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13 January 2012 à 22:12

French cinema's diversity triumphs at the 2012 Lumiere Awards

Foreign journalists based in Paris honored six French films at the 17th Lumiere Awards ceremony, held last night at the Paris City Hall.

Well on its way to scooping up a string of awards in the United States this season, The Artist by Michel Hazanavicius won the awards for Best Film and Best Actress for Bérénice Béjo.

Maïwenn was voted Best Director for her film Poliss, which also picked up the Best Cinematography award for Pierre Aïm.

Untouchable was not left out of the action, with Omar Sy honored as Best Actor.

The Snows of Kilimanjaro by Robert Guédiguian waltzed off with the Best Screenplay award.

The Most Promising Actor title went to Denis Ménochet for Mélanie Laurent's film Les Adoptés, while the three leading actresses from House of Tolerance-Alice Barnole, Adèle Haenel, and Céline Salette-shared the Most Promising Actress award.

The Best French-Language Film honors went to Incendies by Denis Villeneuve.

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Author : Communications

Latest update : 17 January 2012 à 22:12 CET

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Lumiere Awards - 2012

Type : Awards

Theme : French films