Belgium is well represented at the 44th awards ceremony on 22 February in Paris of the French film awards, the Césars. The nominees our compatriots Lukas Dhont with his debut ‘Girl’ and also the French-speaking compatriots Guillaume Senez, Virginie Efira and Cécile de France. ‘Girl’ previously won the prize for the best European first film at the European Film Awards (EFA’s) in Seville.
The film ‘Girl’ by Lukas Dhont and ‘Nos batailles’ by Guillaume Senez are nominated in the category of “best foreign film”. They will take on Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ by Martin McDonagh, ‘Capharnaüm’ from Nadine Labaki, ‘Cold War’ by Pawel Pawlikowski, ‘Hannah’, by Andrea Pallaoro and winner of the Golden Palm ‘Shoplifters’ by Hirokazu Kore-eda.
The Frenchman, Romain Duris, is with his role in ‘Nos Batailles’ was nominated in the category “best actor”. He is in the running against Edouard Baer (Mademoiselle de Joncquières), Vincent Lacoste (Amanda), Gilles Lellouche (Pupille), Alex Lutz (Guy), Pio Marmaï (And Liberty), Denis Ménochet (Jusqu’à la garde).
For the women, our compatriot Virginie Efira nominated for “Best actress” in ‘Un amour impossible’ by Catherine Corsini, and as the “best female supporting actor in ‘Le Grand Bain’ by Gilles Lellouche.
In the category “best actress” takes Efira on a other actress of Belgian origin, Cécile de France (Mademoiselle de Joncquières) and Elodie Bouchez (Pupille), Léa Drucker (Jusqu’à la garde), Adèle Haenel (And liberty), Sandrine Kiberlain (Pupille) and Mélanie Thierry (La douleur).
In the category “best female role” is Efira versus Leila Bekhti, who is also on the poster of ‘Le Grand Bain’, and furthermore, opposite Isabelle Adjani (Le Monde à nous), Audrey Tautou (And Liberty) and Karin Viard (Les Chatouilles) .
Belgium can also have a nomination cashing in the category short film with ‘Kapitalistis’ by Pablo Munoz Gomez and ‘Les petites mains’ of Rémi Allier and for the documentary ‘Ni juge, ni soumise’ by Jean Libon and Yves Hinan.
Our compatriot Benoît Debie is finally also nominated ear a ‘technical’ César for “best photography” in ‘Les Frères Sisters” of Jacques Audiard.