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Saturday, September 08, 2007

64th Venice Film Festival Awards



GOLDEN LION for Best Film: SE, JIE (LUST, CAUTION) by Ang LEE (USA/China/Taiwan)




SILVER LION for Best Director: Brian DE PALMA for the film: REDACTED (USA)

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE (ex aequo):
LA GRAINE ET LE MULET by Abdellatif KECHICHE (France)
I’M NOT THERE by Todd HAYNES (USA)

COPPA VOLPI
Best Actor: Brad PITT in the film THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD by Andrew DOMINIK (USA)
Best Actress: Cate BLANCHETT in the film: I’M NOT THERE by Todd HAYNES (USA)

MARCELLO MASTROIANNI AWARD
Best Young Actor or Actress: Hafsia HERZI in the film LA GRAINE ET LE MULET by Abdellatif KECHICHE (France)

OSELLA
Best Cinematography: Rodrigo PRIETO director of photography for the SE, JIE (LUST, CAUTION) di Ang LEE (USA/China/China, Taiwan)
Best Screenplay to: Paul LAVERTY for the film IT’S A FREE WORLD… by Ken LOACH, (UK/Italy/Germany/Spain)

SPECIAL LION for Overall Work to: NIKITA MIKHALKOV The Jury is delighted to acknowledge the consistent brilliance of Nikita Mikhalkov’s body of work. His new film is once again a confirmation of his mastery in exploring and revealing to us, with great humanity and emotion, the complexity of existence.

ORIZZONTI
ORIZZONTI PRIZE: SÜGISBALL (AUTUMN BALL) by Veiko ÕUNPUU (Estonia)
ORIZZONTI DOC PRIZE to:WUYONG (USELESS) by Jia ZHANGKE (China)
SPECIAL MENTION to: KAGADANAN SA BANWAAN NING MGA ENGKANTO (DEATH IN THE LAND OF ENCANTOS) by Lav DIAZ (Philippines)

Leone del Futuro - Premio Venezia Opera Prima “Luigi De Laurentiis”: LA ZONA di Rodrigo PLÁ (Giornate degli autori-Venice Days, Spain/Mexico)

CORTO CORTISSIMO
SILVER LION FOR BEST SHORT FILM for Best Short Film to: DOG ALTOGETHER by Paddy CONSIDINE (UK)
Special mention to: LIUDI IZ KAMNYA (STONE PEOPLE) by Leonid RYBAKOV (Russian Federation) for its humorous and radical metaphor about a familiar, real situation
PRIX UIP: ALUMBRAMIENTO by Eduardo CHAPERO-JACKSON (Spain)

I’m extremely delighted that Ang Lee won and his movie is a must be seen for me, no matter the award, as love his movies and Tony Leung is one of my favorite actors.

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