Three Polish films recommended for nomination for European Film Awards

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The European Film Academy has announced its list of 46 films recommended for nomination for the 2019 European Film Awards. Finding a place on the list were Wojciech Smarzowski's "Clergy," Agnieszka Holland's "Citizen Jones" and Adrian Panek's "Werewolf."

Also selected was the film "High Life," directed by Claire Denis, which was partly filmed in Poland.

The list also includes "Pain and Glow," the latest film by Pedro Almodovar, starring Antonio Banderas, and "The Favourite" by Yorgos Lanthimos, which has already garnered over 30 awards, including an Oscar for actress Olivia Colman.

This year, acclaimed German director Werner Herzog will be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his unique contribution to the world of film.

The nominations will be announced on November 9 and the 2019 European Film Awards ceremony will take place in Berlin on December 7.

The European Film Academy was founded in 1989 and its awards are often referred to as the "European Oscars." The first winner in the "Best Film" category was "A Short Film About Killing" by Krzysztof Kieslowski. Past winners have also included Pawel Pawlikowski ("Ida"), Roman Polanski (lifetime achievement) and Pawel Edelman (cinematography for "The Pianist").