Controversy Plagues Sofia Coppola's Win at 67th Venice Film Festival
Sofia Coppola's film Somewhere, won the 67th Venice Film Festival's Best Film award (the Golden Lion), but not without controversy. As Variety writes, Sofia’s movie is a “melancholy reflection on celebrity."
Italy is in love with Sofia Coppola; the Telegraph reported:
Two Italian journalists, instead of asking questions, simply gushed at Sofia Coppola about how the film had moved them, "You have showed us how empty is our contemporary society," said one, apparently close to sobbing with gratitude.
Italian newspaper La Repubblica, following its editorial line, preferring to underline the conflict of interest of the jury head Quentin Tarantino and his relationship with Sofia Coppola. Monte Hellman and Takashi Milke invoke a classical Italian suspect: conspiracy. Did Tarantino promote his friend's movies?
Federico Gironi on the website Comingsoon.it summarizes this year's festival reporting - as a leitmotiv - the feeling of death and loss of hope, contrary to a feeling of redemption and resumption inside the operas of Sofia Coppola and Kelly Reichardt, Meek’s Cutoff.
The Venice Film Festival, the oldest film festival in the world, showed its age during a lugubrious, no frills, anti-spectacular delivering of the awards; the organization dispensed unpresentable cups and medals to the winners.