You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Three films lead Lumieres contest

Dupeyron, Provost, Cantet pics head list

PARIS — An eclectic mix of arthouse fare and a genre pic will battle it out for the 14th Prix Lumieres, to be decided by Paris-based members of the foreign press.

Francois Dupeyron’s “With a Little Help From Myself,” Martin Provost’s “Seraphine” and Palme d’Or winner “The Class,” helmed by Laurent Cantet, lead the pack with four nominations each.

“Seraphine” and “The Class,” alongside “Christmas Tale,” were nominated for the Prix Delluc, voted on by French critics, but lost to Raymond Depardon’s docu, “La Vie moderne.”

Jean-Francois Richet’s gangster film “Mesrine,” which has grossed $15 million in Europe since its Oct. 22 bow, followed with three nominations for picture, helmer and actor, for Vincent Cassel.

Hosted by TV5 Monde journalist Estelle Martin, the award ceremony will take place in Paris on Jan. 19 and will close the Unifrance Rendez-Vous film market.

Regarded as the Gallic equivalent to the Golden Globes, the Prix Lumiere was created by leading producer Daniel Toscan du Plantier, who died in 2003, and American journalist Edward Behr to honor French-language cinema from Gaul and abroad.

And the nominees are…

“Christmas Tale,” Arnaud Desplechin
“The Class,” Laurent Cantet
“Mesrine,” Jean-Francois Richet
“Seraphine,” Martin Provost
“With a Little Help From Myself,” Francois Dupeyron

Laurent Cantet, “The Class”
Arnaud Desplechin, “Christmas Tale”
Francois Dupeyron, “With a Little Help From Myself”
Martin Provost, “Seraphine”
Jean-Francois Richet, “Mesrine”

Samuel Benchetrit, “I Always Wanted to Be a Gangster”
Dany Boon, Franck Magnier, Alexandre Charlot, “Welcome to the Sticks”
Francois Begaudeau, Laurent Cantet, Robin Campillo, “The Class”
Benoit Delepine, Gustave Kerven, “Louise Michel”
Martin Provost, Marc Abdelnour, “Seraphine”

Catherine Frot, “Mark of an Angel”
Yolande Moreau, “Seraphine”
Kristin Scott Thomas, “I’ve Loved You So long”
Sylvie Testud, “Sagan”
Felicite Wouassi, “With a Little Help From Myself”

Albert Dupontel, “Love Me No More”
Andre Dussolier, “Cortex”
Vincent Cassel, “Mesrine”
Kad Merad, “Welcome to the Sticks”
Claude Rich, “With a Little Help From Myself”

Special nomination: Guillaume Depardieu, “Versailles”

Nora Arnezeder, “Faubourg 36”
Karina Testa, “Dolls and Angels”
Bertille Noel-Bruneau, “The Fox and the Child”
Sara Reguigue, “Mascarades”
Lea Seydoux, “La Belle Personne”

Anton Balekdjian, “Un monde a nous”
Emile Berling, “Les Hauts murs”
Mohamed Bouchaïb, “Mascarades”
Francois Civil, “Dying or Feeling Better”
Marco Cortes, “Khamsa”

Special nomination:
The students in Laurent Cantet’s “The Class”: Nassim Amrabt, Laura Baquela, Cherif Bounaidja Rachedi, Juliette Demaille, Dalla Doucoure, Arthur Fogel, Damien Gomes, Louise Grinberg, Qifei Huang, Wei Huang, Franck Keita, Henriette Kasaruhanda, Lucie Landrevie, Agame Malembo-Emene, Rabah Nait Oufella, Carl Nanor, Esmeralda Ouertani, Eva Paradiso, Rachel Regulier, Angelica Sancio, Samantha Soupirot, Boubacar Toure, Justine Wu, Atouma Dioumassy, Nitany Gueyes.

More Film

  • Melissa McCarthy as "Lee Israel" and

    WGA Awards 2019: 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?,' 'Eighth Grade' Win Screenplay Awards

    In a pair of upsets, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” has won the Writers Guild of America’s adapted screenplay award for Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty and Bo Burnham has won the original screenplay award for “Eighth Grade.” “Can You Ever Forgive Me?,” based on the memoir of the late Lee Israel, topped the screenplays [...]

  • Alita Battle Angel

    Box Office: 'Alita: Battle Angel' No Match for China's 'Wandering Earth' Overseas

    Hollywood movies like “Alita: Battle Angel” and “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” are doing respectable business overseas, but they’re proving no match for foreign titles at the international box office. The Chinese New Year is bringing in huge business in the Middle Kingdom. China’s sci-fi epic “The Wandering Earth” pulled in a [...]

  • ABA_062_DAU_0060_v0409.87501 – Rosa Salazar stars as

    Box Office: 'Alita: Battle Angel' Wins Dismal President's Day Weekend

    Fox’s sci-fi adventure “Alita: Battle Angel” dominated in North America, but its opening weekend win isn’t leaving the box office with much to celebrate. Tracking services estimate that this will be one of the lowest grossing President’s Day weekends in years. Ticket sales are on pace to be the smallest bounty for the holiday frame [...]

  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    'Bohemian Rhapsody,' 'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Among Cinema Audio Society Winners

    Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” won the Cinema Audio Society’s top prize for sound mixing at Saturday night’s 55th annual CAS Awards. The film is Oscar-nominated for sound mixing this year along with “Black Panther,” “First Man,” “Roma” and “A Star Is Born.” In a surprise over heavy-hitters “Incredibles 2” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Wes [...]

  • Oscars Placeholder

    Make-Up and Hair Stylist Guild Applauds Academy's Stance on Airing Every Oscar Winner

    Rowdy boos were followed by triumphant cheers at the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards on Saturday in Los Angeles, as the Hollywood union touched on a week of controversy over a reversed decision to hand out four Oscars during the show’s commercial breaks. Hair and makeup was one of the four categories that would [...]

  • Marvelous Mrs Maisel Vice

    'Vice,' 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Lead Make-Up and Hair Stylists Guild Awards Winners

    Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney biopic “Vice,” starring Oscar nominees Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Sam Rockwell, won two awards at the sixth annual Make-Up and Hair Stylists Guild Awards Saturday night. The film won for best period and/or character makeup as well as special makeup effects. “Mary Queen of Scots” received the prize for period [...]

  • Bette Midler

    Bette Midler to Perform on the Oscars (EXCLUSIVE)

    Bette Midler will perform “The Place Where Lost Things Go” at the Oscar ceremonies on Feb. 24, Variety has learned. Midler, a longtime friend of composer-lyricist Marc Shaiman, will sing the song originally performed by Emily Blunt in “Mary Poppins Returns.” The song, by Shaiman and his lyricist partner Scott Wittman, is one of five [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content