The Woman Who Left, from renowned Filipino auteur Lav Diaz, took home the Golden Lion for the best feature film a the 73rd annual Venice Film Festival. Tom Ford’s divisive, but apparently scintillating Nocturnal Animals won the Jury Prize, or second place, and Ana Lily Amirpour’s The Bad Batch, her follow up to her excellent A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, won a Special Jury Prize.
The bigger news for American films and the impending awards season was that Emma Stone won Best Actress for her role in Damien Chazelle’s La La Land. This year’s Best Actress is jam packed with talent and Stone just might win the whole thing. Watch out for Viola Davis in Fences, Ruth Negga in Loving and Natalie Portman in Jackie, which both her and Pablo Lorrain’s film received raves out Venice. Those are just a few of what is going to be an exciting race for Best Actress.
Full list of winners below. Enjoy.
“The Woman Who Left,” Lav Diaz, Philippines
SILVER LION BEST DIRECTOR (TIE)
“Paradise,” Andre Konchalovsky, Russia, Germany
“The Untamed,” Amat Escalante, Mexico
JURY GRAND PRIZE
“Nocturnal Animals,” Tom Ford, U.S.
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
“The Bad Batch,” Ana Lily Amirpour, U.S.
Oscar Martinez (“The Distinguished Citizen,” Argentina, Spain)
Emma Stone (“La La Land,” U.S.)
MARCELLO MASTROIANNI PRIZE FOR YOUNG PERFORMER –
Paula Beer (“Frantz,” France)
Noah Oppenheim (“Jackie,” U.S.)
LUIGI DE LAURENTIIS LION OF THE FUTURE
“The Last of Us,” Ala Eddine Slim, Tunisia
“Liberami,” Federica di Giacomo, Italy
“Home,” Fien Troch, Belgium
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
“Big Big World,” Reha Erdam, Turkey
SPECIAL PRIZE FOR BEST ACTOR
Nuno Lopes (“Sao Jorge,” Portugal)
SPECIAL PRIZE FOR BEST ACTRESS
Ruth Diaz (“The Fury of a Patient Man,” Spain)
Wang Bing (“Bitter Money,” China)
“La Voz Perdida,” Marcelo Mantinessi, Paraguay
VENICE CLASSICS AWARDS
Best Documentary on Cinema
“Le Councours,” Claire Simon, France
Best Restored Film
“Break-Up — L’uomo dei cinque palloni,” Marco Ferreri, Italy