Keyword: César

Roman Polanski withdraws from César ceremony amid protests

After feminist organisations in France led a campaign of protest against the invitation to the French-Polish director, who is wanted in the US for having sex with a minor in 1977, to preside the annual César cinema awards, the 83-year-old said he was stepping down from the role. 

Call for boycott of French film awards presided by Roman Polanski

Feminist groups have called for a boycott of the annual César awards ceremony in February over what one said was the 'shameful' decision to honour filmmaker Roman Polanski, 83, who is wanted in the US on charges of raping a 13-year-old girl in Los Angeles in 1977.

Comedy about gender confusion sweeps French cinema awards

Guillaume Gallienne's autobiographical film about a boy whose family treated him as a girl wins five trophies at the yearly César awards.