Poor Creatures by Yórgos Lánthimos wins the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival (winners)

Poor Creatures by Yórgos Lánthimos wins the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival (winners)

Damien Chazelle’s jury also rewarded Ryûsuke Hamaguchi and Matteo Garrone.

David Fincher (The Killer), Bradley Cooper (Maestro) and Michael Mann (Ferrari) left Venice empty-handed. At the end of an 80th edition marked by the strike in Hollywood, the Venice Film Festival crowned Yorgos Lanthimos for Poor Creatures (Poor Things). A consecration for the Greek director, already rewarded at Cannes for The Lobster And Killing of the sacred deerand in Venice for The Favorite.

Lanthimos dedicated the award to its leading actress, Emma Stone, who could not be presented at the ceremony. This story of Frankenstein in the feminine has it”immediately aroused“, explained the filmmaker. “This is how she also became a producer. He wouldn’t be who he is without her. This film is her in front of and behind the camera.

The jury of Damien Chazelle also awarded Ryūsuke Hamaguchiwith the Silver Lion for Evil Does Not Exist, a tale set in rural Japan. The Japanese director is definitely popular. His previous film, Drive my carreceived the award for best screenplay at Cannes in 2021, then the Oscar for best international film.

The other big winner of this Mostra is the film by Matteo Garrone, Me, captain, who received the Lion for Directing and the Most Promising Actor prize for his young performer Seydou Sarr. Two trophies for a film telling the story of two Senegalese immigrants on their way to Italy, currently led by the far right, it is probably no coincidence… On the same theme, Green Border by Agnieszka Holland received the special jury prize.

The winners of the 80th Venice Film Festival:

Golden Lion

Poor things by Yorgos Lanthimos

Silver Lion, Grand Jury Prize

Evil Does Not Exist (Aku wa sonzai shinai) by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

Silver Lion for Directing

Matteo Garrone for I, captain (Io capitano)

Volpi Cup for Best Actress

Cailee Spaeny for Priscilla by Sofia Coppola

Volpi Cup for Best Actor

Peter Sarsgaard for Memory by Michel Franco

Best Screenplay Award

Guillermo Calderón and Pablo Larraín for The Count (El Conde) by Pablo Larrain

Special Jury Prize

Green Border (Zielona granica) by Agnieszka Holland

Marcello-Mastroianni Award for Best Newcomer

Seydou Sarr for I, captain (Io capitano) by Matteo Garrone

Lion of the future Luigi-de-Laurentiis from the first work

Casa Wabi Mantarraya Award

Love is a Gun (Ai shi yi ba qiang) by Lee Hong-Chi

Golden Lions of Honor

Director – Liliana Cavani

Actor – Tony Leung Chiu-Wai

Prix ​​Cartier – Glory to the director

Wes Anderson

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