Pénélope Cruz, Jane Campion, Paolo Sorrentino: discover the winners of the 78th Venice Film Festival

In addition to the Golden Lion, awarded on Saturday evening to French director Audrey Diwan, 41, for The Event, a film about a young woman who clandestinely aborts, adapted from the eponymous autobiographical story by novelist Annie Ernaux, here are the rest of the prizes. awarded to the Venice Film Festival.

Spanish star Penélope Cruz won the award for best performance by her role in Madres Paralelas, his new collaboration with his compatriot Pedro Almodovar. “Thank you Pedro, you created a magic, I adore you“, she reacted by receiving her prize.

Madres Paralelas is built on the crossroads of two women who give birth on the same day in the same maternity hospital, and Penélope Cruz plays Janis, a forty-something photographer with a tormented destiny.

Among the actors, the jury distinguished the Filipino John Arcilla for his role as a journalist in search of the truth in On the Job 2: The Missing 8.

Twenty-eight years after his palme d’or for The piano lesson, New Zealand director Jane Campion won the award for best director for The dog’s share, a stifling camera in a cowboy world with Kirsten Dunst and Benedict Cumberbatch.

For his part, the Italian director Paolo Sorrentino won the Grand Prix for God’s hand, on his childhood in Naples shattered by the death of his parents, at the time of footballer Diego Maradona.

These last two films have the particularity of being produced by the Netflix platform and should therefore not be released in theaters in France.

Golden lion for best film : The event by Audrey Diwan (France)

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Silver Lion – Grand Jury Prize : God’s hand by Paolo Sorrentino (Italy)

Silver Lion – Best Achievement Award : The dog’s share by Jane Campion (New Zealand)

Best Actress Award : Penélope Cruz for her role in Madres paralelas by Pedro Almodovar (Spain)

Best Actor Award : John Arcilla for his role in On the Job: The Missing 8 Erik Matti (Philippines)

Marcello Mastroianni Prize for the best male or female hope : Filippo Scotti for his role in God’s hand by Paolo Sorrentino (Italy)

Special Jury Prize : He Buco by Michelangelo Frammartino (Italy) Best Screenplay Award: Maggie Gyllenhaal for The lost daughter (United States)

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