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In pictures: European Film Awards

Penelope Cruz hugs Petro Almodovar

The European Film Awards, held in Warsaw, recognise the best movies made around the continent in the year to July.

Petro Almodovar and Penelope Cruz

Volver won five awards, with best actress Penelope Cruz thanking director Pedro Almodovar for "changing my life".

Ulrich Muehe, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck and Qvirin Berg

But the top prize went to The Lives of Others, also known under its German name of Das Leben Der Anderen.

Ulrich Muehe

Ulrich Muehe won best actor for his portrayal of a member of East Germany's secret police in The Lives of Others.

Roman Polanski and Thomas Kretschmann

Roman Polanski won a lifetime achievement award with The Pianist's Thomas Kretschmann (right) paying tribute.

Barney Clark and Roman Polanski

Oliver Twist actor Barney Clark (left) watched on as Polanski explained "only good things" happened to him in Warsaw.

Sophie Marceau

French actress Sophie Marceau was one of the presenters on a night which saw 15 awards handed out.




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