Saturday, February 4, 2017

Caesar 2017: there will be no president after the withdrawal of Roman Polanski – Le Figaro

VIDEO – the president of The Academy Alain Terzian announced this Saturday that person will hold the presidency of the 42nd edition after the withdrawal of the French filmmaker of Polish.

At every ceremony, her controversy. On 18 January, the Academy of Caesar caused an uproar by announcing the appointment of Roman Polanski to the presidency of the 42nd edition. A call for a boycott of the ceremony on the social networks initiated by women’s associations had been launched. The director of the Pianist, accused of rape in 1977 in the United States, has decided a week later not to give in to the invitation. Since then, a question remained outstanding. Who may replace the 24 next February?

READ – To understand the Polanski case

Saturday 4 February, the president of the Academy Alain Terzian said: “there will not be a president”, during the traditional breakfast press named. “The council of the Académie des César has decided that there would be no president. It was proposed to person for reasons that you will soon find. It will be assumed, and the hustle and bustle that you have seen”, he added.

The 42nd ceremony of the César will be held on the 24th of February next, and will reward the cream of the cream of French cinema. This is the thriller She with Isabelle Huppert and directed by Paul Verhoeven, who share favourite alongside the black and white movie of François Ozon, Frantz. The two feature-length films combine each of 11 nominations. The social satire in My Loute with Fabrice Luchini comes in second with nine nominations, followed by Evil stone of Nicole Garcia, the Divine, Dancer and finally Just the end of the world of Xavier Dolan.

After Michael Douglas last year, it is George Clooney who will receive a Cesar of honor on the stage of the salle Pleyel. “Actor with the most charismatic of his generation, George Clooney embodies this Hollywood glamour characteristic of the great stars of the cinema,” said the institution on this occasion.


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