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VENICE 2005 Competition

Who will win the Golden Lion?

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Rumours abound in the city of Venice where the jury of the official competition will award on Saturday night the prizes for the 62nd edition of la Mostra. According to latest gossip, the race for the Golden Lion is still wide open, but reduced to a handful of titles. The Italian president of the jury, Dante Ferreti leans towards Good Night, and Good Luck with Brokeback Mountain by Ang Lee, but a coalition of three juror-directors (Claire Denis, Amos Gitaï and Edgar Reitz) seem to prefer Les amants réguliers [+see also:
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by Philippe Garrel. This opposition between two completely different types of cinema could help Ang Lee, more consensual, even lead to an ex-aequo award, something that has not happened at la Mostra for several years. Equally cited for a distinction: Gabrielle [+see also:
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by Patrice Chéreau and the Italian outsider La bestia nel cuore [+see also:
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by Cristina Comencini. As for the Volpi Cup, among the actors figuring are Korean Lee Young-ae (Lady vengeance by Park Chan-wook), Australian comedian Heath Ledger (Brokeback Mountain ) and also David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck) . However, the rules do not allow that a film can receive more than one prize, so all combinations are still possible.

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(Translated from French)

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