“The Innocent”, “The night of 12”, “En corps” … Césars 2023: the beautiful poster of French cinema

January 25, 2023 by No Comments

Looking at the list of films that have won the most nominations for the next Césars ceremony, scheduled for February 24, we measure the diversity of the films that have been offered to us this year despite a still difficult context for cinema. No grandissime favourite, but six films that fit in a pocket handkerchief and mix all genres, from comedy for the general public to more confidential auteur cinema, from November from Cedric Jimenez to pacification, torment on the islands by Albert Serra. As if the profession had refused to choose between all these cinema proposals that make it rich.

Behind the cheerful comedy of Louis Garrel, the innocentwith his 11 nominations and The night of 12an atypical thriller on a feminicide by Dominik Moll, we thus find In bodyby Cédric Klapisch and Pacification, torments on the islands by Albert Serra (9 nominations each), then The Almond Treesby Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and November, by Cédric Jimenez (7 nominations), Full time, by Eric Gravel and Saint Omer, by Alice Diop (4 nominations). Films that have received both a good critical and public reception, helping to bring spectators back to theaters, in a moment of great depression for attendance.

Unmissable Louis Garrel

So The night of 12released in the middle of summer, which, thanks to favorable word-of-mouth, reached nearly 500,000 admissions or the innocent and its more than 700,000 entries. Not to mention the 2.4 million spectators for Novemberor the 1.3 millionIn body. Figures undoubtedly well below what they could have been before the pandemic but which testify to a certain vitality after two years of great uncertainties for the future.

For the César for best actress, Fanny Ardant and Juliette Binoche will face Virginie Efira, nominated for See Paris again and Laure Calamy for Full timewhile Benoît Magimel, already rewarded last year, is again in competition for his role as paranoid high commissioner in pacification. He will face Louis Garrel, decidedly unavoidable this year, as well as Vincent Macaigne for Chronicle of a temporary liaison by Emmanuel Mouret and Denis Ménochet in Peter Van Kant by Francois Ozon.

Avoid new controversies

Unhappy candidate for the Oscars for best international film, Alice Diop and her narcotic Saint Omer competes in the category of best first film alongside another very strong film, Bruno Reidal, confession of a murdereror someworst by Lise Akoka and Romane Guéret. Finally, in the category of the best foreign film, in which there is no American film, the Palme d’Or of Cannes will be disputed. Without filter, As Bestas by the Spaniard Rodrigo Sorogoyen or even EOby Jerzy Skolimowski and The Cairo conspiracy by Tariq Saleh.

The Academy should also avoid new controversies like those that marked the last ceremonies. Chaired by Tahar Rahim, it will be presented collectively by nine masters and mistresses of ceremonies, from Emmanuelle Devos to Eye Haïdara, via Alex Lutz and Ahmed Sylla, thus avoiding the overly grating tone displayed last year. Furthermore, Sofiane Benacer, one of the actors in almond trees, indicted for rape, is not one of the nominees for the best male hope as the organization feared. Faced with this delicate case, and while waiting to modify its rules, the Academy had adopted a last-minute rule, according to which no person implicated “by justice for acts of violence” will not be invited ” highlighted» during the evening.

The main nominations for the César 2023:

-Best Actress

Fanny Ardant in The Young Lovers
Juliette Binoche in Ouistreham
laure calamy in Full time
Virginie Efira in See Paris again
Adèle Exarchopoulos in I don’t give a fuck

-Best actor

Jean Dujardin in November

Louis Garrel in The Innocent

Vincent Macaigne in Chronicle of a temporary liaison

Benoit Magimel in Pacifiction – Torment on the Islands

Denis Menochet in peter von kant

-Best film

The Almond Trees

In body

The Innocent

The Night of 12

Pacifiction – Torment on the Isles

-Best Achievement

Cedric Klapisch to In body

Louis Garrel to The Innocent

Cedric Jimenez to November

Dominik Moll to The Night of 12

Albert Serra to Pacifiction – Torment on the Islands

-Best Supporting Actress

Judith Chemla in The Sixth Child

Anais Demoustier in November

Anouk Grinberg in The Innocent

Lyna Khoudri in November

Noemie Merlant in The Innocent

-Best Supporting Actor

Francois Civil in In Body

Bouli Lanners in The Night of 12

Micha Lescot in The Almond Trees

Pio Marmai in In Body

Roschdy Zem in The Innocent

-Most promising Actress

Marion Barbeau in In Body

Guslagia Malanda in Saint-Omer

Rebecca Marder in A young girl who is well

Nadia Tereszkiewicz in The Almond Trees

Mallory Wanecque in The worst

-Best male prospect

Bastien Bouillon in The Night of 12

Stefan Crepon in peter von kant

Dimitri Doré in Bruno Reidal, confession of a murderer

Paul Kircher in The high school student

Alyosha Reinert in Small type

-Best first film

Bruno Reidal, Confession of a Murderer

Falcon Lake

The worst


The Sixth Child

-Best Animated Film

Ernest and Celestine: the trip to Charabiedirected by J.Jean-Christophe Roger and Julien Chheng

my afghan familycarried out by Michaela Pavlatova

Le Petit Nicolas – What are we waiting for to be happy?, carried out by Amandine Fredon and Banjamin Massoubre

Best Documentary Film

Let’s go childrenby Thierry Demaizière and Alban Teurlai

The Super 8 years, by Annie Ernaux and David Ernaux-Brio

The Oakof Laurent Charbonnier

Jane by Charlotteof Charlotte Gainsbourg

Return to Reims (fragments)of Jean-Gabriel Periot

-Best Foreign Film

As Bestas


The Cairo Conspiracy


Without Filter


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