10 August on the Italian island of Lido has completed 73-th Venice film festival. In the contest involved 20 films. Andrei Konchalovsky, representing the film “Paradise” received the “Silver lion” for direction. He never left Venice without a prize. This is his fifth participation in the festival.
Frame from the movie “Ray”
The jury headed by British Director Sam Mendes shared the award for best Director. The second “Silver lion” went to 37-year-old Mexican Director Amat Escalante, whose film “the wilderness” shocked at the festival and were fairly “beaten” by critics, although it is expertly done. His heroine in the barn making love with arthropods. While men like only men. A very strange door with painting Konchalovsky, telling the prisoners of concentration camps during the Second world war. Except that the appeal of his characters to the audience with light introduces an element of unreality in what is happening, what unites the two paintings marked for direction..
Main prize “Golden lion” received the Philippine Director Lav Diaz for “the Woman who left.” It is interesting that the name Love was invented by his father-a Communist. It is derived from the name of Lavrenty Beria.
If at the Berlinale Diaz showed the eight-hour “Lullaby mournful secrets, his new job is only four hours. She is inspired by the work “God sees the truth, but not soon say” by Leo Tolstoy.
Glory Diaz started with the festival in Locarno two years ago, where he received the “Golden leopard” for the film “From the previous” that lasted about six hours.
Diaz lives in a Sunny country, but in his paintings aspire to a graphic image. He said that the lack of bright colors is the most powerful expressive tool. The actors look like ordinary people you meet on the streets of the Philippines. And Lav Diaz loves of Dostoevsky.
The Grand Prix of the jury noted the film “Night animals” by Tom Ford is a successful designer in the fashion world, who worry sick cinema and took a deep pattern, where the heroine plunges into the abyss of remembrance, reading a novel of his former lover.
Prize Marcello Mastroianni awarded to young actors, the jury gave the German actress Paula bir. She is 21 and she played the role of the bride who was killed during the First world war, the German guy in the movie “Franz” by French Director Francois Ozon.
Special prize of jury has got yet another shocking festival picture – “Bad batch” Ana Lily Amirpour about the everyday life of cannibals. The Director has been bold in all things. For a reward she stepped out in white shorts. This Venice has never seen.
The prize for best screenplay went to the film “Jackie”, where the role Jacqueline Kennedy played by Natalie Portman. The script was written by Noah Oppenheim.
“Volpi Cup”, awarded for her acting achievements, expected jury has awarded 67-year-old Argentinian actor Oscar Martinez, played by writer and Nobel prize winner in the painting of “Honorary citizen” Mariano Cohn and Gaston Duprat, and 27-year-old Amy stone, who performed in the musical “La La Land” the saleswoman coffee, dreaming about an acting career. Emma stone attended the opening of the festival, and now appealed to the audience from the screen with words of gratitude. She is known to the public for the films “Student of easy virtue”, “Birdman” and “Servants”.
Andrei Kozlovskogo with his wife
Konchalovsky presented his film “Paradise” at the Venice film festival (15 photos)