Everything is already decided. Since yesterday afternoon, when the 7 members of the Jury of the Mostra that presides over Julianne Moore and integrate our compatriot Mariano Cohn Alberto Barbera, director of the Venice Festival, was presented with the list of winners of the 8 prizes that the Giuria.
Moore and Cohn went with the Nobel Prize for Literature Kazuo Ishiguro, Audrey Diwan, Rodrigo Sorogoyen, Leila Hatami and Leonardo Di Costanzo, the other members of the Jury, to debate without leaking pressure, nor later the decisions they made.
I always say that prizes are not awarded at festivals, but are distributed.
Julianne Moore, the President of the seven-member Jury. The Lions have already decided what to deliver this afternoon. AFP photo
It is necessary to be well with many, impossible to pat the 23 films – some or the other should be given a better lesson – and it will be necessary to see, first, if the decisions were unanimous, or if Julianne Moore imposed her opinion.
And unlike Cannes, Venice is allowed to award more than one distinction to the same film.
Mariano Cohn, the Argentine filmmaker who is part of the Jury. AP Photo
The awards are the Golden Lion for Best Film, the Silver for Best Director, Special Jury Prize, Jury Prize, Screenplay, Volpi Cup for Best Actor and Best Actress, and the Marcello Mastroianni Award, reserved for one performance. revelation.
What follows are my guesses for this afternoon’s award ceremony, not necessarily what I would vote as the best of this 79th edition of the Mostra.
acting kills movie
Every filmmaker appreciates a very good performance from their actors, because it helps their film to have satisfactory results. But at the time of the awards, if an interpretation is outstanding, it will surely win the award, and if the Jury is divided and decides to distribute prizes among 8 of the 23 films in competition, the one who suffers is the director of the film, who he is left empty-handed.
Colin Farrell co-stars in “The Spirits of the Island”, which comes with an Oscar aroma: it opens here on February 1, close to the award. Reuters Photo
Yes Colin Farrell stay this year with the Volpi Cup, the one who would suffer would be the director of the spirits of the islandMartin McDonagh, because it remains without distinction to put above the fireplace.
Another prize that I threw away as fixed from the second day of the projections: Cate Blanchettfor me, he wins his second Volpi Cup, adding to the one he won 15 years ago for I’m Not Therenow for the conductor accused of abuse in Tar. Another option is Tilda Swinton-she already won it here 31 years ago, and she also has a Golden Lion for her career- for her double role as mother and daughter in The Eternal Daughter.
Cate Blanchett could win her second Volpi Cup for best actress. Or take it to Tilda Swinton, who also already has one. AFP photo
So there are actually 5 awards left for as many films. Because Marcello Mastroianni does not stop being a mime to an interpreter who is just starting out. It would be necessary to leave out of the race for the other prizes the spirits of the island Already Tar, two of the best films in the competition. Or not.
The Golden Lion?
There are four candidates to win the three most important awards (Golden Lion for best film, Silver for best director and Special Jury Prize).
Nan Goldin and director Laura Poitras, emblems of the, for me, favorite “All The Beauty and the Bloodshed”. AFP Photo
Much was rumored that there was consensus with the documentary All the Beauty and the Bloodshedby Laura Poitras, about Nan Goldin, the artist who denounced the Sackler family, a pharmaceutical empire responsible for 400,000 deaths in the United States due to the opioid epidemic.
Another director who comes from the documentary, the French Alice Diop, ventures into fiction cinema for the first time with Saint Omer…based on a creepy true story. Follows the filicide of a Senegalese mother to her 15-month-old baby, whom she leaves abandoned on a beach, knowing that the high tide will take her away.
Documentary filmmaker Alice Diop had never directed a fiction film, until “Saint Omer.” Something important could be taken away. Reuters photo
no bears, by Jafar Panahi, in addition to its cinematographic merits, has the value that its director is imprisoned in his country, Iran, by order of the regime. Isn’t the Jury going to support him with a prize?
And usually, there is always an Italian among the winners. Will it be the turn of Luca Guadagnino, the director of call me by your name? He did not film in Italy, but in the United States, but he seems to be the one with the greatest importance, with Bones and Alla genre film in which he returned to direct Timothée Chalamet.
Being Italian, Luca Guadagnino could win in Venice. Here, with “Bones and All” actors Taylor Russell and Timothée Chalamet. Photo EFE
The movie Argentina, 1985, by Santiago Mitre, which had aroused praise from international critics -yesterday it won the FIPRESCI award, and a mention from Signis-, and a 9-minute ovation at the Gala last Saturday, could win the Jury Prize, or at best screenplay. The Volpi Cup for best actor, to which he appeared as a candidate Ricardo Darinand then brendan fraserby The Whaleseems destined for Colin Farrell.
women in power
The President of the Biennale, the President of the Mostra and the seven Juries. The one with glasses is Mariano Cohn. AFP Photo
IF the Golden Lion goes to All the Beauty and the Bloodshed either Saint Omerwill be the third year in a row that a filmmaker has won it, after Chloé Zhao for Nomadland and today’s Jury member Audrey Diwan, for L’evenement.
Moore, too, is the third woman to hold the Presidency of the Jury in the last four years.
Of course this is all my speculation. This afternoon, starting at 3:00 p.m., it will be seen what the Jury’s decision was, which will be final. to wait
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