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.
#BiennaleCinema2020 #Venezia77#CoppaVolpi #MigliorAttrice@VanessaKirby: “I’m overwhelmed, it‘s going to take some time for me to process that. Cate Blanchett gave me this award and she is one of my greatest inspirations, and it’s for a role that filled my heart.” pic.twitter.com/cVS85fmQjt
— La Biennale di Venezia (@la_Biennale) September 12, 2020
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:
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
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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