Italy hopes for these Lions. In an edition with five Italian titles, which had not happened since the Eighties, our cinema has made a good impression and the hope that the merit will be recognized in the verdict of the jury of Bong Joon – ho (great lover of our cinema) is more than justified. The closing ceremony is conducted by the godmother Serena Rossi that 12 days ago had opened the festival remembering Afghan women and artists and all the talents, Italian and international, who have suffered from Covid and restrictions. “They were intense days because the exhibition was intense, at the center human beings and their weaknesses which are also their strengths – said the godmother in the opening – it was a joyful exhibition, international stars from all over the world. world, there have been incredible days, people from all over the world talking about cinema, the theaters always full. Thanks to the people who make films with dedication to the people who have returned and those who will return to the cinema “.
The first prize awarded is that of the spectators a novelty of this year, the winner is The blind man who didn’t want to see Titanic from Teemu Nikki presented in the Horizons section. “The film will be in theaters next week, go and see it,” the director said from the stage. On the virtual reality front, which the exhibition has been supporting for several years now, they have been awarded End of night from David Adler best VR story while best virtual experience was judged The Paris Ball from Bianca Li. Finally the Grand Jury Prize for the best VR work went to Goliath: Playing with Reality from Barry Gene Murphy, May Abdalla. The Lion of the future Luigi De Laurentiis, dedicated to the first works of 100,000 dollars to be divided between director and producer, went to Immaculate from Monica Stan e George Chiper-Lillemark.
The Chilean short film was awarded in the Orizzonti section The bones from Cristobal Leon e Joaquin Kitchen, 107 Mothers from Peter Kerekes stories of mothers living in prison in Odessa with their children. The awarded actors are
The closing film is The hidden child from Roberto went with Silvio Orlando in the role of a professor who lives closed in his Neapolitan apartment between books and scores, when a boy who escapes from the Camorra slips into his house in search of a safe haven. His life will never be the same again.
Paolo Sorrentino arrived with the young protagonist Filippo Scotti, his alter ego in his most personal film It was the hand of God exactly twenty years after his debut with The extra man which was always presented here in Venice. The film, inspired by the true story of the director’s family, tells of an eighteen-year-old struggling with great pain, the death of his parents, and the uncertainties of his own future. In the background, Napoli, which welcomed Diego Armando Maradona and is preparing to win the Scudetto. Also on the red carpet Toni Servillo who plays the father in the film.