Miss Violence Scoops Awards at Venice Film Festival
The Greek Film, Miss Violence, directed by Alexandros Avranas was twice awarded in this year’s Venice Film Festival.
Miss Violence received the FEDEORA critics’ award and the Arca award, while Themis Panou won the Coppa Volpi Award for best actor for his performance in the same film.
Miss Violence is a vivid film, an allegory based on the current situation in Greece, describing the story of a troubled Greek family.
The story of the film is the following: On the day of her birthday, eleven-year-old Angeliki jumps off the balcony and falls to her death with a smile on her face. While the police and Social Services try to discover the reason for this apparent suicide, Angeliki’s family keeps insisting that it was an accident. What is the secret that young Angeliki took with her? Why does her family persist in trying to “forget” her and to move on with its life?
The FEDEORA award for the best film in Europe and the Mediterranean countries was awarded to the film by a group of the Federation of film critics in Europe and the Mediterranean Sea.
The second prize, Arca Cinema Giovanni was awarded by 70 young people from Italy, France and Tunisia aged from 18 to 26 years old.
At the Venice Days Film festival, an independent event on the fringes of the Venice Film Festival, another Greek filmmaker won an award. Kill Your Darlings by John Krokidas won the Venice Days prize for best European film.
Alexandros Avranas spoke exclusively to ellines.com
Here is the list with all the winners of the 70th Venice Film Festival:
GOLDEN LION for Best Film to:
SACRO GRA by Gianfranco Rosi (Italy, France)
SILVER LION for Best Director to:
Alexandros Avranas for the film MISS VIOLENCE (Greece)
GRAND JURY PRIZE to:
JIAOYOU by Tsai Ming-liang (Chinese Taipei, France)
for Best Actor:
in the film MISS VIOLENCE by Alexandros Avranas (Greece)
for Best Actress:
in the film VIA CASTELLANA BANDIERA by Emma Dante (Italy, Switzerland, France)
MARCELLO MASTROIANNI AWARD
for Best Young Actor or Actress to:
in the filmJOEby David Gordon Green (US)
AWARD FOR BEST SCREENPLAY to:
Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope
for the film PHILOMENA by Stephen Frears (United Kingdom)
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE to:
DIE FRAU DES POLIZISTEN by Philip Gröning (Germany)
LION OF THE FUTURE – “LUIGI DE LAURENTIIS” VENICE AWARD FOR A DEBUT FILM
Lion of the Future – “Luigi De Laurentiis” Venice Award for a Debut Film Jury at the 70th Venice Film Festival, chaired by Haifaa al Mansour and comprised of Amat Escalante, Alexej German Jr., Geoffrey Gilmore, Ariane Labed, Maria Sole Tognazzi, has decided to award:
LION OF THE FUTURE – “LUIGI DE LAURENTIIS” VENICE AWARD FOR A DEBUT FILM to:
WHITE SHADOW by Noaz Deshe(Italy, Germany, Tanzania)
VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM CRITICS’ WEEK
as well as a prize of 100,000 USD, donated by Filmauro di Aurelio e Luigi De Laurentiis to be divided equally between director and producer
The Orizzonti Jury of the 70th Venice Film Festival, chaired by Paul Schraderand composed of Catherine Corsini, Leonardo Di Costanzo, Golshifteh Farahani, Frédéric Fonteyne, Kseniya Rappoport, Amr Waked, after screening the 31 films in competition has decided to award:
the ORIZZONTI AWARD FOR BEST FILM to:
EASTERN BOYS by Robin Campillo (France)
the ORIZZONTI AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR to:
Uberto Pasolini for the film STILL LIFE (United Kingdom, Italy)
the SPECIAL ORIZZONTI JURY PRIZE to:
RUIN by Michael Cody and Amiel Courtin-Wilson (Australia)
the SPECIAL ORIZZONTI AWARD FOR INNOVATIVE CONTENT to:
MAHI VA GORBEH by Shahram Mokri (Iran)
the ORIZZONTI AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM to:
KUSH by Shubhashish Bhutiani (India)
VENEZIA CLASSICI AWARDS
The Venezia Classici Jury, composed of 28 students of Cinema History, chosen in particular from the teachers of 13 Italian Dams university programmes and from the Venetian Ca’ Foscari, has decided to award:
the VENEZIA CLASSICI AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY ON CINEMA to:
DOUBLE PLAY: JAMES BENNING AND RICHARD LINKLATER by Gabe Klinger (US, Portugal, France)
the VENEZIA CLASSICI AWARD FOR BEST RESTORED FILM to:
LA PROPRIETÀ NON È PIÙ UN FURTO by Elio Petri (Italy, France)
EUROPEAN SHORT FILM 2013 – EFA AWARD to:
HOUSES WITH SMALL WINDOWS by Bülent Öztürk (Belgium)
GOLDEN LION FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT 2013
JAEGER-LECOULTRE GLORY TO THE FILMMAKER
L’ORÉAL PARIS PER IL CINEMA AWARD
See below the official trailer of Alexandro’s Avranas movie