Europe is the birthplace of theatre art and modern films. They perfectly represent the culture, way of living and charisma in dramatic themes through their films. European films are the running portrait of their daily living life or any important events. European film industry have already produced and still producing outstanding films through decades. Here we’ll discuss on some best European films of this decade.
1. AMÉLIE (2001): Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet based on story of an innocent girl. Movie story runs on how a naive Paris lives with her own way of justice. She helps the people around her to decide and in her way of living discovered and fall in love. It was written by Guillaume Laurant, declared as the Best Film award in European Film Awards. Also won four César Awards, two BAFTA Awards and was nominated for five Academy Awards.
2. PAN’S LABYRINTH (2006): Written and directed by Guillermo del Toro based on a story In the fascist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world. It was premiered at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. It won three Academy Awards, three BAFTA Awards including Best Film Not in the English Language and numerous international awards.
3. LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (2008): Directed by Tomas Alfredson and this film is about Oscar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl who turns out to be a vampire. This film is based on the ‘Let the Right One In’ novel of John Ajvide Lindqvist. This film won Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature, Best European Fantastic Feature Film, four Guldbagge Awards and numerous awards.
4. THE LIVES OF OTHERS (2006): Directed and written by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck about an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives in 1984 East Berlin. In 2006 it won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. With other numerous awards this film won seven Deutscher Filmpreis awards and 11 nominations.