Monday 14 September 2009

Venice 66 Awards

The winners have been announced at the 66th Venice Film Festival.

  • Golden Lion for best film: Lebanon by Samuel Maoz (Israel, France, Germany) - co-written by Samuel Maoz and Maoz Shmulik
  • Silver Lion for best director: Shirin Neshat for the film Zanan-e bedun-e mardan (Women Without Men) (Germany, Austria, France) - written by Shirin Neshat
  • Special Jury Prize: Soul Kitchen by Fatih Akin (Germany) - written by Fatih Akin
  • Coppa Volpi for Best Actor: Colin Firth in the film A Single Man by Tom Ford (USA) - co-written by Tom Ford and David Scearce
  • Coppa Volpi for Best Actress: Ksenia Rappoport in the film La doppia ora by Giuseppe Capotondi (Italy) - co-written by Alessandro Fabbri, Ludovica Rampoldi and Stefano Sardo
  • "Marcello Mastroianni" Award for Best New Young Actor or Actress: Jasmine Trinca in the film Il grande sogno by Michele Placido (Italy) - co-written by Doriana Leondeff, Angelo Pasquini and Michele Placido
  • "Osella" for Best Technical Contribution: Sylvie Olivé for the film Mr. Nobody by Jaco van Dormael (France) - written by Jaco van Dormael
  • "Osella" for Best Screenplay: Todd Solondz for the film Life during Wartime by Todd Solondz (USA)

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