Tuesday, January 20, 2009

14e Prix Lumières Awards Winners

Yesterday the foreign press had their award ceremony hosted by Jeanne Balibar; one of the most emotional moments was the homage to Guillaume Depardieu. These are the winners.

Best Film: Entre Les Murs (The Class), Laurent Cantet
Best Francophone Film: Le Silence de Lorna, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, France, Belgium and Italy
Best Director: François Dupeyron for Aide Toi Le Ciel T’Aidera
Best Actress
: Yolande Moreau in Séraphine, Martin Provost
Best Actor: Vincent Cassel in Mesrine, Jean-Francois Richet
Best Female Newcomer: Nora Arnezeder in Faubourg 36, Christophe Barratier
Best Male Newcomer: Mohamed Bouchaib in Mascarades, Lyes Salem

Prix du Public Mondial TV5Monde: Entre Les Murs, Laurent Cantet

To check all the winners in French go here or here. English go here.

Definitively Vincent Cassel deserved the award as he was magnificent in this role. Haven't seen Séraphine but from the clips I have seen I know that Yolande Moreau deserves the award. Haven’t seen all but one of the films and obviously all are must be seen for me. I believe that some of the winners will be also honored in the César’s, but soon enough we will learn as the nominations are scheduled for January 23 and the award ceremony will be on February 27.

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