While Americans were enjoying this year’s Oscars, over in France, a different awards ceremony was taking place.
The annual César Awards, France’s highest honors for film, took place last night in the Salle Pleyel in Paris. The big winner was French director Xavier Legrand, whose film ‘Custody’ won Best Film, in addition to Best Actress and Best Original Screenplay. The French language film focuses on an acrimonious divorce that leads an 11-year-old boy to openly revolt against his father, who may or may not be the violent monster his son claims him to be. In her acceptance speech, the film’s leading lady, Lea Drucker, dedicated the award to women everywhere suffering from domestic violence.
Watch the trailer for ‘Custody’ here, and if that gets you in the mood for a little binge-watching, don’t forget to check out all the French César award winners streaming on Netflix right now.