'Tell No One' glows at Lumieres
EmptyGuillaume Canet's "Tell No One" lit up France's Lumiere awards Monday night, collecting the prize for best picture in addition to the audience award chosen by Internet voters.
The actor-director's adaptation of Harlan Coben's best-selling crime novel, about a man who discovers that his dead wife might be alive, is up for nine Cesar awards and already has hit boxoffice gold with more than 2.8 million tickets sold.
Paris' foreign press, which votes for the awards, proved to be "Lady Chatterley" lovers as well, giving the prize for best director to Pascale Ferran for her take on D.H. Lawrence's sensual period novel.
Marina Hands picked up the best actress nod for "Chatterley."
Gerard Depardieu took home the award for best actor for his role as a washed-up music man in Xavier Giannoli's "The Singer."
Real-life couple Melanie Laurent and Julien Boisselier were named most promising female and male newcomer, respectively, for their powerful performances in Philippe Lioret's quiet hit "Don't Worry, I'm Fine," about a young girl who battles anorexia and emotional crises when her twin brother suddenly disappears.
Rachid Bouchareb won the screenplay prize for his Oscar hopeful "Days of Glory," about Algerian soldiers fighting for France during World War II.
Abderrahmane Sissako's "Bamako" was chosen best film in the French language hail- ing from a country other than France.
The 12th edition of Lumieres was presided over by Isabelle Mergault and held at the Espace Pierre Cardin.