This year’s Venice Film Festival has just concluced with French abortion drama Happening walking away with the event’s top honor, the Golden Lion for Best Film.
The victory for director Audrey Diwan‘s film comes amidst the tense climate in the U.S. after the implementation of new restrictive anti-abortion laws passed in the state of Texas.
Other notable winners include Italian director Pablo Sorrentino‘s autobiographical film The Hand of God, which took the Grand Jury Prize and Best Young Actor awards, as well as Maggie Gyllenhaal who took Best Screenplay for her directorial debut The Lost Daughter.
Golden Lion for Best Film
Happening, dir. Audrey Diwan
Grand Jury Prize
The Hand of God, dir. Paolo Sorrentino
Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog
John Arcilla for On The Job: The Missing 8
Penelope Cruz for Parallel Mothers
Maggie Gyllenhaal for The Lost Daughter
Best Young Actor
Filippo Scotti for The Hand of God
Special Jury Prize
Il Buco, dir. Michelangelo Frammartino
Luigi de Luarentis Award
Imaculat, dir. Monica Stan, George Chiper-Lillemark
Pilgrims, dir. Laurynas Bareisa
Eric Gravel for Full Time
Special Jury Prize
The Great Movement dir. Kiro Russo
Piseth Chhun for White Building
Laure Calamy for Full Time
Peter Kerekes, Ivan Ostrochovsky for 107 Mothers
Best Short Film
Los huesos, dirs. Cristobal Leon, Joaquin Cocina
Audience Award Armani beauty
The Blind Man Who Didn’t Want to See Titanic, dir. Teemu Nikki
Venice VR Expanded
Best VR Story
End of Night, dir. David Adler
Best VR Experience
Le bal de Paris, dir. Blanca Lee
Best VR Work
Goliath Playing with Reality, dirs. Barry Gene Murphy, May Abdalla
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