Cate Blanchett, Colin Farrell, Alice Diop and Taylor Russell crowned at the Venice Film Festival, discover the winners of the 79th edition

Actors Cate Blanchett, Colin Farrell, Taylor Russell as well as directors Alice Diop and Laura Poitras were crowned this Saturday September 10, at the end of the Venice Film Festival.

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After director Bong Joon-ho, organizers of the Venice Film Festival announced last July that Julianne Moore would chair the 79th edition of the international film festival, which ran from August 31 to September 10. The American actress, who won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress in 2002, was surrounded by Argentinian director Mariano Cohn, Italian screenwriter Leonardo Di Constanzo, French director Audrey Diwan, Iranian actress Leila Hatami, by the writer Kazuo Ishiguro and the Spanish director Rodrigo Sorogoyen, to establish the winners of this new edition of the festival, which was full of beautiful cinematographic surprises.

Cate Blanchett and Colin Farrell honored at the Venice Film Festival

Cate Blanchett won, this Saturday evening, the prize for best actress for her role as Lydia Tar,”a conductor considered one of the best in her field, and the very first woman in history to conduct a major German orchestra“, in the psychological drama Tar. Her performance earned her another award at the Venice Film Festival, fifteen years after winning the Best Supporting Actress award for the biopic. I’m not There by Todd Haynes. On the men’s side, it is Colin Farrel who won in the category of best actor. In front of the camera of Martin McDonagh, who had already directed him in Kisses from Bruges and 7 Psychopathsthe 46-year-old Irishman brilliantly plays a farmer devastated by the estrangement of his best friend in the dark comedy The Banshees of Inisherin.

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The winners of the 79th edition of the Venice Film Festival

If Timothée Chalamet had caught the attention of photographers when he appeared on the festival’s red carpet, on the occasion of the preview of Bones and Allit was finally his co-star Taylor Russell, who managed to win in the eyes of the jury. The actress picked up the award Marcello Mastroianni of the best hope for his role in this horror thriller. On the production side, the Franco-Senegalese filmmaker Alice Diop won the Grand Jury Prize for her first fiction, Saint-Omer. The courtroom drama, which is based on the real-life case of a black woman who admitted to killing her 15-month-old baby, also won it Best Debut Film. American director Laura Poitras won the Golden Lion at the 79th Venice Film Festival on Saturday. for his documentary All the Beauty and the Bloodshedwhich highlights the journey of artist-photographer Nan Goldin and her fight against opiate drugs in the United States.

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Cate Blanchett, Colin Farrell, Alice Diop and Taylor Russell crowned at the Venice Film Festival, discover the winners of the 79th edition