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11 February 2013 à 11:08

Love triumphs at the BAFTAs

Nominated in four categories, Love (Amour) picked up the award yesterday for Best Film Not In the English Language and Best Actress honors for Emmanuelle Riva.

One year after the resounding success of The Artist, French cinema is once again in the spotlight across the Channel, honored with two awards for Michael Haneke's film Love (Amour), which continues its awards spree since winning the Palme d'Or at Cannes in May 2012.
This is the 14th time since 1983 that a French production has won a BAFTA award for Best Film Not In the English Language. Love thus joins the ranks of films such as A Prophet, I've Loved You So Long, and Ridicule.

Emmanuelle Riva was competing for the Best Actress trophy with Marion Cotillard (for Rust & Bone), the most recent French actress to have won a BAFTA award, for her performance in La Vie en Rose. Riva, who was the star of Hiroshima Mon Amour, is also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress, an award that will be presented in Los Angeles in two weeks' time by Jean Dujardin.

Since its release in the UK in mid-November 2012, Love has attracted 125,000 moviegoers.

Author : Grégory Fleuriet

Latest update : 02 April 2013 à 11:08 CEST

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