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Movie theater. César 2022: “Lost Illusions” is in the lead, discover the nominations

And the nominees are… A month before the ceremony, the Academy of Cinema Arts and Techniques unveiled the list of nominations for the César 2022 on Wednesday.

The film “Lost Illusions”, an adaptation of Balzac’s novel by Xavier Giannoli, is in the lead. The feature film, which attracted 850,000 spectators in theaters despite the pandemic, has 15 nominations, including best film and best direction, Its main actor, Benjamin Voisin, is nominated in the “best male hopeful” category, where he was already competing last year for “Summer 85” by François Ozon.

Behind this adaptation of Balzac’s great novel on the emergence of the press and its excesses, both classic and very contemporary in the themes it addresses, the members of the Academy placed the rock opera “Annette” by Leos Carax (11 nominations), which is notably worth a nomination as best actor to the American Adam Driver.

To close this leading trio, “Aline”, the biopic by Valérie Lemercier devoted to Céline Dion, in which this big fan of the Quebec star of the song gives the best of herself, wins ten nominations, including logically the best actress, alongside Laure Calamy for “A Woman of the World”, again nominated after winning the title last year.

The nominees in the category “best film”…

Who will succeed “Adieu les Cons” by Albert Dupontel, crowned last year, in the queen category of “best film”? In addition to the three films placed at the top, the members of the Academy voted acclaimed “BAC Nord” by Cédric Jimenez, on police excesses in the northern districts of Marseille, “L’Evenement” by Audrey Diwan, on abortion, which won the Golden Lion in Venice, “The Fracture” by Catherine Corsini on France’s “Yellow Vests” as well as “Onona, 10,000 nights in the jungle” by Arthur Harari.

As for the best achievement, awarded only once in the history of the Césars to a director, the Academy selected four men, Leos Carax, Cédric Jimenez, Xavier Giannoli and Arthur Harari, and three women, Valérie Lemercier, Audrey Diwan and Julia Ducournau, who won the Palme d’Or at Cannes for “Titanium”.

The 4,363 film professionals who are members of the Academy now have one month to vote and decide between these films, in 24 categories, before the ceremony on February 25. Find the complete list of nominees for the César 2022 on the Academy website.

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