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Venice looks mostly at Europe

The 73rd edition of the Venice International Film Festival handed out its awards on the weekend. While the top prize winner was an Asian film, less than half a dozen of the festival’s 20+ awards went to films made without European partners.

The festival’s top prize went to Filipino director Lav Diaz’s Ang Babaeng Humayo (The Woman Who Left) (pictured, top). The film clocked in at 226 minutes, almost a short compared with the auteur’s 485-minute A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery which premiered in this year’s Berlinale.

US titles The Bad Batch, Nocturnal Animals and La La Land also won awards in the main competition. Derek Cianfrance’s The Light Between Oceans, which shot in NZ and releases here later this year, also competed in the main competition line-up.

The Orrizonti section, last year won by Jake Mahaffy’s Free in Deed, presented its top award to Federica Di Giacomo’s Franco-Italian Liberami.

The Venice International Film Festival ran – 10 September. The prize winners were:

Golden Lion For Best Film
Ang Babaeng Humayo (The Woman Who Left), Lav Diaz (Philippines)

Silver Lion – Grand Jury Prize
Nocturnal Animals, Tom Ford (USA)

Silver Lion – Award For Best Director
Andrei Konchalovsky, Paradise (Russian Federation, Germany)
Amat Escalante, La Región Salvaje (The Untamed) (Mexico, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Switzerland)

Coppa Volpi: Best Actress
Emma Stone, La La Land (USA)

Coppa Volpi: Best Actor
Oscar Martínez, El Ciudadano Ilustre (Argentina, Spain)

Best Screenplay
Noah Oppenheim, Jackie (UK)

Special Jury Prize
The Bad Batch, Ana Lily Amirpour (USA)

Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actress
Paula Beer, Frantz (France, Germany)

Lion Of The Future
Luigi De Laurentiis Venice Award For A Debut Film

Akher Wahed Fina (The Last Of Us), Ala Eddine Slim (Tunisia, Qatar, U.A.E., Lebanon)

Orizzonti Awards
Orizzonti Award For Best Film

Liberami, Federica Di Giacomo (Italy, France)

Orizzonti Award for Best Director
Fien Troch, Home (Belgium)

Special Orizzonti Jury Prize
Koca Dünya (Big Big World), Reha Erdem (Turkey)

Orizzonti Award for Best Actress
Ruth Díaz, Tarde Para La Ira (Spain)

Orizzonti Award for Best Actor
Nuno Lopes, São Jorge (Portugal, France)

Orizzonti Award for Best Screenplay
Ku Qian (Bitter Money), Wang Bing (France, Hong Kong)

Orizzonti Award for Best Short Film
La Voz Perdida, Marcelo Martinessi (Paraguay, Venezuela, Cuba)

Venice Short Film Nomination for the European Film Awards 2016
Amalimbo, Juan Pablo Libossart (Sweden, Estonia)

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