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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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Leave No Traces
Leave No Traces
Poland, 1983. The country is shaken by the case of Grzegorz Przemyk - a high school student beaten to death by militia. Based on true events, the film follows the story of Jurek - the only witness of the beating, who overnight became the number one enemy of the state.
Divided into two chapters, Miracol follows a young novice as she sneaks out of an isolated convent to attend to an urgent matter. The second part deals with a determined police detective trying to understand what happened to her.
Il Buco
Il Buco
Drama based on the true adventures of a group of young speleologists who in 1961 descended into a hole in the mountains of Calabria to explore what was then the third-deepest known cave on Earth.
In 1978, the inhabitants of a small village claim there is a demon among them. When sergeant arrests the exorcist, the villagers fear and anger escalates.
In a near-future world, a boy and his friend try to untangle the mystery of his past-life dreams.
True Things
True Things
Kate is sleepwalking through life when a chance sexual encounter with a charismatic stranger awakens her.
Madeleine Collins
Madeleine Collins
Judith manages a busy double life between Switzerland and France. On the one hand there's Abdel, with whom she has a little girl, and on the other Melvil, with whom she has two older boys. Gradually, this delicate balancing act starts to crack.
France, 1963. Anne is a bright young student with a promising future ahead of her. But when she falls pregnant, she sees the opportunity to finish her studies and escape the constraints of her social background disappearing.
Parallel Mothers
Parallel Mothers
Two women, a generation apart, find themselves inextricably linked by their brief time together in a maternity ward, bound by a secret with ties to a deep trauma in Spanish history.
Last Night In Soho
Last Night In Soho
Eloise, an aspiring fashion designer, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters a dazzling wannabe singer, Sandie. But the glamour is not all it appears to be.
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