The French version of the Golden Globes rewarded the work of Emmanuel Mouret for his tenth feature film. Often giving the trend of Caesar, which will take place on March 12 this year, the ceremony also won Of them, Josep, Summer 85 and DNA by Maïwenn.
If the public could not attend the 26th ceremony of the Lights of the international press, the suspense, it was there. Presented by Laurie Cholewa and Laurent Weil, the award ceremony, considered as the antechamber of the Caesar, finally won best film The things we say, the things we do by Emmanuel Mouret.
The director’s tenth feature film, this sentimental fresco features several couples confronted with irreconcilable desires, notably Camélia Jordana, Niels Schneider and Vincent Macaigne. “For us, this film is the essence of French cinema, well made with suspense, people who speak in a way that no one speaks in real life … On arrival something charmingCommented Academy President Lisa Nesselson.
The Académie des Lumières brings together 110 press correspondents from around twenty countries who have awarded prizes to French films since 1996, like, all things considered, the Hollywood Golden Globes.
Their prize list sometimes gives a foretaste of the queen ceremony of the tricolor seventh art, the Caesar, whose ceremony is scheduled for March 12. Last year, the Enlightenment nominated best film Wretched by Ladj Li, who also triumphed at the Caesar, and awarded the prize for staging for I accuse to Roman Polanski. In the midst of controversy because of the rape accusations that target him, the latter received the same price at the Caesar.
Among the other Enlightenment winners, which this year amounted to a ceremony broadcast on Canal + because of the health crisis, Maïwenn won this year the prize for best director, for DNA, its tender and bitter drama on Algeria, France and the search for origins. A country that stands wise, indictment by journalist David Dufresne denouncing police violence is crowned best documentary.
Three films made a double: Of them, by Filippo Meneghetti, a love story full of finesse between two elderly neighbors, chosen to represent France at the Oscars (best first film and best actresses for Martine Chevallier and Barbara Sukowa), Summer 85 by François Ozon (best male image and revelations for Félix Lefebvre and Benjamin Voisin) and Josep by Aurel (best animated film and best music).