The Toscan du Plantier award, which celebrates the best producer of the year, is voted for by 1,717 members, including artists and crew members who were previously nominated at the Cesar Awards, along with members of the Cesar Academy’s governing body.
Luciani recently produced “Anatomy of a Fall” with David Thion. Some of his best-known credits include Cannes award-winning “BPM (Beats Per Minute)” by Robin Campillo. Through his Les Films de Pierre brand, he has also produced films directed by Laurent Cantet, Claire Burger and Ursula Meier. His portfolio includes upcoming films by Campillo and Mona Chokri. She will attend the Berlin Film Festival with the world premiere of Burger’s next film, “Langue etrangere,” in competition.
Tonight’s ceremony was attended by France’s new Minister of Culture, Rachida Dati, as well as Véronique Cayla, president of the Cesar Academy, as well as Ariane Toscan du Plantier, an elected member of the Cesar board of directors.
Luciani was not present to receive his award as he is currently in Los Angeles with Triet. She was represented by Antoine Reinartz, who stars in “Anatomy of a Fall” and is nominated for a César Award for his portrayal of a jealous prosecutor.
Triet’s film is nominated for five Oscars, including best film, director and actress (for Sandra Hüller), seven BAFTAs and 11 César Awards. Hüller, the German actor who also stars in another film with best picture content, “The Zone of Interest,” plays a novelist who is put on trial after the mysterious death of her husband in her remote chalet. “Anatomy of a Fall” has just won the Lumières Awards in France for best film, screenplay and actress.