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César Film Award for the femicide suspense thriller “On Twelfth Night.”

César Film Award for the femicide suspense thriller “On Twelfth Night.”

Crime thriller “Twelfth Night”. Dominique Moll won the French César Award for Best Film. The prestigious award was presented in Paris on Friday evening. The French-German-born director’s film (“Harry Means Good to You”) deals with femicide and tells the true story of an unsolved crime against a woman who was burned alive.

Twelfth Night. It also took home five other awards, including Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay, which Moll wrote in collaboration with Gilles Marchand.

And Cesar for the best foreign film went to the thriller “As Bestas” by Spanish director Rodrigo Soroguen. It is about the bloody conflict between the locals of a Spanish village and a French couple who have just moved there. The 41-year-old filmmaker made an international name for himself with films like ‘The Power of Money’ and ‘The Madrid Murders’.

American director David Fincher, who personally accepted the award, received an honorary Cesar. The 60-year-old’s most famous films include “Seven”, “Fight Club”, “The Game” and “Mank”.

Hollywood star Brad Pitt, with whom Fincher has directed several films, appeared as a surprise guest. Pitt, who was greeted with a standing ovation, said that the meeting with Fincher changed his life, he is a perfectionist. He likes it.

Cesare – named after the sculptor Cesare Baldacchini – is the French version of the Oscars for cinema. Awarded since 1976.

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