The movie ‘Nos batailles’ by director Guillaume Senez and ‘Girl’ by Lukas Dhont are the big winners of the ninth edition of the Magritte du Cinéma, the (primarily) French-language film prizes, that Saturday night in Brussels, were issued. They won, respectively, five and four prices.
Nos batailles’, the second film of Senez, received the award for best film, best director, best female supporting actress (Lucie Debay), best young female talent (Lena Girard Voss) and best editing.
“This is great. This strengthens me in the idea that I have done to all who make a sacrifice, because it is complicated to be a director, it is a real journey through the desert. This is a bit of a balm for the heart, to continue moving forward, to continue with my fights,” said Senez, after the ceremony.
‘Girl’, in turn, received the Magritte for best actor (Victor Pad), best script or adaptation, best male supporting role (Arieh Worthalter) and for best Flemish film. “This is really unbelievable. Thank you to the academy in order for me voted. I would first Nora Monsecour want to thank that inspiration (…) for the film and who I greatly admire. Like all others who choose to be themselves,” said Victor Pad.
“For me, this story is about trying to get the most real version of themselves. When I Nora met, and I have her story read was that, for me, the story of a young person who, despite her young age, tried to be the most authentic version of themselves,” said Dhont.
Another winner was Thomas Mustin, alias Mustii, best young male talent for his role in ‘L’échange des princesses’ by Marc Dugain. ‘Bitter flowers’ by Olivier Meys was awarded as the best debut. ‘The man who killed Don Quixotte’, Terry Gilliam received the award for best foreign film in co-production.
The best short film was ‘Icare’ by Nicolas Boucart, best animated film “La bague au doigt” by Gerlando Infuso. The best documentary finally was ‘Ni juge, ni soumise’ by Jean Libon and Yves Hinant, magistrate Anne Gruwez.
Animatietekenaar Raoul Servais received the honorary Magritte for his entire oeuvre.