'The Priest’s Children' nominated for best European comedy

place: Berlin
organiser: European Film Award
The comedy hit The Priest’s Children directed by Vinko Brešan and produced by INTERFILM is one of the four candidates for the European Film Award in the best European comedy category. The winners will be made public at the official award ceremony, taking place on 7 December in Berlin.

The Priest’s Children is nominated side by side to the European hit films like Love Is All You Need by the Danish Oscar winner Susanne Bier, and I’m So Excited! by Pedro Almodóvar, also finalists in this category, as well as the Italian film Benvenuto Presidente! by Riccardo Milani.

The nomination of The Priest’s Children for the best European comedy is one of the greatest recent international success stories of Croatian filmmaking. Vinko Brešan commented on the nomination: “Every film, including The Priest’s Children, aspires to artistic verification. The European Film Academy is the foremost European institution that fosters film as a work of art. EFA’s nomination is a clear testimony that the artistic values of Croatian film belong to the very top. Personally, I am thrilled to see how far The Priest’s Children have travelled: from acknowledgment by the Croatian audience to acknowledgment by the European film professionals.”

With WIDE Management heading its international sales, The Priest’s Children will be distributed in cinemas across Italy, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Brazil, South Korea, USA and Iceland, scheduled for 2014, which makes this film one of the most successful Croatian cultural export products. The film’s producer Ivan Maloča said: “I am extremely pleased to see 'The Priest’s Children' nominated in the best European comedy category, because this is the category most global distributers focus on. As the film is distributed in several countries across the world, this nomination will make 'The Priest’s Children' available to so many more viewers, who can in that way get acquainted with Croatian culture.” (Read more)

(Source: havc)

(D.H., 15.11.2013)