Céline Sciamma was awarded the prize for the best screenplay for Portrait of the girl on fire Saturday evening at the end of the 72nd edition of the Cannes film Festival. She has received the distinction of the hands of the actor and mexican director Gael García Bernal. Crowned to have sublimated the duo incandescent Adèle Haenel, and Noémie Merlant, the winner said: “Thanks to you, twelve years apart, I have seen the future”.

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In Portrait of the girl on fire , Héloïse leaves the convent. In the Britain of the Eighteenth century, she must marry. In front of the easel Marianne came to paint his picture of the wedding party, Heloise does not want to ask. She wants to be taken on the spot. A rebellion that was social and aesthetic in cinemas on September 18, 2019.

Adèle Haenel in the lead role of Heloise

Heloise is interpreted by the French actress Adèle Haenel winner in 2015 of the César for Best actress in Combatants by Thomas Cailley and in 2014 for the César for best actress in a supporting role in Suzanne of Katell Quillévéré.

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Chaired by the director Alejandro González Iñárritu, the jury of this 72nd edition was composed of actress Elle Fanning, directors Maimouna n’diaye, Kelly Reichardt, Alice Rohrwacher, the cartoonist Enki Bilal and director Robin Campillo, Yorgos Lanthimos and Pawel Pawlikowski.

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last year, the best screenplay award was given ex aequo to Alice Rohrwacher, for Happy as Lazzaro and Jafar Panahi, to Three faces . A situation that is not unheard-of for a list of winners of the Cannes film Festival, this prize has already been awarded four times to many writers.

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