Paradis presides over Césars

Special tribute to Jeanne Moreau at French awards

by Richard Mowe

Vanessa Paradis … tribute to Jeanne Moreau at the Césars
Vanessa Paradis … tribute to Jeanne Moreau at the Césars Photo: Canal +

The 43rd edition of the Césars (the French Oscars) will have as its president the singer and actress Vanessa Paradis.

Vanessa Paradis … president of the Césars
Vanessa Paradis … president of the Césars Photo: Richard Mowe

The ceremony on 2 March will be dedicated to the late Jeanne Moreau who will also feature on the poster for the occasion. Moreau died in July at the age of 89.

Paradis, who received a best female newcomer César at the age of 17 in the 15th edition for Jean-Claude Brisseau’s Noche Blanche, performed on stage at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival the celebrated Tourbillon de la vie number from Jules Et Jim in which she was joined by Moreau herself.

The actress will be seen shortly in Chien by Samuel Benchetrit, Le Grand Bain / The Deep End by Gilles Lellouche; Big Bang by Céclilia Rouad and Un Couteau Dans Le Coeur by Yann Gonzalez.

The comedian and actor Manu Payet will be master of ceremonies for the awards at the Salle Pleyel in Paris.

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