Magazine article Screen International

Amour Wins Five Césars

Magazine article Screen International

Amour Wins Five Césars

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Michael Haneke's Amour clinches five Césars. Argo wins best foreign film César.

Michael Haneke's Amour swept the board at France's César awards on Friday night [22], clinching best film, best director, best actress, best actor and best original screenplay.

Emmanuelle Riva, who turns 85 on Sunday, was the only Amour winner to take to the stage at Friday's star-studded César ceremony at the Théatre du Châtelet in central Paris.

"I was so lucky at this time in my life to meet such a wonder: Michael Haneke and find a subject which touches all of us," said Riva, who shot to fame in Alain Resnais' 1959 classic Hiroshima Mon Amour. "It's the first time in my life that I've won a César."

Riva's 82-year-old co-star Jean-Louis Tritignant, who clinched best actor, connected to the ceremony by telephone from Brussels where he is currently performing in a show devoted to 20th Century poets Jacques Prévert, Boris Vian and Robert Desnos.

Other successful films included Jacques Audiard's Rust And Bone (De Rouille Et d'os) which won four prizes, Benoît Jacquot's Farewell My Queen (Les Adieux à La Reine), which garnered three awards, and Alexandre de la Patellière and Matthieu Delaporte's What's In A Name (Le Prénom), which picked up two awards.

2013 César winners:

Best film: Amour

Best director: Michael Haneke, Amour

Best original screenplay: Haneke, Amour

Best actress: Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

Best actor: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Amour

Best foreign film: Argo, Ben Affleck

Best supporting actress: Valérie Benguigui, What's In A Name

Best supporting actor: Guillaume de Tonquedec, What's In A Name

Best upcoming actress: Izia Higelin, Mauvaise Fille

Best upcoming actor: Matthias Schoenaerts, Rust And Bone

Best first film: Louise Wimmer, directed by Cyril Mennegun

Best animation film: Ernest And Celestine, directed by Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar and Stéphane Aubier

Best documentary: Les Invisibles, Sébastien Lifshitz

Best adaptation: Jacques Audiard and Thomas Bidegain, Rust And Bone

Best photography: Romain Winding, Farewell My Queen

Best sound: Antoine Deflandre, Germain Boulay and Eric Tisserand, Cloclo

Best original music: Alexandre Desplats, Rust And Bone

Best art direction: Katia Wyszkop, Farewell My Queen

Best editing: Juliette Welfling, Rust And Bone

Best costume: Christian Gasc, Farewell My Queen

Best short film: The Lobster Cry (Le Cri du Homard), Nicolas Guiot

Honorary César: Kevin Costner

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