Louis Garrel’s robbery comedy the innocent and the procedure led by Dominik Moll The night of 12 are the films to beat at this year’s César, the biggest prize in French cinema.
the innocentin which Garrel co-stars, alongside Warehouse actress Noémie Merlant and Roschdy Zem, won 11 César nominations, including those for best film and best director.
Mol’s The night of 12who, like the innocentpremiered at Cannes last year, won 10 Césars, including Best Film.
by Cédric Klapisch Increaseabout a ballet dancer (Marion Barbeau) who, after an injury, is looking for a new future in contemporary dance, has won 9 César nominations, just like that of Albert Serra Pacificationa thriller starring Benoît Magimel in the role of a beleaguered High Commissioner on an island in French Polynesia.
Comedy drama by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi forever Youngthe terrorist drama of Cedric Jimenez NovemberEric Gravel’s family drama Full time and Alice Diop’s legal thriller Saint-Omer also won several nominations.
Garrel is in the running for the César for best actor for his performance in the innocentalongside Jean Dujardin for NovemberMagimel for PacificationVincent Macaigne for Emmanuel Mouret’s Diary of a passing affairand Denis Ménochet for his performance inspired by Rainer Werner Fassbinder in François Ozon Kant’s stone. Best Actress nominees include Laure Calamy for Full timeJuliette Binoche for her starring turn in Emmanuel Carrère’s Between two worldsVirginie Efira for Alice Winocour’s Memories of Parisand Adele Exarchopoulos for Zero fuck given by directors Julie Lecoustre and Emmanuel Marre.
In the running for the best foreign film are Ruben Östlund triangle of sadnessby Jerzy Skolimowski HEYTarik Saleh Cairo ConspiracyRodrigo Sorogoyen’s Spanish thriller The beastsand that of Lukas Dhont To close.
This year’s nominees were announced online on Wednesday. The 48th Cesar ceremony will take place in Paris on February 24. American director David Fincher will receive a lifetime achievement award at this year’s ceremony.
The French Academy of Caesars recently voted to ban anyone charged or convicted of acts of sexual or gender-based violence from attending this year’s event, although they could still be nominated and win a Caesar. The move came later forever Young Actor Sofiane Bennacer made the first César selection in the best hope category. He was later dropped after it emerged he had been charged with multiple rape and assault charges.