Two Days, One Night, Mommy and Fevers nominated in French-language foreign film category.


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The Lumière Awards, France’s version of the Golden Globes, has announced the nominations for its 20th anniversary edition. There is no clear front-runner this year.

Bertrand Bonello’s Yves Saint Laurent biopic Saint Laurent, Benoît Jacquot’s 3 Hearts, starring Gainsbourg and Chiara Mastroianni as sisters who unwittingly fall for the same man, and Eric Lartigau’s Christmas hit La Famille Bélier, about an aspiring singer growing up in deaf family, lead the field with four nominations each including best film.

Céline Sciamma’s gritty urban drama Girlhood (Bande de Fille) and Lucas Belvaux’s chalk-and-cheese romance Not My Type(Pas Mon Genre) and, which were also nominated in the best film category, followed behind with three nominations.

Franco-Mauritanian Abderrahmane Sissako Timbuktu about the impact of Islamic fundamentalism on a rural community in Mali, is the sixth title vying for best film.

The best first film category features a number of award-winning titles which have done well on the festival circuit including Thomas Cailley’s Love At First Fight, which picked up three prizes at Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight, and rapper Abd Al Malik’s autobiographical May Allah Bless France! about a delinquent teenager  who turns his life around when he embraces Islam, which won the FIPRESCI prize at Toronto, where it screened in the Discovery section.

In the French-language foreign film category, the Dardennes Two Days, One Night, which is also in the running for a BAFTA, is among the six titles nominated alongside Xavier Dolan’s Mommy and Moroccan filmmaker’s Hisham Ayouch’s powerful urban drama Fevers about a neglected teenager who goes to live a father he barely knows when his mother is sent to jail.

The winners, selected by a jury made of members of the international news community based in France, will be announced at a ceremony at the Espace Pierre Cardin in Paris on Feb 2.

A number of previous winners and honorary presidents are expected to attend this year’s ceremony celebrating the 20th Anniversary.

The event will pay tribute to late French producer Daniel Toscan du Plantier and British journalist Edward Behr who founded the awards.

Lumière nominations 2015


Girlhood (Bande de filles), dir. Céline Sciamma

La Famille Bélier, dir. Eric Lartigau

 Not My Type (Pas son genre), dir. Lucas Belvaux

Saint Laurent, dir. Bertrand Bonello

Timbuktu, dir. Abderrahmane Sissako

3 Hearts, (Trois Cœurs) dir Benoît Jacquot


Lucas Belvaux for Not My Type 

Bertrand Bonello for Saint Laurent

Benoît Jacquot for 3 Hearts

Cédric Kahn for Wild Life  (Vie sauvage)

Céline Sciamma for Girlhood 

Abderrahmane Sissako for Timbuktu 


Thomas Lilti, Julien Lilti, Baya Kasmi, Pierre Chosson for Hippocrate, dir. Thomas Lilti

Philippe de Chauveron, Guy Laurent for Serial (Bad) Weddings (Qu’est-ce qu’on a fait au bon Dieu) dir. Philippe de Chauveron

Audrey Diwan, Cédric Jimenez for La French, dir. Cédric Jimenez

Jeanne Harry, Gaëlle Macé for Elle l’adore dir. Jeanne Harry

Thomas Bidegain, Bertrand Bonello for Saint Laurent, dir.  Bertrand Bonello

Stanislas Carre de Malberg, Victoria Bedos for La famille Bélier, dir. Eric Lartigau


Juliette Binoche,  Sils Maria

Emilie Dequenne, Not My Type

Charlotte Gainsbourg, 3 Hearts and Samba

Adèle Haenel, Love At First Fight (Les Combattants) and In The 

Name of My Daughter, (L’homme qu’on aimait trop)

Sandrine Kiberlain, Elle l’adore 

Karin Viard, La Famille Bélier and Lulu in the

Nude  (Lulu, femme nue )


Guillaume Canet, Next Time I’ll Aim for the Heart (La prochaine fois je viserai le cœur) and In The Name of My Daughter

Romain Duris, Une nouvelle amie

Mathieu Kassovitz, Vie Sauvage

Pierre Niney, Yves Saint Laurent

Benoît Poelvoorde da Trois Cœurs

Gaspard Ulliel dans Saint Laurent


Louane Emera, La Famille Bélier

Joséphine Japy and Lou de Laâge, Breathe (Respire)

Alice Isaaz, La Crème de la crème

Ariane Labed, Fidelio, l’odyssée d’Alice

Karidja Touré, Girlhood

Ana Girardot, High Society (Le Beau Monde) and Next Time I’ll Aim for the Heart


Kévin Azaïs, Love At First Fight

Thomas Blumenthal and Jean-Baptiste Lafarge, La Crème de la crème

Bastien Bouillon, High Society andFevers de Hicham Ayouch

Pierre Rochefor, Going Away (Un beau dimanche)

Marc Zinga, May Allah Bless France (Qu’Allah bénisse la France)


Love At First Fight, dir. Thomas Cailley

Party Girl, dir. Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger, Samuel Theis

Elle l’adore, dir Jeanne Herry

We Did On A Song, Chante ton Bac d’abord, dir. David André

May Allah Bless France, dir. Abd Al Malik

Sadness Club (Tristesse Club), dir. Vincent Mariette


C’est eux les chiens, dir. Hicham Lasry, (Morocco)

Two Days, One Night, dir. Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne Belgium, France and Italy)

Fevers (Fièvres), dir. Hicham Ayouch, France (Morocco)

L’Oranais, dir. Lyes Salem, France (Algeria)

Mommy, dir. Xavier Dolan (Canada)

Run dir. Philippe Lacôte (Ivory Coast, France)