Joker, Roman Polanski rob 2 top prizes at Venice Movie Festival

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The 2019 Venice World Movie Festival has formally ended, and this year’s top award winners had been surprisingly Todd Phillips’ Joker and Roman Polanski.

The competition’s sizable prize, The Golden Lion, became awarded to the upcoming Batman villain prequel film starring Joaquin Phoenix, main many to surprise what which potential for the upcoming awards season as historically movies that rob The Golden Lion dash on to sweep American awards just like the Oscars and Golden Globes. Most only in the near past, closing year’s winner became Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma which won three Oscars, and the year sooner than that Guillermo del Toro’s The Form of Water won The Golden Lion after which Ideal Narrate at the Oscars. Joker debuted to rave evaluations at Venice earlier.

But most possible the ideally suitable surprise is that the Mountainous Jury Prize became awarded to Polanski for An Officer and a Gaze. Polanski became no longer in attendance to settle for the award, as expected.

Polanski fled the USA reduction in 1978 after pleading responsible to raping a 13-year-ancient lady (a ample jury indicted him in 1977 on six prison charges, together with rape, furnishing a controlled substance to a minor, and sodomy). The director spent bigger than a month in detention heart sooner than fleeing the country, and he has remained a fugitive ever since. He remains to be a controversial figure as closing year, he brushed apart the #MeToo circulation as “mass hysteria” and “total hypocrisy.” He became furthermore expelled from the Academy of Movement Narrate Arts and Sciences.

Compare out the pudgy checklist of winners from the Venice World Movie Festival below:


Golden Lion: Joker

Mountainous Jury Prize: An Officer and a Gaze, Roman Polanski

Silver Lion for Ideal Director: Roy Andersson, About Endlessness

Volpi Cup for Ideal Actress: Ariane Ascaride, Gloria Mundi

Volpi Cup for Ideal Actor: Luca Marinelli, Martin Eden

Ideal Screenplay: No. 7 Cherry Lane

Special Jury Prize: The Mafia Is No Longer What It Extinct to Be

Marcello Mastroianni Award for Young Actor: Toby Wallace, Babyteeth

Horizons Competition (Orizzonti)

Ideal Movie:  Atlantis

Ideal Director: Théo Court, White on White

Special Jury Prize: Verdict

Ideal Actress: Marta Nieto, Madre

Ideal Actor: Sami Bouajila, A Son

Ideal Screenplay: Back Home

Ideal Brief Movie: Darling

Lion of the Future

Luigi de Laurentiis Award for Ideal Debut Feature: You Will Die at Twenty, Amjad Abu Alala

Venice Classics

Ideal Restored Movie: Ecstasy, Gustav Machatý

Ideal Documentary on Cinema: Babenco – Alguém Tem Que Ouvir O Coração E Dizer: Parou

Virtual Actuality Competition

Ideal Virtual Actuality: Céline Tricart, The Key

Ideal Virtual Actuality Experience: A Linha, Ricardo Laganaro

Ideal Virtual Actuality Chronicle: Daughters of Chibok, Joel Kachi Benson

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Director Todd Phillips and huge name Joaquin Phoenix assign a brand recent dash on Batman’s arch-nemesis.