Rust&Bone triumphs at the Golden Stars
by Fabien Lemercier
19/02/2013 - Best Film, Best Actress (Marion Cotillard), Best Screenplay (Jacques Audiard and Thomas Bidegain) and Best Male Newcomer (Matthias Schoenaerts). With four prizes in this 14th edition of the Golden Stars awarded by French cinema journalists and movie critics, Rust&Bone [trailer, film focus] by Jacques Audiard beats Love [trailer, film focus] by Michael Haneke, which won the Best Director and Best Actor awards (Jean-Louis Trintignant).
It is worth thinking about these results since the Césars (article) will be awarded on February 22nd. Indeed, over the past few years, the 450 members of the Golden Stars’ jury and the 4,200 members of the Academy of Film Arts and Techniques (who vote at the Césars) have very often opted for the same film. Winning prizes around the world, will Love be snubbed in its majority production country (France)? We’ll have the answer on Friday night.
The Golden Star for Best First Movie went to Louise Wimmer [trailer] by Cyril Mennegun (review), while Invisible by Sébastien Lifshitz won Best Documentary, and Izïa Higelin carried off the title for Best Female Newcomer for her performance in Mauvaise fille [trailer]. Finally, the international star Alexandre Desplat won the Golden Star for Best Original Soundtrack Compositor.
As for prizes awarded to the industry, Diaphana (directed by Michel Saint-Jean, which launched Bad Seeds [trailer] by Safy Nebbou last summer and is currently handling post-production of Je fais le mort by Jean-Paul Salomé – article) won the Golden Star for Best Producer, while Gaumont was acclaimed in the Distribution category.
(Translated from French)