The direction of the Academy, accused of self-esteem and opacity in its functioning and shaken by the Polanski controversy after the 12 nominations for its film J'accuse, resigned, two weeks before its annual ceremony scheduled for February 28 .
The Academy of Caesar, whose leadership will be completely renewed after the collective resignation of its leaders on February 13, must “reflect the France of today”, says Isabelle Adjani, calling for a wider presence “women and people of diversity”.
This is'“inject more transparency and democracy so that the people who preside and direct it are elected by all the members of the Academy”, recommends the star on the Télérama site after a collective resignation which she nevertheless describes as “Courageous”.
For the actress, “the members of the executive board are responsible, estimable people, who have worked for French cinema whatever one might think of one or the other”. “As much in its governance as in its choices”, the Academy “is intended to reflect the France of today, France as it is. Afterwards, there are the votes, and we cannot not orient them according to quotas “, underlines Isabelle Adjani. “But giving women and people of diversity the opportunity to be judged by their peers, their equals, on an equal opportunity, is essential”, adds the actress who has won the César for best actress five times.
A general assembly of the Academy of Caesar will be held after the ceremony on February 28. It will be an opportunity to elect a new directorate to prepare changes to the founding statutes under the aegis of the National Cinema Center.