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Surprise, surprise! We have Venice Film Festival winners and as usual, we’re here to share the complete list of winners with you!
Now, about that surprise part, here’s the strangest thing in the world of festivals so far. We all knew that Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master was one strong contender for the festival’s top prize, so I guess we were (and still are) all shocked when the jury decided to give Golden Lion to Kim Ki-Duk and his Pieta.
That leads us to Festival’s new rule where one film can not win more than two major awards, which basically means only one thing – Thomas Anderson goes home with the Silver Lion for best director. »
The awards for the 69th Venice International Film Festival have been announced!
Golden Lion – Pieta, directed by Kim Ki-Duk
Special Jury Prize – Paradise: Faith, directed by Ulrich Seidl
Best Screenplay – Something in the Air, written by Olivier Assayas
Volpi Cup for Best Actress – Hadas Yaron, Fill the Void
Technical Prize – È stato il figlio, directed by Daniele Cipri
Orizzonti Award – Three Sisters, directed by Wang Bing
International Film Critics Week
Lion of the Future Award
Best Debut Film – Mold, directed by Ali Aydın
Competition Fipresci Prize – The Master, »
Venice, the festival that acts more like your elementary school tee-ball league than you may have realized. Due to the dozens upon dozens of awards given, pretty much everyone gets at least a “good try”-esque pat on the back — well except maybe Brian De Palma and his poorly received erotic drama Passion.
While you likely only care about the first handful of awards — in which Kim-Ki Duk‘s drama following a debt collector, Pieta, has won the top prize and The Master took home top acting prizes — nearly everyone from Harmony Korine to Robert Redford to Spike Lee have been awarded honors.
In interesting tidbit, THR also reports that Paul Thomas Anderson‘s The Master was set to win the top prize of Golden Lion, but due to a rule change, a film can’t win more than two major awards. So, the jury had to deliberate again (I »
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3 items from 2012
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