In France, announced the list of nominees for the “Cesar” film award, which is also called the French “Oscar”. The ceremony will take place in Paris on February 25 and the jury will be chaired by writer-director Daniel Thompson. Variety writes about it.
One of the candidates for the award will be the film “Almond Trees” by the French director Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi. He will compete with Cedric Klapisch’s comedy-drama “In Full Force,” Louis Garrel’s crime comedy “The Innocent,” thriller “Murder Mystery” and Albert Serra’s drama “Pacification: Torment on the Islands.”
Traditionally, within the framework of the film award, the award for the best foreign film will also be awarded. This year’s shortlist also includes five films: “Predators” by Rodrigo Sorogoyen, “Close” by Belgian director Lukas Dont, “Conspiracy in Cairo” by Saleh Tarik, “Eeyore” by Jerzy Skolimowski and “Triangle of Sorrow” by Swedish director Ruben Östlund. .
As in previous years, the awards will also go to the best actors, best costume designers, composers and sound engineers. The largest number of nominations – for the picture “Innocent”, ten nominations – for the picture “Murder Mystery”. Nine nominations for the films “In Full Force” and “Pacification: Torment on the Islands.” The dramatic comedy Almendros closes the top five with seven nominations.
The so-called honorary “Cesar,” given for outstanding achievements in world cinema, this year will go to American director David Fisher. We talk about it in more detail here.