Yorgos Lanthimos won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival for “Poor Things”

Yorgos Lanthimos won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival for “Poor Things”

The Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos takes the main prize at the Venice International Film Festival for his movie “Poor Things” or “Poor Creatures”. The feminist fable starring Emma Stone and Mark Ruffalo won the awards gala with the Golden Lion for best film.

The Italian Matteo Garrone won the award for best director for its drama “Io capitano” on immigration issues. For her part, the debutante Cailee Sapeny won the award for best actress for his role as Priscilla Presley in “Priscilla” and Peter Sarsgaard won best actor for “Memory.”

The Argentine contender at the festival, “El rapto”, by Daniela Goggi, competed in the Horizontes Extra categorywhere “Felicità” triumphed Italian Micaela Ramazzotti.

“Poor Things” consists of a fantastic feminist fable in which a woman is reanimated by a Frankenstein-style Victorian scientist, played by Willem Dafoe. Accepting the top prize, Lanthimos said that it took her a long time to make the film, her first since her multi-award-winning “The Favorite” (2018), “until the world, our industry, was ready for this movie,” after highlighting the leading role in his Stone film.

Other awards included the Polish director Agnieszka Holland, who won a special jury award for “Green Border,” his harrowing drama about the plight of refugees trapped on the border between Belarus and Poland. Besides, Alex Braverman won the award for best documentary for “Thank You Very Much,” which examines the career of legendary comedian Andy Kaufmanwhile “Love Is a Gun,” the directorial debut of Taiwanese actor Lee Hong-chi, won the Lion of the Future award for best debut feature.

Venice Film Festival: Bradley Cooper shines with “Maestro” and Roman Polanski disappoints

The acclaimed Venice International Film Festival with praise for the American actor and director Bradley Cooperwho managed to resurrect the composer through a great physical resemblance Leonard Bernstein in his cinematographic biography “Teacher”. In contrast, the disastrous presentation of Roman Polanski’s latest work He took all the criticism.

Multi-awarded in 2019 for “A Star is Born”, Cooper is an actor who has managed to maintain an unusual balance in Hollywood between his career as an actor in big box office hits (“The Sniper”, “What Happened Yesterday?”) and author works such as “Maestro”, co-produced with Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg. The Franco-Polish Roman Polanski90 years old, returned to Venice with a vaudeville filmed in a Swiss hotel, “The Palace”with old glories of the seventh art.

Neither Cooper nor Polanski were present on the Lido. The American director, because of the actors strike in Hollywoodwhile Polansky, that lives in Switzerland, go on under threat of judicial extradition in the United States for the rape of a minor in 1977.

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