NEWS! The 75th Venice Film Festival



I, personally, cannot wait to see The Favourite. Nothing is going to stop me from seeing films by Yorgos Lanthimos. Who doesn’t fall in love with him watching The Lobster(2015)? It made my day when I saw Olivia Colman won.

It is really exciting to see Jennifer Kent being recognized more internationally too. In The Babadook(2014), we saw such a potential story coming from down under. I remembered, in the scriptwriting class in Australia, the professor played the original short film Kent made, Monster(2005). We discussed how the atmosphere is created and the story is well developed. Then, of course, we were all surprised by the ending!


As the wait of London Film Festival, let’s see the latest Venice Film Festival winners!

(Some of them are playing in LFF too, click the name to see when!)





Golden Lion: “Roma,” Alfonso Cuaron

Silver Lion for Best Director: Jacques Audiard, “The Sisters Brothers”

Volpi Cup for Best Actress: Olivia Colman, “The Favourite

Volpi Cup for Best Actor: Willem Dafoe, “At Eternity’s Gate”

Best Screenplay: Joel and Ethan Coen, “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Special Jury Prize: “The Nightingale” Jennifer Kent

Marcello Mastroianni Award for Young Performer: Baykali Ganambarr “The Nightingale”

Film Festival 2018 Awards Ceremony, Venice, Italy - 08 Sep 2018


Best Film: “Manta Ray,” Phuttiphong Aroonpheng

Best Director: Emir Baigazin, “The River”

Special Jury Prize: “The Announcement,” Mahmut Fazil Coskun

Best Actress: Natalya Kudryashova “The Man Who Surprised Everyone”

Best Actor: Kais Nashif “Tel Aviv on Fire”

Best Screenplay: “Jinpa,” Pema Tseden

Best Short Film: “Kado,” Aditya Ahmad

LION OF THE FUTURE: “The Day I Lost My Shadow,” Soudade Kaadan, Syria

Luigi De Laurentiis Award for Best Debut Film:


Best Documentary on Cinema:  “The Great Buster: A Celebration,” Peter Bogdanovich

Best Restored Film: “The Night of the Shooting Stars,” Paolo and Vittorio Taviani


Best Virtual Reality: 
“Spheres,” Eliza McNitt

Best Virtual Reality Experience: “Buddy VR,” Chuck Chae

Best Virtual Reality Story: “Isle of the Dead,” Benjamin Nuel


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