Gallic film org sets ‘Heart’ on win

French crix name 'Beat' as best of year

PARIS — Jacques Audiard’s “The Beat That My Heart Skipped” was named film of the year by the French Union of Film Critics on Monday.

Scripter-helmer’s remake of James Toback’s “Fingers” stars Romain Duris as a musician-turned-thug who tries to return to his classical roots.

Canadian David Cronenberg’s “A History of Violence” took the foreign film nod.

Writer-director Karin Albou’s “Little Jerusalem,” set in a Paris suburb, drew first film kudos, while Didier Fontan’s f/x tour de force “Stricteternum” took the short film prize.

This year, DVDs were added to the honors roster, with audiovisual publisher Editions Montparnasse winning for its DVD of Jean Renoir’s “Rules of the Game.”

Neal Gabler’s recently translated “An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood” drew the honors for foreign-language book on cinema.

The French Union of Film Critics programs and runs Intl. Critics Week at Cannes.

More Film

  • NewportFILM Unveils Summer Slate

    NewportFILM Unveils Summer Slate

    PARIS — Jacques Audiard’s “The Beat That My Heart Skipped” was named film of the year by the French Union of Film Critics on Monday. Scripter-helmer’s remake of James Toback’s “Fingers” stars Romain Duris as a musician-turned-thug who tries to return to his classical roots. Canadian David Cronenberg’s “A History of Violence” took the foreign […]

  • Lagardere Studios's Imagissime Unveils Fresh Slate

    Lagardere Studios's Imagissime Unveils Fresh Slate of Documentaries (EXCLUSIVE)

    PARIS — Jacques Audiard’s “The Beat That My Heart Skipped” was named film of the year by the French Union of Film Critics on Monday. Scripter-helmer’s remake of James Toback’s “Fingers” stars Romain Duris as a musician-turned-thug who tries to return to his classical roots. Canadian David Cronenberg’s “A History of Violence” took the foreign […]

  • JEFF GOLDBLUM returns as Dr. Ian

    'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Charges Toward $133 Million Opening Weekend

    PARIS — Jacques Audiard’s “The Beat That My Heart Skipped” was named film of the year by the French Union of Film Critics on Monday. Scripter-helmer’s remake of James Toback’s “Fingers” stars Romain Duris as a musician-turned-thug who tries to return to his classical roots. Canadian David Cronenberg’s “A History of Violence” took the foreign […]

  • Frank Grillo, Anthony Mackie

    Frank Grillo, Anthony Mackie to Reunite in 'Point Blank' Remake

    PARIS — Jacques Audiard’s “The Beat That My Heart Skipped” was named film of the year by the French Union of Film Critics on Monday. Scripter-helmer’s remake of James Toback’s “Fingers” stars Romain Duris as a musician-turned-thug who tries to return to his classical roots. Canadian David Cronenberg’s “A History of Violence” took the foreign […]

  • Universal Music Restoration

    Universal Launches Music Restoration Program, New Soundtrack Imprint (EXCLUSIVE)

    PARIS — Jacques Audiard’s “The Beat That My Heart Skipped” was named film of the year by the French Union of Film Critics on Monday. Scripter-helmer’s remake of James Toback’s “Fingers” stars Romain Duris as a musician-turned-thug who tries to return to his classical roots. Canadian David Cronenberg’s “A History of Violence” took the foreign […]

  • Ingmar Bergman 100th Birthday Anniversary.

    Ingmar Bergman's Centennial: A Time to Celebrate Joy of Filmmaking

    PARIS — Jacques Audiard’s “The Beat That My Heart Skipped” was named film of the year by the French Union of Film Critics on Monday. Scripter-helmer’s remake of James Toback’s “Fingers” stars Romain Duris as a musician-turned-thug who tries to return to his classical roots. Canadian David Cronenberg’s “A History of Violence” took the foreign […]

  • CAA Promotes Eric Schonberg to Agent

    CAA Promotes Eric Schonberg to Agent

    PARIS — Jacques Audiard’s “The Beat That My Heart Skipped” was named film of the year by the French Union of Film Critics on Monday. Scripter-helmer’s remake of James Toback’s “Fingers” stars Romain Duris as a musician-turned-thug who tries to return to his classical roots. Canadian David Cronenberg’s “A History of Violence” took the foreign […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content