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Official Awards of the 69th Venice Film Festival

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                                          VENEZIA 69 WINNERS GOLDEN LION for Best Film to PIETA by Kim Ki-duk (Republic of Korea)   SILVER LION for Best Director to THE MASTER by Paul Thomas Anderson (USA) SPECIAL JURY PRIZE to Paradies: Glaube by Ulrich Seidl (Austria, Germany, France) COPPA VOLPI for Best Actor to ...

Somewhere by Sofia Coppola takes Golden Lion in Venice

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The 67th Venice International Film Festival, organized by La Biennale di Venezia, ran 1st to 11th September 2010 at Venice Lido.5 International Juries assigned the official awards of the Festival 2010.The Venezia 67 Jury, chaired by Quentin Tarantino and comprised of Guillermo Arriaga, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Arnaud Desplechin, Danny Elfman, Luca Guadagnino, Gabriele Salvatores, having viewed all twenty-four films in competition, has decided as follows: GOLDEN LION for Best Film:SOMEWHERE by Sofi...

Making worlds at Venice 66th Film Festival - Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement to Disney Pixar Animation by Nesta Morgan

Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement to Disney Pixar Animation  They set out to move peopleBrad Bird, Andrew Stanton, John Lasseter, Pete Docter,and Marco Muller. 6th September 2009. They say“We need more women in the industry… and we’re going back to hand drawing!” Nesta Morgan 

Contemplating Krzysztof Zanussi

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  by Sandy Mandelberger, Online Dailies Editor  One cannot contemplate the accomplishments of Polish cinema without acknowledging the singular contribution of Krzysztof Zanussi, who is the subject of a retrospective tribute at the ERA New Horizons International Film Festival, taking place in Wroclaw, Poland this week. Not only will the master director’s best-known films be screened, but the Festival programmers have unearthed early short films and television works that have not been seen i...

Contemplating Krzysztof Zanussi

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Dailies Editor One cannot contemplate the accomplishments of Polish cinema without acknowledging the singular contribution of Krzysztof Zanussi, who is the subject of a retrospective tribute at the ERA New Horizons International Film Festival, taking place in Wroclaw, Poland this week. Not only will the master director’s best-known films be screened, but the Festival programmers have unearthed early short films and television works that have not been seen in decades. Zanussi was born in Wars...

Ang Lee will preside over the jury of the Venice Film Festival.

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Ang Lee is a two-time Golden Lion winner -- in 2005 for "Brokeback Mountain," and in 2007 for "Lust, Caution" -- Lee. Lee, who was born in Taiwan and trained at NYU Film School, is in post on the comedy "Taking Woodstock," based on the memoir about the leadup to the 1969 Woodstock concert by author Elliot Tiber. While fest organizers declined to confirm whether "Woodstock" -- slated by Focus Features for an Aug.14 U.S. release date -- will unspool at the Lido, a Venice bow in an out-of-competit...

Venice Awards

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     Biennale Cinema  65th Venice Film Festival  Official Venezia 65 Awards   Venice, 6th September 2008The Venezia 65 Jury, chaired by Wim Wenders and comprised of  Juriy Arabov, Valeria Golino, Douglas Gordon, Lucrecia Martel, John Landis, and Johnnie To, having viewed all twenty-one films in competition, has decided as follows: GOLDEN LION for Best Film:The Wrestler by Darren Aronofsky (USA) SILVER LION for Best Director to:Aleksey German Jr. for Bumažnyj Soldat (P...

65th Venice Film Festival Official Venezia 65 Awards

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The Venezia 65 Jury, chaired by Wim Wenders and comprised of Juriy Arabov, Valeria Golino, Douglas Gordon, Lucrecia Martel, John Landis, and Johnnie To, having viewed all twenty-one films in competition, has decided as follows: GOLDEN LION for Best Film:The Wrestler by Darren Aronofsky (USA) SILVER LION for Best Director to:Aleksey German Jr. for Bumažnyj Soldat (Paper Soldier) (Russia)SPECIAL JURY PRIZE to:Teza by Haile Gerima (Ethiopia, Germany, France)COPPA VOLPI for Best Actor:Silvio Orlan...

