The English Caesars also crowned the best short film and the best animated short on Saturday evening. The winners in the other categories will be announced on Sunday.
The Bafta, the British equivalent of our Caesar are held on April 10 and 11. With a very strong emphasis on diversity and parity. For the first time, the edition is split into two separate evenings. French cinephiles will be able to follow the gala on Sunday from 8 p.m. on Canal + Cinéma. On Saturday evening the prizes for the technical categories were awarded.
Best costumes: Ma Rainey’s Blues by George C. Wolfe
With his new shoes, his fashionable costume, this idealistic young musician wants to go faster than music. Chadwick Boseman, from Black panther, who has since died of colon cancer at the age of 43, plays on Netflix a young fiery trumpeter who faces the pioneer of the Blues in Chicago in 1927. A poignant camera against a background of racial tension.
Best Makeup and Hairstyles: Ma Rainey’s Blues by George C. Wolfe
Best scenery: Mank by David Fincher
A tribute on Netflix to Herman J. Mankiewicz who was the author of Citizen Kane. In 1940, Orson Welles had locked the writer on a remote ranch, far from all temptation. This Mank, played by Gary Oldman, had his leg in a cast. And two months to return the script. The studios are run by cynics, plan their employees’ salaries, order fake news. A film imbued with nostalgia, curls of cigarettes and the scent of alcohol.
Best sound: Sound of Metal by Darius Marder
Lou and Ruben (Olivia Cooke and Riz Ahmed) are on the verge of seeing their metal band break through. Unfortunately in the middle of their tour, Ruben develops serious hearing problems. Sound of Metal delivers on Amazon Prime Video a sound punch that recalls the mastery of Song of the wolf. Despite some lengths.
Best special effects: Tenet by Christopher Nolan
The director remakes us the shotInception. This time it is not about nested dreams, but inverted time. The revolver barrels swallow their bullets. The hero is after an evil Russian oligarch. It’s Kenneth Branagh, with a three-kilometer yacht and a Rasputin Slavic accent. Its goal is to trigger the apocalypse. On the screen, the images move like in an insane shaker.
Best Cast: Rocks by Sarah Gavron
Rocks follows a 15-year-old London girl abandoned like her younger brother by her mother but supported by her group of friends.
Best short film: The Present by Farah Nabulsi
Twenty-four minutes to tell what it means to be Palestinian today: a father and his daughter go through a checkpoint on their way to the Israeli side, in order to buy a gift. The journey turns into a nightmare.
Best Animated Short: The Owl and the Pussycat by Mole Hill
An adaptation of the 1871 poem by Edward Lear whose name is translated into French Feline and the owl. This children’s story, famous across the Channel, tells the adventures and loves of a cat, a piglet, a turkey and an owl.
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