A documentary on the opiate disaster triumphs on the Venice Movie Pageant – rts.ch
The 79th Venice Movie Pageant rewarded on Saturday a documentary on the opiate disaster “All of the Magnificence and the Bloodshed” by American director Laura Poitras. The performing awards went to Cate Blanchett (“Tár”) and Colin Farrell (“The Banshees of Inisherin”).
The jury chaired by actress Julianne Moore awarded its Golden Lion to the director, Laura Poitras, 58, and thus crowns a 3rd director in a row, after the French Audrey Diwan final 12 months (“L’Evènement “) and Chinese language-American Chloé Zhao (“Nomadland”) in 2020.
“All of the Magnificence and the Bloodshed”, the award-winning movie at Venice, is a journey by the lifetime of Nan Goldin, a 68-year-old photographer recognized for her photographs of the New York underground and who has seen a lot demise, from AIDS to opiate disaster, his final battle.
As a result of Nan Goldin, who had returned from Venice and couldn’t choose up her prize, took the lead in a David towards Goliath battle towards the Sackler household, foremost producers of opiates, painkillers who made folks addicted and killed half one million Individuals over the previous twenty years.
Particular award to Jafar Panahi, imprisoned
The Venice jury despatched one other political sign by awarding a Particular Prize to director Jafar Panahi, displaying that cinema wouldn’t bow to censorship in Iran and providing its assist to a filmmaker who pays along with his freedom for his need to create.
Golden Lion in 2000 with “Le Cercle”, Panahi is the one filmmaker in competitors to not have been in a position to stroll the pink carpet, imprisoned since July by the mullahs’ regime. In “No Bears” (“The Bears don’t exist”), the award-winning movie, he places his personal scenario in abyss, an excellent snub to censorship.
Slap for Netflix
The performing awards went to pink carpet stars Cate Blanchett (“Tár”) and Colin Farrell (“The Banshees of Inisherin”).
Alternatively, the prize checklist appears like a slap within the face for the net video large Netflix, seeking cinephile legitimacy in Venice. Disadvantaged of Cannes competitors as a result of his movies should not launched in theaters, he introduced at least 4 movies.
However neither the efficiency of Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe within the biopic “Blonde”, on-line on the finish of September, nor the Frenchman Romain Gavras and his description of the rebel of a suburb (“Athena”) satisfied the jury. Not more than the Mexican Alejandro González Iñárritu with “Bardo”, or the American Noah Baumbach with “White Noise”.
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