The César Award for Best Film goes to BPM (Beats Per Minute)

Photo from BPM movie

True to its status as the clear frontrunner, BPM (Beats Per Minute) by Robin Campillo did indeed dominate the awards ceremony for this year’s Césars, bagging six trophies, including the top prize, Best French Film of 2017.

Campillo added two personal victories to this win (for Best Original Screenplay and Best Editing), while the feature also came out on top in the categories of Best Supporting Actor (Antoine Reinartz), Most Promising Actor (Nahuel Perez Biscayart) and Best Original Music (Arnaud Rebotini). The movie, which scooped the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival last May, will now be able to benefit from the “César effect” to top up its current theatrical attendance levels (having taken 834,000 admissions so far in France).

The 2017 LUX Prize finalist beat the other most nominated films, including Albert Dupontel’s See You up There, Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache’s C’est la vie!, Mathieu Amalric’s Barbara and Hubert Charuel’s Bloody Milk.