Here is what pushed the direction of the Academy of Caesar to resign

“This collective resignation will allow the complete renewal of the management”, composed of the founding members, former presidents or members of the Association – 21 people in total. A general assembly will be held after the ceremony on February 28 and will be an opportunity to elect a new directorate to prepare changes to the founding statutes under the aegis of the National Cinema Center (CNC) and to implement modernization measures. ” an institution judged by many to be outdated.

Here’s how the Caesars got there:

The first controversy arrives on January 13, at the time of the traditional dinner of revelations

This event is organized to highlight the actors and actresses who compete in the best female and male hope categories. Tradition has it that they are “sponsored” by leading actors or directors. The Society of Film Directors (SRF) is indignant that the Academy has refused two godmothers, the novelist Virginie Despentes and the director Claire Denis, who are not sufficiently legitimate and media according to the organizers. The union denounces “shameful opaque and discriminatory behavior”.

During the evening, several directors and actors, including Michel Hazanavicius, Cédric Klapisch and Marina Foïs, relay the protests of the SRF, refusing “that there are desirable and undesirable artists”. The Academy of Caesar immediately apologizes.

Roman Polanski’s film ‘J’accuse’ is named 12 times on January 29

The appointments of Roman Polanski, accused of rape on several occasions, shocked part of public opinion. Faced with questions from the press, Alain Terzian replied that the Academy “is not a body that must have moral positions”. Before adding: “unless I am mistaken, 1.5 million French people went to see his film. Interrogate them”.

This does not prevent the controversy from leaving again more beautiful around the director, than French cinema

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