Wednesday 13 December 2017

A Prophet wins top Cesar award

Jacques Audiard's A Prophet has won the Cesar best film award
Jacques Audiard's A Prophet has won the Cesar best film award

The French film industry has showered honours on director Jacques Audiard's Oscar-nominated A Prophet, giving the movie the coveted Cesar award for best movie.

Audiard was named best director and star Tahar Rahim best actor at Saturday's awards ceremony in Paris.

Isabelle Adjani received the best actress award for her role in The Day of the Skirt.

A Prophet, which was nominated for an Oscar in the best foreign-language film category, collected nine awards in the annual French film industry competition. The movie won the second-place prize at last year's Cannes Film Festival.

The prison drama tells the story of an illiterate inmate who educates himself. During his six-year sentence, he becomes involved in drug and smuggling circles. Rahim, a young Frenchman of North African origin, plays the film's main character, Malik.

Clint Eastwood's film Grand Torino won the Cesar for best foreign film.

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