‘Lost Illusions’ Wins Best Film at France’s Cesar Awards
Xavier Giannoli’s sprawling period piece Lost Illusions has won the top prize for best film at the 2022 Cesar Awards, France’s equivalent to the Oscars.
was the front-runner going into this year’s Cesars, with 15 nominations.
It picked up 7 awards, including the best male newcomer nod for star Benjamin Voisin,
best-adapted screenplay honors for Xavier Giannoli and Jacques Fieschi’s big-screen version of the Honoré de Balzac’s classic novel,
a best-supporting actor award for Vincent Lacoste, best cinematography for Christophe Beaucarne,
best costume design for Pierre-Jean Laroque, and best set design for Riton Dupire-Clement.
The plot of
revolves around the young and ambitious, but poor poet Lucien de Rubempré (Voisin),
who starts up a forbidden affair with the baroness Louise de Bargeton (Cécile de France). Music Box picked up North American rights for the film.
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