French cinema in the spotlight at the Producers’ Dinner27.02.2018
Hôtel Four Seasons George V#cinema
This is one of the pre-Cesar events that movie-loving people don’t fail to follow. Every year, a few days before the much anticipated ceremony, the Académie des César invites the most prominent producers of the year to a very private dinner at the end of which one of them is awarded the Daniel Toscan du Plantier Prize. At the Four Seasons George V Hotel, there were some well-known faces of French cinema such as Elsa Zylberstein or Laurent Laffite, the directors Valérie Donzelli or Sylvie Pialat, or rising star Iris Bry. Those were the few talents completing the top-of-the-range list of film producers and directors present : Sidonie Dumas (Managing Director of Gaumont), Serge Toubiana (President of UniFrance), Thierry Frémaux and Alain Terzian. The latter also spoke alongside the Minister of Culture Françoise Nyssen, before the Daniel Toscan du Plantier Prize was awarded to Marie-Ange Luciani and Hugues Charbonneau, producers of the sensation film “120 battements par minute”.