An Austrian horror film Good Night Mommy is among the nominees for this year’s European Discovery ? Prix FIPRESCI honor, the European Film Academy’s first-time filmmaker prize.
According to a report by Hollywood Reporter, the five nominees were announced on Sunday at a ceremony at Germany’s Oldenburg Film Festival. The movies include Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala?s Austrian horror film Goodnight Mommy; Deniz Gamze Erguven?s Turkish-French drama Mustang; Anna Sofie Hartmann?s slow-burning character study Limbo; Tom Sommerlatte?s German dramedy Summers Downstairs and Slow West, the directorial debut of musician-turned-filmmaker John Maclean.
The Discovery honor is presented jointly by the EFA and the International Federation of Film Critics (Fipresci). Winners will be announced at the European Film Awards in Berlin on Dec. 12 during the annual awards. The nominees were chosen by a jury that included members Fipresci and EFA.
Good Mommy is the story of a single mother returns who home with her face bandaged from reconstructive surgery, her twin sons begin to suspect that more than her face has changed?or perhaps the bandaged woman is not their mother, at all.
Actress Susanne Wuest plays the bandaged mother while the role of the twins is played by Elias Schwarz and Lukas Schwarz. Goodnight Mommy has been co-directed? by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala.
Vice?even reports that the film has been chosen to be the country’s 2015 foreign-language Oscar nomination.
Considering the fact that the film is being touted as the return of the American horror genre and is even being considered for the Oscars, it looks like a film worth-watching.
As for the Oscar nominations, let?s hope that the best film makes it to the winners list.