The Lumieres have less categories than the Cesars; sometimes the winners match up between the two groups but sometimes they don’t. Mustang was their big winner, with four awards. I was most happy about the wins for Desplechin, Frot and Paradot!
Best Film: Mustang Best Debut Film: Mustang Best Francophone Film: Much Loved Best Director: Arnaud Desplechin, Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse (My Golden Days) Best Actress: Catherine Frot, Marguerite Best Actor: Vincent Lindon, La loi du marche (The Measure Of A Man) and Journal d’une femme de chambre (The Diary Of A Chambermaid) Best Female Revelation: Gunes Nizihe Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Elit Escan, Tugba Sunguroglu and Ilayda Akdogan, Mustang Best Male Revelation: Rod Paradot, La tete haute (Standing Tall) Best Screenplay: Philippe Faucon, Fatima Best Cinematography: David Zhizallet, Mustang, Les Anarchiste (The Anarchists) and Je suis un soldat Best Score: Gregoire Hetzel, La belle saison (Summertime) and Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse (My Golden Days) Best Documentary: (tie) Le bouton de nacre (The Pearl Button), Patricio Guzman and L’Image manquante, Rithy Pan
(the girls from Mustang are not nominated for Cesars – not sure why)
The Cesars are held later this month. I am rooting for Arnaud Desplechin, Catherine Frot and Rod Paradot! (: