Lumiere Awards 2022: Happening, Annette Win Top Awards

‘Happening,’ Leos Carax’s ‘Annette’ Win France’s Lumière Awards

Audrey Diwan's 'Happening,' Leos Carax's 'Annette'
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Audrey Diwan’s Happening won best film and actress for Anamaria Vartolome at France’s Lumière Awards on Monday evening.

Happening, which won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and was acquired by IFC Films, beat out Leos Carax’s “Annette,” Emmanuelle Bercot’s “Living,” Xavier Giannoli’s “Lost Illusions” and Arthur Harari’s “Onoda: 10,000 Nights in the Jungle.”

Julia Ducournau’s Cannes’ Palme d’Or winning Titane was surprisingly snubbed from the best film and director categories. The daring movie won the female newcomer prize which was picked up by Agathe Rousselle.

The Lumiere Awards are selected by France-based members of the foreign press, as are the Golden Globes.

Carax won best director with “Annette,” a musical drama with Marion Cotillard and Adam Driver. The movie also won best cinematography for Caroline Champetier and best music for Sparks. “Annette” previously earned Carax a best director prize at the Cannes Film Festival.