Venezia 71: The winners

Well, that’s basically a wrap on the Venice Film Festival and the Venezia 71 jury—chaired by Alexandre Desplat and comprised of Joan Chen, Philip Gröning, Jessica Hausner, Jhumpa LahiriSandy Powell, Tim Roth, Elia Suleiman and Carlo Verdone—has decided the awards. The big winner? Roy Andersson’s metaphysical, long-awaited “A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence” won the Golden Lion Best Film prize (our review). Adam Driver won best actor for “Hungry Hearts” and the Grand Jury Prize went to Joshua Oppenheimer’s documentary “The Look Of Silence” (our review).  Full winners with applicable links below.

GOLDEN LION for Best Film to: EN DUVA SATT PÅ EN GREN OCH FUNDERADE PÅ TILLVARON A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE by Roy Andersson (Sweden, Germany, Norway, France)

SILVER LION for Best Director to: Andrej Končalovskij for the film BELYE NOCHI POCHTALONA ALEKSEYA TRYAPITSYNA (THE POSTMAN’S WHITE NIGHTS) (Russia)

GRAND JURY PRIZE to: THE LOOK OF SILENCE by Joshua Oppenheimer (Denmark, Finland, Indonesia, Norway, United Kingdom)

COPPA VOLPI for Best Actor: Adam Driver in the film HUNGRY HEARTS by Saverio Costanzo (Italy)

COPPA VOLPI for Best Actress: Alba Rohrwacher in the film HUNGRY HEARTS by Saverio Costanzo (Italy)

MARCELLO MASTROIANNI AWARD for Best Young Actor or Actress to: Romain Paul in the film LE DERNIER COUP DE MARTEAU by Alix Delaporte (France)

AWARD FOR BEST SCREENPLAY to: Rakhshan Banietemad and Farid Mostafavi for the film GHESSEHA (TALES) by Rakhshan Banietemad (Iran)

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE to: SIVAS by Kaan Müjdeci (Turkey, Germany) LION OF THE FUTURE – “LUIGI DE LAURENTIIS” VENICE AWARD FOR A DEBUT FILM Lion of the Future – “Luigi De Laurentiis” Venice Award for a Debut Film Jury at the 71st Venice Film Festival, chaired by Alice Rohrwacher and comprised of Lisandro Alonso, Ron Mann, Vivian Qu and Razvan Radulescu, has decided to award: COURT by Chaitanya Tamhane (India)

ORIZZONTI as well as a prize of 100,000 USD, donated by Filmauro di Aurelio e Luigi De Laurentiis to be divided equally between director and producer

ORIZZONTI AWARDS The Orizzonti Jury of the 71st Venice Film Festival, chaired byAnn Hui and composed of Moran Atias, Pernilla August, David Chase, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Roberto Minervini and Alin Taşçiyan after screening the 29 films in competition has decided to award:

the ORIZZONTI AWARD FOR BEST FILM to: COURT by Chaitanya Tamhaneby Chaitanya Tamhane (India)

the ORIZZONTI AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR to: Naji Abu Nowar for THEEB (Jordan, U.A.E., Qatar, United Kingdom)

the SPECIAL ORIZZONTI JURY PRIZE to: BELLUSCONE. UNA STORIA SICILIANA by Franco Maresco (Italy)

the SPECIAL ORIZZONTI AWARD FOR BEST ACTOR ORACTRESS to: Emir Hadžihafizbegović in the film TAKVA SU PRAVILA (THESE ARE THE RULES) by Ognjen Sviličić(Croatia, France, Serbia, Macedonia)

the ORIZZONTI AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM to: MARYAM by Sidi Saleh (Indonesia)

the VENICE SHORT FILM NOMINATION FOR THE EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS 2014 to: PAT – LEHEM (DAILY BREAD) by Idan Hubel (Israel)

the VENEZIA CLASSICI AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY ON CINEMA to: ANIMATA RESISTENZA by Francesco Montagner and Alberto Girotto (Italy)

the VENEZIA CLASSICI AWARD FOR BEST RESTORED FILMto: UNA GIORNATA PARTICOLARE by Ettore Scola (1977, Italy, Canada)

GOLDEN LION FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT 2014 to: Thelma Schoonmaker Frederick Wiseman