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69th Venice International Film Festival

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Location  Venice, Italy
Hosted by  Kasia Smutniak
Founded  1932

Opening film  The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Awards  Golden Lion - Pietà by Kim Ki-duk Silver Lion - Paul Thomas Anderson (The Master)
Festival date  29 August – 8 September 2012

Paul thomas anderson on the master 69th venice international film festival


The 69th annual Venice Film Festival, organized by La Biennale di Venezia, took place at Venice Lido from 29 August to 8 September 2012. The festival opened with the Indian director Mira Nair's The Reluctant Fundamentalist. Terrence Malick's film To the Wonder was met with both boos and cheers from critics at its premiere.

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The Golden Lion for Best Film was won by Pietà, directed by South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk. Paul Thomas Anderson for The Master won the Silver Lion for Best Director. Israeli actress Hadas Yaron for her performance in Fill the Void was selected as the Best Actress in the festival.

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In Competition

The following eighteen films were selected for the main competition:

International Film Critics' Week

The following films were selected for the Critics' Week:

In competition
Out of competition

Venice Days

The following films were selected for the Venice Days section:

In competition
Special events

Jury

The international juries of the 69th Venice International Film Festival included:

  • Michael Mann: American director (President of jury)
  • Marina Abramović: Serbian performance artist
  • Laetitia Casta: French actress
  • Peter Chan: Hong Kong director
  • Ari Folman: Israeli director
  • Matteo Garrone: Italian director
  • Ursula Meier: French-Swiss director
  • Samantha Morton: English actress and director
  • Pablo Trapero: Argentine director
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    The following prizes were awarded at the 69th edition:

  • Leone d'Oro (Golden Lion) for the best film: Pietà by Kim Ki-duk
  • Leone d'Argento (Silver Lion) for the best director: Paul Thomas Anderson, for The Master
  • Special Jury Prize: Paradise: Faith by Ulrich Seidl
  • Coppa Volpi for the Best Actor: Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix, for The Master
  • Coppa Volpi for the Best Actress: Hadas Yaron, for Fill the Void
  • Premio Marcello Mastroianni, for the best emerging actor or actress: Fabrizio Falco, for Dormant Beauty and It Was the Son
  • Osella for Best Cinematography: Daniele Cipri for It Was the Son
  • Osella for Best Screenplay: Olivier Assayas, for Something in the Air
  • "Luigi de Laurentis" Award for a Debut Film: Mold by Ali Aydın
  • Controversy over Golden Lion

    The jury led by filmmaker Michael Mann originally was to award the top Golden Lion prize to Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master, along with the Silver Lion Best Director award and the Best Actor award. However, because of festival's new rule prohibiting pairing the Golden Lion with any other prizes, the jury was asked "to re-deliberate to remove" one of the awards for The Master, and the Golden Lion was awarded to Kim Ki-duk's Pietà instead. On the other hand, the jury was planned to award the Coppa Volpi for the Best Actress prize to Jo Min-su, who acted Jang Mi-sun at the Kim Ki-duk's Pietà. However, because of festival's new rule that prohibits pairing the Golden Lion with othe prizes, the jury couldn't award a prize to Jo Min-su. In the official reception which was held after the festival was over, many juries, such as Samantha Morton and Peter Chan met Jo, saying that "Jo's acting was touching that changed my life. I shed tears of Jo's play."

    References

    69th Venice International Film Festival Wikipedia


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