We arrived three days before the final evening of the 80th Venice International Film Festival and, as usual, we are trying to predict the Golden Lion for Best Film based on national and international criticism.
Who can win the Golden Lion for Best Film?
For the first time, national and international critics came to a consensus: the film that made the most impression and Poor things (ten minutes of applause, especially for Stone’s performance) directed by Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, was shown on Friday September 1st, Emma Stone and her colleagues, including Willem Dafoe and Mark Ruffalo, did not attend the Venice Film Festival, nor did many other actors from – for the strikes of Hollywood actors and writers.
Golden Lion: Green Border
green borderAgnieszka Holland’s new film is one of the films nominated for the Golden Lion Award by international critics.
In the treacherous swampy forests that form the so-called “green border” between Belarus and Poland, refugees from the Middle East and Africa trying to reach the European Union find themselves trapped in a geopolitical crisis cynically engineered by Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko.
In an attempt to provoke Europe, refugees are lured to the border with propaganda promising easy passage to the EU. The pawns of this underground war intertwine the lives of a newly formed activist who abandoned the comfortable existence of Yulia, a young border guard Jan and a Syrian family. Thirty years after Europe and again, Europe, Agnieszka Holland’s touching new feature film The Green Border, opens our eyes, speaks to our hearts and encourages us to reflect on the moral choices that ordinary people face every day.
Golden Lion: AKU WA SONZAISINAI
With great surprise, the film by the great Japanese director Ryusuke Hamaguchi breaks into second place in the preferences of domestic critics.
One day, Takahashi and Mayuzumi arrive from Tokyo, representatives of a company that would like to build a glamping site in the forest a few steps from Takumi’s house, an offer that, if accepted, could actually drastically change his lifestyle and that of others. the rest of the residents.
For national and international critics, Maestro is another film that could win the Golden Lion. The film was very popular in Venice, the decision not to allow anyone (except workers) to the press conference and then to the red carpet was dubious (at least one of the producers could appear).
The maestro talks about the deep and even bold lifelong relationship between music icon Leonard Bernstein (Bradley Cooper) and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein (Carey Mulligan): a passionate letter to life and art with an epic portrait at the center and a touching relationship to family and love. .
We just have to wait until Saturday evening, when the godmother will start presenting the awards. Then we’ll find out who won the Golden Lion.