Saturday, 10 September 2016


Thierry Fremaux, take note: my man Lav Diaz deserves a space in your official selection some year soon, not just in Un Certain Regard, ocurrrrr? After winning the biggest international awards ever bestowed upon Filipino films at Locarno and Berlin festivals, he tops his own personal best by winning Venezia 73's Golden Lion for The Woman Who Left; I posted the trailer for it just yesterday. Check out the full list of winners below, which include several awards for major Oscar contenders, despite the highly arthouse flavour of the top winner.

Concorso Venezia 73

Golden Lion for Best Film
The Woman Who Left (Lav Diaz)

Silver Lion - Grand Jury Prize
Nocturnal Animals (Tom Ford)

Special Jury Prize
The Bad Batch (Ana Lily Amirpour)

Silver Lion for Best Director
Amat Escalante (The Untamed)
Andrey Konchalovsky (Paradise)

Volpi Cup for Best Actress
Emma Stone (La La Land)

Volpi Cup for Best Actor
Oscar Martinez (The Distinguished Citizen)

Best Screenplay
Noah Oppenheim (Jackie)

Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best New Actor / Actress
Paula Beer (Frantz)

Concorso Orrizonti

Best Film
Liberami (Federica di Giacomo)

Special Jury Prize
Big Big World (Reha Erdem)

Best Director
Fien Troch (Home)

Best Actress
Ruth Diaz (The Fury of a Patient Man)

Best Actor
Nuno Lopes (Sao Jorge)

Best Screenplay
Wang Bing (Bitter Money)

Best Short Film
La Voz Perdida (Marcelo Martinessi)

Leone del Futuro

Luigi de Laurentiis Award for a Debut Film
The Last of Us (Ala Eddine Slim)

Venezia Classici

Best Restored Film
The Man with the Balloons (Marco Ferreri)

Best Documentary on Cinema
Le Concours (Claire Simon)

Independent Awards

Premio l'Oreal Paris per il Cinema
Matilde Gioli

Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award
Amir Naderi

Persol Tribute to Visionary Talent Award
Liev Schreiber