Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina featured on the César 2022 poster

Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina on the Cesar 2022 poster
1962 STUDIOCANAL / NEW CINEMATOGRAPHY SOCIETY / DINO BY LAURENTIS CINEMATOGRAPHICA, SPA (ROME). ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Four years after the Cannes Film Festival, the duo of Pierrot le fou, by Jean-Luc Godard, is on the official Cesar poster.

The 47th Cesar ceremony, expected on Friday February 25 at the Olympia, will pay tribute to John Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina, the two actors of Pierrot le fou, of Jean-Luc Godard (1965), who died in 2021 and 2019. A year before the death of the actress, it is Cannes festival which chose this same cult French film to illustrate its 71st edition.

Cannes 2018/Caesar 2022 posters
Official poster 2018 © Design: Flore Maquin – Photo: Pierrot le fou © Georges Pierre/1962 STUDIOCANAL / SOCIETE NOUVELLE DE CINEMATOGRAPHIE / DINO DE LAURENTIS CINEMATOGRAPHICA, SPA (ROME). ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

“Never would I have believed that you would always please me, oh my love. […] Yet, yet very slowly without anything being said between us, little by little, our feelings bound us, despite ourselves without thinking about it, forever.

This quote from Pierrot le fou is also highlighted by the organizers of the Césars, the Academy of Cinema Arts and Techniques having also designed an animated version of this poster, to discover here. “Each film is the promise of emotions that come to surprise us, seize us, and become anchored in each of us, the statement continues. Like a hymn to French cinema, these three moments of complicity and love played by Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina are taken from Pierrot le fou, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, a StudioCanal film.”

The 47th Cesar ceremony will be moderated by Antoine De Caunes and it will be broadcast unencrypted, live and exclusively on Canal+. Cate Blanchett will receive the Honorary Cesar.

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