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Venice Film Festival 2020: Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland, Chaitanya Tamhane’s The Disciple win prime honours; see full winners record – Entertainment News , Firstpost

Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland, a recession-era street journey drama starring Frances McDormand, received the Golden Lion for greatest movie on the 2020 Venice Film Festival

Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland, a recession-era street journey drama starring Frances McDormand, received the Golden Lion for greatest movie Saturday at a slimmed-down Venice Film Festival, which was held in opposition to the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic.

Zhao and McDormand appeared by video from the United States to simply accept the award, given virus-related journey restrictions made reaching the Lido within the Italian lagoon metropolis troublesome if not unattainable for a lot of Hollywood filmmakers and actors.

“Thank you so much for letting us come to your festival in this weird, weird world and way!” McDormand advised the masked viewers because the Italian advertising workforce for the movie truly accepted the award. “But we’re really glad you let us come! And we’ll see you down the road!”

A favourite going into the awards season, Nomadland is screening in any respect the key fall movie festivals in a pandemic-forged alliance involving the Venice, Toronto, New York and Telluride festivals.

Britain’s Vanessa Kirby received greatest lead actress for Pieces of a Woman, a harrowing drama in regards to the emotional fallout on a pair after their child dies throughout a house beginning. Italy’s Pierfrancesco Fabino received greatest lead actor for Padrenostro, (Our Father), an Italian coming-of-age story that takes place after a terrorist assault within the 1970s.

Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa received the Silver Lion for greatest director for Wife of a Spy, whereas the Silver Lion grand jury prize went to Mexico’s Michel Franco for his dystopian drama Nuevo Orden.

The Russian movie Dear Comrades! a few 1960s period bloodbath within the former Soviet Union, received a particular jury prize whereas Chaitanya Tamhane received greatest screenplay for The Disciple, about an Indian man’s pursuit to be a classical vocalist.

That the 10-day Venice pageant passed off in any respect was one thing of a miracle, provided that northern Italy in late February grew to become floor zero for Europe’s coronavirus outbreak.

Here is a full record of winners at Venice Film Festival 2020:

COMPETITION

Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor: Rouhollah Zamani, Sun Children

Special Jury Prize: Dear Comrades, Andrei Konchalovsky

Best Screenplay: The Disciple, Chaitanya Tamhane

Coppa Volpi for Best Actor: Pierfrancesco Favino, Padrenostro

Coppa Volpi for Best Actress: Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman

Silver Lion for Best Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Wife of a Spy

Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize: New Order, Michel Franco

Golden Lion for Best Film: Nomadland, Chloé Zhao

HORIZONS

Best Short Film: Entre tú y milagros, Mariana Safron

Best Screenplay: I Predatori, Pietro Castellitto

Best Actor: Yahya Mahayni, The Man Who Sold His Skin

Best Actress: Khansa Batma, Zanka Contact

Special Jury Prize: Listen, Ana Rocha de Sousa

Best Director: Lav Diaz, Lahi, Hayop (Genus Pan)

Best Film: The Wasteland, Ahmad Bahrami

LION OF THE FUTURE

Luigi De Laurentiis Award for Best Debut Film: Listen, Ana Rocha de Sousa

VIRTUAL REALITY COMPETITION

Best VR: Michelle and Uri Kranot, The Hangman at Home: An Immersive Single User Experience

Best VR Experience: Kiira Benzing, Finding Pandora X

Best VR Story: Fan Fan, Killing a Superstar

(With inputs from The Associated Press)

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