“All the Beauty and the Bloodshed” chronicles the life of photographer Nan Goldin and the fall of a family in the pharmaceutical industry.
the documentary “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed” won this Saturday (10.Sep.2022) the Golden Lion, the highest honor at the Venice Film Festival, in Italy. The film is directed by North American Laura Poitras and narrates the life of photographer Nal Goldin.
The production also shows the artist’s involvement in a campaign against the Sackler family, linked to the pharmaceutical sector and sponsoring museums.
The family owns a laboratory that produces opioids – drugs with a strong sedative effect. According to the film, it would have caused the death of about 400,000 people.
The Grand Jury Prize, the 2nd most important of the festival, went to “Saint Omer”, by Alice Diop. the feature film “No Bears”by the Iranian Jafar Panahi, won the Special Jury Prize.
The director did not go to Venice because he is imprisoned in his country for protesting against the government. The director’s trophy went to filmmaker Luca Guadagnino for the film “Bones and All”.
Australian Cate Blanchett received the award for best actress for playing Lydia Tár, 1st conductor of a large German orchestra, in the film “Tar”. Irishman Colin Farrell, in turn, was chosen best actor for “The Banshees of Inisherin”.
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