35th César Awards
|35th César Awards|
|Date||27 February 2010|
|Site||Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, France|
|Hosted by||Valérie Lemercier and Gad Elmaleh|
|Best Picture||A Prophet|
|Best Director||Jacques Audiard|
La Journée de la jupe
|Most awards||A Prophet (9)|
|Most nominations||A Prophet (13)|
The 35th César Awards ceremony was presented by the Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma in Paris to honour its selection of the best films of 2009 on 27 February 2010. The ceremony was chaired by Marion Cotillard, with Valérie Lemercier and Gad Elmaleh acting as the host. Harrison Ford was presented with an Honorary César by Sigourney Weaver.
Winners and nominees
Michel Barthélémy – A Prophet
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I’m gonna read a remarkable text written by Jacques Fieschi: "Writer, director; creator of “the cinematographe”, challenger of "Les cahiers du cinéma", which recently published a special edition on Eric Rohmer. Truffaut once said he was one of the greatest directors of the 20th century, Godard was his brother, Chabrol admired him, Wenders couldn’t stop taking photos of him. Rohmer is a tremendous international star. The one and only French director who was in coherence with the money spent on his films and the money that his films made. I remember a phrase by Daniel Toscan Du Plantier the day “Les Visiteurs” opened, which eventually sold 15 million tickets: “Yes but there is this incredible film called "L'arbre, le maire et la médiathèque" that sold 100,000 tickets, which may sound ridiculous in comparison, but no, because but it was only playing in one theater for an entire year." A happy time for cinema when this kind of thing could happen. Rohmer." Here is a tribute from Jacques Fieschi: "We are all connected with the cinema, at least for a short time. The cinema has its economical laws, its artistic laws, a craft that once in a while rewards us or forgets us. Eric Rohmer seems to have escaped from this reality by inventing his own laws, his own rules of the game. One could say his own economy of the cinema that served his own purpose, which could skip the others, or to be more accurate that couldn’t skip the audience with its originality. He had a very unique point of view on the different levels of language and on desire that is at work in the heart of each and every human being, on youth, on seasons, on literature, of course, and one could say on history. Eric Rohmer, this sensual intellectual, with his silhouette of a teacher and a walker. As an outsider he made luminous and candid films in which he deliberately forgot his perfect knowledge of the cinema in a very direct link with the beauty of the world." The text was by Jacques Fieschi and it was a tribute to Eric Rohmer, Thank You.
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