2016 Venice Film Festival Winners: ‘The Woman Who Left’, ‘Nocturnal Animals’ and ‘The Bad Batch’

     September 10, 2016

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Though the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival is in full swing, the 73rd Annual Venice Film Festival has come to a close. So while we continue to bring you reviews and news from TIFF, we’re happy to supply you with a list of winners from Venice, a list that’s full of both familiar names and titles as well as those you may hear more of come Academy Awards time.

The festival’s major prize went to Lav Diaz, a writer/director from the Philippines, for his film Ang babaeng humayo (The Woman Who Left), inspired by Leo Tolstoy‘s short story “God Sees the Truth, But Waits.” The best director award was split in a tie between Andre Konchalovsky and Arnat Escalante, but the Jury Grand Prize and Special Jury Prize recipients may be the most recognizable names on domestic shores. Tom Ford‘s Nocturnal Animals won the Jury Grand Prize while Ana Lily Amirpour‘s The Bad Batch earned the Special Jury Prize. Emma Stone also won the Best Actress award for Damien Chazelle‘s upcoming film, La La Land.

Here’s a look at the latest winners out of the 73rd Venice Film Festival (via Variety):


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GOLDEN LION:  “The Woman Who Left”  (Lav Diaz, Philippines)

SILVER LION BEST DIRECTOR (TIE):

  • “Paradise,” Andre Konchalovsky, Russia, Germany
  • “The Untamed,” Amat Escalante, Mexico

JURY GRAND PRIZE: “Nocturnal Animals” (Tom Ford)

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE: “The Bad Batch” (Ana Lily Amirpour, U.S.)

ACTOR: Oscar Martinez (“The Distinguished Citizen,” Argentina, Spain)

ACTRESS: Emma Stone (“La La Land,” U.S.)

MARCELLO MASTROIANNI PRIZE FOR YOUNG PERFORMER: Paula Beer (“Frantz,” France)

BEST SCREENPLAY: Noah Oppenheim  (“Jackie,” U.S.)

LUIGI DE LAURENTIIS LION OF THE FUTURE: “The Last of Us,” (Ala Eddine Slim, Tunisia)

HORIZONS JURY

BEST FILM: “Liberami” (Federica di Giacomo, Italy)

BEST DIRECTOR: “Home”  (Fien Troch, Belgium)

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE: “Big Big World” (Reha Erdam, Turkey)


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SPECIAL PRIZE FOR BEST ACTOR: Nino Lopes (“Sao Jorge”) by Marco Martins (Portugal)

SPECIAL PRIZE FOR BEST ACTRESS: Ruth Diaz (“The Fury of a Patient Man”) by Raul Arevalo (Spain)

BEST SCREENPLAY: “Bitter Money,” by Wang Bing (China)

BEST SHORT: “La Voz Perdida,” Marcelo Mantinessi (Paraguay)

VENICE CLASSICS AWARDS

Best Documentary on Cinema: “Le Councours,” (Claire Simon)

Best Restored Film: “Break-Up — L’uomo dei cinque palloni,” (Marco Ferreri, Italy)

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