Pascal Caucheteux Nabs French Academy's Producer Prize

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Pascal Caucheteux

The Prix Daniel Toscan du Plantier is awarded to an outstanding producer out of the more than 50 films eligible for nomination.

Producer Pascal Caucheteux took home the French Academy’s producer prize for My Golden Days at the first big night for French film this week, ahead of Friday’s Cesar Awards ceremony.

The Prix Daniel Toscan du Plantier is awarded to an outstanding producer out of the more than 50 films eligible for nomination. Last year Timbuktu producer Sylvie Pialat took home the prize ahead of that film’s big win for best film at the Cesar Awards.

Among the films in the running were the Oscar-nominated Mustang, from first-time director Deniz Gamze Eguven, Xavier Giannoli’s Marguerite and Arnaud Desplechin’s My Golden Days.

The prize was presented by CNC president Frederique Bredin.

It was the second big fete for the French film industry's short awards season, following the Cesar nominees luncheon held at the famed Fouquet's restaurant two weeks ago, which saw Gamze, director Benoit Jacquot and actress Catherine Frot among those in attendance.

The Monday evening ceremony was held along with an intimate dinner at the Hotel Georges V in Paris. Friday’s Cesar Awards will be held at the city’s Chatelet Theater.

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