Prestigious awards for SCOPE Picture's films in Paris and Berlin

The first weekend of March brought a host of international honours for five films coproduced by SCOPE Pictures (Belgium), both at the César Awards in Paris and at the 70th Berlin Film Festival in Germany. These accolades underline the great success of the Belgian Tax Shelter mechanism.

A twofold triumph for Papicha

After drawing plaudits at last May’s Cannes Film Festival in the "Un certain regard" category and then picking up three awards at the Angoulême Francophone Film Festival, "Papicha" by Mounia Meddour has just clinched two more notable prizes: the Césars for “Best Debut Film” and for “Best New Female Talent” courtesy of Lyna Khoudri in the role of Nedjma, an eighteen-year-old student with a passion for fashion design, who refuses to allow the tragic events of the Algerian Civil War (the film is set during the 1990s) to prevent her from leading a “normal” life. She finds her own way of objecting to the new bans imposed by the radicals and opts to fight for her freedom and independence by holding a fashion show.

Last update on : 14.04.2020

Anaïs Demoustier and Swann Arlaud also winners

Films coproduced by SCOPE Pictures garnered a total of twelve nominations during the course of the Césars: eight for “Grâce à Dieu” by François Ozon, two for “Papicha”, and one apiece for Anaïs Demoustier and Chiara Mastroianni in recognition of their respective roles in Nicolas Pariser’s “Alice et le Maire” and Christophe Honoré‘s “Chambre 212”.

Already a winner of the “Best Actor” César for the film “Petit paysan” in 2018, Swann Arlaud lifted the “Best Supporting Actor” prize for his role as Emmanuel Thomassin in “Grâce à Dieu”, which tells the story of the paedophilia scandals that have rocked the Catholic Church’s Lyon diocese. In his moving acceptance speech, Arlaud highlighted the fact that Cardinal Barbarin has been acquitted by the courts and that the proceedings against former priest Bernard Preynat, accused of child sex crimes, are still ongoing …

There was no let-up in the excitement, as the César for “Best Actress” was presented by Matthieu Kassovitz to young actress Anaïs Demoustier for her role as Alice Heimann in Nicolas Pariser’s “Alice et le Maire”, where she starred opposite Fabrice Luchini.

So films coproduced by SCOPE Pictures took home a total of 4 Césars!

Last update on : 14.04.2020

A special Ours d’Argent for “Effacer l’historique” at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival

After an eventful Césars ceremony, the weekend was capped in fine style with a prestigious prize for “Effacer l’historique”, a highly successful comedy by the Delépine-Kervern duo on the excesses of the digital age and social media, which bagged the special Ours d’Argent at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival.

“Papicha”, “Grâce à Dieu”, “Alice et le Maire” and “Effacer l’historique” are all SCOPE Pictures coproductions which have benefited from the support of the Belgian Tax Shelter via SCOPE Invest.

Courtesy of this system, numerous Belgian talents (actors & actresses, directors, technicians, etc.) have had the opportunity to be a part of audiovisual productions with real international reach. It’s a great success story for our country and our cinema industry!

Last update on : 14.04.2020


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