Venice Film Festival Winners Shine In Toronto

 Sunday, September 9---------If one missed them at the Venice Film Festival, the major winners of that Festival on the Lido (announced last evening) are playing here in Toronto. As part of the roundelay that has become the Fall Festival circuit, buyers, programmers and the press can pick up on films they have missed by simply waiting for another turn of the merry-go-round. If not Venice, then Toronto. If not Toronto, then New York. If not New York, then San Sebastian.. So for those who have st...

Venice Film Festival Winners Are Here In Toronto

 Sunday, September 9---------If one missed them at the Venice Film Festival, the major winners of that Festival on the Lido (announced last evening) are playing here in Toronto. As part of the roundelay that has become the Fall Festival circuit, buyers, programmers and the press can pick up on films they have missed by simply waiting for another turn of the merry-go-round. If not Venice, then Toronto. If not Toronto, then New York. If not New York, then San Sebastian.. So for those who have st...

Ang lee wins gold again at Venice awards

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The 64th Venice Film Festival came to an end on Saturday 8 September. The awards ceremony took place, along with the Golden Lion of the 75th Anniversary presented to Bernardo Bertolucci, in the Sala Grande at the Palazzo del Cinema. The Golden Lion for Best Film goes to Se, Jie (Lust, Caution) by Ang Lee; the Silver Lion for Best Director goes to Brian De Palma for Redacted; the Special Jury Prize goes to La Graine et le mulet by Abdellatif Kechiche and I’m not There by Todd Haynes. The Volpi ...

Biennale Director: Marco Müller on the 64th edition

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Biennale Cinema 64th Venice Film Festival Introduction by the Director of the 64th Mostra, Marco Müller "Over these four years we have learned not to renounce anything: you get down to work and then you see what happens, without having to count on the Mostra (the International “Mostra” of Film Art) as a place that can be fenced off as autonomous, on the one hand, and on a frontier that distinguishes the rest, as visible totality, on the other.Of course, there has been a yearning, an este...

“The Banishment” by Andrey Zvyagintsev

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It has been four years since Andrey Zvyagintsev was honoured with the Golden Lion at the Venice Festival for his first film, The Return. His second film, The Banishment, screening in Competition brings the Russian director to Cannes for the first time. This drama was more or less adapted from the novel by William Saroyan, The Laughing Matter, which tells of how a birth can upset an entire family. The director chose to work with the same “father” as seen in The Return, Konstantin Lavronenko. ...

Cannes Competition: “The Banishment” by Andrey Zvyagintsev

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It has been four years since Andrey Zvyagintsev was honoured with the Golden Lion at the Venice Festival for his first film, The Return. His second film, The Banishment, screening in Competition brings the Russian director to Cannes for the first time. This drama was more or less adapted from the novel by William Saroyan, The Laughing Matter, which tells of how a birth can upset an entire family. The director chose to work with the same “father” as seen in The Return, Konstantin Lavronenko.Q...

The Feminist Cinema of Margarethe Von Trotta

Saturday, March 3-----The Miami International Film Festival has traditionally been a supportive environment for female directors. This year, the Festival is showcasing more than 40 films from women directors from all over the world, including several highly anticipated films from acknowledged film veterans. One such pioneer is the German director Margarethe von Trotta, whose newest film I AM THE OTHER WOMAN (Ich Bin Die Andere) screens this evening as a Gusman Premiere at the Festival's prem...

Venice Wraps with una bella spaghettata in lieu of Lynch

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The "Spettacoli" (entertainment) sections of the Italian dailies on Mondy (September 11...) all carried detailed commentaries -- mostly recriminations -- regarding the distribution of awards and other aspects of the festival which wrapped on Saturday. To start with, hardly anyone stuck around for the "Gala Closing Film", Pavel Lounguine’s „The Island -- but cut out quickly and headed for the closing bash at the Excelsior down the road. Pavel may be a fairly big name in Russia but he’s n...

Golden Lion to Sanxia Haoren (Still Life) by Jia Zhang-Ke

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The Official Awards of the 63. Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica The Venezia 63 Jury of the 63. Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica, chaired by Catherine Deneuve and comprised of José Juan Bigas Luna, Paulo Branco, Cameron Crowe, Chulpan Khamatova, Park Chan-wook and Michele Placido, having viewed all twenty-two films in competition, has decided as follows: GOLDEN LION for Best Film: Sanxia Haoren (Still Life) by Jia Zhang-Ke Sanxia haoren was the surprise film in Competi...

