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My Golden Days in pole position for the Lumières

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- Arnaud Desplechin's film has secured a total of seven nominations, thus outrunning Mustang, Summertime and Marguerite

My Golden Days in pole position for the Lumières
My Golden Days by Arnaud Desplechin

Similar to the Golden Globes in that they are awarded to the best artists in French and French-language film by foreign journalists based in Paris, the 21st Lumières Awards will be handed out on 8 February 2016. Among the contenders is My Golden Days [+see also:
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]
by Arnaud Desplechin, which spearheads the list of nominees, with seven nods, ahead of Mustang [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
film profile
]
by Deniz Gamze Ergüven (with six nominations), Summertime [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Catherine Corsini (five) and Marguerite [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Xavier Giannoli
film profile
]
by Xavier Giannoli (four). These four features will be duking it out for the title of Best Film of the Year, alongside Courted [+see also:
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trailer
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]
by Christian Vincent and Dheepan [+see also:
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Q&A: Jacques Audiard
film profile
]
by Jacques Audiard (the only filmmaker in the list of nominees to have already won the trophy). Interestingly, the competition promises to be wide open this year, as not one title stands out as a clear favourite.

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The battle for the Best Actress statuette will be fought by Emmanuelle Bercot (Mon roi [+see also:
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]
), Clotilde Courau (In the Shadow of Women [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
), Catherine Frot (Marguerite [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Xavier Giannoli
film profile
]
), Izia Higelin (Summertime [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
), Isabelle Huppert (Valley of Love [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
) and Elsa Zylberstein (Un + une [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
).

Featuring among the six hopefuls for the Lumière Award for Best Actor are Gérard Depardieu (Valley of Love), André Dussollier (21 Nights with Pattie [+see also:
film review
trailer
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]
), Vincent Lindon (The Measure of a Man [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Stéphane Brizé
film profile
]
and Diary of a Chambermaid [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
), Fabrice Luchini (Courted), Vincent Macaigne (Les deux amis [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
) and Jérémie Renier (The Wakhan Front [+see also:
film review
trailer
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]
).

Here is the complete list of nominees:

Best Film
Summertime [+see also:
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]
- Catherine Corsini
Dheepan [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: Jacques Audiard
film profile
]
- Jacques Audiard
Courted [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Christian Vincent
Marguerite [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Xavier Giannoli
film profile
]
- Xavier Giannoli
Mustang [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Deniz Gamze Ergüven
film profile
]
- Deniz Gamze Ergüven
My Golden Days [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Arnaud Desplechin

Best Director
Jacques Audiard – Dheepan
Catherine Corsini - Summertime
Arnaud Desplechin – My Golden Days
Philippe Garrel – In the Shadow of Women [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]

Xavier Giannoli – Marguerite
Maïwenn - Mon roi [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]

Best Actress
Emmanuelle Bercot - Mon roi
Clotilde Courau – In the Shadow of Women
Catherine Frot – Marguerite
Izïa Higelin - Summertime
Isabelle Huppert - Valley of Love [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]

Elsa Zylberstein - Un + une [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]

Best Actor
Gérard Depardieu - Valley of Love
André Dussollier – 21 Nights with Pattie [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]

Vincent Lindon –The Measure of a Man [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Stéphane Brizé
film profile
]
and Diary of a Chambermaid [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]

Fabrice Luchini - Courted
Vincent Macaigne - Les deux amis [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]

Jérémie Rénier – The Wakhan Front [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]

Best Screenplay
Catherine Corsini and Laurette Polmanss - Summertime
Arnaud Desplechin and Julie Peyr – My Golden Days
Philippe Faucon – Fatima [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Philippe Faucon
film profile
]

Deniz Gamze Ergüven and Alice Winocour – Mustang
Xavier Giannoli – Marguerite
Arnaud and Jean-Marie Larrieu – 21 Nights with Pattie

Best Female Newcomer
Golshifteh Farahani - Les deux amis
Sara Giraudeau - Les bêtises [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]

Baya Medhaffar – As I Open My Eyes [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Leyla Bouzid
film profile
]

Lou Roy-Lecollinet – My Golden Days
Sophie Verbeeck – All About Them [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]

Güneş Nezihe Şensoy, Doğa Zeynep Doğuşlu, Elit Işcan, Tuğba Sunguroğlu and Ilayda Akdoğan – Mustang

Best Male Newcomer
Stany Coppet – Pure Life [+see also:
trailer
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]

Quentin Dolmaire – My Golden Days
Alban Lenoir – French Blood [+see also:
trailer
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]

Félix Moati – All About Them
Harmandeep Palminder – Young Tiger [+see also:
trailer
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]

Rod Paradot – Standing Tall [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Emmanuelle Bercot
film profile
]

Best Debut Film
Young Tiger - Cyprien Vial
Les deux amis - Louis Garrel
Mustang - Deniz Gamze Ergüven
The Wakhan Front - Clément Cogitore
Pure Life - Jérémy Banster
Vincent [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Thomas Salvador

Best Cinematography
David Chizallet - Mustang, Les Anarchistes [+see also:
trailer
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]
, I Am a Soldier [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Laurent Larivière
film profile
]

Matias Boucard - SK1 [+see also:
trailer
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]

Irina Lubtchansky – My Golden Days
Claire Mathon – The Last Hammer Blow [+see also:
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]
, Mon roi and Les deux amis
Arnaud Potier - Cowboys [+see also:
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trailer
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]

Sylvain Verdet – The Wakhan Front

Best Score
Bruno Coulais – Diary of a Chambermaid
Warren Ellis – Mustang
Grégoire Hetzel - Summertime and My Golden Days
Mike Lévy, aka Gesaffelstein – Disorder [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Alice Winocour
film profile
]

Béatrice Thiriet - Astragalus [+see also:
trailer
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]

Jean-Claude Vannier - Microbe et Gasoil [+see also:
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trailer
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]

Best Documentary
The Pearl Button [+see also:
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film profile
]
- Patricio Guzmán
Tomorrow [+see also:
trailer
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]
- Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent
Human [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Sud Eau Nord Déplacer [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Antoine Boutet
The Missing Picture [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Rithy Panh
We Come as Friends [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Hubert Sauper

Best French-language Film (outside France)
As I Open My Eyes - Leyla Bouzid (Tunisia, Belgium, France)
L’année prochaine [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
- Vania Leturcq (Belgium, France)
Much Loved [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
- Nabil Ayouch (France, Morocco)
The Rooftops [+see also:
trailer
interview: Merzak Allouache
film profile
]
- Merzak Allouache (France, Algeria)
The Brand New Testament [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Jaco van Dormael
film profile
]
- Jaco van Dormael (France, Belgium, Luxembourg)
Vanity [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Lionel Baier
film profile
]
 - Lionel Baier (Switzerland, France)

(Translated from French)

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