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Venice Film Festival 2023, who will win the Golden Lion?

A few hours before the closing ceremony and the awarding of the prizes, in Venice it is time for toto-Golden Lion. Who will win the 80th edition of the Film Festival? Let’s start with the films. There appear to be two big favorites, plus two possible surprise winners. In the running there are the **Poor creatures! **by Yorgos Lanthimos, one of the most popular titles here at the Lido. A current film that in the midst of Victorian England talks about the fight against patriarchy at the hands of a female Frankenstein (Emma Stone, very good!). The other favorite is Green Border by Agniezska Holland, which tells the horror of the refugees on the border between Poland and Belarus. A political and denunciatory film.

Also very popular at the Lido I am Captain by Matteo Garronethe Italian film that seems to have the greatest chance of winning (12 minutes of applause and the nomination for the next Oscar among foreign films is almost certain), and the environmentalist film Evil does not exist, by the Japanese director and Oscar winner (Drive my car), Ryusuke Hamaguchi. The president of the jury this year, let’s remember, is the American director Damien Chazelle (and the other jurors: the directors Jane Campion, Mia Hansen-Løve and Laura Poitras, Gabriele Mainetti, Martin McDonagh, the Chinese actress Shu Qi, the Palestinian actor Saleh Bakri and the Argentine director Santiago Mitre).

Let’s move on to Volpi Cup. Among the actors, the most popular seem to be Caleb Landry Jones Of Dogman by Luc Besson, Bradley Cooper protagonist of Master and Adam Driver as Enzo Ferrari. For the best female interpretation, however, we imagine a head-to-head between Emma Stone in Poor creatures! And Carey Mulligan to her best role as Leonard Bernstein’s wife in Master. Of course, a speech should not be expected in case of victory. Both actresses skipped Venice to support the SAG-AFTRA union strike. Their films, in fact, are both linked to the giants Disney and Netflix.

The Marcello Mastroianni Award, which celebrates the emerging actor to focus on, could instead go to the protagonist of I captain, the young Senegalese Seydou Sarr. The appointment with the closing ceremony of Venice 2023 is from 7pm on Rai Movie. We’ll see.

Source: Vanity Fair

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