Golden Lion to Sanxia Haoren (Still Life) by Jia Zhang-Ke

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The Official Awards of the 63. Mostra Internazionale d'Arte CinematograficaThe Venezia 63 Jury of the 63. Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica, chaired by Catherine Deneuve and comprised of José Juan Bigas Luna, Paulo Branco, Cameron Crowe, Chulpan Khamatova, Park Chan-wook and Michele Placido, having viewed all twenty-two films in competition, has decided as follows:GOLDEN LION for Best Film:Sanxia Haoren (Still Life) by Jia Zhang-KeSanxia haoren was the surprise film in Competition at...

Venice, some leading contenders, including The Queen

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The breadth and scope of this festival, the name directors, top stars and prestige films it attracts, all clearly mark it as a five star top drawer event, one of the three or four most important way stations on the annual international film festival circuit. But aside from big names and prestige Hollywood products Venice is also known for its focus on lesser-known auteur directors and for its awarding of prizes to films and performances of high artistic merit. It was here in Venice, for examp...

Deneuve to preside over the Venice Jury

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The centenary anniversaries of Rossellini, Soldati and ViscontiThe Magic Flute by Kenneth Branagh in premiere at the Teatro La FeniceThe great French actress, Catherine Deneuve, will preside over the International Jury of the 63rd Venice International Film Festival, to be held between 30th August and 9th September 2006, and which will assign the Golden Lion for best film.The decision was taken by the Board of Directors of the Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Davide Croff, approving the suggestion...

Zhang Yimou guest at Hawai Fest

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25th LOUIS VUITTON Hawaii International Film Festival October 20 - 30, 2005 Zhang Yimou, director of 'HERO', confirms attendance at the 25th Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival. Two-time Academy Award® nominee, Zhang Yimou will be receiving LVHIFF’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award."Zhang Yimou is widely recognized as one of the world’s top film directors and it’s very special having Mr. Zhang at LVHIFF our 25th anniversary," said Chuck Boller, Executive Director of th...

Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain Wins Golden Lion

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The winners were announced for the best films at the 62nd Venice International Film Festival.Critic favorite Ang Lee´s "Brokeback Mountain" won the Leone d´Or, a film about two cowboys who fall in love in the 1960's. George Clooney´s "Good Night and Good Luck", a favorite at the festival since its debut early in the week won two awards: David Strathairn who plays TV journalist Ed Murrow was awarded best actor (Coppa Volpi) and George Clooney won for best script along with Grant Heslov. The N...

Early Prizes at Venice

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The "Arca Cinema Giovani" announced three awards that will be presented tomorrow at the Golden Lion ceremony: Prize for the movie that has best treated the theme "Passagi d'Occidente: encounters, diversities, contrasts": Fernando Meirelles's The Constant Gardener, "for having chosen such a difficult and up-to-date subject; for the intense elaborated artistic direction." (France/Germany, 2005) Prize for Best Italian Film: Cristina Comencini's Don't Tell, "for having harmonized the stories of eve...

Mike Leigh's Vera Drake wins Golden Lion

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Mike Leigh's "Vera Drake" won the coveted "Leone d’Oro" - Golden Lion - at the 61st Venice International Film Festival, presided over by John Boorman, jury president. The awards were announced at the closing ceremony September 11. Imelda Staunton who plays Vera Drake, a midwife in the 1950's prosecuted for "helping young girls and women in trouble" won the Coppa Volpi, best actress award. There is an irony in the award of the Golden Lion to Mike Leigh's "Vera Drake". Tod Solondz "Palindro...

Past Golden Lions list

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Golden Lions and major awards of the Venice Film Festival 1932: No official awards. Prizes awarded by the public.1934: Teresa Confalonieri by Guido Brignone (Coppa Mussolini for best Italian film); Man of Aran (UK) by Robert Flaherty (Best foreign film).1935: Casta Diva by Carmine Gallone (Coppa Mussolini for best Italian film); Anna Karenina (USA) by Clarence Brown (Best foreign film).1936: Squadrone bianco by Augusto Genina (Coppa Mussolini for best Italian film); Der Kaiser von Kalifornien ...

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