Live, Césars 2024: follow the 49th ceremony

Cover image: The 46th edition of the Césars du cinéma ceremony at the Olympia, in Paris, March 12, 2021 (illustrative photo). BERTRAND GUAY / AFP

  • Shaken by a new wave of accusations of sexual violence, French cinema has an appointment for the 49th edition of the Césars, Friday February 23 at the Olympia, in Paris. The ceremony will be broadcast unencrypted on Canal+ from 8:45 p.m.
  • From the behavior of Gérard Depardieu to the accusations of rape of a minor made by the actress Judith Godrèche against the filmmakers Benoît Jacquot and Jacques Doillon, followed by the testimonies of other actresses, the question of sexual and sexist violence has returned to haunt French cinema in recent years. weeks. Judith Godrèche is expected to give a speech this evening on this theme. The CGT-Spectacle also calls for a rally in front of the Olympia, against “violence” and “silence” .
  • The presidency of the evening was entrusted to Valérie Lemercier, already mistress of ceremonies three times and who won the César for best actress in 2022 for her role in her sixth feature film, Aline , biopic of Quebec singer Céline Dion . For the presentation, the Academy is renewing the formula of a collegial team of masters and mistresses of ceremonies adopted last year. This time it will be composed of Ariane Ascaride, Bérénice Bejo, Dali Benssalah, Juliette Binoche, Dany Boon, Bastien Bouillon, Audrey Diwan, Ana Girardot, Diane Kruger, Benoît Magimel, Paul Mirabel, Nadia Tereszkiewicz and Jean-Pascal Zadi.
  • The fantastic film The Animal Kingdom , selected in twelve categories including best film and best direction, is at the top of the nominations. Behind him, Anatomy of a Fall , Justine Triet’s Palme d’Or which continues to win awards abroad, where the film has already attracted more than 1.6 million spectators, also unsurprisingly accumulates nominations (eleven in total). Among others, Justine Triet is nominated for the César for best director, a category from which female directors were absent last year and in which filmmaker Tonie Marshall is until now the only woman to have been crowned.

For further

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Investigation. The young girl in the cinema or the ravages of a myth

Narrative. Anatomy of France’s failure at the Oscars

Portrait. Raphaël Quenard, an actor driven by his desires

Investigation. Gérard Depardieu by Yann Moix, the incredible story of the film that caused a scandal

Critical. “The Animal Kingdom”: the Kafkaesque metamorphosis of Paul Kircher under the gaze of Romain Duris

Tribune. Laure Murat: “The Judith Godrèche affair marks a rhetorical turning point in the #metoo of French cinema”


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