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AWARDS WATCH '08 | "Grain" Wins Big at French Cesar Awards

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire February 23, 2008 at 1:35AM

Abdellatif Kechiche's "The Secret of the Grain" (La Graine et le mulet) was the big winner at French's Cesar Awards tonight. The film won the prizes for best picture, director and original screenplay at the ceremony. Mathieu Amalric won the award for best actor for "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" (Le scaphandre et le papillon) and Marion Cotillard won the best actress award for "La Vie en Rose" (La Mome). The award best first film and adapted screenplay went to Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi's "Persepolis." The complete list of winners is available on the Cesar's website, while Variety published a dispatch from the event tonight. [Eugene Hernandez]
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Abdellatif Kechiche's "The Secret of the Grain" (La Graine et le mulet) was the big winner at French's Cesar Awards tonight. The film won the prizes for best picture, director and original screenplay at the ceremony. Mathieu Amalric won the award for best actor for "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" (Le scaphandre et le papillon) and Marion Cotillard won the best actress award for "La Vie en Rose" (La Mome). The award best first film and adapted screenplay went to Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi's "Persepolis." The complete list of winners is available on the Cesar's website, while Variety published a dispatch from the event tonight. [Eugene Hernandez]