The ceremony of awarding the French analogue of the Oscar - the Cesar prize - took place in Paris. The absolute leader in terms of the number of awards won was a painting from Mauritania called "Timbuktu".
Note that the movie, directed by Abderrahman Sissako, tells about a small family that peacefully lives in the city of Timbuktu. But when religious fanatics come to power, the lives of ordinary people turn to hell.
In total, the project has won seven of the eight awards it nominated for, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Music, Best Cinematography, Best Original Screenplay. and others.
Pierre Nine ("Yves Saint Laurent") and Adele Enel ("Fighters") won the main acting nominations. "Cesar" for the supporting role went to Kristen Stewart, who played in the movie "Sils Maria". It is noteworthy that she became the first American actress to receive this award.
The famous Hollywood actor Sean Penn received the Honorary Award of the French Film Academy. Taking it from the hands of the host of the ceremony, Marion Cotillard, the actor said from the stage that "French cinema is a haven to escape from commercial Hollywood cinema."
The Topic of Article: Cesar Prizes awarded in France.