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Gyllenhaal said her film was “Italian in its bones” even though it was shot in Greece and in English.
“In a way, as women, we were born into an agreement of silence, and Ferrante broke that agreement,” said Gyllenhaal. “I felt the same way when I saw ‘The Piano’ when I was in high school.”
John Arcilla was awarded the Volpi Cup for Best Actor for “On The Job: The Missing 8”.
The festival has re-established itself as an outstanding starting place for award winners over the past ten years. Zhao’s “Nomadland” won the award last year and was named best film, best director and best actor at the Oscars. In addition to Zhao and Bong, who acted as president, the jury also included the actors Sarah Gadon and Cynthia Erivo as well as the directors Saverio Costanzo (“My Brilliant Friend”) and Alexander Nanau (“Collective”).
Zhao’s trajectory marked the second time in four years that the Golden Lion winner won best motion picture. Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” followed a similar path. Venice’s 2019 winner, Joker, simply received 10 Oscar nicks, including one for best picture.
However, not winning the grand prize in Venice doesn’t end an Oscar campaign before it begins. Many of the subsequent winners simply premiered at the festival, and not always in the competition, before they won the best film (“Birdman” and “Spotlight”) or the best director (Damien Chazelle for “La La Land”, Alfonso Cuarón for “ Gravity ”and“ Roma ”, del Toro for“ The Shape of Water ”and Alejandro G. Iñarritu for“ Birdman ”).