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Venice 2014. Lineup

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The Venice International Film Festival is in the process announcing the lineup for its 71st edition. Here's what we know so far:

Competition

The Cut (Fatih Akin)

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (Roy Andersson)

99 Homes (Ramin Bahrani)

Tales (Rakhshan Bani E'temad)

La rancon de la gloire (Xavier Beauvois)

Hungry Hearts (Saverio Costanzo)

Le dernier coup de marteau (Alix Delaporte)

Pasolini (Abel Ferrara)

Manglehorn (David Gordon Green)

Birdman or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance (Alejandro González Iñárritu)

Three Hearts (Benoît Jacquot)

The Postman's White Nights (Andrei Konchalovsky)

Il Giovane Favoloso (Mario Martone)

Sivas (Kaan Mujdeci)

Anime Nere (Francesco Munzi)

Good Kill (Andrew Niccol)

Loin des hommes (David Oelhoffen)

The Look of Silence (Joshua Oppenheimer)

Nobi (Shinya Tsukamoto)

Red Amnesia (Wang Xiaoshuai) 

Out Of Competition

Joe Date. Photo by Evan Dickson.

Words with Gods (Guillermo Arriaga, Emir Kusturica, Amos Gitai, Mira Nair, Warwick Thornton, Hector Babenco, Bahman Ghobadi, »

- Notebook

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Seidl and other filmmakers cancel Jerusalem trips

12 July 2014 6:40 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Updated: As political tensions escalate, a number of film festival guests have cancelled their trips to Jerusalem.

Austrian director Ulrich Seidl and his collaborator Maria Hofstaetter, who were due to get a tribute and have a public talk, have cancelled their travel to the 2014 Jerusalem Film Festival. Seidl’s films Dog Days and Import/Export will screen as scheduled.

Beki Probst of Berlin’s European Film Market, who was also due for a festival tribute, has also cancelled.

Other directors who are no longer planning to attend the festival include Dietrich Brüggemann (Stations of the Cross), Alice Rohrwacher (The Wonders),Johannes Holzhausen (The Great Museum), Ruben Amar and Lola Bessis (Swim Little Fish Swim), Marcelo Gomes (The Man of The Crowd), Lloyd Handwerker (Famous Nathan), and Georges Gachot (O Samba).

Industry attendees who cancelled their visits include Serge Toubiana, Michel Zana, Felix Moller, Leslie Siegel, Bruce Goldstein, Roberto Olla, Marie-Pierre Valle, Andreas Eicher, [link »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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Il Cinema Ritrovato: Cinematic Treasures Lost and Found, Back on the Bigscreen

11 July 2014 4:56 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A large crowd queues impatiently outside the cinema and, when the doors open, rushes in. In an instant, every available seat is taken. Toward the back of the auditorium, a dispute breaks out between two passholders over who was there first. It’s a common enough sight at film festivals the world over: Sundance, Cannes, Telluride, Toronto. Only this time, we are in the serene college town of Bologna and the coveted premiere isn’t the latest work by a prize-winning auteur, but rather an early Hollywood sound film believed to have been unseen in nearly 70 years. The movie is called “Why Be Good?” (pictured above) and it was one of the hottest tickets you could come by at the 28th edition if Il Cinema Ritrovato (June 28-July 5), which screened the 1929 Vitaphone feature in a sterling new restoration.

One of the more than 100 feature films directed by the extremely industrious »

- Scott Foundas

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Jonze, Park, Seidl to hit Jerusalem

10 July 2014 4:33 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Directors are among the high-profile international guests at this year’s festival.

Directors Spike Jonze, Park Chan-wook, Ulrich Seidl, Chantal Akerman and actress Martina Gedeck are among the high-profile international guests due to attend the Jerusalem Film Festival.

The festival said in statement: “Despite the security situation, more than 100 distinguished international guests are on their way to Jerusalem…The Festival’s international guests have expressed their support of the non-cancellation of the Festival and are due to arrive in Jerusalem in the coming days.”

Jonze, who recently won an Academy Award for best original screenplay for his sci-fi romance Her, will give a masterclass following a screening of his Oscar-nominated fantasy comedy Being John Malkovich — which marks its 15th anniversary this year.

It is the first time Jonze, whose father was descended from a German Jewish family, has visited Israel.

