It is 12: 45 pm when I hear applause, muffled behind the closed door where the deliberations. One by one, the members of the jury come out. They meet and greet their colleagues who patiently wait for ten minutes, to scramble on the biscuits and glasses of champagne at the buffet: Danièle Heymann, Stone, Cement, Serge Kaganski… That of well-known names in the small world of the film is hexagonal. But not as much as that of Gilles Jacob. From the top of its 88 years, the former president of the Cannes film festival chair with pride this troupe of movie-goers, including the feather can make the success of a film. Or the other way around.

today, it is a question of to get into the story. They are here to deliver the 76th prix Louis Delluc, named after the father of the film critic. A few kilometers from the 5 rue de Beaune, where the director and a theoretician of the cinema gave its last breath at the age of 33 years on march 22, 1924, paid homage to him since 1937. The place fits particularly to this figure is still not known the seventh art: the Fouquet’s, a very chic restaurant on the Champs-Élysées. No “yellow vests” in sight. Here, we nibble petits-fours in an atmosphere courtesan. It is not the tear gas, but the bubbles rising to the head. We will announce the winner of the “best French film released in the year”.

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After Mathieu Amalric, Stéphane Brizé and Philippe Faucon, this is Christophe Honoré, in his feature film to Please, to love and to run fast , which was awarded the prestigious prize by Sophie Avon, freshly appointed secretary general. “I am very touched. I was hoping to one day win this prize Delluc, and I am so much more than this for this movie,” said the director of My mother , before to greet his “illustrious predecessors”.

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The film recounts the love story between two men during the years of aids in France. Its leading performers, Pierre Deladonchamps and Vincent Lacoste, were both rewarded with the best actor award at the film Festival of Cabourg. Christophe Honoré succeeds Mathieu Amalric ( Barbara ), and inscribed his name to the list of winners of the “Goncourt of cinema”, alongside those of Marcel Carné, Alain Resnais and François Truffaut.

to Please, to love and to run fast was taxed before. pain , Emmanuel Finkiel, provincial of Jean-Paul Civeyrac and High Life of a Claire Denis. “This has played a voice-only between Honoré and Finkiel”, we breath a member of the jury. In addition, the film competed with Brothers and Sisters (Jacques Audiard), freedom (Pierre Salvadori), prayer (Cédric Kahn), Mademoiselle de Joncquières (Emmanuel Mouret) and The deep (Gilles Lellouche).

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The jury also awarded the prix Louis-Delluc for “best first film”, presented since 1999, Xavier Legrand ( to the hilt ) and Bertrand Mandico ( The wild boys ). “I am very touched to receive this prestigious award that I accept with joy and pride,” announced the first, before thanking the press have relayed this film on “a difficult subject”. The feature-length film, worn by Léa Drucker and Denis Ménochet, addresses frontally the violence in a crescendo to the denouement with bated breath. “I built the film around a lot of testimonies”, says Legrand. With The wild boys , Mandico brings to the stage a fiction lighter in which one follows five young unemployed men sitting on a island in which the vegetation incites lust. “I am delighted, I can not say something else, said its director, with the look of a dandy in receiving the reward. Thank you for this prize, which has a great resonance for me.”