By Matt Neglia
The award winners have been announced for the 78th annual Venice Film Festival. Director Audrey Diwan’s French abortion drama “L’événement” (translated to “Happening”)won the festival’s top price, giving it a huge boost in this year’s race for Best International Feature Film.
Click below to see the list of winners.
Golden Lion for Best Film
“L’événement” – director Audrey Diwan
Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize
“The Hand Of God” – Paolo Sorrentino
Silver Lion for Best Director
Jane Campion – “The Power of the Dog“
Coppa Volpi for Best Actress
Penelope Cruz – “Parallel Mothers“
Coppa Volpi for Best Actor
John Arcilla – “On The Job: The Missing 8”
“The Lost Daughter” – Maggie Gyllenhaal
Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor
Filippo Scotti – “The Hand Of God“
Special Jury Prize
“Il Buco“ – Michelangelo Frammartino
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