"Les Misérables" by Ladj Ly - Le Pacte
- Despite the controversy, Roman Polanski won the César for best director for "J'accuse".
- Several laureates preferred to avoid the press, no doubt fearing to have to speak on this subject.
- Others, however, gave their opinion.
We expected a nice scandal for the 45th Cesar ceremony and we were not disappointed! The trophy for best director won by Roman Polanski (absent like all his team) was like a thunderbolt in the press room where most of the winners came to express their happiness by hugging their statuette to their hearts.
Congratulations to #PAPICHA it is so deserved! @Les_Cesar @ 20Minutes pic.twitter.com/6obWboYn4A- Vié Caroline (@Caroklouk) February 28, 2020
"This César is an encouragement which proves that we can tell hard stories and make them appreciated by a large audience," admitted Mounia Meddour, winner for the best first film with the excellent Papicha , at 20 Minutes . Her actress Lyna Khoudry, best female hopeful, congratulated herself on "being rewarded for a role of courageous woman and ready to fight to exist." »One would then have thought that the evening was launched in a resolutely feminine fashion.
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Careful or in a hurry
Everything changed suddenly with the announcement of the Cesar for Best Director for Roman Polanski. Some recipients, cautious or in a hurry, such as Jérémy Clapin for the sublime animated film I lost my body , flatly shunned the journalists or made a flash passage. Ladj Ly, largely - and rightly - rewarded for Les Misérables did not find the time to answer our questions. Few winners have shown themselves this year, perhaps for fear of being questioned on the various controversies.
Roschdy Zem, the class personified @Les_Cesar @ 20Minutes # Cesar2020 pic.twitter.com/lSkXlTjFtV- Vié Caroline (@Caroklouk) February 29, 2020
Happy to be there
Roshdy Zem, awarded for Roubaix, a light , is the class personified. He was visibly overwhelmed by hugging his trophy to his heart and admitting: "I didn't expect it even if everyone predicted it!" ". Same story for Anaïs Demoustier, moving in her emotion to talk about Alice and the Mayor who won her the César for best actress. “It is a pleasure to be rewarded for this character who marks a turning point in my career, that of a strong woman who is on an equal footing with the hero. "
Swann Arlaud so happy with his César #GraceADieu @Les_Cesar @ 20Minutes pic.twitter.com/Rp5SwxiAmX- Vié Caroline (@Caroklouk) February 28, 2020
In the thick of it
Swann Arlaud, best supporting role for Grâce à Dieu , was very clear and did not mince words. He intervened just after the announcement of the prize awarded to Roman Polanski "I understand the reaction of Adèle Haenel when she left the room after the announcement of the prize!", He declared. How not to understand it after having shot Thanks to God who evokes the victims of pedophilia. I can't believe what's going on. Nicolas Bedos, celebrated for the script for La Belle Epoque, was less vocal. "As a man, I don't feel I have the right to react," he told us.
Duo accomplice @ NicolasBedos1 and #FannyArdant @Les_Cesar @ 20Minutes # Cesar2020 pic.twitter.com/BpYLDvilYM- Vié Caroline (@Caroklouk) February 29, 2020
Fanny Ardant, alone against everyone
As for the wonderful Fanny Ardant, also awarded for La Belle Epoque , she dared to defend Roman Polanski. "I really like her," she said. And I must admit that I tend to place myself on the side of the one who is alone against everyone. The press room was then quickly emptied while each and everyone shared their amazement to see the director of J'accuse triumph. "It's crazy, sighed an apparitor He must be happy Polanski!" ". No doubt, but we cannot say that everyone shares their joy. On leaving the Caesars, the somewhat embarrassed silence was king.
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