Tuesday, September 14, 2010

67th Venice International Film Festival

The 67th Venice International Film Festival, organized by La Biennale di Venezia, ran 1st to 11th September 2010 at Venice Lido.The aim of the Festival is to raise awareness and promote all the various aspects of international cinema in all its forms: as art, entertainment and as an industry, in a spirit of freedom and tolerance. The Festival includes retrospectives and homages to major figures as a contribution towards raising awareness of the history of cinema. Marco Müller is the Director of the 67th edition. He has been heading the Venice Biennale's Cinema section since 2004.On September 11, the 67th Venice Film Festival came to a close. The awards ceremony took place in the Palazzo del Cinema. Golden Lion for best film went to Somewhere by Sofia Coppola.Silver Lion for best director to Álex de la Iglesia for Balada triste de trompeta. Special Jury Prize to Essential Killing by Jerzy Skolimowsi. Coppa Volpi for Best Actor to Vincent Gallo in the film Essential Killing by Jerzy Skolimowsi. Coppa Volpi for Best Actress to Ariane Labed in the film Attenberg by Athina Rachel Tsangari (Greece).
Critics' Prizes
Fipresci jury headed by Derek Malcolm (Great Britain, president) awarded prize in Competition "Venezia 67" to: "Silent Souls" (Ovsyanki) by Aleksei Fedorchenko (Russia, 2010),from Parallel sections (Horizons, Critics' Week) to: "Room 164" (El Sicario) by Gianfranco Rosi (France, Italy, 2010), presented in "Horizons" (documentary). Other members of Fipresci jury were Belinda van de Graaf, The Netherlands; Sandra Hall, Australia; Ann Lind Andersen, Denmark; Augusto Orsi, Switzerland; Pamela Messi, France; Francisco Ferreira, Portugal; Bojidar Manov, Bulgaria; Paola Casella, Italy.

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