France was honored at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday night. And this is not to displease Christian Vincent. Indeed, his film L’Hermine and its lead actor Fabrice Luchini, have both been rewarded. They received respectively the prize for best screenplay and best performer.
A film between justice and compassion
In the film, Fabrice Luchini portrays a gruff, embittered judge who will be more human he n ‘ There seems, in contact with a woman once loved, juror sitting in the trial he chairs. The film evokes a sitting session at Saint-Omer in northern France, chaired by Xavier Racine: the judge “bitter, reactionary, misanthrope” as qualified French actor of 63 years, there will by dragging the paw because he has the flu. While out one by one the names of the jurors from the trial for infanticide Xavier Racine will chair, one will hold his attention: that of a woman he once loved and never forgotten. At his side throughout the trial, the woman, played by Sidse Babett Knudsen, will bring him back to life and teach him compassion.
Emotion Fabrice Luchini
“I am shocked by the price you have given me, grazie mile, a prize in Venice, c ‘ is the best possible reward, “responded the actor, filming in Normandy, in a video message, recalling its commitment to Italy, inherited from his father, born in Assisi. His interpretation was unanimously hailed by critics and the public. The strength of the film is to succeed in mixing the history of this love (re) born to that of the trial, all of whose wheels are thoroughly restored.
A success that the jury of the 72nd edition of the Venice festival, chaired by Mexican Alfonso Cuaron, who notably directed the film Gravity , paid tribute by giving Christian Vincent, also a screenwriter, the award for best screenplay. “I am very moved to be awarded by my peers,” said on stage at the Palais des Festivals French director The discreet .