It’s 2024 but TÁR is still receiving some acclaim! The film, which was released in France on 25 January 2023, is nominated in three categories at Paris Film Critics Awards. The ceremony will take place on 4 February 2024.
Like the New York Film Critics Circle Awards, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards or London Critics Film Awards, the Paris Film Critics Awards reward the best in world cinema each year.
Paris Film Critics Academy, a college of voters made up of 100 professional film and culture critics and journalists based in Paris has designated the best feature films (released in theaters or on platforms during the year 2023) and talents from French and international cinema which will be in competition during the 3rd edition of the Paris Film Critics Awards. Created at the initiative of Sam Bobino (founder & co-president of the La Baule Film Festival, general delegate of the Positive Cinema Week in Cannes), the 3rd Paris Film Critics Awards will be awarded during a ceremony which will take place on February 4 in Paris and which will be presented by journalists and members of the academy, Elodie Suigo (France Info) and Kevin Elarbi (Canal+/Le Cercle).
During this ceremony, the Paris Film Critics Awards academy will honor members of the film industry who have excelled in their field during the previous year, and will pay tribute to two great figures of international cinema with the honorary prize. and the lifetime achievement award, the names of which will be revealed the same evening.
MEILLEURE ACTRICE / BEST LEADING ACTRESS
CATE BLANCHET – TÁR
CATHERINE DENEUVE – Bernadette
HAFSIA HERZI – Le Ravissement / The Rapture
LEA DRUCKER – L’Été Dernier / Last Summer
LILY GLADSTONE – Killers of the Flower Moon
MARION COTILLARD – The Little Girl Blue
SANDRA HULLER – Anatomie d’une chute / Anatomy of a Fall
MEILLEURE ACTRICE DANS UN SECOND RÔLE / BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
ADÈLE EXARCHOPOULOS – Je verrai toujours vos visages / All Your Faces
BLANCHE GARDIN – Le Livre des Solutions / The Book of Solutions
DA’VINE JOY RANDOLPH – Winter Break / The Holdovers
EMILY BLUNT – Oppenheimer
INDIA HAIR – Rien à Perdre / All to Play For
MICHÈLE WILLIAMS – The Fabelmans
NOÉMIE MERLANT – TÁR
MEILLEUR MONTAGE / BEST FILM EDITING
ANATOMIE D’UNE CHUTE / ANATOMY OF A FALL – Laurent Sénéchal
BABYLON – Tom Cross
KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON – Thelma Schoonmaker
LE RÈGNE ANIMAL / THE ANIMAL KINGDOM – Lilian Corbeille
LE LIVRE DES SOLUTIONS / THE BOOK OF SOLUTIONS – Élise Fievet
OPPENHEIMER – Jennifer Lame
TÁR – Monika Willi
Rumours has been acquired by Bleecker Street which is set for release this year in the US according Development Limited’s press release.
Synopsis from Deadline — The film follows the seven leaders of the world’s wealthiest liberal democracies at the annual G7 summit after they become lost in the woods and face increasing peril while attempting to draft a provisional statement regarding a global crisis.
Press release — Bleecker Street are so bold as to announce, on the eve of the Sundance Film Festival, that they’ve acquired RUMOURS, an elevated dramedy and erotico-political threnody cum sylvan moodbank featuring an international ensemble cast, including two-time Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett, one-time Academy Award winner Alicia Vikander, and legendary Québécois thesp Roy Dupuis.
Veteran helmer Guy Maddin (My Winnipeg; Saddest Music in the World) has helmed said pic with his usual co-helmers, Evan and Galen Johnson (The Forbidden Room, The Green Fog). Maestro Maddin – the “Wizard of Winnipeg” — also produces, along with the recently-youthful and provisionally-emerging Johnson Brothers (via Thin Stuff Productions, with Fritzi Adelman), Buffalo Gal Pictures (Liz Jarvis, Phyllis Laing), Square Peg (Ari Aster, Lars Knudsen), and Maze Pictures (Philipp Kreutzer). Elevation Pictures holds, tightly to their tender quivering robin-breasts, Canadian distribution rights.
Additional cast members include Charles Dance (Game of Thrones, Mank), Denis Ménochet (Inglourious Basterds), Nikki Amuka-Bird (Knock at the Cabin), Rolando Ravello (Perfect Strangers), Takehiro Hira (Gran Turismo), and Zlatko Burié (Triangle of Sadness). Bleecker Street, its eye set with disconcerting fixity on a clean sweep of the 2025 Oscars, is planning a 2024 theatrical release.
RUMOURS marks Blanchett’s first of several dozen planned collaborations with Maddin and the Johnsons. The breathtaking star, who celebrated a birthday in May of last year, is coming off a spectacular awards season after her tremendous turn in Tar.
Scribed by Maddin and his co-scribes, the sprightly Frères Johnson, RUMOURS’ plot is being held tightly under wraps and is the subject of unbridled conjectural hysteria amongst cinephile trend-setters and celeb-watchers on Park City’s hallowed Iron Horse Drive, in its upscale coffee shops, bric-a-brac emporiums, and wood-paneled ski lodges. The film is being spoken of, in voices hoarse with a crazed lyricism, as a “powerful journey into the unknown” and “a cinematic first”, as well as “shocking new territory” for Maddin and the Johnsons, and for cinema and humankind more generally.