The film Simple comme Sylvain by Monia Chokri in the

The film “Simple comme Sylvain” by Monia Chokri in the running for the César

The romantic comedy Just like Sylvain, by director Monia Chokri, received a nomination for the César Award for Best Foreign Film.

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The Quebec film, starring Magalie Lépine-Blondeau and Pierre-Yves Cardinal, competes in particular with the Hollywood drama “Oppenheimer” by Christopher Nolan, which is also in the running for this award.

Quebec cinematographer Nicolas Bolduc also received a César nomination for best photography for his work in the two films in the Three Musketeers saga.

The finalists for the next César ceremony – France's equivalent of the Oscars – were announced on Wednesday morning in Paris. These are the films “The Animal Kingdom” by Thomas Cailley and “Anatomy of a Fall” by Justine Triet, which lead the race with 12 and 11 nominations, respectively.

The 49th César ceremony will take place on February 23rd at the Olympia in Paris.