Venice 73: Golden Lion to Lav Diaz for “The woman who left”

Lav Diaz

The 73rd Venice International Film Festival just ended tonight, directed as usual by Mr. Alberto Barbera and this year with Sam Mendes as president of the jury. The Festival this year has registered a significant increase of ticket sales. A Festival in the name of safety, thanks to the great work done by the police and a Festival that has given us so many new talents and so many new movies that, by this evening, they will begin their path in movie theaters for the audience who will to see them in the following weeks. There have been criticisms here and there, but you know, the festival is also this and probably without critics, the show would be less interesting!

The most important award, the Golden Lion for Best Film this year goes to Lav Diaz, for “The woman who left“, while Tom Ford receives the Golden Lion Jury Grand Prix for the much appreciated “Nocturna animalis“. Emma Stone performances in “La La Land” and Oscar Martinez in “El Ciudadano Ilustre” receiving a well-deserved Volpi Cup for best actor and actress.

Below all the winners of Venezia 73 and, as always, God bless Cinema!

Golden Lion for Best Film: The Woman Who Left of Lav Diaz
Silver Lion Jury Grand Prize: Tom Ford for Nocturnal Animals
Silver Lion for Best Director: Amat Escalante ex aequo for La Región Salvajee Andrey Konchalovsky for Paradise
Coppa Volpi for Best Male Interpretation: Oscar Martinez for El Ciudadano Ilustre by Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat
Coppa Volpi for Best Actress: Emma Stone for La La Land by Damien Chazelle
Best Screenplay: Noah Oppenheim Pablo Larraín
Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor or Actress: Paula Beer for Frantzdi François          Ozon Special Jury Prize: The Bad Batch of Ana Lily Amirpour
The international jury of the Orizzonti section headed by Robert Guédiguian assigns, without the possibility of a tie, the following prizes:

Horizons Award for Best Film: Deliver by Federica Di Giacomo
Horizons Award for Best Director: Fien Troch for Home
Horizons Award for Best Screenplay: Bitter Money by Wang Bing
Special Jury Prize at the Horizons: Koca Dünya Reha Erdem
Horizons Award for Best Short Film: La Voz Perdida by Marcelo Martinessi
Horizons Award for Best Actor: Nuno Lopes for São Jorge Marco Martins
Horizons Award for Best Performance Female: Ruth Díaz for Tarde Para la Ira Raúl Arévalo
The International Jury of the Prize Opera Prima chaired by Kim Rossi Stuart assigns, among all the debut feature films in the various competitive sections of the Festival the Lion of the Future – Prize Opera Prima “Luigi De Laurentiis” and a prize of $ 100,000, put Filmauro available by Aurelio and Luigi De Laurentiis will be divided equally between the director and the producer:
Akher Wahed Fina (The Last of Us) and Ala Eddine Slim
The jury of the Venice Classics section headed by Roberto Andò assigns:

Venice Classics award for Best Film Restored: Break Up – The Man Of The Five Balls of Marco Ferreri
Venice Classics Award for Best Documentary On film: Le Concours by Claire Simon


by Alessandro Parrello


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