Toni Erdmann and My Life as a Courgette aim for the César

My Life as a Courgette and Toni Erdmann banner

The award season is in full swing until the end of the month, and there are also some unmissable events on this side of the pond. France’s César Awards, due to be handed out on the evening of 24 February, will welcome two of the 2016 LUX Prize films.

The 2016 LUX Prize winner and awards juggernaut Toni Erdmann is vying for the statuette in the Best Foreign Film category, against the likes of Kleber Mendonça Filho’s Aquarius, Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake, Cristian Mungiu’s Graduation, Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne’s The Unknown Girl, Xavier Dolan’s It’s Only the End of the World and Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea. Maren Ade’s film will try and continue the streak of good luck started by the accolades received at the European Film Awards ceremony last December (read news).

On the other hand, Claude Barras’ 2016 LUX Prize finalist My Life as a Courgette will compete in no less than three categories: Best Adapted Screenplay (by Céline Sciamma, herself also a LUX Prize finalist with 2014’s Girlhood), Best Animated Feature and Best Original Score (by Sophie Hunger).

We will stay tuned to the César awards ceremony!