Press 25 FEB 2013

César 2013 : French-speaking Belgian cinema showered with awards

During last night’s 38th César's ceremony at the Paris Théâtre du Chatelet, 3 French-speaking Belgian directors took the honours.

Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar and Benjamin Renner’s funny, magic and touching fable Ernest and Célestine took the honours for the César for Best Animated Feature. The film, which is still running in theatres, is a marvellous adaptation of a book by Belgian writer Gabrielle Vincent. The film attracted over 911,500 spectators so far. Belgian co-producer is La Parti Production.
 
Furthermore, kudos went to Charleroi’s young filmmaker Nicolas Guiot, whose first short film Le Cri du Homard (The Lobster’s Cry) added the César for Best Short Film to an already impressive list of awards. This film is a co-production between Ultime Razzia and Hélicotronc with support from the Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel and RTBF Television.
 
Finally, we note the 4 César awards (best editing, best adaptation, best male newcomer, best music) for Jacques Audiard’s De rouille et d’os (Rust and Bone), a co-production with the Dardenne Brothers’ Films du Fleuve.
 
All above mentioned films were made with the support from the Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel