Sunday, February 05, 2017

7th Les Magritte du Cinéma Award Winners

Last night Belgian francophone cinema was honored with the annual awards in a ceremony hosted by Anne-Pascale Clairembourg and with none other than Virginie Efira acting as the President plus winning the top award (ex aequo).

The Magritte d'honneur this year went to a great actor with many outstanding performances in French films, great André Dussolier.

Current edition was market by the emergence of a new generation of Belgian cinematographers but then the big winner of the nigh was Les Premiers les Derniers by Bouli Lanners. not only because won top award but also because won the most awards, 5 out 8 possible.

These are the winners in main categories.

Best Film: Les Premiers les derniers (The First, the Last), Bouli Lanners
Best First Film: Keeper, Guillaume Senez
Best Flemish Film: Belgica, Felix van Groeningen
Best Foreign Film in Co-Production: La Tortue Rouge (The Red Turtle), Michael Dudok de Wit

Best Director: Bouli Lanners for Les Premiers les derniers (The First, the Last)

Best Actress: (tie)
Astrid Whettnall in La Route d'Istambul (Road To Istambul), Rachid Bouchareb
Virginie Efira in Victoria, Justine Triet
Best Supporting Actress: Catherine Salée in Keeper
Best Female Newcomer: Salomé Richard in Baden Baden, Rachel Lang

Best Actor: Jean-Jacques Rausin in Je me tue à le dire (Death by Death), Xavier Seron)
Best Supporting Actor: David Murgia in Les Premiers les derniers (The First, the Last)
Best Male Newcomer: Yoann Blanc in Un homme à la mer, Géraldine Doignon

Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted): Xavier Seron for Je me tue à le dire (Death by Death)
Best Cinematography: Olivier Boonjing for Parasol, Valéry Rosier

To check winners in all categories go official site here, available only in French.

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