Actress Kenza Fortas and actor Dylan Robert received the Césars on Friday night for the best female and male hope for their role in Jean-Bernard Marlin’s Scheherazade , a love story in Marseille between a boss and a young prostitute, with non-professional interpreters.

“For me, having the Caesar is a welcome in the professional world of cinema,” said receiving his award Dylan Robert, ex-boyfriend passed through the prison cell become an actor, playing a role that resembles him.

“I was incarcerated. An educator told me about the cast, “told AFP this young man of 18 years in Cannes, where the film was presented in the parallel section of the Week of Criticism.

Barely released, the “minot” with a singing accent got the lead role in Jean-Bernard Marlin’s film.

In this film crowned in Angoulême and Prix Jean-Vigo 2018 (tied with A knife in the heart ), he is Zach, a young man who comes out of prison. He meets Scheherazade, played by Kenza Fortas, a young prostitute he will take under his wing before falling in love.

“JB (the director, Ed) asked me to follow all my impulses,” says the young actor, bluffing with ardor and naturalness on the big screen.

Nothing predestined Kenza Fortas, a young Marseillaise girl who lived after leaving school at the age of 16, became “Sheherazade”.

On screen, the incredible naturalness and uprightness of this little brunette, with a pronounced Marseille accent, burst the screen.

Like Dylan Robert, she was recruited during a wild casting.

To play this prostitute in an environment where feelings have no right of city, the girl, then 17, worked for many months with the team and director Jean-Bernard Marlin.

“With us, love is hatred, we love each other with hatred. That’s why it’s hard to say “I love you,” explained to AFP the one who has lived for a long time, with her mother, in a gypsy camp after a stay in a home.