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For the second time of their historical past, the Césars awarded the trophy for finest director to a filmmaker, Justine Triet, for “Anatomy of a Fall”. The characteristic movie dominated the night with six trophies, together with finest movie, and is gaining new momentum earlier than the Oscars (March 10 in Los Angeles), for which it has 5 nominations.

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“Anatomy of a Fall” gained the César for finest movie on Friday February 23, dominating the ceremony with 5 different trophies, together with finest route to Justine Triet. Additional momentum for the movie, Palme d'Or in May 2023 in Cannes, for the Oscars ceremony on March 10, the place it’s nominated 5 occasions.

Another favourite with 12 nominations, “The Animal Kingdom” by Thomas Cailley gained 5 Césars (finest costumes, finest sound, finest visible results, finest unique music and finest images).

But, for as soon as, the primary factor was not the awards or the tributes, eclipsed by the speech of Judith Godrèche, who has turn out to be a number one determine in French #MeToo. It was a standing ovation from the representatives of a seventh artwork accused of getting for years lined the violence that the actress made her entrance on the stage of the Olympia, in Paris, to denounce the “level of impunity , denial and privilege” of the atmosphere.

“Why accept that this art that we love so much, this art that binds us, is used as a cover for illicit trafficking in young girls?” she mentioned.

“You have to be wary of little girls. They touch the bottom of the pool, they bump into each other, they hurt themselves but they bounce back,” continued the actress, who filed a criticism in opposition to administrators Benoît Jacquot and Jacques Doillon for violence sexual and bodily throughout his adolescence, which the latter deny.

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The distinction is placing with the cataclysmic 2020 version of the Césars. Roman Polanski, accused of rape, acquired the prize for finest director for “J'accuse”, prompting the departure of actress Adèle Haenel.

The latter, who has since left the cinema, reposted, with out remark, a photograph from this night on her social networks on Friday.

The query of sexual violence arose from the introductory remarks of the president of the ceremony, Valérie Lemercier: “I cannot depart this stage with out praising those that are shaking up the habits and customs of a really outdated world the place the our bodies of some have been implicitly on the disposal of the our bodies of others.”

Adèle Exarchopoulos, finest supporting actress

Actress Adèle Exarchopoulos receives the César for best actress in a supporting role, February 23, 2024 at the Olympia theater, in Paris
Actress Adèle Exarchopoulos receives the César for finest actress in a supporting function, February 23, 2024 on the Olympia theater, in Paris © STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP

Just as symbolic, the Academy awarded its very first prize, the César for finest actress in a supporting function, to Adèle Exarchopoulos, for “I will always see your faces”, the place she performs a sufferer of incest.

Before the ceremony, round 100 folks demonstrated in entrance of the Olympia, on the name of the CGT, to assist the phrases of the victims.

“All together, we can really help things change, a truly better world can open up,” mentioned actress Anna Mouglalis, who accused administrators Philippe Garrel and Jacques Doillon of getting sexually assaulted her. .

Beyond these speeches, the topic has not completed haunting French cinema, a number of representatives of that are focused by authorized proceedings, equivalent to Gérard Depardieu, indicted for rape and sexual assault and of which President Emmanuel Macron mentioned the tip 2023 that he made “France proud”.

The president of the National Cinematography Center (CNC), Dominique Boutonnat, can be implicated in a case of alleged sexual assault on his 21-year-old godson.

New calls to denounce violence have been launched, specifically by the actor Aurélien Wiik to free the voices of the boys who would have been victims, and past the cinema, Judith Godrèche mentioned she had acquired greater than 2,000 testimonies in 4 days on the e-mail deal with she opened for this objective.