Friday, December 14, 2012
Have to admit that this year top winner is a good film but it's impossible for me to conceptualize that Jacquot's film is "better" than films by Haneke, Carax or Audiard. The group under the leadership of Gilles Jacob really surprised many with this decision.
As haven't seen the Best First Film winner can't give an opinion, but film is in the 2013 My French Film Festival and now will have to watch to find out why this honor was given to film.
These are the winners from news.
Best Film: Les Adieux à la reine (Farewell My Queen), Benoît Jacquot
Best First Film: Louise Wimmer, Cyril Mennegun
Definitively 2012 is an excellent year for great French cinema and deciding which film to honor must have been a very difficult task especially when deciding the film for an award that is considered as "le Goncourt du cinéma".
The most prestigious French award recently announced the nominations for this year Best French Film of the Year award that will be announced on December 14 at Fouquet's in Paris.
The award is given by a jury of film critics and personalities presided by Gilles Jacob; they still have to announce the nominees for Best First Film and when they do this post will be modified accordingly.
These are the eight nominated films.
38 témoins (One Night), Lucas Belvaux
Amour (Love), Michael Haneke
Après Mai (Something in the Air), Olivier Assayas
Camille Redouble (Camille Rewinds), Noémie Lvovsky
De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone), Jacques Audiard
Holy Motors, Leos Carax
La Désintégration, Philippe Faucon
Les Adieux à la reine (Farewell, My Queen), Benoît Jacquot
As we can see all nominees come with impressive credentials as four films were unveiled at 2012 Cannes (Carax, Audiard, Lvovsky) and includes the Palme d'Or winner (Haneke); two in the Biennale (Assayas, Faucon), one in the 2012 Berlinale (Jacquot) and one was the opening film at the 2012 Rotterdam Film Festival (Belvaux).
Not clear why this year the 1st film nominees where not announced.