Korea’s Park will also give a masterclass and participate in a panel on his country’s cinema »

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New Horizons unveils line-up

9 July 2014 3:48 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Running July 24-Aug 3, the festival will open with Wild Tales, Winter Sleep and Clouds of Sils Maria

The T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival has unveiled the line-up for its 14th edition, which runs July 24-Aug 3 in Wroclaw, Poland.

This year’s edition will screen almost 200 full-length features and will open with Damián Szifron’s Wild Tales, Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Winter Sleep and Olivier AssayasClouds of Sils Maria.

Alice Rohrwacher’s The Wonders, winner of this year’s Grand Prix at Cannes, will be screened during the awards gala.

13 features will compete for the New Horizons International Competition, which includes the world premieres of Przemyslaw Wojcieszek’s How to Disappear Completely and Marcin Dudziak’s Calling.

This year’s festival will also screen the latest films from international auteurs such as Naomi Kawase (Still the Water), Tsai Ming-liang (Stray Dogs and Journey to the West), Jean Luc-Godard (Goodbye to Language 3D), Lukas Moodysson (We Are »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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Rohrwacher’s “The Wonders”, Östlund’s “Tourist” & Pawlikowski’s “Ida” Among Ten Lux Prize Finalists

8 July 2014 8:00 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

With past winners being The Broken Circle Breakdown and Lorna’s Silence and past finalists being 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, Attenberg and The Selfish Giant, the annual Lux prize (an annual spotlight on films that go to the heart of the European public debate) acts as a barometer for the latest in solid European fare. Announced yesterday at the Karlovy Vary Film Fest, this year’s batch of noms include several Cannes winners in Alice Rohrwacher’s sophomore, Main Comp selected, Grand Prix winning family drama, Kornél Mundruczó’s Un Certain Regard winning film with a little bit, and Ruben Östlund darkly comical slope-side gem. If I were a betting man, my two euros is on Pawel Pawlikowski’s Ida. Here are the ten, with attached trailers:

Beautiful Youth (Hermosa Juventud) – (Jaime Rosales) – Spain, France

Class Enemy (Razredni Sovraznik) – (Rok Biček) – Slovenia

Force Majeure (Turist) – (Ruben Östlund) – Sweden, Denmark, France, »

- Eric Lavallee

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Accent on youth for European award

8 July 2014 3:49 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

The cast from Lux prize contender Girlhood Every year in Karlovy Vary the European Parliament announces the contenders for the Lux prize which is designed to celebrate “the richness, diversity and excellence of European cinema.”

This year’s crop includes no less than five features that deal with the challenges faced by young people in Europe. The films are Celine Sciamma’s Girlhood (Bande de filles) from France; The Wonders (Le Meraviglie) by Alice Rohrwacher from Italy; Class Enemy (Razredni Sovraznik) by Rok Bicek from Slovenia; Xenia by Panos H Koutras from Greece, and Jaime Rosales’ Beautiful Youth (Hermosa Juventud) from Spain.

Two other titles in the selection had younger people in prominent roles: Kornel Mundruczo’s White God (Hungary, Germany, Sweden) and Pawel Pawlikowski’s Ida (Poland, Denmark). The rest of the selection comprises Dietrich Brueggemann’s Stations Of The Cross (Germany), Sudabeh Mortezai’s Macondo (Austria) and Ruben Ostlund’s Force Majeure (Sweden, »

- Richard Mowe

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Award-winner pulled due to Russian obscenity law

7 July 2014 3:56 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Festival screening of Yes and Yes [pictured] pulled due to Russia’s new anti-obscenity law.

Russia’s new anti-obscenity law - in effect since July 1 - has forced Vologda’s Voices Film Festival (July 4-8) to pull its screening of Valeria Gai Germanika’s Yes and Yes, which had been planned for Monday evening [July 7].

The film, which had its European premiere at last week’s Moscow International Film Festival and won four awards including best director and the Fipresci Prize, would have had its first screening in Russia outside of Moscow at the Vologda festival.

However, the extensive use of swear words - especially in the opening scenes - mean that the film’s producers at Art Pictures Studio have not been able to obtain a distribution certificate to release the film in Russian cinemas from July 1.

