The winners at Venice rocked the house, for sure. Todd Phillips’ Joker won the top prize – The Golden Lion. Grand Jury Award went to Roman Polanski’s J’Accuse!
Here are the winners as reported by Guy Lodge:
Golden Lion: “Joker,” Todd Phillips
Grand Jury Prize: “An Officer and a Spy,” Roman Polanski
Silver Lion for Best Director: Roy Andersson, “About Endlessness”
Volpi Cup for Best Actress: Ariane Ascaride, “Gloria Mundi”
Volpi Cup for Best Actor: Luca Marinelli, “Martin Eden”
Best Screenplay: “No. 7 Cherry Lane,” Yonfan
Special Jury Prize: “The Mafia Is No Longer What It Used to Be,” Franco Maresco
Marcello Mastroianni Award for Young Actor: Toby Wallace, “Babyteeth”
Written and directed by Todd Phillips and Scott Silver, directed by Phillips – this is already a controversial film and for all of the wrong reasons. Hollywood is not responsible for the behavior of men. Art is not here to instruct life but rather to comment on it. I can’t wait to see it. I also want to see the Polanski, if any distributor has the balls to release it here.