Louis Garrel’s ‘The Harmless’ Leas France’s Cesar Nominations

Louis Garrel’s heist comedy The Harmless and the Dominik Moll-directed procedural The Night time of the twelfth are the movies to beat at this yr’s César Awards, France’s prime movie prize.

The Harmless, by which Garrel co-stars, alongside Tár actress Noemie Merlant and Roschdy Zem, picked up 11 César nominations, together with for finest movie and finest director.

Moll’s The Night time of the twelfth, which, like The Harmless, premiered in Cannes final yr, scored 10 César noms, together with for finest movie.

Cédric Klapisch’s Rise, a few ballet dancer (Marion Barbeau) who, after an damage, seeks a brand new future in up to date dance, picked up 9 César nominations, as did Albert Serra’s Pacification, a thriller that includes Benoît Magimel as a morally-challenged Haut-Commissaire on an island in French Polynesia.

Valeria Bruni Tedeschi’s dramedy Eternally Younger, Cedric Jimenez’s terrorism drama November, Eric Gravel’s household drama Full Time and Alice Diop’s authorized thriller Saint Omer additionally scooped a number of nominations.

Garrel is up for the perfect actor César for his efficiency in The Harmless, alongside Jean Dujardin for November, Magimel for Pacification, Vincent Macaigne for Emmanuel Mouret’s Diary of a Fleeting Affair, and Denis Ménochet for his Rainer Werner Fassbinder-inspired efficiency in François Ozon’s Peter von Kant. Greatest actress nominees embody Laure Calamy for Full Time, Juliette Binoche for her starring flip in Emmanuel Carrère’s Between Two Worlds, Virginie Efira for Alice Winocour’s Paris Reminiscences, and Adèle Exarchopoulos for Zero Fucks Given from administrators Julie Lecoustre and Emmanuel Marre.

Within the working for the perfect overseas movie are Ruben Östlund’s Triangle of Disappointment, Jerzy Skolimowski’s EO, Tarik Saleh’s Cairo Conspiracy, Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s Spanish thriller The Beasts, and Lukas Dhont’s Shut.

This yr’s nominees had been introduced on-line Wednesday. The forty eighth César Awards can be held in Paris on Feb. 24. U.S. director David Fincher will obtain a lifetime achievement honor at this yr’s ceremony.

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The French César Academy just lately voted to not permit anybody who has been indicted or sentenced for acts of sexual or sexist violence to attend this yr’s occasion, although they will nonetheless be nominated and win a César. The transfer got here after Eternally Younger actor Sofiane Bennacer made the preliminary César shortlist in the perfect newcomer class. He was later dropped after it emerged he had been indicted on a number of expenses of rape and violence.



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