Four of these awards were brought to us by De Rouille et d’Os, co-produced in Belgium by Les Films de Fleuve. César for best music (Alexandre Desplat), best editing (Juliette Welfling) and best adaptation (Thomas Bidegain and Jacques Audiard), this wonderful melodrama was above all the occasion for Matthias Schoenaerts to win the César for best male revelation that everyone predicted for him.
A consecration for an actor who today is an absolute star in Belgium, a star in France and is starting to break through on the Anglo-Saxon market. Remember that he will be in L.A. on Sunday with Tom Van Avermaet to possibly win the Oscar for best short film with Dood van een Schaduw.
If Cloclo, co-produced in France by Nexus factory, won the César for best sound, Ernest and Celestine won in the category “Best animated film”. Benjamin Renner and the Belgians Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar enchanted nearly 800,000 French spectators, but also the professionals called to vote.
A wonderful recognition for the producer Vincent Tavier and for our friends from Digital Graphics who worked on this film. The company of the Umé brothers is also involved in Dood van een Schaduw and could, like Matthias Schoenaerts, achieve an incredible double coup this weekend between Paris and Hollywood.
Even if Wallimage has nothing to do with it, the triumph of Le Cri du Homard (Lobster Cry ) will bring back to Belgium the César for short film. A historic premiere that undoubtedly opens the doors of the long to its author Nicolas Guiot.
Never has Belgian cinema titillated the French as much as it did in 2013. Wallimage had never distinguished itself so brilliantly in Paris. The year is off to a great start for the Walloon fund, which proves that it is possible to reconcile economic imperatives with artistic qualities.
Come on, champagne!