he evening of Sunday 2 December sees one ofthe last major events of Glasgow‘s 1990 tenure as European City ofCulture. when the Royal Concert Hall hosts the 1990 European Film Awards Ceremony. a prestigious occasion marking the third annual presentation of the continental equivalent to the familiar US ()scars bash. We‘re promised a night to keep the Cineaste star-spotter working overtime. with filmmaking giants ofthe order of Ingmar Bergman and Andrzej Wajda gracing the Glasgow stage. their presence an acknowledgement ofthe European Film Awards‘ developing credibility as a yardstick by which cinematic achievement in this part ofthe world is to be measured. While the gala evening will again raise the question of the continuing domination of the European market by Hollywood product. the

Scottish location for this year‘s ceremony also puts on display the struggles and accomplishments of our own modest celluloid endeavours.

Overleaf, Trevor Johnston‘s introduction offers a personal reflection on the wonders of the European Art Movie. Nigel Floyd catches up with French director Jean-Paul Rappeneau. the man behind this year‘s European Film Awards 9 hot favourite the new Gerard Depardieu-starring ' screen version of ( ‘yrann [)6 Bergerac. There's a run-down on all the nominations for this year's Felix statuettes with everything you need to know about this year‘s ceremony. then Thom Dibdin meets a Scottish producer with their eyes firmly on the European market and looks at a flurry of promotional activity on the homegrown front. timed to coincide with the weekend of the Euro awards. I

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