The 80th Venice Film Festival, just like every year, has awarded its prizes, and Yorgos Lanthimos has claimed the most prestigious prize with his latest work, “Poor Things,” starring actress Emma Stone. That’s right, the renowned Greek director’s latest film, featuring Willem Dafoe and Mark Ruffalo, adapted from the 1992 novel by Alasdair Gray of the same name, follows Emma Stone in the role of Bella Baxter, a creation of a brilliant scientist played by Dafoe. Dedicating the award to his leading lady, Lanthimos declared that “Poor Things” wouldn’t exist “without Emma Stone.”
Then, in other categories, Japanese director Ryusuke Hamaguchi won the Grand Jury Prize with “Evil Does Not Exist.” Cailee Spaeny, the lead in “Priscilla,” took home the Best Actress award for her portrayal in Sofia Coppola’s biopic dedicated to Priscilla Presley, while the Best Actor award went to Peter Sarsgaard for “Memory,” directed by Michel Franco.
Here is the complete list of winners:
Golden Lion for Best Film: “Poor Things” by Yorgos Lanthimos
Grand Jury Prize: “Evil Does Not Exist” by Ryusuke Hamaguchi
Silver Lion for Best Director: Matteo Garrone, “Io Capitano”
Volpi Cup for Best Actress: Cailee Spaeny, “Priscilla”
Volpi Cup for Best Actor: Peter Sarsgaard, “Memory”
Best Screenplay: “El Conde” by Guillermo Calderón, Pablo Larraín
Marcello Mastroianni Award (for an emerging actor): Seydou Sarr, “Io Capitano”
Special Jury Prize: “Green Border” by Agnieszka Holland
Best Film in the Horizons Section: “Explanation for Everything” by Gabor Reisz
Leone del Futuro Award for Best Debut Film: “Love Is a Gun” by Lee Hong-Chi
The 80th Venice Film Festival has once again demonstrated itself as an extraordinary showcase for international cinematic talent, with Greek master Yorgos Lanthimos and promising Japanese director Ryusuke Hamaguchi taking the spotlight.
The Triumph of Accessories at the Venice Film Festival: Sunglasses
Furthermore, as we know, the Venice Film Festival is the perfect event to celebrate the union of the world of cinema and one of the most iconic accessories: sunglasses. Celebrities, filmmakers, and enthusiasts have sported various designer sunglasses, adding style to this prestigious occasion. Sunglasses have become an essential element that enhances the eclectic charm of the Festival, uniting cinema and fashion in a timeless synergy. Just like last year, for the 80th edition of the Venice Festival, Thélios, the prestigious eyewear company under the LVMH group, remains the official eyewear sponsor.
Here are some moments and celebrities that showcased the LVMH signature during the International Film Exhibition of the Venice Biennale:
Images courtesy of Thélios and Getty Images.