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AWARDS France

The Lumières opt for Class

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On Monday evening at the closing of the French Film Meetings organised by Unifrance, following the example of the Golden Globes, the foreign, Paris-based journalists voting for the 14th Lumière Awards crowned Laurent Cantet’s Palme d’Or-winning The Class [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Carole Scotta
interview: Laurent Cantet
film profile
]
Best French Film of 2008.

The Lumière for Best Director was awarded to François Dupeyron for With a Little Help From Myself [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
. Best Actress went to Yolande Moreau for her performance in Martin Provost’s Séraphine [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
and Best Actor to Vincent Cassel for Jean-François Richet’s Public Enemy Number One [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
diptych.

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Samuel Benchetrit’s I Always Wanted to Be a Gangster [+see also:
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]
picked up Best Screenplay while the awards for Best Female and Best Male Newcomer went to Nora Arnezeder (for Christophe Barratier’s Paris 36 [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
) and Mohamed Bouchaïb (for Lyes Salem’s Masquerades [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
) respectively.

Finally, the Dardenne brothers’ Lorna’s Silence [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Arta Dobroshi
interview: Arta Dobroshi
interview: Jean-Pierre et Luc Dardenne
interview: Olivier Bronckart
film profile
]
was crowned Best French-language Film 2008 (from outside France) and DoP Agnès Godard received the Special Prize for Career Achievement from the Image and Sound Technical Commission (CST).

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(Translated from French)

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