In a last minute decision, a limited release was organised in five Moscow cinemas in the three days leading up to the »

- screen.berlin@googlemail.com (Martin Blaney)

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Award-winner pulled due to obscenity law

7 July 2014 3:56 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Festival screening of Yes and Yes [pictured] pulled due to Russia’s new anti-obscenity law.

Russia’s new anti-obscenity law - in effect since July 1 - has forced Vologda’s Voices Film Festival (July 4-8) to pull its screening of Valeria Gai Germanika’s Yes and Yes, which had been planned for Monday evening [July 7].

The film, which had its European premiere at last week’s Moscow International Film Festival and won four awards including best director and the Fipresci Prize, would have had its first screening in Russia outside of Moscow at the Vologda festival.

However, the extensive use of swear words - especially in the opening scenes - mean that the film’s producers at Art Pictures Studio have not been able to obtain a distribution certificate to release the film in Russian cinemas from July 1.

In a last minute decision, a limited release was organised in five Moscow cinemas in the three days leading up to the »

- screen.berlin@googlemail.com (Martin Blaney)

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Lux Prize 2014 finalists unveiled

6 July 2014 9:52 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Girlhood, White God and The Wonders among the finalists announced in Karlovy Vary; 2013 audience winner revealed.

The official selection of films competing for the European Parliament’s 2014 Lux Prize has been unveiled at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Kviff).

At a packed event on the terrace of Kv’s Hotel Thermal on Sunday night, the 10 films were unveiled by Lux Prize co-ordinator Doris Pack, European Parliament member Olga Sehnalova and Kviff artistic director Karel Och, who is also a member of the Lux Prize selection panel.

The 10 films are:

Girlhood (Bande De Filles)

Céline Sciamma – France

White God (Feher Isten)

Kornél Mundruczó – Hungary, Germany, Sweden

Beautiful Youth (Hermosa Juventud)

Jaime Rosales – Spain, France

Ida

Pawel Pawlikowski – Poland, Denmark

Stations Of The Cross (Kreuzweg)

Dietrich Brüggemann – Germany, France

The Wonders (Le Meraviglie)

Alice Rohrwacher – Italy, Switzerland, Germany

Macondo

Sudabeh Mortezai – Austria

Class Enemy (Razredni Sovraznik)

Rok Biček – Slovenia

Force Majeure (Turist)

Ruben Östlund – Sweden, Denmark, France »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Youth-Themed Pix Dominate Europe’s Lux Prize Competition

6 July 2014 11:17 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The official selection of the Lux Prize, which was unveiled Sunday at the Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival, is dominated by pics that focus on the challenges facing Europe’s youth.

The pics short-listed for the prize, which is intended to showcase the “richness, diversity and excellence of European cinema,” includes five films centering on young people.

The youth-skewed films are Panos H. Koutras’ “Xenia” (Greece, France, Belgium), Jaime Rosales’ “Hermosa Juventud” (Beautiful Youth) (Spain, France), Celine Sciamma’s “Bande de Filles” (Girlhood) (France), Alice Rohrwacher’s “Le Meraviglie” (The Wonders) (Italy, Switzerland, Germany), and Rok Bicek’s “Razredni Sovraznik” (Class Enemy) (Slovenia).

Two other pics had younger people in prominent roles: Kornel Mundruczo’s “Feher Isten” (White God) (Hungary, Germany, Sweden) and Pawel Pawlikowski’s “Ida” (Poland, Denmark).

The other selected pics were Dietrich Brueggemann’s “Kreuzweg” (Stations of the Cross) (Germany, France), Sudabeh Mortezai’s “Macondo” (Austria) and »

- Leo Barraclough

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Polish festival secures 20 Cannes titles

2 July 2014 5:20 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Damián Szifrón’s Cannes Competition film Wild Tales and Palm d’Or winner Winter Sleep to open the T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival in Wroclaw.

A total of 20 films from Cannes Film Festival have been secured for the 14th New Horizons International Film Festival (July 24-Aug 3), Poland’s largest film event.

The festival, held in Wroclaw, will comprise screenings of around 365 films, including 199 features.

The opening film will be Damián Szifrón’s Cannes Competition film Wild Tales, an Argentinian satire co-produced by Pedro Almodovar.

