Out of Venice : Who Won This Year
Slow cinema, fashion and award season hits—the film festival in Venice has wrapped up its 73rd edition, not without surprises.
The Philippines has been giving plenty of themes for media lately, and Venice film festival just added another one. <The Woman Who Left> , a drama by Filipino director Lav Diaz has one the festival's top prize, the Golden Lion for best film. The director said the film was a testimony to the struggle of the Phillippines after centuries of colonial rule. Will the win of a four-hours length movie mark the coming of slow cinema, following the bursting trend of slow TV? We’ll have to wait to see for that one, but this edition of Venice was certainly one of the strongest in recent years, reinforcing the festival’s status as a prime Oscar launching pad.
For one thing, the critics predict that the next awards season will belong to Natalie Portman, who gave a nuanced performance in <Jackie> , a movie that won the best screenplay nod. Tom Ford didn't go back home barehanded: his romantic noir <Nocturnal Animals> took the fest's Jury Grand Prize. Amat Escalante and veteran Russian author Andrei Konchalovsky both split an unresolvable tie, receiving the Silver lion in best director nomination. The role in musical <La La Land> brought Emma Stone the best actress prize and best actor prize went to Argentinian actor Oscar Martinez for his performance in <The Distinguished Citizen>, a comedy about art, fame, and petty provincial jealousy.
Sam Mendes, this year's jury lead, did not exaggerate about the astonishing variety of the films in competition: we'll have a lot of watch list updates. Next stop - Toronto.
菲律宾给媒体提供了大量的主题，最近，威尼斯电影节刚刚增加了另一个。菲律宾导演 Lav Diaz 的作品 《The Woman Who Left》 获得电影节的最高奖，最佳影片金狮奖。导演说这部电影是菲律宾与殖民统治长达几世纪斗争的见证。随着长电视破裂趋势，这部四小时长的电影的胜利是否预示长电影时代的到来？我们不得不走着瞧，但这届威尼斯电影节肯定是近年来最强的一个，作为个奥斯卡发射台的地位更加巩固了。
一方面，评论家们预测颁奖季将属于 Natalie Portman ，她在 《Jackie》 里有着细致入微的表演，影片斩获最佳编剧奖。 Tom Ford 没有空手而归：他的浪漫黑色 《Nocturnal Animals》 赢得了巨星的评审团大奖。 Amat Escalante 和资深的俄罗斯作家 Andrei Konchalovsky 两个分裂无法解决的领带，接受最佳导演提名银狮奖。 《La La Land》 的音乐为 Emma Stone 赢得最佳女主角奖，阿根廷男演员 Oscar Martinez 因他在 《The Distinguished Citizen》 中的表演赢得最佳男主角奖，这是一部关于艺术，名利和嫉妒的喜剧。
今年的陪审团的领导 Sam Mendes 并没有夸大竞争中的电影惊人的变化：我们将有很多电影清单待更新。下一站是多伦多。