Venice 2002 - The Winners
Interviews with the winners of the the 59th Venice Film Festival 2002 during award ceremony press conference
by Federico Greco
For the 59th Venice Film Festival the Gold Lion award for best film went to Peter Mullan's controversial film The Magdalene Sisters [+see also:
film profile]. As he says in the interview during the award ceremony press conference, he tried to expose one of the great injustices of the 20th century by the Catholic Magdalene Asylums of Ireland. He also hopes his win will get people, especially young women, to see his film.
The Coppa Volpi for Best Actor instead went to Italian actor Stefano Accorsi, for the extreme role he played in Michele Placido’s Un Viaggio chiamato Amore [+see also:
film profile], as he says, his first international prize.