This project highlights young actors designated by the Révélations committee to facilitate the voting of Academy members in the Most Promising Young Actress and Most Promising Young Actor categories that the next César awards ceremony on March 12 . Each of the Révélations is supported by a godmother or godfather, all of whom are major figures in French cinema.
Due to the current situation, the dinner that normally brings together the Révélations each year could not be organised. The twenty-four Révélations, accompanied by their godparents, therefore followed one another on February 1st into the hushed and timeless atmosphere of Le Trianon theatre in Paris, to see for the first time, the short film and the series of photos in which they star, directed this year by Yolande Zauberman*. The filmmaker, who was awarded the Best Documentary Film César in 2020 for M, wanted to make this short film.
Yolande Zauberman filmed the Révélations at night on the esplanade of the Institut du monde arabe (Arab World Institute) in Paris, dressed in pieces from CHANEL's latest Ready-to-Wear collections, in a joyful and moving sequence choreographed by Bintou Dembélé. The actors dance to the rhythm of Douce France, Charles Trenet’s famous song covered by the group Carte de Séjour, whose music video, shot by Cyril Collard, was projected onto the immense moucharaby covering the façade of the Institute.
After discovering the film and the photos, the Révélations and their godparents shared their impressions in an interview conducted by Laurent Weil inside Le Trianon.
For the occasion, the Révélations India Hair, Annabelle Lengronne, Pauline Parigot, Lauréna Thellier and Anamaria Vartolomei, the actresses Clémence Poésy and Juliette Binoche as well as the directors Yolande Zauberman and Manèle Labidi were all dressed by CHANEL and wore CHANEL Makeup. Jewellery creations from the House were also lent to them. The actor and director Nicolas Maury wore a "Premiers Brins" brooch from the "Les Blés de CHANEL" High Jewelry collection as well as a CHANEL clutch bag.
The Révélations and their godparents
* For this shoot, CHANEL and the Académie des César established a strict protocol fully corresponding with current health standards.