Polanski’s wins seven Césars
- The Pianist sweeps the boards at the 28th Césars and takes home 7 including best film, director and actor. Isabelle Carré is best actress & Bernard Le Coq best supporting actor
Roman Polanski was the outright winner of the 28th edition of the Césars, held in Paris on 22 February. His English-language The Pianist [+see also:
film profile] won best film, director, Adrien Brody won best actor, as well as best cinematography, sound, set design and music.
It was a disappointing night for François Ozon. Despite getting 12 nominations, his 8 Women [+see also:
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Isabelle Carré won the best actress César for Se souvenir des belle choses by Zabou Breitman. The film was also the biggest surprise of the evening when it won the César for best first film and Bernard Le Coq, best supporting actor.
Presented this year by a Géraldine Pailhas, this year’s edition featured an emotional tribute by Isabelle Huppert to Daniel Toscan du Plantier who died in Berlin on 11 February while Gérard Depardieu paid homage to the late film director, Maurice Pialat who died in January.
Honorary Césars went to America’s Meryl Streep and director Spike Lee as well as French actress Bernadette Laffont. Best foreign film went to Michael Moore’s documentary-film Bowling for Columbine while the first edition of a new award, the Best European Film of the Year went to Pedro Almodòvar for Speak To Her – Hable con ella [+see also:
(Translated from French)
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