Having now seen three of the major French films of the year, La Vie en Rose (aka La Mome), Persepolis, and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, I checked out the Cesar nominations. It might interest you to know that the Cesars have a foreign film category, and the American films they chose to honor with Cesar nods?
We Own the Night and Eastern Promises. Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't We Own the Night booed at Cannes?
Also, Jean-Pierre Martins est un homme magnifique. Seriously, I didn't know they made them like that anymore.