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4 items from 2011

Venice 2011. Golden Lion for Aleksandr Sokurov's "Faust"

11 September 2011 5:10 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Aleksandr Sokurov's Faust has won the Golden Lion at this year's Venice Film Festival. Now's a good time to catch up with Daniel Kasman's review.

The Jury, headed by Darren Aronofsky, awarded the Silver Lion (Best Director) to Cai Shangjun for People Mountain People Sea.

The Special Jury Prize goes to Emanuele Crialese's Terraferma. A roundup was posted earlier today.

The Osella for Best Screenplay goes to Giorgos Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou for Alps. (Roundup and Daniel Kasman's review.)

The Osella for Best Cinematography: Robbie Ryan for Wuthering Heights. (Roundup.)

Michael Fassbender wins the Volpi Cup (Best Actor) for his performance in Steve McQueens's Shame (roundup), while the Volpi Cup for Best Actress goes to Deanie Ip for her performance in Ann Hui's A Simple Life (roundup and Daniel Kasman's review).

The Marcello Mastroianni Award (Best Young Actor) goes to Shota Sometani and Fumi Nikaido for their work in Sion Sono's Himizu. »

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Aleksandr Sokurov’s ‘Faust’ Takes Top Prize At Venice Film Festival

10 September 2011 6:18 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

This year’s Venice Film Festival had, as always, a very strong lineup, but the selection that’s risen above the rest to win the Golden Lion was Faust, the latest work from Russian Ark director Aleksandr Sokurov. Other notable wins include Michael Fassbender obtaining the Coppa Volpi for Shame, as well as Yorgos Lanthimos being honored with an Osella (Best Screenplay) statue for Alps. Shame also took home the Fipresci Award for Best Film.

Jury head Darren Aronofsky said that the slate was “exhilarating and maddening,” as there were “so many worthy films and so few prizes to give.” You can see his point when you look at everything they had to choose from. When your “losers” include Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Wuthering Heights, Carnage, and the aforementioned Alps and Shame, you’ve got your work cut out for you. And knowing that Faust beat out all of those »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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Venice 2011. Trailers: Orizzonti, Out of Competition, More

23 August 2011 11:43 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Now that we've got an entry collecting trailers for the films competing at this year's Venice Film Festival, here's another gathering trailers for films screening in the other sections as well as in the two autonomous programs, Venice Days and International Critics' Week. What we've got here, obviously, is a pretty mixed bag, but here we go:


Out Of Competition

Rolando Colla's Giochi d'estate:

Ugo Gregoretti, Carlo Lizzani, Francesco Maselli and Nino Russo's Scossa:

Tomás Lunák's Alois Nebel:

Kike Maillo's Eva:

Takashi Shimizu's Tormented:

Tony Ching Siu-tung's The Sorcerer and the White Snake:

Steven Soderbergh's Contagion:


Yves Caumon's L'Oiseau (The Bird):


Clarissa Campolina and Helvecio Marins Jr's Swirl:


Amiel Courtin-Wilson's Hail:

Jonathan Demme's I'm Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad and the Beautiful:

And here are a couple more clips.

Michael Glawogger »

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Venice 2011 Lineup

9 August 2011 7:43 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Dueling festival lineups! It seems that for every announcement for the Toronto International Film Festival lineup comes a competing (and often overlapping)  one from Venice.  Here we're collecting the finalized Venice lineups so far. (Above image: Philippe Garrel's A Burning Hot Summer.)


The Ides of March (George Clooney, USA) (opening night) 4:44 Last Day on Earth (Abel Ferrara, USA) Alps (Yorgos Lanthimos, Greece) A Burning Hot Summer (Philippe Garrel, France) Carnage (Roman Polanski, France/Germany/Spain/Poland) Chicken With Plums (Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud, France/Belgium/Germany) A Dangerous Method (David Cronenberg, Canada) Dark Horse (Todd Solondz, USA) The Exchange (Eran Kolirin, Israel/Germany) Faust (Alexander Sokurov, Russia) Himizu (Sion Sono, Japan) Killer Joe (William Friedkin, USA) Life without Principle (Johnnie To, Hk) Quando la notte (Cristina Comencini, Italy) Seediq Bale (Wei Desheng, Taiwan) Shame (Steve McQueen, UK) Terraferma (Emanuele Crialese, Italy) Texas Killing Fields (Ami Canaan Mann, »

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