Latin America wins big at 72nd Venice Film Festival

14/09/2015 at 4:18 pm Leave a comment


Films from Latin America won two of the top prizes at the 72nd Venice Film Festival on Saturday, with Venezuelan director Lorenzo Vigas getting the Golden Lion best film award for “Desde Alla” (From Afar).

Vigas, who won for his first feature film, about a murky homosexual affair between a tough street hustler and a man who has a successful business making dentures, dedicated his award to his country.

“This is a bit of a surprise but I know it’s going to be very well received in the country where we’ve had some problems in the last years … I hope it is going to help,” Vigas said as he accepted the Golden Lion on the stage of the main festival cinema.

He added that he hoped his film’s victory might be a clarion call for greater cooperation among the region’s filmmakers. “I think that this is something we should do in South America,” he said.

Best director award went to Argentina’s Pablo Trapero for “El Clan” (The Clan),…(read)1441897459_376579_1441898602_noticia_normal

 

 

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