Best European Films Awarded: "Landscape in the Mist," a movie about two boys searching for their father, was named best film at this year's European Film Awards in Paris, better known as the Felixes. The director, Theo Angelopoulos of Greece, received the prize late Saturday as part of the second annual awards competition among film makers from 27 countries. The jury, headed by Liv Ullmann, also awarded Frenchman Philippe Noiret the best actor prize for performances in the French film "Life and Nothing Else" and the Franco-Italian "Paradise Cinema." Those films also won special prizes from the jury for artistic merit. Britain's Ruth Sheen claimed the best actress award for Mike Leigh's "High Hopes," a satirical look at Margaret Thatcher's England. "High Hopes" also earned prizes for Edna Dore as best supporting actress and composer Andrew Dickson. Special prizes of lifetime achievements went to Italian director Federico Fellini and French producer Anatole Dauman. The European Film Awards were created by the Berlin Senate and the European Cinema Society in 1988 as a European rival to the American Academy Awards.
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