A second opening film will be this year’s Palme d’Or winner Winter Sleep, by Nuri Bilge Ceylan.

Third, after the opening gala, will be Olivier Assayas’ Sils Maria starring Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart.

The festival will close with Cannes Grand Prix winner The Wonders by Italian director Alice Rohrwacher.

Main programme

The main programme will include Aleksey German’s Hard to be God, Naomi Kawase’s Still »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Karlovy Vary Film Festival to Honor Mel Gibson

24 June 2014 3:12 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Prague — The 49th Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival will honor Mel Gibson with its kudo for contribution to world cinema, and will host French helmer/thesp Fanny Ardant, screening her third film, “Obsessive Rhythms” (Cadences obstinees), organizers have announced.

Fest, running July 4-12 in the ornate western Czech spa town, will also see Laura Dern presenting the David Lynch Palme d’Or winner “Wild at Heart,” and its main prize jury will be headed by Spanish producer Luis Minarro, whose “The Mosquito Net” won the Karlovy Vary Crystal Globe in 2010. Co-jurors will be Slovak filmmaker Mira Fornay (“My Dog Killer”), cinematographer and helmer Phedon Papamichael (“Nebraska”), Icelandic rocker Kjartan Sveinsson of Sigur Ros, and Czech helmer/producer Viktor Taus.

Fest’s East of the West jury, awarding film from the former East Bloc, will be headed by Turkish director and fest organizer Ahmet Boyacioglu, while Israeli producer and sales agent »

- Will Tizard

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Karlovy Vary to honour Mel Gibson

24 June 2014 3:08 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Other guests of the festival will include Hollywood actress Laura Dern and French actress Fanny Ardant as well as directors Alice Rohrwacher, Bong Joon-ho and David Mackenzie among others.

Mel Gibson is to receive the Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema at the 49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Kviff), which runs July 4-12.

The actor and filmmaker will attend the festival in the Czech Republic to receive the honour and present a screening of his most recent work as a director, the 2006 action-adventure Apocalypto.

The Crystal Globe is the festival’s highest award and has been presented in previous years to John Travolta and Helen Mirren.

Gibson is best known for his roles in Mad Max and the Lethal Weapon series as well as for his award-winning turns as director of Braveheart and The Passion of the Christ. He will next be seen in action sequel The Expendables 3.

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- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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ABC-Cinemien takes Cannes six-pack

19 June 2014 11:46 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Benelux distributor ABC-Cinemien has confirmed its acquisition of six titles from Cannes festival and market.

The deal are led by two Competition titles: Alice Rohrwacher’s Grand Prix winner The Wonders (Le Meraviglie) and Xavier Dolan’s Mommy [pictured], which shared the jury prize. The Wonders is sold by The Match Factory and Mommy is sold by Seville International.

From Un Certain Regard, the distributor picked up White God by Kornel Mundruczo [also from The Match Factory] and Charlie’s Country by Rolf de Heer [sold by Visit Films].

From Directors’ Fortnight, ABC-Cinemien boarded Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz’s Israeli divorce drama Gett – The Trial of Viviane Ansalem, sold by Films Distribution.

Also, in the market, the company pre-bought Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years from The Match Factory. Haigh’s follow-up to the acclaimed Weekend stars Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay as a long-married couple who are shaken up by the news of the death of his former lover.

ABC-Cinemien’s other forthcoming releases include Peter Greenaway’s Eisenstein »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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Fidalgo takes two more Cannes titles

19 June 2014 12:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Norwegian distributor adds to Cannes haul with award-winning Competition and Directors’ Fortnight titles.

Fidalgo has concluded its Cannes acquisitions with Alice Rohrwacher’s Competition title The Wonders (Le Meraviglie); and Thomas Cailley’s Directors’ Fortnight feature Love At First Fight (Les Combattants).

The Norwegian distributor secured The Wonders from The Match Factory and Love At First Fight from Bac Films.

Rohrwacher’s coming-of-age drama won the Grand Prix at Cannes last month.

First-time feature director Cailley’s French drama won the Europa Cinema Label, the Sacd Prize and the Art Cinema Award at the festival. The film is about a teenager who falls for a tough young woman who is fixated on preparing for a state of war.

