Venice 2018: Alfonso Cuaron’s ‘Roma’ Wins Golden Lion
Alfonso Cuaron’s deeply personal B&W drama Roma has taken home the Golden Lion at the 2018 Venice Film Festival yesterday, bringing Netflix its first major festival victory.
The jury prize went to Yorgos Lanthimos’ darkly comic period piece The Favourite; Olivia Colman won best actress for her role as England’s Queen Anne.
Best director went to Jacques Audiard for The Sisters Brothers, the witty Western starring Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly. Willem Dafoe took best actor for Julian Schnabel’s Vincent van Gogh biopic At Eternity’s Gate.
Guillermo del Toro headed the jury of the 75th Venice Film Festival.
THE FULL LIST OF WINNERS
Golden Lion: Roma, Alfonso Cuaron
Silver Lion for Best Director: Jacques Audiard, The Sisters Brothers
Volpi Cup for Best Actress: Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Volpi Cup for Best Actor: Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate
Best Screenplay: Joel and Ethan Coen, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Special Jury Prize: The Nightingale, Jennifer Kent
Marcello Mastroianni Award for Young Performer: Baykali Ganambarr, The Nightingale
Best Film: Manta Ray, Phuttiphong Aroonpheng
Best Director: Emir Baigazin, The River
Special Jury Prize: The Announcement, Mahmut Fazil Coskun
Best Actress: Natalya Kudryashova, The Man Who Surprised Everyone
Best Actor: Kais Nashif, Tel Aviv on Fire
Best Screenplay: Jinpa, Pema Tseden
Best Short Film: Kado, Aditya Ahmad
LION OF THE FUTURE
Luigi De Laurentiis Award for Best Debut Film: The Day I Lost My Shadow, Soudade Kaadan, Syria
Best Documentary on Cinema: The Great Buster: A Celebration, Peter Bogdanovich
Best Restored Film: The Night of the Shooting Stars, Paolo and Vittorio Taviani
VIRTUAL REALITY COMPETITION
Best Virtual Reality: Spheres, Eliza McNitt
Best Virtual Reality Experience: Buddy VR, Chuck Chae
Best Virtual Reality Story: Isle of the Dead, Benjamin Nuel