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'The Woman Who Left' wins Venice Golden Lion

'The Woman Who Left' wins Venice Golden Lion

Lav Diaz’s The Woman Who Left from the Philippines won the Golden Lion at the 73rd Venice Film festival on Saturday while Emma Stone claimed the Coppa Volpi best actress prize for La La Land and Oscar Martínez took actor honours for El Ciudadano Ilustre.

The Silver Lion – grand jury prize went to Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals and the Silver Lion award for best director was a tie between Andrei Konchalovsky for Paradise and Amat Escalante for The Untamed.

Noah Oppenheim prevailed in the screenplay category for Jackie, while Ana Lily Amirpour earned a special jury prize for The Bad Batch.

Venice Winners In Full

Golden Lion for best film

The Woman Who Left (Ang Babaeng Humayo; Philippines) by Lav Diaz

Silver Lion – grand jury prize

Nocturnal Animals (USA) by Tom Ford

Silver Lion award for best director (tie)

Andrei Konchalovsky, Paradise (Cis)

Amat Escalante, The Untamed (La Región Salvaje, Mexico-Denmark-France-Germany- Norway-Switzerland

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