The 2022 Venice Film Festival has reached its end, and winners have been presented with two of the most coveted awards in the world of cinema- the Golden Lion and the Silver Lion. The Best Film award went to a documentary, All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, for the second time in its 90-year history.
Here we present you all the winners from the festival:
Laura Poitras’ All the Beauty and the Bloodshed took home the Golden Lion.
Cate Blanchett won the award for Best Actress for her performance in Tar, a film based on the life of classical music composer, Lydia Tár.
Italian filmmaker Luca Guadagnino won the Silver Lion for Best Director for his film Bones & All, which stars Timothee Chalamet and Taylor Russell in leading roles.
Saint Omer, a film by Alice Diop, which is also her debut feature, was awarded the Silver Lion Grand Jury prize.
Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi, who is currently behind bars, serving a six-year prison sentence, has won the Special Jury Prize for No Bears. Julian Moore, the jury head for this year’s Venice Film Festival, was a part of a flash mob on the red carpet for the last day of the event to protest against Panahi’s arrest and demand his immediate release.
The Venice Film Festival has a special category of awards for offbeat movies that are deemed to take the language of cinema in a new direction. Under this category, Houman Seyidi’s World War III was declared the best film. Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel won the Best Director award for Vera, and Damian Kocur’s Bread and Salt was handed the Special Jury Prize.
Vera Gemma (Vera) won the award for Best Actress and Mohsen Tanabandeh (World War III) was adjudged the Best Actor. Fernando Guzzoni took home the Best Screenplay Award for Blanquita.
Alica Diop’s Saint Omer won the Lion of the Future – Luigi De Laurentiis Award for a Debut Film.