‘Beautiful boy’, the American debut of Felix Van Groeningen, has yesterday two awards at the Hollywood Film Awards, the first film awards of the season.
Van Groeningen was awarded with the prize for best breakthrough as an actor Timothée Chalamet in the category of best supporting actor prizes.
Notable: Van Groeningen received the award from the hands of Brad Pitt, whose production company is responsible for the film.
The English language debut of Van Groeningen was already previously on the rave reviews received. “A severe but authentic drama about a drug addiction that knows how to move”, wrote Variety after the first screenings at film festivals. Except delicate approach of the director praised the U.s. magazine also the interpretation of Timothée Chalamet, as the young drug addict Nic, and Steve Carell, as the desperate father David that his son from the clutches of his addiction tries to get. “Their excellent performances should help to keep this riveting film in the awards-buzz atmosphere to launch,” was the. That last sentence sparked some of the hope of any nominations, maybe even for an Oscar.
In Belgium the film from the 21st of november in the halls. The national premiere of ‘Beautiful Boy’ was for Film Fest Gent, the 45th edition on the 19th of October concluded with the screening of the Hollywooddebuut of Van Groeningen, who previously ‘Belgica’, ‘The Broken Circle Breakdown’ and ‘The misfortunates’.