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″Therese” Wins Six Cesars, Including Best Film

March 9, 1987

PARIS (AP) _ Alain Cavalier and his film ″Therese″ took top honors at the 12th annual Cesar Awards, winning in a record six categories including best film and best director.

Sabine Azema won the best actress award for her role in Alain Resnais’ ″Melo″ at the Saturday night ceremonies. Winner of the award in 1985, she joined company with Romy Schneider and Isabelle Adjani, the only other actresses to receive two best actress awards.

Daniel Auteuil was named best actor for his role in Claude Berri’s ″Jean de Florette.″

″The Name of the Rose,″ a French-Italian-West German production from the novel by Umberto Ecco, was honored as best foreign film. Director Jean-Jacques Annaud turned his trophy over to Sean Connery, who stars in the film and was chosen president of the 12th Cesar Awards, held at the Palais des Congres.

″Therese,″ the story of St. Theresa of Lisieux, also swept the awards for best screenplay, written by Cavalier; most promising young actress for Catherine Mouchet, in the starring role; best montage for Isabelle Dedieu, and best photography for Philippe Rousselot.

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