Caesar 2021: where to see the nominated films?

The César nominations have just been unveiled. Find out how to see the named movies.

Caesar 2021: where to see the nominated films?
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The Académie des César has just unveiled the nominations for its 46th edition to be held on Friday, March 12 at the Olympia. With 13 nominations, Emmanuel Mouret’s film, The Things We Say, The Things We Do is one of the big favorites. To fully enjoy the ceremony, find out where and how to see the named films.

THE THINGS WE SAY, THE THINGS WE DO (13 nominations)

By Emmanuel Mouret with Camélia Jordana, Niels Schneider, Vincent Macaigne.

Daphne, three months pregnant, is on vacation in the countryside with her companion François. He has to be absent for his work and she finds herself alone to welcome Maxime, her cousin she had never met. For four days, while they wait for François to return, Daphne and Maxime gradually get to know each other and share increasingly intimate stories about their present and past love stories …

The film is available on DVD and VOD

FAREWELL THE CONS (12 nominations)

By Albert Dupontel with Virginie Efira, Albert Dupontel, Nicolas Marié

When Suze Trappet learns at 43 that she is seriously ill, she decides to go in search of the child she was forced to abandon when she was 15.
His administrative quest will make him cross JB, fifty-something in full burn out, and Mr. Blin, blind archivist of an impressive enthusiasm. The three of them embark on a quest as spectacular as it is improbable.

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SUMMER 85 (12 nominations)

By François Ozon with Félix Lefebvre, Benjamin Voisin, Philippine Velge

The summer of his 16 years, Alexis, during a sea trip on the Normandy coast, is heroically saved from the shipwreck by David, 18. Alexis has just met the friend of her dreams. But will the dream last longer than a summer? Summer 85 … The film is available on DVD, BRD and VOD

ANTOINETTE IN THE CÉVENNES (8 nominations)

By Caroline Vignal with Laure Calamy, Benjamin Lavernhe, Olivia Côte

For months Antoinette has been waiting for summer and the promise of a romantic week with her lover, Vladimir. So when he cancels their vacation to go walking in the Cévennes with his wife and daughter, Antoinette does not think long: she follows in his footsteps! But on his arrival, there is no Vladimir – only Patrick, a recalcitrant donkey who will accompany him on his singular journey …

The film is available on DVD, BRD and VOD

ADOLESCENTS (6 nominations)

By Sébastien Lifshitz

Emma and Anaïs are inseparable and yet everything opposes them. Adolescents follow their path from their 13 years of age until their majority, five years of life where transformations and the first times are jostling. When they are 18, you wonder what women have become and where their friendship is. Through this chronicle of youth, the film also paints a portrait of France over the past five years.

The film is available on DVD and VOD

THE GOOD WIFE (5 nominations)

By Martin Provost with Juliette Binoche, Yolande Moreau, Noémie Lvovsky

Keeping her home and complying with conjugal duty without slacking off: this is what Paulette Van Der Beck teaches with ardor in her housewife school. Her certainties waver when she finds herself widowed and ruined. Is it the return of his first love or the wind of freedom of May 68? What if the good wife becomes a free woman?

The film is available on DVD, BRD and VOD

TWO (4 nominations)

By Filippo Meneghetti with Barbara Sukowa, Martine Chevallier, Léa Drucker

Nina and Madeleine are deeply in love with each other. In the eyes of all, they are just simple neighbors living on the top floor of their building. On a daily basis, they come and go between their two apartments and share their lives together. No one really knows them, not even Anne, Madeleine’s caring daughter. Until the day when a tragic event turns everything upside down …

The film is available on DVD and VOD

DE GAULLE (3 nominations)

By Gabriel Le Bomin with Lambert Wilson, Isabelle Carré, Olivier Gourmet

May 1940. The war intensifies, the French army collapses, the Germans will soon be in Paris. Panic spreads to the government, which plans to accept defeat. A man, Charles de Gaulle, recently promoted to general, wants to change the course of history. His wife, Yvonne de Gaulle, is his first support, but very quickly events separate them. Yvonne and her children set out on the roads of exodus. Charles returns to London. He wants to make another voice heard: that of the Resistance.

The film is available on DVD, BRD and VOD

THE GIRL WITH THE BRACELET (2 nominations)

By Stéphane Demoustier with Melissa Guers, Roschdy Zem, Chiara Mastroianni

Lise, 18, lives in a residential neighborhood without history and has just graduated. But for two years, Lise has been wearing a bracelet because she is accused of having murdered her best friend.

The film is available on DVD, BRD and VOD

CUTE (2 nominations)

By Maimouna Doucouré with Fathia Youssouf, Medina El Aidi, Esther Gohourou

Amy, 11, meets a group of dancers called: “Les Mignonnes”. Fascinated, she is initiated into a sensual dance, in the hope of joining their band and fleeing a family upheaval …

The film is available on DVD and VOD

THE NIGHT COMES (2 nominations)

By Frédéric Farrucci with Guang Huo, Camélia Jordana, Xun Liang

Paris 2018. Jin, a young undocumented immigrant, has been a VTC driver subjected to the Chinese mafia since his arrival in France, five years ago. This former DJ, passionate about electro, is about to pay off “his debt” by multiplying the hours of driving. One night, coming out of a club, a disturbing young woman, Naomi, boards her sedan. Intrigued by Jin and stubborn by his music, she offers to be his assigned driver for his night trips. During their races in the underworld city, a story is born between these two lonely night owls and pushes Jin to break the rules of the environment.

The film is available on DVD and VOD

SIMPLY BLACK (2 nominations)

By Jean-Pascal Zadi, John Wax with Jean-Pascal Zadi, Caroline Anglade, Fary

JP, a failed 40-year-old actor, decides to organize the first big black protest march in France, but his meetings, often burlesque, with influential figures in the community and the interested support he receives from Fary, do so. oscillate between wanting to be on the front of the stage and real militant commitment …

The film is available on DVD, BRD and VOD

JOSEP (1 appointment)

By Aurel with the voices of Sergi López, David Marsais

February 1939. Overwhelmed by the flood of Republicans fleeing the Franco dictatorship, the French government parks them in camps. Two men separated by barbed wire will befriend. One is a policeman, the other is a designer. From Barcelona to New York, the true story of Josep Bartolí, anti-Franco fighter and exceptional artist.

The film is available on DVD, BRD and VOD

HUGE (1 nomination)

By Sophie Letourneur with Marina Foïs, Jonathan Cohen, Jacqueline Kakou

It takes her suddenly at 40: Frédéric wants a baby, Claire she never wanted one and they were in agreement on that. He commits the unforgivable and makes her a child behind her back. Claire turns into a whale and Frédéric becomes cutesy.

The film is available on DVD, BRD and VOD

CLEAR HISTORY (1 nomination)

By Gustave Kervern and Benoît Delépine with Blanche Gardin, Denis Podalydès, Corinne Masiero

In a subdivision in the provinces, three neighbors are in touch with new technologies and social networks. There is Marie, a victim of blackmail with a sextape, Bertrand, whose daughter is harassed in high school, and Christine, a private driver, annoyed by seeing that her clients’ notes refuse to take off. Together, they decide to go to war against the internet giants. A hell of a battle, though …

The film is available on DVD, BRD and VOD

A DIVAN IN TUNIS (1 nomination)

By Manele Labidi with Golshifteh Farahani, Majd Mastoura, Aïcha Ben Miled

After working in France, Selma, 35, opened her psychoanalysis practice in a working-class suburb of Tunis. In the aftermath of the Revolution, demand turned out to be significant in this “schizophrenic” country. But between those who take Freud and his beard for a Muslim brother and those who confuse paid sessions with “paid services”, the beginnings of the firm are eventful … While Selma finally begins to find her marks, she discovers that she is missing a authorization required to continue practicing …

The film is available on DVD, BRD and VOD

CHIFFON BOY (1 appointment)

By Nicolas Maury with Nicolas Maury, Nathalie Baye, Arnaud Valois

Jeremy, in his thirties, struggles to get his acting career off the ground. His sentimental life is damaged by his repeated attacks of jealousy and his relationship is in trouble. He then decides to leave Paris and go to his homeland, Limousin, where he will try to repair himself with his mother …

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ONE SON (1 nomination)

By Mehdi M. Barsaoui with Sami Bouajila, Najla Ben Abdallah, Youssef Khemiri

Farès and Meriem form with Aziz, their 9-year-old son, a modern Tunisian family from a privileged background. During a trip to the south of Tunisia, their car is targeted by a terrorist group and the young boy is seriously injured.

The film is available on DVD and VOD

MISS (1 nomination)

By Ruben Alves with Alexandre Wetter, Pascale Arbillot, Isabelle Nanty

Alex, a graceful 9-year-old boy who happily navigates between genres, has a dream: to one day be elected Miss France. 15 years later, Alex has lost his parents and his self-confidence and stagnates in a monotonous life. An unexpected meeting will awaken this forgotten dream. Alex then decides to compete in Miss France by hiding his identity as a boy. Beauty, excellence, camaraderie… Through the stages of a merciless competition, helped by a colorful heart family, Alex will set off to conquer the title, his femininity and above all, himself …

The film is available on DVD, BRD and VOD

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