Nice finally has its festival of the 7th art: the Festival Cinéroman, whose concept is to honor the films adapted from literary works, novels. This festival, created by Daniel Benoin, director of the Antibes theater, and his wife, under the aegis of Mr. Christian Estrosi, Mayor of Nice, closes in beauty the year of 100 years of the Victorine studios.
The trophy: inspired by a work of Sacha Sosno, an iconic sculptor of the French Riviera, whose most famous work "The Square Head", reflects the city of Nice to bring even more authenticity.
The spectators were able to enjoy the film previews in the presence of the film crews, the debates, the reading of the novel "Le grand marin" by Catherine Poulain by Julie Gayet, who will soon adapt it for the cinema.
Roman Polanski for his film "I accuse", adapted from the novel D, by Robert Harris, with Jean Dujardin, received a special award for adaptation.
Nicole Garcia received the Ferret Prize, but the prize for the best adaptation of a novel to film was awarded to Safy Nebbou for "Celle que vous croyez" adapted from the novel by Camille Laurent.
Yvan Attal and Charlotte Gainsbourg came to present "My stupid dog" adapted from the novel by John Fante opened the Festival, presented by Frédéric Beigbeder, surrounded by all the biggest stars, like Danielle Thompson, Aure Atika, François Berléand, Nicole Garcia, Stéphane de Groodt and many others.
At lunchtime and in the evening, the actors were able to relax and above all enjoy themselves at the famous restaurant "La petite maison" by tasting the best specialities of Nice, in a fire atmosphere.
This first edition is a real success, everyone was present and the feeling is more than positive... we are now looking forward to the second edition.