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CÉSARS 2013

Royal flush for Amour at the Césars

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- By sweeping up the five major trophies, Michael Haneke’s film joins The Last Metro in the history of the Césars

Royal flush for Amour at the Césars

Best film, Best Director, Best Actress (Emmanuelle Riva - photo), Best Actor (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Best Screenplay: by sweeping up the five major Césars, the French majority production Amour [+see also:
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interview: Michael Haneke
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]
 by Austrian director Michael Haneke entered the history of the Césars in Paris on Friday night, to join The Last Metro by François Truffaut, until now the only movie to have won all five awards.

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Love thus adds to its exceptional collection of prizes which began with the Palme d’Or in Cannes and could be further extended on Sunday at the Oscars. Michael Haneke also becomes the 4th non-French filmmaker to win the César for Best Film after Joseph Losey in 1977, Ettore Scola in 1984 and Denys Arcand in 2004.

The 2013 list of prizes awarded by professionals in the French cinema industry also highlighted Rust & Bone [+see also:
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interview: Jacques Audiard
interview: Jacques Audiard
film profile
]
by Jacques Audiard, which won four titles (Best Male Newcomer for Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts, best adaptation, music and editing). Also worth mentioning, Farewell, My Queen [+see also:
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interview: Benoît Jacquot
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]
 by Benoît Jacquot with three technical Césars (cinematography, set design and costumes) and the comedy What's in a name [+see also:
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 by duo Matthieu Delaporte - Alexandre de la Patellière, which scored a double for supporting roles (Valérie Benguigui and Guillaume de Tonquedec). A huge disappointment, however, for Camille rewinds [+see also:
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by Noémie Lvovsky, which left empty-handed despite its 13 nominations.

Finally, in the category for animated films, a mention for Ernest & Célestine [+see also:
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 by the trio Benjamin Renner - Vincent Patar - Stéphane Aubier, and the excellent performance of the production company Zadig Films with the César for Best First Film won by Louise Wimmer [+see also:
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 by Cyril Mennegun and Best Documentary for Les invisibles by Sébastien Lifshitz.

List of Awards:

Best Film
Amour – produced by Margaret Ménégoz, directed by Michael Haneke

Best Actress
Emmanuelle Riva – Amour

Best Actor
Jean-Louis Trintignant - Amour

Best Director
Michael Haneke – Amour

Best Original Screenplay
Michael Haneke – Amour

Best Screenplay Adaptation
Jacques Audiard & Thomas Bidegain – Rust&Bone

Best Supporting Actress
Valérie Benguigui – What’s in a name

Best Supporting Actor
Guillaume de Tonquedec – What’s in a name

Best Female Newcomer
Izia Higelin – Mauvaise fille [+see also:
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film profile
]

Best Male Newcomer
Matthias Schoenaerts – Rust & Bone

Best First Film
Louise Wimmer – Cyril Mennegun

Best Animated Film
Ernest & Célestine – Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar & Stéphane Aubier

Best Documentary
Les invisibles – Sébastien Lifshitz

Best Cinematography
Romain Winding – Farewell, My Queen

Best Editing
Juliette Welfling – Rust & Bone

Best Original Soundtrack
Alexandre Desplat – Rust & Bone

Best Sound
Antoine Deflandre, Germain Bouylay & Eric Tisserand – My Way [+see also:
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]

Best Costumes
Christian Gasc – Farewell, My Queen

Best Set Design
Katia Wyszkop – Farewell, My Queen

Best Short Film
Le cri du homard – Nicolas Guiot

Best Foreign Film
Argo – Ben Affleck

(Translated from French)

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