Huge congratulations go to SARA FORESTIER who won the Best Actress in a Leading Role Award at the 2011 César Awards last week, for her role in the film Le Nom Des Gens (The Names Of Love).
The César Awards are France’s equivalent to the Oscar and this year’s ceremony was held in Paris and hosted by Jodie Foster. Sara was nominated in her category alongside Catherine Deneuve, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kristin Scott Thomas and Isabelle Carré, but it was her moving and comedic performance as Bahia Benmahmoud in Michel LeClerc’s film that won over the panel.
Le Nom Des Gens is a romantic comedy about a young, extroverted left-wing activist (Forestier) who successfully sleeps with her political opponents to convert them to her cause…. until she meets her match! The film was also honored for its original screenplay by Baya Kasmi and Michel Leclerc.
Watch Sara’s acceptance speech below, as well as a teaser of her award-winning performance in the film: