Sunday, 7 September 2014


Roy Andersson adds to his awards cabinet with a Golden Lion, as his surrealist comedy-drama A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence wins the top prize at the 2014 Venice Film Festival. Alexandre Desplat's jury shunned American filmmaking in a year notably lacking in Hollywood presence, yet still came up with a high-profile slate of awards winners. Full details of all the recipients below:

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

Grand Jury Prize
The Look of Silence (Joshua Oppenheimer)

Special Jury Prize
Sivas (Kaan Mujdeci)

Silver Lion for Best Director
Andrei Konchalovsky (The Postman's White Nights)

Volpi Cup for Best Actor
Adam Driver (Hungry Hearts)

Volpi Cup for Best Actress
Alba Rohrwacher (Hungry Hearts)

Best Screenplay
Rakhshan Bani-Etemad (Tales)

Lion of the Future - Luigi de Laurentiis Award for Debut Film
Court (Chaitanya Tamhane)

Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best New Young Actor or Actress
Romain Paul (Le Dernier Coup de Marteau)

The Look of Silence (Joshua Oppenheimer)

Venice Horizons

Best Film
Court (Chaitanya Tamhane)

Special Jury Prize
Berlusconi (Franco Maresco)

Best Director
Naji Abu Nowar (Theeb)

Best Actor
Emir Hadzihafizbegovic (These Are the Rules)

Best Short Film
Maryam (Sidi Saleh)

Venice Classics

Best Restoration
A Special Day (Ettore Scola)