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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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Private Desert
Private Desert
Daniel has been suspended from active police work and is under internal investigation for violence. When Sara, his internet love affair, stops answering his texts he decides to drive north in search of her.
The Lost Daughter
The Lost Daughter
A holidaying professor finds an encounter with another family triggers memories of motherhood from her past
Pilgrims
Pilgrims
A pair of old friends revisit the scene of a crime with unexpected consequences.
The Hand Of God
The Hand Of God
The story of a young man’s heartbreak, liberation and passion for football in Naples, Italy, in the Eighties.
The Power Of The Dog
The Power Of The Dog
A widow and her son are tormented by her new husband’s sullen and bullying brother.
The Card Counter
The Card Counter
William Tell, a for­mer ser­vice­man who became a pok­er play­er, leads a soli­tary exis­tence on the casi­no trail. His path cross­es with Cirk, a vul­ner­a­ble and angry young man obsessed with his plan for revenge and he tries to steer him away from violence.
107 Mothers
107 Mothers
Docufiction considering the lives of mothers in Odessa women's prison.
Spencer
Spencer
The marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles has long since grown cold. Though rumours of affairs and a divorce abound, peace is ordained for the Christmas festivities, across which handful of days, the film is set.
Dune
Dune
A young man must survive on the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people.
The Last Duel
The Last Duel
Based on actual events, this historic drama unravels long-held assumptions about France’s last sanctioned duel between Jean de Carrouges and Jacques Le Gris, two friends turned bitter rivals.
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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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