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Amour continues winning streak at French Lumière Awards

Rust and Bone, Camille Rewinds (Camille Redouble) also come away with prizes.

Michael Haneke’s Amour won best film at the Lumière Awards, the French equivalent of the Golden Globes judged by the international press community in Paris, in a ceremony presided over by Spanish actress Victoria Abril on Friday evening.

Other titles in the category comprisedRust and Bone, Camille Rewinds (Camille Redouble), Holy Motors and Farewell My Queen.

Amour’s octogenarian co-stars Emmanuelle Riva and Jean-Louis Trintignant clinched best actress and best actor.

The Foreign Language Oscar-nominated picture did not, however, sweep the board. Jacques Audiard picked up best director for Rust and Bone. The filmmaker also shared the best screenplay prize with his co-writer Thomas Bidegain.

Noémie Lvovsky’s Camille Rewinds won the Lumière Special Prize. The picture’s co-stars Judith Chemla, Julia Faure and India Hair shared the prize for most promising new actress.

Ernst Umhauer won the award for most promising new actor for his performance in François Ozon’s In The House.

The Lumière for best non-French, Francophone feature went to Senegalese Moussa Touré’s drama The Pirogue about a group of Africans who set off for Spain from the West Africa coast in a small, flat-bottomed pirogue boat.

Best Cinematography went to Antoine Héberlé for his work on Stephane Brizé’s A Few Hours of Spring (Quelques heures de printemps). The award is organised by the French technicians body, the CST. 

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