Paris (AFP) – sensitive film about anxiety of passing time for an actress, “Sils Maria” by Olivier Assayas, starring Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart, was honored Monday by the Louis Delluc Prize, considered as the “Goncourt of cinema”.
“This is one of the most beautiful movie price, so I am very touched,” responded Olivier Assayas, told AFP after the announcement the charts. “I also share it with Juliette Binoche as it is a film actress,” he added.
In official competition at the last Cannes Film Festival, “Sils Maria” was left empty-handed, despite a very good critical reception. Established in 1937, the Louis Delluc prize rewards the best French film of the year and is awarded by a jury of twenty critics and personalities, led by Gilles Jacob, who chaired until this year Cannes Film Festival.
Vying notably “Farewell to Language” by Jean-Luc Godard, “Timbuktu” by Abderrahmane Sissako and “Saint Laurent” Bertrand Bonello, “Sils Maria” succeeds “Life Adele “Abdellatif Kechiche appointed last year after his coronation in Cannes.
In this film, where the Swiss Alps lieu timeless setting, Juliette Binoche portrays Maria Enders, actress forties facing the ravages of time that passes.
At 18, Maria was successful in the theater by playing Sigrid young ambitious girl in trouble charm that fascinates and leads to suicide a mature woman, Helena. Twenty years later, at the death of the author of the piece, a stage director proposes to Maria Enders to take it again, but this time by playing the role of Helena. Maria hesitated, but eventually accepted
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To prepare, Maria is helped by his young assistant Valentine, played by an amazing Kristen Stewart who, “Twilight” gets thick with that role. The film explores the love-jealousy of relations between the two women.
Juliette Binoche told to have “great fun” to embody his character captured in this troubling mirrors. “The players can not always play the same roles: the more one lives and are growing in us the essential questions is like a clay mixture is kneaded.”
Gilles Jacob, “he There were many reasons to reward + + Sils Maria. The staging is particularly elegant and fluid. All grades were gathered to make a beautiful Louis Delluc Prize, “he added he told AFP.
The Louis Delluc Prize was awarded to the first film “Fighters” Thomas Cailley. “The unanimity arrived in less than five minutes, it’s rare for a first film. I have great hope for the future of its director,” said Gilles Jacob.
existential comedy ” Fighters “stages Arnaud (Kevin Azaïs) crossing the Magdalen Road (Adèle Haenel) which has a firm belief: the end of the world is near. It causes Arnaud in a commando course.
“It’s a journey that takes the form of a recount,” said director Thomas Cailley, upsetting the codes of narrative in this first feature film.
Presented in Cannes, selecting the Fortnight, “Fighters” was also rewarded by the price of the SACD and the International Federation of Film Critics.
The Louis Delluc Prize is a tribute to film critic whose name it bears. Disappeared at the age of 33 in 1923, this reporter, the first to praise the cinema as an art, is considered the spiritual father of film criticism.