Russian film wins Golden Lion at Venice

Russian film wins Golden Lion at Venice

Faust directed by Aleksander Sokurov of Russia won the Golden Lion for the Best Film at the 68th Venice International Film Festival. The festival came to a close on September 10 with the award ceremony.

The Special Jury prize went to Terraferma by Emanuele Crialese of Italy.

Fipresci Prizes went to Shame directed by Steve McQueen of UK and Two Years at Sea directed by Ben Rivers of UK.

The Indian films that were presented at the festival are Amit Dutta’s Sonchidi and Gurvinder Singh’s Anhey Ghore Da Daan (Alms of the Blind Horse).

Official Awards of the 68th Venice Film Festival

Golden Lion for Best Film

Faust by Aleksander Sokurov (Russia)

Silver Lion for Best Director

Shangjun Cai for the film Ren Shan Ren Hai (People Mountain People Sea) (China – Hong Kong)

Special Jury Prize

Terraferma by Emanuele Crialese (Italy)

Coppa Volpi for Best Actor

Michael Fassbender in

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