The 43rd César ceremony, a very moving edition dedicated to Jeanne Moreau, took place this Friday from the Pleyel room. Eagerly awaited as every year by the profession and the viewers, these awards have given the best photography of our film production in 2017.

The 2018 awards showcased the realism and diversity of our cinema, where singular and universal films shine high. Minister of Culture warmly congratulates all the films and award winners, including 120 beats per minute who received the César for best film. All the jobs they represent contribute to the value of our cinema. The Minister is also pleased with the initiative of the Académie des César to reward for the first time the most popular film in theatres in 2017 with the creation of a César of the public.

Françoise Nyssen particularly welcomes the invitation of the Académie des César, in collaboration with the Women’s Foundation, to display at the ceremony a white ribbon in support of all women victims of violence. The Minister of Culture stresses the importance of the actions taken by the world of cinema to promote equality between women and men.

Directors, screenwriters, actresses and technicians remain even less visible than men in the 7th art, and the Minister encourages all actors in the field to accompany and support the initiatives and projects carried by women, all professions taken together, and to fight forcefully against all types of violence.

The cinema must be a vector of commitment and exemplarity.

Finally, the Minister of Culture thanked the entire profession and representatives of the sector who support and accompany French cinema, which offers beyond our borders the face of diversity, creation, boldness and openness.