Venice 2011: the prize winners


Venezia 68 Official Awards

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09 | 10 | 2011
VENEZIA 68
The Venezia 68 Jury, chaired by Darren Aronofsky and comprised of Eija-Liisa Ahtila, David Byrne, Todd Haynes, Mario Martone, Alba Rohrwacher, André Téchiné having viewed all twenty-three films in competition, has decided as follows:

GOLDEN LION for Best Film:
FAUST by Aleksander SOKUROV (Russia)

SILVER LION for Best Director to:
Shangjun CAI for the film REN SHAN REN HAI (PEOPLE MOUNTAIN PEOPLE SEA) (China – Hong Kong)

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE to:
TERRAFERMA by Emanuele CRIALESE (Italy)

COPPA VOLPI
for Best Actor:
Michael FASSBENDER
in the film SHAME by Steve MCQUEEN (Great Britain)

COPPA VOLPI
for Best Actress:
Deanie YIP
in the film TAO JIE (A SIMPLE LIFE) by Ann HUI (China – Hong Kong)

MARCELLO MASTROIANNI AWARD
for Best Young Actor or Actress to:
Shôta SOMETANI and Fumi NIKAIDÔ
in the film HIMIZU by Sion SONO (Japan)

OSELLA
for Best Cinematography to:
Robbie RYAN
for the film WUTHERING HEIGHTS by Andrea ARNOLD (Great Britain)

OSELLA
for Best Screenplay to:
Yorgos LANTHIMOS and Efthimis FILIPPOU
for the film ALPIS (ALPS) by Yorgos LANTHIMOS (Greece)

LION OF THE FUTURE – “LUIGI DE LAURENTIIS” VENICE AWARD FOR A DEBUT FILM
Lion of the Future – “Luigi De Laurentiis” Venice Award for a Debut Film Jury at the 68th Venice Film Festival, comprised of Carlo Mazzacurati (President), Aleksei Fedorchenko, Fred Roos, Charles Tesson, Serra Yilmaz has unanimously decided to award:

LÀ-BAS by Guido LOMBARDI (Italy)
VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM CRITICS’ WEEK
as well as a prize of 100,000 USD, donated by Filmauro di Aurelio e Luigi De Laurentiis to be divided equally between director and producer

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