Europe 1 with AFP 9:10 a.m., February 24, 2024

The 49th César ceremony was held Friday evening at the Olympia in Paris, and was marked by the triumph of the film “Anatomy of a Fall” by Justine Triet.

Also, the committed speech by actress Judith Godrèche on victims of sexual violence made an impression.

Europe 1 invites you to relive the most important moments this edition.

This Friday evening the 49th César ceremony was held, chaired by Valérie Lemercier.

An edition which gave an unprecedented place to victims of sexual violence, with the speech of actress Judith Godrèche dreaming of a "revolution" in the midst of a wave of freedom of speech in French cinema.

For the second time in their history, the Césars awarded the trophy for best director to a filmmaker, Justine Triet, for “Anatomy of a Fall”.

The feature film dominated the evening with six trophies, including best film.

Europe 1 invites you to relive, in images, the most significant moments of this 49th ceremony.

The committed speech of Judith Godrèche

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For once, the main thing was not the awards or the tributes, eclipsed by the speech of Judith Godrèche, who has become a leading figure in French #MeToo.

It was a standing ovation from the representatives of a 7th art accused of having for years covered the violence that the actress made her entrance on the stage of the Olympia, in Paris, to denounce the "level of impunity , denial and privilege" of the environment.

“Why accept that this art that we love so much, this art that binds us, is used as a cover for illicit trafficking in young girls?” she said.

"You have to be wary of little girls. They touch the bottom of the pool, they bump into each other, they hurt themselves but they bounce back," continued the actress, who filed a complaint against directors Benoît Jacquot and Jacques Doillon for violence sexual and physical during his adolescence, which the latter deny.

Raphaël Quenard wins the César for male revelation

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Raphaël Quenard won the César on Friday for best male revelation for “Scrapyard Dog”, crowning the meteoric rise of a troublemaker of French cinema, before launching an unexpected tribute to farmers, in the midst of a social movement.

"As the grandson of a farmer, culture, like everything else, is nothing. Thank you to all these people who work hard to offer us the luxury of filling our stomachs with good fruit, good vegetables, good cereals,” he declared on the eve of the high-voltage opening of the Agricultural Show.

Christopher Nolan receives an honorary César for his entire career

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American-British director Christopher Nolan was awarded an honorary César.

“Receiving this award is a dream come true,” said Christopher Nolan, who said he was marked by the French people’s “love of cinema.”

The director of 

Inception, Oppenheimer



 concluded his speech with a word for all of tonight's nominees: "I would like to congratulate them all. It is a great honor to be at their side. Thanks to the Academy, I am extremely grateful.”

Agnès Jaoui, moved, also receiving her honorary César

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The actress and director, who publicly recounted being a victim of sexual violence in her childhood, was awarded an honorary César.

A reward that she accepted with emotion, and in song.

With six statuettes, Agnès Jaoui remains the female artist most awarded at the Césars.

Justine Triet, big winner of this 49th ceremony

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Director Justine Triet, big winner of the 49th evening of the César Awards, dedicated her prize for best film for “Anatomy of a Fall” on Friday to “all women”, including “those who have been hurt”.

“I would like to dedicate this Caesar to all women (...) to those who succeed and those who fail, those who have been hurt and who free themselves by speaking, and those who do not succeed,” he said. -she declared, during a ceremony marked by the intervention of actress Judith Godrèche on sexual violence in the 7th art.

At 45, Justine Triet became the second woman to win the César for best director, after becoming the third director in history to win a Palme d'Or at Cannes.

Her film dominated the evening with a total of six awards, including best actress for Sandra Hüller, best screenplay, best editing and best supporting actor for Swann Arlaud.