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The 78th edition of the Venice Film Festival ran from September 1 to 11. Director Ridley Scott received the Glory to the Filmmaker prize and production designer Marcus Rowland received the Passion For Cinema award. The Golden Lion was won by French film Happening, directed by Audrey Diwan. Read about all the winners here.

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Inferno Rosso: Joe D'Amato On The Road Of Excess
Inferno Rosso: Joe D'Amato On The Road Of Excess
A documentary portrait of the famous film director.
The Blind Man Who Did Not Want To See Titanic
The Blind Man Who Did Not Want To See Titanic
A blind man with MS encounters trouble on a day trip to visit a friend he has never met.
The Hole In The Fence
The Hole In The Fence
Trouble brews at a secluded exclusive summer camp in the Mexican countryside for boys from a prestigious private school.
Django & Django
Django & Django
Homage to director Sergio Corbucci led by Quentin Tarantino.
Out Of Sync
Out Of Sync
A sound designer finds herself out of step with the world as her brain begins to deliver sound on a delay.
Californie
Californie
Jamila is an exuberant Moroccan girl with street smarts, who seems to have enormous potential to achieve great things - or else trigger mega-disasters. Californie follows her day in and day out from age 9 to 14, in the small town in southern Italy where she lives.
Erasing Frank
Erasing Frank
The singer of a banned punk band is taken to a psychiatric hospital in an attempt to silence him.
Full Time
Full Time
Julie goes to great lengths to raise her two children in the countryside while keeping her job in a Parisian luxury hotel. When she finally gets a job interview for a position she had long been hoping for, a national strike breaks out, leading to a race against time.
Dusk Stone
Dusk Stone
Less than a year ago, Greta's son mysteriously disappeared by the sea. As she and her husband Bruno are struggling with grief, Bruno claims to have seen something that confirms the locals' rumours: the appearance of a strange shape coming from the sea.
Promises
Promises
A mayor in the final term of her political career faces a choice between integrity and ambition.
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Venice Film Festival Features

Stepping into a girl's world
Alessandro Cassigoli and Casey Kauffman on their long-term commitment to coming-of-age film Californie
The rhythms of Full Time
Director Eric Gravel on finding the right pace and story for his single mum drama
Dream collector
Shirin Neshat on Jean-Claude Carrière and Land Of Dreams

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