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A clean sweep at the Lumières for BPM (Beats Per Minute)

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- Robin Campillo’s feature has pocketed six trophies, including Best Film and Best Actor, while Barbara went home with two statuettes

A clean sweep at the Lumières for BPM (Beats Per Minute)
The BPM (Beats Per Minute) team on stage with their Best Film Award (© IMA/Thierry Rambaud)

Best Film of 2017, Best Director (Robin Campillo), Best Actor (Nahuel Pérez Biscayart), Best Screenplay (the director together with Philippe Mangeot), Best New Actor (Arnaud Valois) and Best Music (Arnaud Rebotini): the clear favourite, BPM (Beats Per Minute) [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Arnaud Valois
interview: Robin Campillo
film profile
]
, dominated the winners’ list of the 23rd Lumières Awards by sweeping the board, emerging triumphant in all six categories in which it had been nominated. Similar to the Golden Globes in that they are handed out to the best films and artists in French and French-language cinema by foreign journalists working in France, the trophies were given out last night at the Arab World Institute in Paris, during a ceremony notable for paying tribute to Jean-Paul Belmondo (who received an enthusiastic standing ovation) and Monica Bellucci, both of whom were in attendance.

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Of the other films locking horns at this edition of the Lumières Awards, only Barbara [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Mathieu Amalric really held its own, with Jeanne Balibar being crowned Best Actress and Christophe Beaucarne singled out in the Best Cinematography category. The only real surprise of the evening was that Until the Birds Return [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Karim Moussaoui
film profile
]
by Karim Moussaoui scooped the title of Best Debut Film, with the other winners being somewhat predictable, such as Laetitia Dosch (Best New Actress for her turn in Montparnasse Bienvenüe [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Léonor Serraille
film profile
]
), duo Agnès Varda and JR (Best Documentary for Faces Places [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
), Benjamin Renner and Patrick Imbert (Best Animation for Big Bad Fox [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
), and Belgium’s Philippe Van Leeuw (Best French-language Film for Insyriated [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Philippe Van Leeuw
film profile
]
).

Here is the complete list of winners of the 2018 Lumières Awards:

Best Film
BPM (Beats Per Minute) [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Arnaud Valois
interview: Robin Campillo
film profile
]
- Robin Campillo

Best Director
Robin Campillo – BPM (Beats Per Minute)

Best Actress
Jeanne Balibar - Barbara [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]

Best Actor
Nahuel Pérez Biscayart – BPM (Beats Per Minute)

Best Screenplay
Robin Campillo, Philippe Mangeot - BPM (Beats Per Minute)

Best Cinematography
Christophe Beaucarne – Barbara

Best New Actor
Arnaud Valois - BPM (Beats Per Minute)

Best New Actress
Laetitia Dosch – Montparnasse Bienvenüe [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Léonor Serraille
film profile
]

Best Debut Film
Until the Birds Return [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Karim Moussaoui
film profile
]
- Karim Moussaoui (France/Germany/Algeria)

Best French-language Film
Insyriated [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Philippe Van Leeuw
film profile
]
- Philippe Van Leeuw (Belgium/France/Lebanon)

Best Animated Film
Big Bad Fox [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Benjamin Renner and Patrick Imbert

Best Documentary
Faces Places [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
- Agnès Varda and JR

Best Music
Arnaud Rebotini - BPM (Beats Per Minute)

(Translated from French)

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