Venice 2012: index page

Published on: October 4th, 2012

Hollywood Reporter reviews
Bellas Mariposas – Salvatore Mereu
Bob Wilson’s Life and Death of Marina Abramovic

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Giada Colagrande
Lotus
Liu Shu
Witness: Libya
– Abdallah Omeish
Anton’s Right Here
Lyubov Arkus
Three Sisters
Wang Bing
A Special Day
– Francesca Comencini
The Man Who Laughs
– Jean-Pierre Améris
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Me Too
– Alexey Balabanov
Passion
– Brian De Palma
Kiss of the DamnedXan Cassavetes
Thy Womb – Brillante Ma. Mendoza
Gebo and the Shadow – Manoel de Oliveira
Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction
– Sophie Huber
Lines of Wellington
– Valeria Sarmiento
The Millennial Rapture – Koji Wakamatsu
A Hijacking
– Tobias Lindholm
Mould (aka Mold) – Ali Aydin
Lullaby To My Father
– Amos Gitai
Stories We Tell
– Sarah Polley
The Triplet – Vincenzo Marra
Betrayal – Kirill Serebrennikov
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for Indiewire: first-half roundup ///// wrap-up piece
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for Tribune: report part one (roundup) /// report part two (Willem Dafoe interview)

Ratings

9/10 [24/28] 
Me Too (Balabanov)
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7/10 [19/28] 
Bellas Mariposas (Mereu) [late addition!]
A Hijacking (Lindholm)
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6/10 [17/28]
The Triplet (Marra)
Fill the Void (Burshtein)
Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction (Huber)
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6/10 [16/28]
Stories We Tell (Polley)
To the Wonder (Malick)
Pietà (Kim)
Lotus (Liu)
Spring Breakers (Korine)
The Man Who Laughs (Améris)
A Special Day (Comencini)
Three Sisters (Wang)
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6/10 [15/28]
Paradise: Faith (Seidl)
The Last Night (Rajzman, 1936)
Gebo and the Shadow (de Oliveira)
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5/10 [14/28]
Betrayal. The Master. Lines of Wellington. Dormant Beauty. Thy Womb. Kiss of the Damned
5/10 [13/28]
Something in the Air. The Millennial Rapture. Anton’s Right Here
5/10 [12/28]
At Any Price. Witness: Libya
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4/10 [11/28]
Mould. The Iceman. Passion
3/10 [8/28]
Lullaby To My Father. Lions
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– – – – – – – –Indiewire ‘Criticwire’ Poll Ballot

Top 5 narrative features
1. Me Too (Balabanov)
[ Bellas Mariposas ] – late addition
2. A Hijacking (Lindholm)
3. Fill the Void (Burshtein)
4. Spring Breakers (Korine)
5. A Special Day (Comencini)

Top 5 documentaries

1. The Triplet (Marra)
2. Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction (Huber)
3. Stories We Tell (Polley)
4. Three Sisters (Wang)
5. Anton’s Right Here (Arkus)

Top 5 lead performances

1. Alexander Mosin, Me Too
[ Sara Podda – Bellas Mariposas] – late addition
2. Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
3. Michael Lonsdale, Gebo and the Shadow
4. Hadas Yaron, Fill the Void
5. Franziska Petri, Betrayal

Top 5 supporting performances
1. Irit Sheleg, Fill the Void
2. Jurij Matveyev, Me Too
3. Leonor Silveira, Gebo and the Shadow
4. Abdihakin Asgar, A Hijacking
5. Nabil Seleh, Paradise: Faith
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Awards predictions
(correct predictions are in bold)
Golden Lion for Best Picture : Fill the Void
Silver Lion for Best Director : Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master
Special Jury Prize : Kim Ki-Duk, Pieta
Volpi Cup for Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Volpi Cup for Best Actress: Hadas Yaron and Irit Sheleg, Fill the Void
Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor/Actress: Filippo Scicchitano and Giulia Valentini, A Special Day
Award for Best Screenplay: Olivier Assayas, Something in the Air
Award for Best Technical Contribution: Hans Bruch Jr, The Fifth Season
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To win the Golden Lion
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5-2 : Rama Burshtein, Fill the Void 
11-4 : Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master
5-1 : Olivier Assayas, Something in the Air
8-1 : Kim Ki-Duk, Pietà
10-1 : Brosens & Woodworth, The Fifth Season
12-1 : Brillante Mendoza, Thy Womb
12-1 : Marco Bellocchio, Dormant Beauty (aka Sleeping Beauty)
20-1 : Terrence Malick, To the Wonder
20-1 : Kirill Serebrennikov, Betrayal
25-1 : Ramin Bahrani, At Any Price
33-1 : Francesca Comencini, A Special Day
35-1 : Valeria Sarmiento, Lines of Wellington
40-1 : Ulrich Seidl, Paradise: Faith
40-1 : Harmony Korine, Spring Breakers
75-1 : Daniele Cipri, It Was the Son
75-1 : Takeshi Kitano, Outrage Beyond
80-1 : Brian De Palma, Passion
100-1 : Xavier Giannoli, Superstar Venice — 8th September, 10.45am=======================================