Shared custody he got up on Friday night with the César prize from French cinema to the best film. This drama about gender violence, directed by debutant Xavier Legrand, She became the big winner by winning four prizes in total over the ten that she opted for. It tied well with The Sisters Brothers, the new movie of Jacques Audiard, who won the award for the best director, the third in his career, by a crepuscular western who also triumphed in the technical categories.
Meanwhile, the big loser of the night was the comedy The big bathroom, gigantic blockbuster in France, where it has been seen by more than 4 million spectators. It was the film with the most nominations-ten in all, the same ones Shared custody– but it ended up with only one award, the best secondary for the actor and singer Philippe Katerine, the most striking member of his choral cast. The awards obtained by Shared custody confirm the meteoric rise of Xavier Legrand. In a few months, the 39-year-old director has gone from being a semi-unknown theater actor to becoming one of the personalities with the most future in French cinema. From the stage of the Sala Pleyel in Paris, Legrand recalled that macho violence continues to kill. "So far this year, 25 women have been killed in France. One every two days, "recalled the filmmaker, who is already preparing his second film, a black comedy with an unknown plot.
Shared custody she also won the César awards for the best screenplay, the best editing and the best actress for Léa Drucker, a long-time performer, but accustomed to supporting roles, who had already starred in the short film Avant that of tout perdre, on which Legrand's film is inspired. When going over the long, the director wanted to be faithful and renewed his confidence in her. Drucker dedicated the award to victims of domestic violence and to feminists. "They have made me the woman I am today," he said.
Premiered at the Venice Film Festival 2017, Shared custody He left that festival with the awards for the best director and the best debut, before going through the San Sebastian Festival, where he won the audience award for the best European film. It was the beginning of an impressive international trajectory. In France, the film, which does not have stars or had a vocation to become a blockbuster, has already been seen by almost 400,000 spectators.
Meanwhile, César for the best actor went to Alex Lutz, a television star who opens as director with Guy, a fake documentary where he plays an old singer from the 60s who is followed by a young journalist who is convinced he is his illegitimate son. The movie Les chatouilles, which talks about the abuse of minors, took the prize for the best adapted screenplay and the best secondary for Karin Viard. On the other hand, Hirokazu Kore-eda won the prize for the best foreign film with A family affair, that already obtained with La Palma of Gold in the past Festival of Dogs.
The César de Honor was delivered to Robert Redford, When he went up to pick him up he remembered his days as a student of Fine Arts in the Paris of the fifties and remembered a trip in a hitchhiking to Cannes in which he ended up sleeping on the beach, before returning 17 years later as a guest. "I always remembered that first time," Redford said, in another lesson of class and humility. For its part, the actress Diane Kruger paid a heartfelt tribute to the designer Karl Lagerfeld, who died this week, with whom he maintained a close friendship. "He dressed all the stars, from Romy Schneider to Nicole Kidman," Kruger said in a speech intended as "a last goodbye" to Chanel's artistic director.