Jacques Audiard: Articles

Tahar Rahim & Jennifer Lawrence Tops + 'The Last Airbender' Worst Movie: More Film Critics Awards

The Social Network with Max Minghella: North American critics' fave was the St. Louis Film Critics' and the Oklahoma Film Critics' no. 1 movie of the year. Besides, in Utah David Fincher's depiction of the birth of the seemingly unstoppable behemoth known as Facebook shared Best Film honors with Danny […]

'Shutter Island' Scorsese-DiCaprio Biggest Hit?

'Shutter Island' with Leonardo DiCaprio: Things and people aren't necessarily what they seem to be in Martin Scorsese thriller. 'Shutter Island' to become biggest Martin Scorsese-Leonardo DiCaprio box office hit? Feb. 28, '10, update: Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo, Martin Scorsese's thriller Shutter Island has remained at the top […]

'A Prophet,' Isabelle Adjani: César Winners

A Prophet, Jacques Audiard's internationally acclaimed prison drama, was the big winner at the 2010 César Awards ceremony held at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard served as the ceremony's honorary president. She was assisted by co-presenters Gad Elmaleh and Valérie Lemercier. Starring relative newcomer […]

Colin Firth & Carey Mulligan Bafta Winners, Kristen Stewart Gets Rising Star Award

Jeremy Renner in the Iraq War drama The Hurt Locker The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow, Colin Firth, Carey Mulligan. Surprises and non-surprises at the BAFTAs, held Sunday evening at London's Royal Opera House. Mostly non-surprises. The fact that The Hurt Locker beat Avatar wasn't really a surprise. The Iraq War […]

French Prison Drama Beats Oscar Favorites: London Film Critics Awards' Winners

Avatar may be the world's box office ruler, but it surely wasn't ruler of anything at the London Film Critics' Circle Awards held this evening in, where else, London. The London Critics' best film of 2009? Jacques Audiard's prison drama A Prophet, the first French-made production to win the Circle's […]

Isabelle Adjani & Double Nominee Tahar Rahim: César Awards

Adel Bencherif, Tahar Rahim in A Prophet (top); Vincent Lindon, Farit Ayverdi in Welcome (middle); Yvan Atall in Rapt (bottom) With 13 nods, Jacques Audiard's prison drama A Prophet – one of the semi-finalists for this year's best foreign language film Oscar, leads the 2010 Cesar Award nominations. In addition […]

Prestigious Best Foreign Language Film Oscar Contenders

Two of the most widely acclaimed non-English language films released in 2009 – Michael Haneke's The White Ribbon and Jacques Audiard's A Prophet – are to be found in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' list of semi-finalists for the best foreign language film Academy Award. In other […]

'Broken Embraces,' 'The White Ribbon': Golden Globe Screenings

Penélope Cruz, José Luis Gómez in Broken Embraces (Emilio Pereda & Paola Ardizzoni / El Deseo / Sony Pictures Classics) (top); Catalina Saavedra in The Maid (Elephant Eye) (middle); Tahar Rahim in A Prophet (Roger Arpajou / Sony Pictures Classics) (bottom) Los Angeles' American Cinematheque will host the Hollywood Foreign […]

London Film Critics: Carey Mulligan Twice & Non-Hollywood Productions + Box Office Flops Top Satellite Awards

A Prophet with Tahar Rahim. Directed by Jacques Audiard from a screenplay by Audiard and Thomas Bidegain – itself from “an original screenplay” by Abdel Raouf Dafri and Nicolas Peufaillit – A Prophet is one of several non-U.S. productions that found space on the London Film Critics' nominations roster. Best […]

Louis Delluc Prize for Violent Prison Drama & Blockbuster Surprise + Honorees Julianne Moore & Jason Reitman

A Prophet with Tahar Rahim, winner of the Louis Delluc Prize. Jacques Audiard's violent prison drama chronicles the difficulties facing a young Frenchman of Algerian ancestry who, after being sent to jail for six years, must navigate between two warring factions while behind bars: the Corsicans and the Muslims. Shades […]

European Film Awards' Nominations: Penélope Cruz & Pedro Almodóvar

The White Ribbon by Michael Haneke. Six films are vying for the top prize at the 2009 European Film Awards. They are: Andrea Arnold's Fish Tank, about a teenager (best actress nominee Katie Jarvis) upset that her mother has found herself a new boyfriend (Michael Fassbender) Stephen Daldry's The Reader, […]

Amanda Seyfried & Tahar Rahim + Gemma Arterton & John Hurt: London Film Festival

Julianne Moore, a potential Oscar 2010 candidate for A Single Man, and Amanda Seyfried at the premiere of Atom Egoyan's thriller Chloe during the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival at the Vue West End on October 22. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images) Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried attending the Chloe […]

AFI FEST Michael Haneke-Jacques Audiard Swap & Pordenone Presents 'The Merry Widow'

AFI FEST 2009 presented by Audi has announced that Michael Haneke's Palme d'Or winner and Oscar contender The White Ribbon will replace Jacques Audiard's Cannes Grand Prix winner A Prophet in the festival's line-up. Reason for the AFI FEST swap: “a recent change in the release date for A Prophet.” […]

Cannes Winners: From Michael Haneke to Xavier Dolan

Cannes Film Festival winner 'The White Ribbon,' directed by Michael Haneke. One of the 2009 Cannes Film Festival's clear favorites, Michael Haneke's The White Ribbon, a stark tale about a small northern German town beset by strange happenings right before the beginning of World War I, took the Palme d'Or […]

Piano-Playing Gangster Drama Tops Prix César + Gay Love Story Tops BAFTAs

Romain Duris, Linh Dan Pham in The Beat That My Heart Skipped   Jacques Audiard's curious but uninvolving psychological drama De battre, mon coeur s'est arrêté / The Beat That My Heart Skipped – a remake of James Toback's Fingers (1978) – won eight César awards, including best film, best […]