Tonight, a star-studded ceremony at the Palazzo On del Cinema, Laura Poitras’ searing documentary All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
won the Golden Lion at this year’s Venice Film Festival. Surprisingly won among a host of contenders — and a rare example of a documentary taking the top prize at a major festival — the film follows the story of American photographer Nan Goldin, who famously documented New York City The hinterland of the center s, in her most recent role, she is the most visible and outspoken activist campaigning against the opioid crisis.
Since the establishment of the advocacy group PAIN in , Goldin tirelessly advocated for those whose lives were affected by Sackler The Justice family promotes Oxycontin through their company Purdue Pharma, and Poitras — who has won accolades for her documentary about Edward Snowden and the U.S. occupation of Iraq — paints the journey with intense sensitivity. Meanwhile, “Silver Lion” starred in the highly influential court drama Saint Omar,
the acclaimed French documentary director Alice Diop’s first foray into narrative filmmaking.
In terms of acting, some big names took the top prizes, including Cate Blanchett for Todd Field’s razor-sharp psychodrama Tár,
The actor has been seen eagerly tilting his head towards Oscar . Playing a celebrity classical music conductor embroiled in a sexual misconduct scandal, Blanchett puts on one of the most famous performances of the week – as does Colin Farrell, who was credited for his role in Martin MacDonald’s Best Actor Award for Black Comedy Inisherin’s Banshee.
(McDonnell himself won Best Screenplay, while Luca Guadagnino was named Best Director for his cannibal romance
Bones and all
This year has proven to be a particularly exciting and high-profile year for music festivals. Greta Gerwig and Adam Driver in attendance White Noise and Blanchett in support Tár( set the tone and for the next few days, gather at the Lido for a glimpse of Guadagnino bones and all . (Chalamet wore one of the festival’s most daring fashion moments in a naked blood-red Haider Ackermann jumpsuit, sure to not disappoint.)
is perhaps the most , the holiday moment people talk about is by Olivia Wilde Don’t Worry Darling,
Florence Pugh & Harry The psychological thriller starring Styles has been drawn into a series of leaks due to Shia LaBeouf’s role in the film before being replaced by Styles, as well as questions about Pugh and Wilde Rumors of discord between them have sparked a whirlpool of internet controversy. (The rumors were spread immediately by Pugh’s arrival in the last hour, and the clip of her sipping Aperol Spritz and roaming the city in Valentino, seemingly completely untouched by the drama.)
The last days of the festival, meanwhile, Andrew Dominic’s twisted Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde ,
was the subject of intense Hollywood discussion back in January when it received a rare NC- 17 Rating. Its experimental structure and graphic depiction of sexual violence may have divided critics, but Ana de Armas’ transformative performance as Monroe became one of the week’s most acclaimed performances. Her glamorous looks in photoshoots and on the red carpet, loosely inspired by Monroe herself, were a delight to watch – and capped off this year’s glittering festival’s closing day in style.