DriverOf Director Chloe Zhao wins the Golden Lion at the socially distracting film festival in Venice with her entry Nomadland, Starring Francis MacDormand. Soha Coppola won with her film in 2010, Zhao is the first woman to take the top award in a decade after a decade somewhere, And the fifth woman in history to win the Venice Film Festival’s top award. Unlike last year’s Golden Lion winner, Joker, Zhao’s Nomadland Thus far, almost unanimous critical acclaim has been received. The film follows Francis MacDormand as a widow in a Nevada mining town after the Great Recession, choosing to adopt a life on the open road.
In other festival news, the entry of Hungarian director Cornel Mundruczko Pieces of a woman Won Best Actress Award for her star, CrownVanessa has been acquired by Kirby, and Netflix. “As a European filmmaker, I couldn’t be more excited and appreciative to find my home for this film with Netflix. Their taste in independent cinema feels like a joint cast of the 1970s. For filmmakers and today True Champion of Original Voice, ”said Mundruckzo in a statement regarding the distribution deal with Opix. Hollywood reporter, The film follows a “tragedy involving a young mother” played by Kirby and then a “long-year odyssey of mourning”. The ensemble includes Shia LaBeouf, Ellen Burstyn, Molly Parker, Sarah Snook, Iliza Schlesinger, Benny Safi and Jimmie Falls.
Despite the global epidemic, the emphasis was on holding a one-man film festival in Venice, which institutes major changes to the regular format to ensure the health and safety of its guests, including temperature checks, socially distant Outdoor screenings are limited to half capacity, and compulsory masks are included. This year’s jury president Cate Blanchett handed the awards to a half-hearted theater, as many winners opted to accept their awards virtually. You can see the full list of the winners of the 2020 Venice International Film Festival below.
Golden Lion: Nomadland, Dir. Chloe Zhao
Silver Lion Grand Jury Award: Michael Franco, New order
Rajat Singh Best Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Wife of a detective
Volpi Cup for Best Actress: Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a woman
Volpi Cup for Best Actor: Pierfranesco Favino, Padrenostro
Best Screenplay Award: Chaitanya Tamhane, Pupil
Special Jury Award: Dear friends, Dir. Andrey Konchalovsky
Marcello Mastroyani Award for Young Actor: Ruhalla Zamani, Children of the sun
best movie: No land, Dir. Ahmed Bahrami
Best Director: Love diazam Genus pan
Special Jury Award: listen, Dir. Ana Rocha de Susa
best Actress: Khansa betma, Zanka contact
Best Actor: Yahya Mahayani, The man who sold his skin
Best Screenplay: Pietro Castellito, The predators
Best Short Film: Entre tu y Milagros, Dir. Mariana Safa
Lobby of the future Luigi de Laurentis Award for a debut film: listen, Dir. Ana Rocha de Susa
Venice Virtual Reality Competition
Best VR immersive story: Killing a superstar, Dir. Fan fan
Best VR immersive experience: Pandora Detection, Dir. Kiara Benzing
Best VR immersive work: The Hangman at Home – An immersive single user experience, Dir. Michelle and Uri Kranot