The 2024 César for high school students awarded to “I will always see your faces”

The 2024 César for high school students rewards I will always see your faces, by Jeanne Herry, revealed the Ministry of Education and the César Academy on Monday February 26. This film on restorative justice had already won the César for best supporting actress on Friday, awarded to Adèle Exarchopoulos.

The César for high school students, awarded by a representative group of final year students, was created in 2019 by the Ministry of National Education and Youth and the Académie des César.

The 2,286 voting students, from 97 French general, technological and vocational high schools, in France and abroad, chose to reward Jeanne Herry’s third film, after Elle l’adore (2014) and Pupille (2018), dedicated to the little-known system of restorative justice. The system, which has existed in France since 2017, consists of bringing together victims and perpetrators of offenses who have admitted the facts, in the presence of mediators.

Luxury casting

I will always see your faces brings together a luxury cast: Gilles Lellouche, Leïla Bekhti, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Elodie Bouchez… The film explores in particular the story of a young woman raped by her brother in her childhood, played by Adèle Exarchopoulos . The actress obtained her second César for this role, ten years after that of best female hope for La Vie d’Adèle, by Abdellatif Kechiche.

Last year, the César for high school students rewarded La Nuit du 12, by Dominik Moll, an impossible investigation into femicide.

The high school students’ vote took place between February 1 and 23, like that of the members of the César Academy, to avoid “any possible influence between the two electoral bodies” , specify the organizers.

The World with AFP

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