10 September 2008

A little Late

The Venice Film Festival ended over the weekend, and I forgot to post the rundown of the awards; to be honest, I wasn't really following the goings-on this year. Darren Aronofsky apparently has jumped back into the critics' good book after the disastrously-received The Fountain, winning the coveted Golden Lion. The rest of the awards are as follows:

Golden Lion: The Wrestler - dir. Darren Aronofsky - USA

Silver Lion (for Best Director): Paper Soldier - dir. Alexei German Jr. - Russia

Special Jury Prize: Teza - dir. Halie Gerima - Ethiopia/Germany/France

Best Actor: Silvio Orlando - Il papà di Giovanna (dir. Pupi Avati) - Italy

Best Actress: Dominique Blanc - L'autre (dir. Patrick-Mario Bernard, Pierre Trividic) - France

Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor: Jennifer Lawrence - The Burning Plan (dir. Guillermo Arriaga) - USA

Best Cinematography: Alisher Khamidhodjaev, Maxim Drozdov - Paper Solider - Russia

Best Screenplay: Halie Gerima - Terza - Ethipoia/Germany/France

Special Lion to Overall Work: Werner Schroeter
Luigi de Laurentiis Award for a Debut Film: Pranzo di Ferragosto - dir. Gianni Di Gregorio - Italy

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