmmakers.

The five nominations in each category will be announced as part of the full nominations on Wednesday, November 3; with winners revealed at the ceremony on Sunday, December 5.

Longlists for new talent categories were announced last week.

Bifa international independent film, documentary longlists

Best International Independent Film

A Chiara (It-US) dir. Jonas Carpignano

Compartment No. 6 (Rus-Fin) dir. Juho Kuosmanen

Drive My Car (Jap) dir. Ryusuke Hamaguchi

First Cow (US) dir. Kelly Reichardt

Flee (Den) dir. Jonas Poher Rasmussen

Great Freedom (Austria) dir. Sebastian Meise

The Hand Of God (It) dir. Paolo Sorrentino

Hive (Kos) dir. Blerta Basholli

Hope (Nor-Swe) dir. Maria Sodahl

Paris, 13th District (Fr) dir. Jacques Audiard

Petite Maman (Fr) dir. Celine Sciamma

Pleasure (Swe-US) dir. Ninja Thyberg

Red Rocket (US) dir. Sean Baker

Shiva Baby (US) dir. Emma Seligman

Souad (Egy-Tun-Ger) dir. Ayten Amin

Sound Of Metal (US) dir. Darius Marder

Summer Of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (US) dir. Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson

Titane (Fr) dir. Julia Ducournau

Zola (US) dir. Janicza Bravo

Best Documentary

Bank Job dirs. Daniel Edelstyn, Hilary Powell

Cow dir. Andrea Arnold

Dying To Divorce dir. Chloe Fairweather

El Father Plays Himself dir. Mo Scarpelli

Finding Jack Charlton dirs. Gabriel Clarke, Pete Thomas

Hostile dir. Sonita Gale

I Am Belmaya dirs. Sue Carpenter, Belmaya Nepali

Keyboard Fantasies dir. Posy Dixon

Misha And The Wolves dir. Sam Hobkinson

Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché dirs. Paul Sng, Celeste Bell

The Real Charlie Chaplin dirs. Peter Middleton, James Spinney

Rebel Dykes dirs. Harri Shanahan, Sian A. Williams

Sisters With Transistors dir. Lisa Rovner

The Story Of Looking dir. Mark Cousins