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The 76th edition of the festival - which ran from August 28 to September 7 - opened with Hirokazu Kore-eda's The Truth, starring Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche and Ethan Hawke.

Director Pedro Almodovar and actress Julie Andrews received Golden Lions for achievement. Cinematographer Bigazzi (The Great Beauty) was also honoured with the Campari Passion For Film award. Todd Phillips' Joker won the Golden Lion. Details of all the award winners here.

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White On White
White On White
A man hired to photograph a wedding at an estate seized from indigenous people becomes obsessed with the bride to be after discovering she is underage.
State Funeral
State Funeral
Documentary based on footage from March 5 - 9, 1953, when the USSR mourned and buried Joseph Stalin.
Martin Eden
Martin Eden
A man struggles to better his circumstances, motivated by his love for a woman from a bourgeois family.
The Painted Bird
The Painted Bird
A lone Jewish boy has to fend for himself in Nazi-occupied eastern Europe.
Collective
Collective
Documentary considering the aftermath of a nightclub fire that exposed deep corruption in the Romanian healthcare system.
About Endlessness
About Endlessness
Guided by a Scheherazade-like narrator, the film reflects on human life through a series of vignettes - from war-torn Cologne to smaller incidents like the tying of shoelaces.
Babyteeth
Babyteeth
Comedy, sees a family whose seriously ill daughter falls for a drug dealer discover that it might not be such a terrible thing after all.
Waiting For The Barbarians
Waiting For The Barbarians
A magistrate in a colonial town suffers a crisis of conscience about the regime he works for.
Ema
Ema
A dancer and her choreographer husband find themselves trying to stop their lives falling apart after an adoption goes awry.
Moffie
Moffie
Drama following a conscript through his military service in the South African Defence Force in the 1980s.
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Playing with the meanings
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A contemporary character
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