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David Thomson on Isabelle Adjani

At her best, Adjani was always a victim going over the edge of sanity, and that seems to match Truffaut's account of her at work

It has never been safe to predict what Isabelle Adjani was going to do, or why. In 1974, François Truffaut was planning to make The Story of Adele H, about a daughter of Victor Hugo who falls in love with a young army officer and goes mad in her efforts to get him to return the love. He wanted someone new for the lead role, and was intrigued by Adjani in a recent hit comedy called La Gifle. Adjani was 19 and ravishing; but she was under contract as a stage actress to La Comédie-Française.

Truffaut pursued her. The theatre company declined to release her. The matter went to law. Adjani stayed quiet – but in the end she had her way. She would do Adele H. Truffaut
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Cesar 2010

Tahar Rahim in A Prophet (Roger Arpajou / Sony Pictures Classics) The Cesar winners will be announced on Feb. 27. Meilleur Film / Best Film A L’Origine / In The Beginning, Edouard Weil and Pierre-Ange Le Pogam; directed by Xavier Giannoli Le Concert / The Concert, Alain Attal; directed by Radu Mihaileanu Les Herbes Folles / Wild Grass, Jean-Louis Livi; directed by Alain Resnais La JOURNÉE De La Jupe / Skirt Day, Bénédicte Lesage and Ariel Askénazi; directed by Jean-Paul Lilienfeld Rapt, Patrick Sobelman, Diana Elbaum et Sébastien Delloye; directed by Lucas Belvaux * Un PROPHÈTE / A Prophet, Pascal Caucheteux, Grégoire Sorlat et Marco Cherqui; directed by Jacques Audiard Welcome, Christophe Rossignon; directed [...]
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Nominees for the 2010 Globes de cristal

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Yesterday, the nominees for the Globe de cristal were announced. The purpose of this event is to allow the French press hand out awards in arts and culture. The artistic domains in question are cinema, television, architecture/design, literature, music, fashion, cultural exhibitions (read: museums) and stage shows.

1. Cinema:

Best film of 2009:

* Un prophète, by Jacques Audiard.

* Welcome, by Philippe Lioret.

* Oss 117: Rio ne répond plus, by Michel Hazanavicius.

* Le concert, by Radu Mihaileanu.

* À l'origine, by Xavier Giannoli.

Best actress of 2009

* Isabelle Adjani in La journée de la jupe.

* Chiara Mastroianni in "Non ma fille, tu n'iras pas danser".

* Kristin Scott Thomas in Partir.

* Marie-Josée Croze in Je l'aimais.

* Maïwenn Le Besco in Le bal des actrices.

Best actor of 2009

* Vincent Lindon in Welcome.

* Tahar Rahim in Un prophète.

* Yvan Attal in Partir.

* Jean Dujardin in Oss 117: Rio ne répond plus.

* François Cluzet in À l'origine.
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Candidates for France's Best Hopes at the 2010 César

  • The Cultural Post
Ok, I know that I'm almost one month late. After all, the list of the candidates for the Best Male and Female Hopes has been public knowledge since November 25. Anyway, I just want to post the information since I'm a lover of French culture. Enjoy.

The 2010 César for the Best Female Hope:

Marie-Julie Baup in Micmacs à tire-larigot

Astrid Berges Frisbey in Un barrage contre le Pacifique

Agathe Bonitzer in Un chat un chat

Sophie Cattani in Je suis heureux que ma mère soit vivante

Judith Davis in Je te mangerais

Anaïs Demoustier in Sois sage

Mati Diop in 35 rhums

Pauline Etienne in Qu’un seul tienne et les autres suivront

Alice de Lencquesaing in Le père de mes enfants

Florence Loiret-Caille in Je l’aimais

Sara Martins in Mensch

Lola Naymark in L’armée du crime

Vimala Pons in La Sainte Victoire

Soko in A l’Origine

Christa Theret
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