This Saturday, September 12, the 2020 Venice International Film Festival concluded, with the traditional awards ceremony. Crowning itself as the great winner of the competition, the North American film Nomadland earned the director the Golden Lion Chloé zhao (The Eternals).

There was hope that, after the victories of Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water) and Alfonso Cuarón (Rome), another Mexican would take over the coveted Golden Lion. In this case, the opportunity fell to the director Michel Franco for his movie New order, and although the highest prize escaped his hands, it was also worthy of the Grand Jury Prize.

See below a list of the titles and personalities awarded at Venice 2020.

Official selection

Golden Lion for Best Film – Nomadland, from Chloé ZhaoLeón de Plata for Best Director – Wife of a Spy, by Kiyoshi Kurosawa Grand Jury Prize – New order, by Michel FrancoCopa Volpi for Best Actress – Vanessa Kirby, for Pieces of a WomanCopa Volpi for Best Actor – Pierfrancesco favino, by Padrenostro Osella Award for Best Screenplay – The Disciple, by Chaitanya TamhaneSpecial Jury Prize – Dear Comrades, by Andrei Konchalovsky Marcello Mastroianni Award for Emerging Actor / Actress: Rouhollah zamani, by Sun Children

Horizons section

Best film – The wastelandby Ahmad Bahrami Best Director – Lav diaz, by Lahi, Hayop (Genus Pan) Special Jury Prize – Listen, by Ana Rocha De Sousa Best Actress – Khansa batma, by Zanka Contact Best Actor – Yahya Mahayni, by The Man Who Sold His Skin Best Screenplay – I Predatori, by Pietro CastellittoBest Short Film – Between you and Milagrosby Mariana Safron

Lion of the future

Luigi De Laurentiis Award for Best First Film – Listenby Ana Rocha De Sousa

Virtual Reality Section

Best Virtual Reality – The Hangman at Home: An Immersive Single User Experience, by Michelle and Uri Kranot Best Virtual Reality Experience – Finding Pandora X, by Kiira BenzingBest Virtual Reality Story – Killing a Superstarby Fan Fan

In this recent edition of the Venice Film Festival, the histrion Tilda swinton was awarded in recognition of his career. Stop by for his speech of thanks, dedicated to the cinema, the great event and the late actor Chadwick Boseman.

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Toño Guzmán I have a very bad memory. Out of solidarity with my memories, I choose to lose myself too. Preferably in a movie theater.