'Lost Illusions'


‘Lost Illusions’

Xavier Giannoli’s literary adaptation Lost Illusions leads the nominations of the 27th edition of France’s Lumière awards, followed by Audrey Diwan’s Venice Golden Lion winner Happening and Arthur Harari’s Onoda, 10,000 Nights In The Jungle.

The awards, which are voted on by 95 international correspondents hailing from 36 countries this year, are France’s equivalent of the Golden Globes.

Giannoli’s adaptation of Honoré de Balzac’s eponymous 19th-century novel, which premiered in competition in Venice this year, was nominated in five categories including best film, director, screenplay, actor (Benjamin Voisin) and cinematography (Christophe Beaucarne).

Happening and Onoda, 10,000 Nights In The Jungle, which world premiered in Cannes Un Certain Regard, came in joint second with four nominations each, including in the best film and director categories.

Cannes 2021 Palme d’Or winner Titane did not pick up any nominations for director and writer Julia Ducournau but Vincent Lindon was nominated for best actor and Agathe Rouselle for best new actress.

The Lumiere ceremony will take place on January 17.

Full list of nominations: 

Best film

  • Annette, dir. Leos Carax
  • Peaceful, dir. Emmanuelle Bercot
  • Happening, dir. Audrey Diwan
  • Lost Illusions, dir. Xavier Giannoli
  • Onoda, 10,000 Nights In The Jungle, dir. Arthur Harari

Best director

  • Jacques Audiard, Paris, 13th District
  • Leos Carax, Annette
  • Audrey Diwan, Happening
  • Xavier Giannoli, Lost Illusions
  • Authur Harari, Onoda, 10,000 Nights In The Jungle

Best screenplay

  • Antoine Barraud, Madeleine Collins
  • Leyla Bouzid, A Story Of Love And Desire
  • Catherine Corsini, The Divide
  • Xavier Giannoli, Lost Ilusions
  • Arthur Harari, Vincent Poymiro, Onoda, 10,000 Nights In The Jungle

Best actress

  • Suliane Brahim, The Swarm
  • Virginie Efira, Benedetta
  • Valérie Lemercier, Aline
  • Sophie Marceau, Everything Went Fine
  • Anamaria Vartolomei, Happening

Best actor

  • Damien Bonnard, The Restless
  • André Dussollier, Everything Went Fine
  • Vincent Lindon, Titane
  • Benoît Magimel, Peaceful
  • Benjamin Voisin, Lost Ilusions

Best new actress

  • Zbeida Belhajamor, A Story Of Love And Desire
  • Aïssatou Diallo Sagna, The Divide
  • Daphné Patakia, Benedetta
  • Agathe Rousselle, Titane
  • Lucie Zhang, Paris, 13th District 

Best new actor

  • Alseni Bathily, Gagarine
  • Abdel Bendaher, Ibrahim
  • Sami Outalbali, A Story Of Love And Desire
  • Thimotée Robart, Magnetic Beats
  • Makita Samba, Paris, 13th District

Best first film

  • Gagarine, dirs. Fanny Liatard, Jérémy Trouilh
  • Ibrahim, dir. Samir Guesmi
  • Magnetic Beats, dir. Vincent Maël Cardona
  • The Swarm, dir. Just Philippot
  • Skies Of Lebanon, dir. Chloé Mazlo

Best documentary

  • Nine Days In Raqqa, dir. Xavier de Lauzanne
  • Delphine And Carole, dir. Callisto Mc Nulty
  • Gallent Indies, dir. Philippe Béziat
  • Le Kiosque, dir. Alexandra Pianelli
  • The Velvet Queen, dirs. Marie Amiguet, Vincent Munier

Best animation film

  • Pil’s Adventures, dir. Julien Fournet
  • Princess Dragon, dirs. Anthony Roux, Jean-Jacques Denis
  • The Summit Of The Gods, dir. Patrick Imbert
  • The Crossing, dir. Florence Miailhe
  • Around The World In 80 Days, dir. Samuel Tourneux

Best international co-production

  • February, dir. Kamen Kalev
  • Petrov’s Flu, dir. Kirill Serebrennikov
  • The Worst Person In The World, dir. Joachim Trier
  • The Father, dir. Florian Zeller

Best cinematography

  • Christophe Beaucarne, Lost Illusions
  • Romain Carcanade, The Swarm
  • Caroline Champetier, Annette
  • Tom Harari, Onoda, 10,000 Nights In The Jungle
  • Laurent Tangy, Happening

Best soundtrack