May 22, 2022

Nine films supported by Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes nominated for the Césars

Nine films linked in one way or another to Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (shooting, editing, post-production, etc.) are nominated for the next César ceremony, including the 47th edition I know will be held on February 25.

In detail, there are no less than six nominations for the filmThe divide, two forSlalom, of them forDelicious, one forSupremes, one forEven the micego to heaven, one forThe summit of the gods, one forThe Cloud,aforSweet madness, madness hardand one forBigger Than Us.

So many projects supported by the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region, which has long supported French cinema. A form of early consecration for Laurent Wauquiez, LR president of the local authority. “We are fortunate to be able to count on talented artists, dynamic studios, an excellent cinema sector and the rich heritage of our region”, he delivers.

“Let’s not forget that it was here, in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, that the Lumière Brothers invented cinema. This heritage obliges us: we have a duty to support our artists so that they make our territory shine, as they will do it on the occasion of this 47th Cesar ceremony”, completes Laurent Wauquiez.

The nine nominated films

After its selection at the last Cannes Film Festival, The fracture de Catherine Corsini collected six nominations: Best Film, Best Original Screenplay for Catherine Corsini, Laurette Polmanss and Agnès Fieuvre, Best Actress for Valéria Bruni Tedeschi, Best Actor for Pio Marmaï, Best
Actress in a Supporting Role for Aissatou Diallo Sagna, and Best Editing for Frédéric Baillehaiche.

The film Slalom by Charlene Favier, from Bressane, is nominated in the Best First Film and Best Female Hope categories with Noée Abita. Accompanied by a team of Rhône-Alpes technicians, Charlène Favier shot her film entirely in Savoie in 2019 in the resorts of Les Arcs, Bourg-Saint-Maurice, Tignes and Val d’Isère. She also carried out the sound post-production of her film at the Pôle Pixel in Villeurbanne. The film received the Cannes 2020 Official Selection label.

© One Thousand and One Productions / Slalom by Charlène Favier

the cloud by Just Philippotis also in the running for the César for Best First Film. This fantastic film was partly shot in Puy-de Dôme in October 2019.

The film Delicious by Éric Besnard, shot entirely in Brezons in Cantal, was nominated for the Césars for Best Costumes (Madeline Fontaine) and Best Sets (Bertrand Seitz).

Sandor Funtek, young film actor Supremes by Audrey Estrougo, gets a nomination for the César for Best Male Hope.

© Gianni Giardinelli / Sony Pictures Entertainment France

Among the nominations for the Best animated film, 2 films out of 3 were made in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes: the Franco-Czech film in “stop-motion” Even mice go to heaven is co-produced by Annecy producer Alexandre Charlet. And the In The Box studio located in Annecy is a partner in the project.

Patrick Imbert’s filmThe Summit of the Gods took advantage of the expertise of regional animation studios by producing part of the film at the Les Astronautes studio, located at the Cartoucherie in Bourg-lès-Valence. The film is produced by Folivari and by producer Jean-Charles Ostero, based in Romans.

© 2021 – Elzevir Films – Big Mother Productions – All You Need Is Prod – France 2 Cinema / Bigger than us de Flore Vasseur

The film Bigger than us by Flore Vasseur, director from Lyon, is nominated for the César for Best Documentary. Supported in writing by Le Bureau des Auteurs d’Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, the film was shot in the United States, Brazil, Uganda, Greece, Scotland, Malawi, Indonesia and Lebanon. The editing was done in Lyon as well as the sound post-production at the Pilon Cinéma studio of the Pôle PIXEL in Villeurbanne.

In the Best Animated Short Film category Sweet madness, hard madness from Marine Laclotte. This film was supported by the Aid Fund for Audiovisual Cinema and New Media Creation (FACCAM) of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.