MUMBAI: Oscar winners Helen Mirren, Bernardo Bertolucci,
and Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale) and
Dutch actress Cairce van Houten (Game of Thrones) are
among the VIPs from Europe set to attend this year's
European Film Awards in Malta on 1 December.
will be honoured with a special prize for her contribution
to world cinema while Bertolucci will receive the European
Film Academy's lifetime achievement award.
than 1,000 of Europe's cinema elite will be on hand
when the EFAs are handed out for the 25th time. They
include German actor Moritz Bleibtreu (The Baader Meinhof
Complex) and Irishmen Jim Sheridan - the Oscar-nominated
director of In the Name of the Father and My Left Foot
- and Michael Gambon - perhaps best known for portraying
Professor Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films.
Highlighting the EFAs pan-European scope, this year's
guest list includes directors from Russia (Alexei Popogrebsky)
and Bosnia (Danis Tanovic); Spanish actors Marisa Paredes
and Sergi Lopez as well Maltese actress Marama Carlett
year the contenders for the top prize of European Film
2012 include Michael Haneke's Palme d'Or winner Amour,
Oscar hopefuls The Intouchables, Barbara and Caesar
Must Die, Danish drama The Hunt and Steve McQueen's
Shame featuring Michael Fassbender.