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Kim-Ki Duk Takes Golden Lion at Venice; ‘The Master’ Secures Directing and Acting and Prizes

Posted by , on September 8, 2012 at 2:06 pm 

Venice, the festival that acts more like your elementary school tee-ball league than you may have realized. Due to the dozens upon dozens of awards given, pretty much everyone gets at least a “good try”-esque pat on the back — well except maybe Brian De Palma and his poorly received erotic drama Passion.

While you likely only care about the first handful of awards — in which Kim-Ki Duk‘s drama following a debt collector, Pieta, has won the top prize and The Master took home top acting prizes — nearly everyone from Harmony Korine to Robert Redford to Spike Lee have been awarded honors.

In interesting tidbit, THR also reports that Paul Thomas Anderson‘s The Master was set to win the top prize of Golden Lion, but due to a rule change, a film can’t win more than two major awards. So, the jury had to deliberate again (I imagine something as intense as 12 Angry Men) and they decided to give it to Pieta. Sorry PTA, but it seems your movie is just too good.

Check out the winners below, thanks to Indiewire, from the jury headed by Michael Mann:

Golden Lion (Best Picture)
“Pieta,” Kim-Ki Duk

Silver Lion (Best Director)
Paul Thomas Anderson – “The Master”

Volpi Cup – Best Actor
Joaquin Phoenix & Philip Seymour Hoffman – “The Master”

Volpi Cup – Best Actress
Hadas Yaron – “Fill The Void”

Special Jury Award
Ulrich Seidl – “Paradise: Faith”

Mastroianni Award – Best Young Actor
Fabrizio Falcone – “Dormant Beauty,” “It Was The Son”

Best Screenplay
Olivier Assayas – “Something In The Air”

Technical Achievement
Daniele Cipri – “Il Stato E Figlio,”

Luigi De Laurentiis Award (Best First Feature)
“Kuf: Mold,” Ali Aydin

Orrizonti: Best Feature
“Three Sisters,” Wang Bing

Orrizonti: Jury Prize
“Tango Libre,” Frederic Fonteyne

FIPRESCI Award (Competition)
“The Master,” Paul Thomas Anderson

FIPRESCI Award (Orizzonti/Critics’ Week)
“The Interval,” Leonardo Di Constanzo

SIGNIS Award
“To the Wonder,” Terrence Malick

SIGNIS Award (Special Mention)
“Fill the Void,” Rama Burshtein

Audience Award (Critics’ Week)
“Eat Sleep Die,” Gabriela Pilcher

Label Europa Cinemas Award
“Crawl,” Herve Lasgouttes

Leoncino d’Oro Agiscuola Award
“Pieta,” Kim Ki-duk

Leoncino d’Oro Agiscuola Award (Cinema for UNICEF mention)
“It Was the Son,” Daniele Cipri

Pasinetti Award
“The Interval,” Leonardo Di Constanzo

Pasinetti Award (Documentary)
“The Human Cargo,” Daniele Vicari

Pasinetti Award (Best Actor)
Valerio Mastandrea, “Gli Equilibristi”

Pasinetti Award (Special)
“Clarisse,” Liliana Cavani

Brian Award
“Dormant Beauty,” Marco Bellocchio

Queer Lion Award
“The Weight,” Jeon Kyu-Hwan

Arca CinemaGiovani Award (Best Film of Venezia 69)
“The Fifth Season,” Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth

Arca CinemaGiovani Award (Best Italian Film)
“The Ideal City,” Luigi Lo Casco

Biografilm Lancia Award
“The Human Cargo,” Daniele Vicari; “Bad 25,” Spike Lee

CICT-UNESCO Enrico Fulchignoni Award
“The Interval,” Leonardo Di Costanzo

CICAE Award
“Wadjda,” Haifaa Al Mansour

CinemaAvvenire Award (Best Film of Venezia 69)
“Paradise: Faith,” Ulrich Seidl

CinemAvvenire Award (Diversity)
“Wadjda,” Haifaa Al Mansour

FEDIC Award
“The Interval,” Leonardo Di Costanzo

FEDIC Award (Special Mention)
“Bellas Mariposas,” Salvatore Mereu

Mimmo Rotella Foundation Award
“Something in the Air,” Olivier Assayas

Future Film Festival Digital Award
“Bad 25,” Spike Lee

Future Film Festival Digital Award (Special Mention)
“Spring Breakers,” Harmony Korine

P. Nazareno Taddei Award
“Pieta,” Kim Ki-duk

P. Nazareno Taddei Award (Special Mention)
“Thy Womb,” Brillante Mendoza

Magic Lantern Award
“The Interval,” Leonardo Di Costanzo

Open Award
“The Company You Keep,” Robert Redford

La Navicella-Venezia Cinema Award
“Thy Womb,” Brillante Mendoza

Lina Mangiacapre Award
“Queen of Montreuil,” Solveig Anspach

AIF-FORFILMFEST Award
“The Interval,” Leonardo Di Costanzo

Mouse d’Oro Award
“Pieta,” Kim Ki-duk

Mouse d’Argento Award
“Anton’s Right Here,” Lyubov Arkus

UK-Italy Creative Industries Award
“The Interval,” Leonardo Di Costanzo

Gillo Pontecorvo-Arcobaleno Latino Award
Laura Delli Colli

Christopher D. Smithers Foundation Award
“Low Tide,” Roberto Minervini

Interfilm Award
“Wadjda,” Haifaa Al Mansour

Giovani Giurati del Vittorio Veneto Film Festival Award
“The Company You Keep,” Robert Redford

Giovani Giurati del Vittorio Veneto Film Festival Award (Special Mention)
Toni Servillo

Primio Cinematografico Award
“Terramatta,” Costanza Quatriglio

Green Drop Award
“The Fifth Season,” Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth

What do you think of the winners?


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