Sep 9, 2012
Here comes a clear tale about Venice
Some sources tell that the jury, led by American filmmaker Michael Mann, was set to award the Golden Lion, the festival's top prize, to the Paul Thomas Anderson-directed feature.
Apparently during the jury's "first deliberations", members decided to give The Master — a drama loosely based on the origins of Scientology — the top prize, as well as the Silver Lion directing award to Anderson and the acting award jointly to co-stars Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman. (I do not know, if the film represents one part of global faith persecution for this untoward sect).
After a heated session, cause festival rules prohibit one film from garnering more than two major awards, the jury decided to give the top prize to Pieta. Directed by Kim Ki-duk.
But another international critics prize also was heaped on The Master.
Korean Pieta is a film which I have waiting for over the five years.
Kim Ki-duk, staring as Min-soo Cho, Jung-jin Lee, a brutal man employed by a loan shark is forced to reconsider his violent lifestyle when a mysterious woman appears claiming to be his long-lost mother. But, as his attachment to her grows, he begins to discover the gruesome and tragic secre that made her seek him out.
Thanks, to the Jury of Venice.