Romanian co-production ‘Sisters Brothers’ wins the 2019 Lumière Awards


The Romanian co-production “The Sisters Brothers”, by Jacques Audiard, has won the Lumière trophy this year, the French Oscars. The Western starring Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly received three honors from the foreign press association, Hollywood Reporter says.

“The Sisters Brothers”, a film co-produced by Romanian director Cristian Mungiu and partially shot in Romania, has been awarded for the best film, best director, Jacques Audiard and  for the best cinematography, Benoit Debie. French director Jacques Audiard’s English-language debut is a comic noir western starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Joaquin Phoenix. The film was also awarded the Silver Lion for best director at the Venice Film Festival last year.

Netflix’s ‘Girl’ was named best foreign film within the 24th Lumière gala, due in Paris on Monday.

The film tells the story of a gold prospector who is chased by the infamous duo of assassins, the Sisters brother, in 1850s Oregon. Charlie and Eli Sisters (Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly) are both brothers and assassins, boys grown to men in a savage and hostile world. They have blood on their hands: that of criminals, that of innocents…and they know no state of existence other than being gunmen.

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