Nomadland wins high prize at Venice movie pageant

The jury led by Australian actress Cate Blanchett gave two runner-up Silver Lion awards, one to Mexican director Michel Franco’s thriller New Order and the opposite to Japanese historic drama Spouse of a Spy, by Kiyoshi Kurosawa.

Veteran Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky was additionally awarded a particular jury prize for Expensive Comrades!, a movie in regards to the 1962 bloodbath of hanging staff in Novocherkassk which had been tipped as a front-runner for the highest prize.

British actress Vanessa Kirby, who was in Venice with two movies, gained one of the best actress award for her efficiency as a girl reeling from the grief of shedding her new child daughter throughout a house beginning in Items of a Girl.

The very best actor prize went to Italy’s Pierfrancesco Favino.

A strict security protocol was put in place for the pageant, together with the sporting of face masks when watching movies and leaving empty about half the seats in theatres.

Because of journey restrictions, few Hollywood celebrities made the journey to the world’s oldest movie pageant, which is considered a showcase for Oscar contenders as awards season approaches.