Monday, September 12, 2011

"Faust" directed by Alexander Sokurov won the "Golden Lion" in Venice


       The film "Faust" by Alexander Sokurov won the main prize the "Golden Lion" at Venice Film Festival (Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica), reports Reuters.

       This is last movie by Alexander  Sokurov from part of the historical tetralogy, which includes the "Moloch", "Telets" and "The Sun". The film put the first part of Goethe's tragedy,  the screenplay was written by Yuri Arabov who took part in the creation of three other films.

       "Of course I'm excited: it (the "Golden Lion") is so small. It was a long road I had to go, that it was in my hands. I have to say that I'm happy that I live in the cinema and we all love and can understand each friend" - said Sokurov, receiving the statuette of  Golden Lion. His words are quoted by RIA Novosti. According to the agency, the decision to hand the top prize, "Faust," the jury decided unanimously.

      Earlier on Saturday,  film by Sokurov  was awarded of  two other awards: the Ecumenical Jury (SIGNIS) and Future Film Festival Digital Award.

      "Silver Lion" was awarded to Chinese director Cai Shangjun for the film "Ren Shan Ren Hai". The best actors have been recognized Deannie Yip Tik-Han and Michael Fassbender. The Venice Film Festival was held from August 31 to September 10.

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