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Arcand triumphs

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- The Canadian director came away with three major awards at the most prestigious prizes for French cinema in 2004. There were also honours for the actresses Julie Depardieu and Sylvie Testud. Goodbye Lenin! won best European film

Arcand triumphs

The filmmaker from Quebec, Denys Arcand triumphed with his film Barbarian Invasions [+see also:
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at the 29th edition of the Césars, which were awarded at a ceremony at the Châtelet theatre in Paris on February 21, 2004. The feature film had already won two prizes at the Cannes Film Festival, and the co-production by the French company Pyramide has now picked up a further 3 major awards, for Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay. The other favourites, Bon voyage [+see also:
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and Pas sur la bouche had to be contented with three awards each, though in the minor categories. The ceremony for the French cinema awards also saw a double win for the actress Julie Depardieu, who came away with Best Young Actress award and Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Lili, a feat that has only previously been matched by Richard Anconina in 1984. The Best European film at the 2004 Cesars.

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Omar Sharif came away with the César for Best Actor, and Darry Cowl won as Best Supporting Actor. There were also awards for the hot favourites, Sylvie Testud (Best Actress), Goodbye Lenin! by Wolfgang Becker (Best European Film) and Since Otar Left by Julie Bertuccelli (Best First Work). Other awards worth noting include the César for editing won by Lucas Belvaux's trilogy, a French-Belgium co-production (Agat Films & Cie/Entre Chien et Loup).


The complete list of the 2004 Césars

Best Film
Barbarian Invasions [+see also:
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by Denys Arcand

Best Actor
Omar Sharif in Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran [+see also:
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Best Actress
Sylvie Testud in fear and Trembling [+see also:
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Best Director
Denys Arcand for Barbarian Invasions [+see also:
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Best Supporting Actor
Darry Cowl in Pas sur la bouche

Best Supporting Actress
Julie Depardieu in Lili

Best Young Actor
Grégori Derangère in Bon voyage [+see also:
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Best Young Actress
Julie Depardieu in Lili

Best First Work
Since Otar Left by Julie Bertuccelli

Best European Film
Goodbye Lenin! [+see also:
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interview: Wolfgang Becker
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]
by Wolfgang Becker

Best Sound
Jean-Marie Blondel, Gérard Hardy and Gérard Lamps in Pas sur la bouche

Best Original Screenplay
Denys Arcand for Barbarian Invasions [+see also:
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Best Film Soundtrack
Benoît Charest for Belleville Rendez-Vous [+see also:
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Best Photography
Thierry Arbogast for Bon voyage [+see also:
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Best Costumes
Jackie Budin for Pas sur la bouche

Best Foreign Film
Mystic River by Clint Eastwood

Best Art Design
Jacques Rouxel and Catherine Leterrier for Bon voyage [+see also:
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Best Editing
Danielle Anezin, Valérie Loiseleux and Ludo Troch for Cavale [+see also:
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-Après la vie [+see also:
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-Un couple épatant [+see also:
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: une trilogie

Best Short Film
L'homme sans tête by Juan Solanas

(Translated from French)

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