“The Beat That My Heart Skipped,” Jacques Audiard’s remake of James Toback’s “Fingers,” took picture, director, actor (Romain Duris) and composer (Alexandre Desplat) at the French Cinema Press Golden Stars awards on Monday night.
Screenwriting honors went to Michael Haneke for “Cache.” Nathalie Baye earned the actress nod for Xavier Beauvois’ “Le petit lieutenant.”
Echoing the Prix Louis Delluc last month, Antony Cordier’s “Cold Showers” won in the first film category.
Female newcomer was Fanny Valette for her central perf in “Little Jerusalem” by Karin Albou.
Male newcomer was Louis Garrel for “Regular Lovers,” written and directed by his father, Philippe.
Never mind those penguins, the year’s best doc was Alain Cavalier’s autobiographical “The Filmer.”
The golden star for producer went to Pascal Caucheteux of Gallic shingle Why Not Prods. and, for the second year in a row, distrib of the year went to Stephane Celerier of Mars Distribution.
Ballots go to 800 journalists, French and foreign, who cover film for print, radio or television. Any French film released in the previous year (nearly 200 in 2005) is eligible.