VENICE, Sept 10, (RTRS): Philippine director Lav Diazs nearly four-hour black and white revenge drama Ang Babaeng Humayo (The Woman Who Left) won the Golden Lion on Saturday for best film at the 73nd Venice Film Festival.
The runner-up Grand Jury prize went to fashion designer Tom Fords thriller Nocturnal Animals, while the Best Director award was shared by Russias Andrei Konchalovsky for the Holocaust drama Rai (Paradise) and Mexicos Amat Escalante for La Region Salvaje (The Untamed).
Argentine actor Oscar Martinez received the Best Actor award for his performance in the comedy-drama El Ciudadano Ilustre (The Distinguished Citizen), while Emma Stone took the Best Actress prize for her role in the musical La La Land.
Winners of The 73rd Venice Film Festival Official Awards
Golden Lion The Woman Who Left (Lav Diaz, Philippines)
Silver Lion Best Director (Tie) Paradise, Andre Konchalovsky, Russia, Germany; The Untamed, Amat Escalante, Mexico
Jury Grand Prize Nocturnal Animals (Tom Ford,)
Special Jury Prize The Bad Batch (Ana Lily Amirpour, US)
Actor Oscar Martinez (The Distinguished Citizen, Argentina, Spain)
Actress Emma Stone (La La Land, US)
Marcello Mastroianni Prize For Young Performer Paula Beer (Frantz, France)
Best Screenplay Noah Oppenheim (Jackie, US); Luigi De Laurentiis Lion of The Future; The Last of Us, (Ala Eddine Slim, Tunisia)
Best Film Liberami (Federica di Giacomo, Italy)
Best Director Home (Fien Troch, Belgium)
Special Jury Prize Big Big World (Reha Erdam, Turkey)
Special Prize For Best Actor Nino Lopes (Sao Jorge) by Marco Martins (Portugal)
Special Prize For Best Actress Ruth Diaz (The Fury of a Patient Man) by Raul Arevalo (Spain)
Best Screenplay Bitter Money, by Wang Bing (China)
Best Short La Voz Perdida, Marcelo Mantinessi (Paraguay)
Venice Classics Awards
Best Documentary on Cinema Le Councours, (Claire Simon)
Best Restored Film Break-Up Luomo dei cinque palloni, (Marco Ferreri, Italy)