Ang Babeang Humayo - Best Film at Venice Festival

Q.  Which director won the award for the best film at the 73rd Venice Film Festival?
- Published on 13 Sep 16

a. Lav Diaz
b. Andrei Konchalovsky
c. Amart Escalante
d. None of the above

ANSWER: Lav Diaz
Ang Babeang Humayo - Best Film at Venice FestivalA revenge drama Ang Banbeng Humayo (The Woman Who Left) on 10th September 2016 won the Golden Lion for Best Film award at the 73rd Venice Film Festival.
  • This four hour black and white revenge drama is about a woman wrongfully jail for 30 years
  • Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky and Mexican film director Amat Escalante shared the Silver Lion for Best Direction for films Paradise and The Untamed
  • Tom Ford’s noir thriller Nocturnal Animals from the US won the Grand Jury Prize.
The complete list of winners is :

i. Golden Lion: Lav Diaz for Ang Babaeng Humayo
ii. Silver Lion Director (tie): Andre Konchalovsky for Paradise and Amat Escalante for The Untamed
iii. Jury Grand Prize: Nocturnal Animals
iv. Special Jury Prize: The Bad Batch
v. Actor: Oscar Martinez for The Distinguished Citizen
vi. Actress: Emma Stone for La La Land
vii.Screenplay: Noah Oppenheim for Jackie
viii. Marcello Mastroianni Price for Young Performer: Paula Beer for Frantz
ix. Luigi De Laurentiis Lion of the Future: The Last of Us
  • Venice Film Festival/International Film Festival was founded in 1932
  • It is one of the big three film festivals the other two being Cannes and Berlin International Film Festival
  • It is the oldest film festival in the world
  • It takes place in Lido Venice in Italy in Aug/Sept.

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