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Yorgos Lanthimos's Poor Things Wins The 80th Golden Lion of Venice


The 80th Venice Film Festival is over leaving us with an urgent wish to see the winning feature films as soon as possible. Especially when the main Lions went to such increadibly talented and award-winning directors as Yorgos Lanthimos and Ryusuke Hamaguchi.


The jubilee edition of Venice Festival presented a great number of famous directors and actors taking place in the main - Venezia 80 - competition. Praised for his latest works The Favourite, The Killing of a Sacred Deer and The Lobster, the Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos has proven his artistic worth. The Jury chaired by Damien Chazelle has named his film Poor Things the best. The film is based on the novel by Alasdair Gray.


The 2022 Academy Award for Best International Feature Film winner, the Japanese director Ryusuke Hamaguchi of Drive My Car, was awarded the Silver Lion - Grand Jury Prize for Evil Does Not Exist. Meanwhile the Silver Lion for Best Director went to the Italian director Matteo Garrone for the film Io Capitano, which tells a story of two young men trying to get from Senegal to Europe.


Coppa Volpi for the Best Actress was awarded to Cailee Spaeny for her performance as Priscilla Presley in Sofia Coppola's Priscilla, while Peter Sarsgaard received the Best Actor award for his role in Michel Franco's Memory.


See the full list of winners here.


It might take a while until the films - winners will get to the broader public worldwide but no doubt we'll definitely see most of their titles on the Oscar Academy award lists.

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