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Days from August 31 to September 10, 2016 are the 73rd edition of the Venice Film Festival. Next to Cannes Film Festival, it is one of the oldest and most prestigious film festivals on which filmmakers, critics, actors and all-out movie fans worldwide will gather. The highest prize of the fest Golden Lion (Italian: Leone d'Oro), is also one of the most coveted awards in the film world. Those big winners will receive critical acclaim and occasionally even earn some Oscar buzz. As the festival finally comes to its curtain call, it is high time to look back at the film with Venice film festival awards. Also you will know how to free download Venice Golden Lion awarded movie from YouTube for offline watching.

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List of the Ten Venice Film Festival Winners of Golden Lion for the Last Decade

Title

Director

Country

Year

Sacro GRA

Gianfranco Rosi

Italy

2013

Pieta

Kim Ki-duk

South Korea

2012

Faust

Aleksandr Sokurov

Russia

2011

Somewhere

Sofia Coppola

United States

2009

Lebanon

Samuel Maoz

Israel

2008

Wrestler

Darren Aronofsky

United States

2007

Lust, Caution

Ang Lee

United States/ China/ Taiwan

2006

Still Life

Zhang Ke Jia

China

2005

Brokeback Mountain

Ang Lee

United States

2004

Vera Drake

Mike Leigh

United Kingdom

2003

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Brief Review of the Ten Venice Film Festival Winners

Sacro GRA

Sacro GRA: It was the only feature documentary in Venice competition which won the award at the 70th Venice Festival. In this film, the director Gianfranco Rosi depicted, with humor and sensitivity, the life of ordinary residents who lived and worked around the Grande Raccordo Anulare, the perimeter of Rome. Everybody in the film acted so naturally as if they were actually the characters and no camera was shooting them. No hair-raising or stirring scenes, or plot twists and turns, there were only some daily life stories with folks somewhat out of lines, but that gripped the audience.

Pieta

Pieta: This film is from the controversial Korean director Kim Ki-Duk and also the Venice Film Festival winner in 2012. It tells a story about a man who works for a loan shark as an enforcer and uses brutality to collect paybacks from the borrowers. He proficiently and mercilessly performs his work until one day a woman who claims to be his mother comes to him. It is a film about revenge and sacrifice which deliveries viewers neat plot twists, stirring climax and deeper and darker plot behind the simple message.

Faust

Faust: This film is a free interpretation version of Goethe's tragedy and also the Golden Lion winner at 2010's Venice Film Festival. Set in 19 Century, Faust tells the journey of a man who is in search of the ideals of the intellectual domination but ends up in selling his soul to the devil because he is obsessed with the lovely girl.

Somewhere

Somewhere: Somewhere, directed by Sofia Coppola who has been nominated for three Academy Awards for her 2003 film Lost in Translation, was premiered at the 67th Venice International Film Festival where it received the Golden Lion award for best picture. It tells the story of a stimulated man who lives in the luxury hotel, surrounded by parties, girls and pills. Then an 11-year-old girl, his daughter of the failed marriage, comes to his life.

Lebanon

Lebanon: It's about a tank which is dispatched to search for the hostile town after the bombing from Israeli Air Force. Written and directed by Israeli filmmaker Samuel Maoz, this film takes a tour to the immerse and crucial war. Viewers can experience the smoke, diesel fuel, explosive fumes, bomb explosion, blood and sweat... in Lebanon. Golden Lion winner at 2009 Venice Film Festival, it's a combat film like no other war film.

Top Ten Grossing Venice Golden Lion Winning Movies Worth Download

Even the most prestigious Leone d'oro award does not guarantee the success in box-office. Among the ten Golden Lion winners between 2001 and 2010, there is rare a film which passes the $100 million threshold, which again suggests that top prize may not turn into cash money. However, some winners have received relatively high global earnings. Below are the top ten grossing Venice Film Festival winners, with the winner in 2005 Ang Lee' Brokeback Mountain, which raked in $178 million, takes the top spot of the most grossing winners of Golden Lion.

No.

Title

Director

Year

Box Office

1

Brokeback Mountain

Ang Lee

2005

$83,043,761

2

The Wrestler

Darren Aronofsky

2008

$26,238,243

3

Monsoon Wedding

Mira Nair

2001

$13,885,966

4

Atlantic City

Louis Malle

1980

$12,729,675

5

Michael Collins

Neil Jordan

1996

$11,092,559

6

Short Cuts

Robert Altman

1993

$6,110,979

7

The Magdelene Sisters

Peter Mullan

2002

$4,890,878

8

Lust, Caution

Ang Lee

2007

$4,604,982

9

Au Revoir, Les Enfants

Louis Malle

1987

$4,542,825

10

Gloria

John Cassavetes

1980

$4,059,673

2016 Venice Film Festival's Golden Lion Awarded Movies

The lineup for the 71st Venice Film Festival has been revealed in recent days. See below for 73rd 2016 Venice Film Festival winners updated as they are announced:

No.

Award

Film/Actor/Actress

1

Golden Lion, Best Film

A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence

2

Silver Lion, Best Director

Andrei Konchalovsky, The Postman’s White Nights

3

Grand Jury Prize

The Look Of Silence

4

Volpi Cup, Best Actress

Alba Rohrwacher, Hungry Hearts

5

Volpi Cup, Best Actor

Adam Driver, Hungry Hearts

6

Marcello Mastroianni Award for for Best New Young Actor or Actress

Romain Paul, Le Dernier Coup De Marteau

7

Best Screenplay

Ghesseha

8

Special Jury Prize

Sivas

9

Lion of the Future – "Luigi De Laurentiis" Venice Award for a debut film

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Author: Bertha Miller | Updated on Dec 10, 2018