César 2022: already five awards for Xavier Giannoli’s “Lost Illusions”

Solene Delinger
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10:48 p.m., February 25, 2022

Who will succeed “Adieu les Cons”, big winner of the César 2021? This Friday evening, French cinema meets at the Olympia to award the most popular statuettes. With 15 nominations, “Lost Illusions”, the film by Xavier Giannoli, is the big favorite of this 47th edition, presented by Antoine de Caunes. Live the ceremony live with Europe 1, partner of the event with Canal+.

When the torments of the world interfere in the world of cinema… This 47th Cesar ceremony opens with the words of Antoine de Caunes, addressed to the Ukrainian people: “Even if the world seems to be collapsing around us , tonight we are thinking of the Ukrainians”.

Anamaria Vartolomei, César for best female hope for L’Evénement

The first statuette of the evening is awarded to the young actress Anamaria Vartolomei for her role in “L’Evenement”, the adaptation of the eponymous novel by Annie Ernaux, which tells the story of Anne, a brilliant student confronted in 1963 with a unwanted pregnancy. Abortion was illegal at the time.

Benjamin Voisin, César for best male hope for “Lost Illusions”

Invited to present the César for best female hope, Carole Bouquet could not perform her role. Positive at Covid-19, the actress was replaced at short notice by Franck Gastambide.

This time it’s the right one! Benjamin Voisin wins the César for best male hope for his role in “Lost Illusions”. Already nominated last year in this category for his role in “Summer 85” by François Ozon, the young prodigy of French cinema had seen the statuette slip into the hands of Jean-Pascal Zadi for “Quite simply noir”. This is the first evening prize won for Xavier Giannoli’s film.

José Garcia joins the Césars

He had promised it on the set of “C à vous” and he did it! José Garcia comes to play the troublemakers with a trumpet on the Olympia stage. His sidekick Antoine de Caunes had however dissuaded him: “I formally advise you not to screw up my ceremony!”. José Garcia therefore did as he pleased…

“Les Magnétiques”, César for best first film

Director Vincent Maël Cardona receives the César for best first film for “Les Magnétiques”.

Tribute to Jean-Paul Belmondo

The ceremony is interrupted for a few moments to pay homage to “the one who, from the end of the 1950s, reconciled all genres of cinema”: Jean-Paul Belmondo, died on September 6, 2021.

Aïssatou Diallo Sagna, César for Best Supporting Actress for “La Fracture”

Caregiver in life, Aissatou Diallo Sagna bursts the screen as a nurse in “La Fracture” by Catherine Corsini. A first role in the cinema and already a first César, hats off!

Vincent Lacoste, César for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Lost Illusions

True to himself and his legendary nonchalance, Vincent Lacoste went on stage to receive his César, happy and very hilarious. Nominated five times in this category, the actor finally won the Grail for his role in “Lost Illusions”. Well done !

“The Father”, César for best foreign film

“The circle is complete”. After receiving two BAFTA awards and two Oscars, including best screenplay, “The Father”, Florian Zeller’s first film, won the César for best foreign film. Adapted from his own eponymous play, dating from 2012, “The Father” by Florian Zeller tells the inner trajectory of a man with Alzheimer’s. Shocking.

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César 2022: already five awards for Xavier Giannoli’s “Lost Illusions”