Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Lesbian Indie Film Getting Award Notices

(Link) "My Summer of Love", a small British film about the relationship between a working class tomboy and a pampered rich girl, has racked up four major European nominations with more on the way. Ahh, young love...

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LNewsEditor said...

JIC Post:
From Gay.com.UK

The independent British film, My Summer of Love, about an adolescent lesbian relationship, has been nominated for four European Film Awards, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress, and Best Cinematography.

The latest nominations follow a flurry of prestigious film awards, including a BAFTA prize.

Set in the Yorkshire countryside, the coming-of age drama, directed by polish born Pawel Pawlikowski , chronicles the relationship between working-class tomboy Mona, played by Natalie Blunt, and the exotic, pampered Tasmin, played by Emily Blunt.

Both young actresses have been named Most Promising Newcomer by the Evening Standard for their performances.

My Summer of Love has already won the Alexander Korda Award for best new film at the BAFTAS this year, in addition to best film awards from the London Film Critics Circle, Edinburgh International Film festival, and the Directors Guild of Great Britain

The film will be competing for Best Film with Jean Pierre-Jeunet's film A Very Long Engagement, Wim Wenders Don't Come Knocking, and Michael Hanek’s Caché (Hidden).

Winners of the European Films Awards will be announced at a ceremony in Berlin on December 3.