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César 2021: Belgium particularly well represented at this 46th ceremony

During this 46th ceremony, Belgian actresses Virginie Efira, Emilie Dequenne and Yolande Moreau are all in the running for a César, as are three other compatriots who can hope to obtain an award in technical categories.

Lhe Belgium will be particularly well represented during the César ceremony which will take place this Friday evening at the Olympia in Paris, under the chairmanship of Roschdy Zem. Belgian actresses Virginie Efira, Emilie Dequenne and Yolande Moreau are all in the running for a César, as are three other compatriots who can hope to obtain an award in technical categories.

Virginie Efira is among the nominees for the César for Best Actress for her role in “Adieu Les Cons” by Albert Dupontel. She plays on screen a forty-something who learns to be suffering from an incurable disease which condemns her. She then decides to find the child she had to abandon at 15, under the injunction of her parents.

Virginie Efira, who also has French nationality, will try to stand out against Laure Calamy (Antoinette in the Cévennes), Martine Chevallier (Deux), Camélia Jordana (The things we say, the things we do) and Barbara Sukowa (Two).

In the Best Supporting Actress category, Emilie Dequenne was chosen for her role in “The things we say, the things we do”, a new exploration of Emmanuel Mouret’s romantic feelings.

For her part, Yolande Moreau stood out for her performance in “The Good Wife” by Martin Provost, whose story takes place in a housewife school, where young girls were once taught to become perfect wives.

They both compete against Fanny Ardant (Adn), Valeria Bruni Tedeschi (Summer 85) and Noémie Lvovsky (The good wife).

But also…

Belgian cinematographer Hichame Alaouie is nominated in the Best Image category and costume designer Pascaline Chavanne in the Best Costumes section. Both are selected for their work on “Summer 85” by French director François Ozon. This is the ninth nomination for the costume designer who has already won two Césars, for ‘Renoir’ in 2014 and for ‘J’accuse’ in 2020 ”.

Fred Demolder was selected in the Best Sound category for his participation in the film “Antoinette in the Cévennes” directed by the French Caroline Vignal. He had already been awarded for “The Odyssey” by Jérôme Salle in 2017.

For this 46th Cesar ceremony, Frenchman Emmanuel Mouret is leading the way, with 13 nominations for “The things we say, the things we do”. The tenth feature film by the 50-year-old director is a hair’s breadth ahead of the gay romance “Summer 85” of François Ozon, a filmmaker often named but never awarded, and the comedy “Farewell the Cons” of the king of scathing humor, Albert Dupontel, 12 nominations each.

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