Venice film festival 2021 winners!

Sep 16 2021

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Venice international film festival is the most important film event that recognizes best films made over the globe.

The Venice Film Festival wrapped up Saturday 11th September  after 21 films from around the world competed for the top prize.

Here the list of winners of 2021 

  •  The festival’s top award Golden Lion  for best film went to French director Audrey Diwan’s ‘Happening’. The film follows a 23-year-old university student who desperately tries to get an abortion in 1960s France.

Happening (film) - Wikipedia

  • Grand Jury Prize: ‘The Hand of God’
  • Best Actress: Penelope Cruz -parallel mothers
  • Best Actor: John Arcilla -‘On the Job: The Missing 8’
  • Best director: Jane Campion – Jane Campion won the top directing prize for ‘The Power of the Dog’,the 1920s the drama follows two brothers who feud after one comes home with a new wife.

The Power of the Dog (film) - Wikipedia

  • Best Screenplay: Maggie Gyllenhaal – ‘The Lost Daughter

During the eleven days of the festival, two lifetime achievements were awarded. The actor, director and screenwriter Roberto Benigni received the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement. Iconic American actress Jamie Lee Curtis was also awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement. She thanked the festival and said that by awarding her this prize, the festival was also by extension honoring her parents, Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh. The Cartier Glory to the Filmmaker, dedicated to a personality who has made a particularly original contribution to the contemporary film industry, was awarded to British director and producer Sir Ridley Scott.

Best film and Best Director both won by women directors Audrey Diwan and Jane Campion.

CJ Rajkumar