Other Cannes titles acquired by Fidalgo include Clouds of Sils Maria, Girlhood, Timbuktu and Palme d’Or winner Winter Sleep. »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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‘White Knuckles,’ ‘The Beauty of Sharks’ and ‘White Shadows’ Among Standouts at Paris Coproduction Village

16 June 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris — Pia Marais’ South African drama “White Knuckles,” Karim Ainouz’s French Riviera-set thriller “The Beauty of Sharks” and Fabio Mollo’s psychological suspenser “White Shadows” were the standout projects pitched at the inaugural of Paris Coproduction Village.

“Knuckles” tells the tale of an Australian stuntwoman who returns to her native South Africa after her mother is brutally attacked. As the young woman starts to investigate the crime, she discovers the bleak reality: Violence perpetrated against women and organized crime run rampant among the white Afrikaners living in post-apartheid Africa.

Trish Lake at Australian shingle Freshwater Pictures is producing the €2.3 million ($2.7 million) film. A Swedish-South African helmer, Marais last directed “Layla Fourie,” which played at Berlin in 2013.

Lake, who was pitching the project with Marais at the Paris Coproduction Village, said Freshwater Pictures is in discussions with a well-known young Australian actress for the role.

Lake added Marais’ reference for »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Rohrwacher to head Venice debut jury

16 June 2014 7:04 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Italian director won the Grand Prix at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for The Wonders.

Italian director Alice Rohrwacher has been named President of the International Jury for the “Luigi De Laurentiis” Venice Award for a Debut Filmat the 71st Venice International Film Festival (Aug 27 to Sept 6).

The jury will comprise seven personalities from the international cinema scene, including a producer, and will select one film from among all the first features in the various competitive sections of the festival (Official Selection and Independent and Parallel Sections).

Awarding it the Lion of the Future – “Luigi De Laurentiis” Venice Award for a Debut Film, a cash prize of $100,000 will be divided equally between the director and the producer. No joint winners are allowed.

Winners in recent years include Cogunluk (Majority) by Seren Yüce (2010); Là-Bas (Là-Bas: A Criminal Education) by Guido Lombardi (2011); Küf (Mold) by Ali Aydin (2012); and White Shadow by Noaz Deshe (2013).

Rohrwacher won the Grand Prix at »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Italian Director Alice Rohrwacher To Head Venice Lion Of The Future Jury

16 June 2014 4:58 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Taormina, Sicily — Italian director Alice Rohrwacher, recent winner of the Cannes Grand Prix for “The Wonders,” will head of the jury of the Venice Film Festival’s “Luigi De Laurentiis” award for best first work.

Born in 1981 in Fiesole, Tuscany, to an Italian mother and German father, Rohrwacher recently accomplished the rare feat of scooping the second most important prize at Cannes with a sophomore work, her “The Wonders,” an ensemble drama about Italy’s evaporating peasant culture, rooted in rural wisdom. The pic draws from her experience living in the countryside where her father worked as a beekeper. Her sister, Alba Rohrwacher, among Italy’s top young female talents, acts in”The Wonders.”

Alice Rohrwacher’s directorial debut, “Corpo celeste,” premiered in 2011 at the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight and circulated widely on the fest circuit, including Sundance, New York, London, Rio, and Tokyo.

The jury of Venice’s “Luigi De Laurentiis »

- Nick Vivarelli

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Oscar winner 'The Great Beauty' loses out at Italy's Academy Awards

11 June 2014 11:17 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"The Great Beauty," Paolo Sorrentino's splashy valentine to Roman high society, was the most lauded foreign-language film of the last awards season -- it ruled the European Film Awards, and scooped Best Foreign Language Film at the Golden Globes, BAFTAs and Oscars. (At all but the last of these, it beat out its Cannes conqueror, "Blue is the Warmest Color.") So you'd think it'd be a shoo-in at Italy's own Academy Awards, right? Wrong. At yesterday's David di Donatello Awards, handed out annually by the Academy of Italian Cinema, Sorrentino's film was the night's biggest winner in terms of numbers -- taking nine awards, including Best Director and Best Actor for Toni Servillo. But its other wins were limited to below-the-line categories -- trust the Italians to have separate awards for Best Makeup and Best Hairstyling -- as Paolo Virzi's "Human Capital" took Best Picture. Virzi's film, a blend »

- Guy Lodge

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