Venice Film Festival Announces Winners

0
0
Subscribe to Venice Film Festival

The Venice Film Festival's competition jury, headed by famed Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci, has surprisingly handed out its highest award, the Golden Lion, to a documentary, Sacro GRA, directed by Gianfranco Rosi. The award surprised Rosi as much as it surprised film critics covering the festival. I would never, ever have believed a documentary would win [the] Venice film festival, Rosi said. The film beat out 19 other films selected to compete for the Golden Lion this year. The Silver Lion (for best director) went to Greece's Alexandros Avranas for his Miss Violence, which also won its star, Themis Panou, the Coppa Volpi award for best actor. The Coppa Volpi award for best actress went to 82-year-old Italian actress Elena Cotta for her performance in Via Castellana Bandiera.


Contactmusic

Tags: Venice Film Festival - Bernardo Bertolucci

0
0
Subscribe to Venice Film Festival
Advertisement

More Venice Film Festival

Owen Wilson Shows His Face For The Premiere Of New Comedy 'She's Funny That Way'

Owen Wilson and Kathryn Hahn were among the stars of new comedy 'She's Funny That Way' who appeared on the red carpet at the movie's...

Al Pacino Signs Autographs At The 'Manglehorn' Premiere At The Venice Film Festival

'Manglehorn' main stars Al Pacino and Chris Messina are joined by the director David Gordon Green at the movie's premiere held at the 71st Venice...

Andrew Garfield And Michael Shannon At The '99 Homes' Premiere At Venice Film Festival

Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon appear at the premiere for their new drama '99 Homes' held at the 71st Venice Film Festival. They are joined...

Al Pacino in Oscars Hunt After Stunning Venice Film Festival with 'Manglehorn'

Al Pacino, now 74, has nothing left to prove in the acting word. He has an Oscar, four Golden Globes, two Emmys and two Tony...

Advertisement

Emma Stone And Edward Norton Arrive At Venice Film Festival 'Birdman' Premiere

'Birdman' stars Emma Stone and Edward Norton made their arrivals on the red carpet at the movie's premiere held at the 71st Venice Film Festival....

Emma Stone Attends 'Birdman' Premiere At 71st Venice Film Festival [Pictures]

Emma Stone looked fabulous whilst attending the opening of the 71st Venice Film Festival on Wednesday (27th August). Emma Stone was sporting a new haircut...

Oscar Tipped Al Pacino Movie 'Manglehorn' Set for Venice Film Festival

David Gordon Green's Manglehorn - a drama featuring a promising performance from Al Pacino - is heading to the Venice Film Festival and will screen...

Animé Director Hayao Miyazaki Will Officially Retire After 'The Wind Rises' [Trailer]

Hayao Miyazaki has officially confirmed that he will retire after the release of his upcoming swan song, The Wind Rises, after Studio Ghibli's president, Koju...

Advertisement

Comments

Venice Film Festival Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Venice Film Festival

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All