From Afar wins Golden Lion

El Clan, The Childhood Of A Leader and Anomalisa also take prizes.

by Amber Wilkinson

From Afar wins Golden Lion
From Afar wins Golden Lion
From Afar (Desde Alla), the debut first feature from Lorenzo Vigas, has won the Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival.

The Venezuelan/Mexican co-production centres on a middle-aged man who lures young men in Caracas home on the promise of cash. The Silver Lion for Best Director went to Pablo Trapero for his Argentinian crime drama El Clan. The Grand Jury Prize went to Charlie Kaufman's collaboration with Duke Johnson, Anomalisa.

Jake Mahaffi's Free In Deed won the Orizzonti prize for Best Film but the big winner in the Orizzonti (Horizons) section was Brady Corbet's The Childhood Of A Leader. The impressionistic film, featuring Tom Sweet and Robert Pattinson, which won the Lion of the Future award, for best debut and the directing award (read our capsule review).

The full list of winners is below:

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

GOLDEN LION - From Afar, Lorenzo Vigas

SILVER LION - The Clan, Pablo Trapero

JURY GRAND PRIZE - Anomalisa, Charlie Kaufman Duke Johnson

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE - Frenzy, Emin Alper

ACTOR - Fabrice Luchini (Courted)

ACTRESS - Valeria Golino (Per amor vostro)

MARCELLO MASTROIANNI PRIZE FOR YOUNG PERFORMER - Abraham Attah (Beasts of No Nation)

BEST SCREENPLAY - Christian Vincent (Courted)

LUIGI DE LAURENTIIS LION OF THE FUTURE - The Childhood of a Leader, Brady Corbett

HORIZONS JURY BEST FILM - Free In Deed, Jake Mahaffi

BEST DIRECTOR - Brady Corbet, Childhood Of A Leader

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE - Neon Bull, Gabriel Mascaro

SPECIAL PRIZE FOR BEST ACTOR OR ACTRESS - Dominique Leborne (Tempete)

BEST SHORT - Belladonna, Dubravna Turic

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