Saturday, September 8, 2018

ROMA WINS VENEZIA 75 - AWARDS

By José Alberto Hermosillo 
The Mexican film "Roma" directed by Alfonso Cuarón wins the Golden Lion at the 75th edition of the Venice Film Festival. 
Alfonso Cuaron, Golden Lion @Bienale #Venezia75
 The award to "Roma" was expected for its rave reviews and the quality of its gorgeous black and white cinematography, a film also shot by the Mexican auteur who had the vision to filmed his childhood, during the 1970's, faithfully to his memories.
Alfonso Cuaron and the cast of Roma, Venezia 75.
The other Mexican director Carlos Raygadas got mixed reviews for his lavished love triangle film "Our Time." 

The president of the jury was last year's winner Mexican director Guillermo del Toro ("The Shape of Water"), who said, to give away the awards, the jury had to view the films from the audience point-of-view.
Venezia 75 - Awards


Golden Lion: ROMA, Alfonso Cuarón, México.
Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize:
The Favourite, Yorgos Lanthimos
Silver Lion Best Director: Jacques Audiard, The Sisters Brothers
Volpi Cup for Best Actress: Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Volpi Cup for Best Actor: Willem Dafoe, At Eternity's Gate
Best Screenplay Award: Joel & Ethan Coen, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Special Jury Prize: The Nightingale, directed by Jennifer Kent 
Marcello Mastroianni Award: Baykali Ganambarr for The Nightingale.


Horizons Awards

Best Film: Kraben Rahu, by Phuttiphong Aroonpheng
Best Director: Emir Baigazin for Ozen.
Special Jury Prize: Anons, by Mahmut Fazil Coskun
Best Actress:
Natalya Kudryashova, The Man Who Surprised Everyone
Best Actor: Kais Nashif for Tel Aviv on Fire.
Best Screenplay: Jinpa, Pema Tseden.

Lion of the Future
Lion of the Future Luigi De Laurentiis Award for a Debut Film:   
The Day I Lost My Shadow, directed by Soudade Kaadan.

Venice Classics
Best Documentary on Cinema: The Great Buster: A Celebration, Peter Bogdanovich.
Best Restored Film: La Notte di San Lorenzo / The Night of San Lorenzo - Paolo and Vittorio Taviani.


Venice VR Best VR Film: Spheres, directed by Eliza McNitt.
Best VR Experience Award: Buddy VR, by Chuck Chae.
Best VR Story Award: I'iIe des morts, by Benjamin Nuel.

Roma and Ten New Mexican Trailers

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