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 European Film Grants: 'oTriangle f Misery,' 'Close,' 'Heavenly Bug' Lead Designations

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Lukas Dhont's Belgian transitioning show Close, Ali Abbasi's Persian-language wrongdoing spine chiller Blessed Bug and Swedish chief Ruben Östlund's humorous dark parody Triangle of Trouble, which won the Palme d'Or at Cannes, are besting the selections for the 2022 European Film Grants (EFAs), divulged Tuesday.

Every one of the acclaimed titles, which additionally end up being Oscar competitors for the 2023 Foundation Grants in the best worldwide component class, got EFA assignments for best European movie, best chief, best screenwriter and an acting class each.

Additionally in the running for the EFA for best European movie are Alcarràs from Spain's Carla Simón and Austrian chief Marie Kreutzer's period show Corsage.

The European honors are often viewed as a bellwether for the Oscars. Although last year’s EFA’s weren’t a particularly strong Oscars predictor, Joachim Trier’s The Worst Person in the World was nominated for best European screenwriter on its way to earning an Oscar nom in the same category, as well as a nod for best international film.

French movie producer Alice Diop joins the leaders this year in the best chief class with her acclaimed fictitious filmmaking debut, Holy person Omer, as does Poland's Jerzy Skolimowski with his big-screen love letter to the modest jackass, EO, and Kreutzer with Corsage.