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Lee collects 2nd Golden Lion

What a non-difference a year makes. With much bafflement, Ang Lee has collected a second Golden Lion in a row – taking the top prize at the 64th Venice Film Festival. Here is the complete list of winners…

COMPETITION

GOLDEN LION
“Lust, Caution,”
Ang Lee (Hong Kong-U.S.-China)

SILVER LION
“Redacted,”
Brian De Palma (U.S.)

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE (tie)
“The Secret of the Grain,” Abdellatif Kechiche (France)
“I’m Not There,” Todd Haynes (U.S.)

ACTOR
Brad Pitt
, “The Assasination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” (U.S.)

ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett
, “I’m Not There” (U.S.)

MARCELLO MASTROIANNI PRIZE FOR YOUNG PERFORMER
Hafsia Herzi
“The Secret of the Grain,” (France)

SCREENPLAY
Paul Laverty
, “It’s a Free World” (U.K.-Italy-Germany-Spain)

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Rodrigo Prieto
“Lust, Caution” (Hong-Kong-U.S.-China)

SPECIAL LION
Nikita Mikhalkov

OTHER JURIES

LUIGI DE LAURENTIIS LION OF THE FUTURE
“La Zona
, Rodrigo Pla (Spain/Mexico)

VENICE HORIZONS
“Autumn Ball,”
Veiko Ounpuu (Estonia)

VENICE HORIZONS DOCUMENTARY
“Useless,”
Jia Zhangke (U.S.)

VENICE HORIZONS SPECIAL MENTION
“Death In The Land of Encantos,”
Lav Diaz (Philippines)

LABEL EUROPA CINEMAS — VENICE DAYS 2007 PRIZE
“Tricks,”
Andrzej Jakimowski (Poland)

CRITICS WEEK PRIZE
“The Most Distant Course,”
Lin Jingjie (Taiwan)

SHORT LION
“Dog Altogether”
Paddy Considine (U.K.)

SHORT SPECIAL MENTION
“Stone People,”
Leonid Rybakov (Russia)

UIP PRIZE FOR EUROPEAN SHORT
“Alumbriamento,”
Eduardo Chapero-Jackson (Spain)

FIPRESCI (INTL. CRITICS ASSN) COMPETITION PRIZE
“The Secret of the Grain,”
Abdellatif Kechiche (France)

FIPRESCI HORIZONS AND CRITICS WEEK PRIZE
“Man From Plains,”
Jonathan Demme (U.S.)

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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