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24 February 2003 à 13:02

2003 Cesar Awards

"The Pianist" by Roman Polanski is the big winner at the 28th Cesar Awards ceremony in Paris, waltzing off with seven awards.

Picking up 7 Cesar awards (Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Sound, Best Production Design, Best Music and Best Cinematography), "The Pianist," already boasting the Palme d’Or from the latest Cannes Film Festival, has come out as the evening’s big winner.

"Se Souvenir des Belles Choses" was also well rewarded by movie industry professionals, with the first film by Zabou Breitman receiving 3 awards: Best First Fiction Film, Best Actress for Isabelle Carré and Best Supporting Actor for Bernard Lecoq.

The Cesar for Best Supporting Actress went to Karin Viard for her performance in "See How They Run" by Michel Blanc. The Cesar for Most Promising Actor was given to Jean-Paul Rouve for "Monsieur Batignole" by Gérard Jugnot and Cécile de France was voted Most Promising Actress for her role in "Euro Pudding" by Cédric Klapish. Costa-Gavras and Jean-Claude Grumberg received the Cesar for Best Original Screenplay for "Amen."

As for short films, Gérald Hustache-Mathieu picked up the Cesar for Best Short Film for his debut film, "Peau de vache."

The Best Foreign Film award went to "Bowling for Columbine" by Michael Moore, while "Talk to Her" by Pedro Almodovar won the newly inaugurated Cesar for Best Film from the European Union. And finally, Meryl Streep, Spike Lee and Bernadette Lafont all received Honorary Cesars for Lifetime Achievement in the movie industry.
This 28th Cesar Awards ceremony, presided by Géraldine Pailhas, was also an occasion to pay tribute to the recently deceased Daniel Toscan du Plantier, director of the Cesar Academy, and the director Maurice Pialat.

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Cécile Poutiers

Author : Communications

Latest update : 23 April 2009 à 13:02 CEST

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BFI London Film Festival - 2002

Type : Feature film and short film festival

Theme : All films