While Toronto International Film Festival gears up, Venice Film Festival is winding down, as they’ve delivered their list of competition winners this afternoon. Following in the footsteps of last year’s Pieta (although, technically, The Master), this year’s top prize of Golden Lion went to Italy, as Gianfranco Rosi‘s documentary Sacro GRA took home the coveted award. The film follows those living around Grande Raccordo Anulare, Rome’s ring road and doesn’t have U.S. distribution yet. Other winners included Tye Sheridan for David Gordon Green‘s Joe and Steve Coogan‘s work on the screenplay for Philomena. Check out all the winners below and trailers where available.
Sacro GRA (Gianfranco Rosi, Italy)
Miss Violence (Alexandros Avranas, Greece)
JURY GRAND PRIZE
Stray Dogs (Tsai Ming Liang (Chinese Taipei)
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
The Police Officer’s Wife (Philip Groneing, Germany)
Themis Panou (Miss Violence, Greece)
Elena Cotta (A Street in Palermo” Italy)
MARCELLO MASTROIANNI PRIZE FOR YOUNG PERFORMER
Tye Sheridan (Joe, David Gordon Green, U.S.)
Philomena (Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope, U.K.)
LUIGI DE LAURENTIIS LION OF THE FUTURE
White Shadow (Noaz Deshe, Italy, Germany, Tanzania)
What do you make of the winners?