Lanthimos’ Poor Deeds Win Golden Lion in Venice – Lifestyle

(ANSA) – ROME, September 9 – Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos’s Bad Things, starring Emma Stone as the proto-feminist sex-mad Frankenstein’s monster with the brain of a child, won the Golden Lion for best film at the 80th Venice Film Festival in Saturday.

Japanese director Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Oscar-winning film Evil Does Not Exist, about finding balance with nature, won the Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize.

Peter Sarsgaard, the protagonist of Michel Franco’s Memento about trauma and dementia, won the Volpi Cup for best actor, while Cailee Spaeny, the lead in Sofia Coppola’s biopic of Elvis’ wife Priscilla, won the Volpi Cup for best actress.

The Best Director award went to Matteo Garrone for Io Capitano, about the tortured and drama-filled odyssey of two young Senegalese from Dakar to Italy.

One of the main characters, 21-year-old Seydoux Sarr, received the Mastroianni Award for best emerging actor.

The special jury prize went to Polish director Agnieszka Holland’s film “Green Border,” about the suffering of Syrian and African migrants on the Polish-Belarusian border, a film that Poland’s right-wing government has called “Nazi.” (PEN).