The 73rd Venice Film Festival is over. From 31 August to 10 September, as every year, this event has filled the city of Venice – and the stunning Cinema Palace on Lido – with reporters, VIP moviegoers, cinephiles, red carpet fashion and international stars.
Venice Film Festival – an event worth visiting
Is the Venice Film Festival worth a visit? Yes, of course, Venice is worth a trip to Italy no matter where you come from!
The Venice Film Festival is one of the best known film festivals in the world, together with the Cannes, Sundance, Toronto and the Berlin International Film Festival. The Italian festival is also one of the oldest in the industry.
In fact, this is the oldest film festival still running. The festival began in 1932 and has survived the Second World War along with the Fascist regime. It was founded by Giuseppe Volpi and the festival gives out awards for best films, actors and actresses.
For many, Cannes has always been the French counterpart to the Italian film festival. Both events are a European magnet for party goers, movie stars, personalities from the fashion world, paparazzi and more. But first and foremost the Venice Film Festival is about movies.
Many of the best movies ever produced have been presented in Venice for decades. Many films which were awarded with the Golden Lion – the highest award of the festival – are cult movies, such as Rashomon by Akira Kurosawa or Ivan’s Childhood by Andrei Tarkovsky.
Five American filmmakers have won the Golden Lion: John Cassavetes and Robert Altman, Ang Lee for Brokeback Mountain, Darren Aronofsky and Sofia Coppola.
Venice, in addition to being the city hosting the international film festival and one of the most appreciated international movie locations in Italy, is a mysterious and unique place criss-cossed by small, quiet streets dimmed in the evening with a magical light.
This edition’s winner
Some days ago a Filipino filmmaker won this prestigious international film festival for the first time. Ang Babaeng Humayo (The Woman Who Left) by Lav Diaz was the winner of the latest Golden Lion award for best film. A nearly four hour movie in black and white focusing on a drama about revenge. Diaz describes a teacher’s struggle to re-integrate into society after being unjustly imprisoned for thirty year for a crime she did not commit.
We have listed below all of the awards from the 73rd edition of the festival.
All the awards of the 2016 festival:
GOLDEN LION for Best Film to:
ANG BABAENG HUMAYO (THE WOMAN WHO LEFT)
by Lav Diaz (Philippines)
SILVER LION – GRAND JURY PRIZE to:
by Tom Ford (USA)
SILVER LION – AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR ex-aequo to:
for the film PARADISE (Russian Federation, Germany)
for the film LA REGIÓN SALVAJE (THE UNTAMED)
(Mexico, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Switzerland)
for Best Actress:
in the film LA LA LAND by Damien Chazelle (USA)
for Best Actor:
in the film EL CIUDADANO ILUSTRE by Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat
AWARD FOR BEST SCREENPLAY to:
for the film JACKIE by Pablo Larraín (UK)
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE to:
THE BAD BATCH by Ana Lily Amirpour (USA)
MARCELLO MASTROIANNI AWARD
for Best Young Actress to:
in the film FRANTZ by François Ozon (France, Germany)
LION OF THE FUTURE
“LUIGI DE LAURENTIIS” VENICE AWARD FOR A DEBUT FILM
Lion of the Future – “Luigi De Laurentiis” Venice Award for a Debut Film Jury at the 73rd Venice Film Festival, chaired by Kim Rossi Stuart and comprised of Rosa Bosch, Brady Corbet, Pilar López de Ayala and Serge Toubiana, has decided to award:
LION OF THE FUTURE
“LUIGI DE LAURENTIIS” VENICE AWARD FOR A DEBUT FILM to:
Akher Wahed Fina (The Last of Us) by Ala Eddine Slim
(Tunisia, Qatar, U.A.E., Lebanon)
VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM CRITICS WEEK
as well as a prize of 100,000 USD, donated by Filmauro of Aurelio and Luigi De Laurentiis to be divided equally between director and producer.
the ORIZZONTI AWARD FOR BEST FILM to:
LIBERAMI by Federica Di Giacomo (Italy, France)
the ORIZZONTI AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR to:
for HOME (Belgium)
the SPECIAL ORIZZONTI JURY PRIZE to:
KOCA DÜNYA (BIG BIG WORLD)
by Reha Erdem (Turkey)
the ORIZZONTI AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS to:
Ruth Díazin the filmTARDE PARA LA IRA by Raúl Arévalo (Spain)
the ORIZZONTI AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR to:
Nuno Lopes in the film SÃO JORGE by Marco Martins (Portugal, France)
the ORIZZONTI AWARD FOR BEST SCREENPLAY to:
KU QIAN (BITTER MONEY) by Wang Bing (France, Hong Kong)
the ORIZZONTI AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM to:
LA VOZ PERDIDA by Marcelo Martinessi (Paraguay, Venezuela, Cuba)
the VENICE SHORT FILM NOMINATION FOR THE
EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2016 to:
AMALIMBO by Juan Pablo Libossart (Sweden, Estonia)
VENICE CLASSICS AWARDS
the VENICE CLASSICS AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY ON CINEMA to:
LE CONCOURS by Claire Simon (France)
the VENICE CLASSICS AWARD FOR BEST RESTORED FILM to:
BREAK UP – L’UOMO DEI CINQUE PALLONI by Marco Ferreri
(1963 and 1967, Italy, France)
GOLDEN LION FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT 2016 to:
JAEGER-LECOULTRE GLORY TO THE FILMMAKER AWARD 2016 to:
PERSOL TRIBUTE TO VISIONARY TALENT AWARD 2016 to:
L’ORÉAL PARIS PER IL CINEMA AWARD to: