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  • 2010 Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica
  • the 67th Venice International Film Festival
  • 67th annual Venice Film Festival
  • 67th Venice International Film Festival
  • 67th Venice International Film Festival
  • The 67th annual Venice Film Festival held in Venice, Italy, took place from September 1 to September 11, 2010. American film director and screenwriter Quentin Tarantino was head of the Jury. John Woo was awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement prior to the start of the Festival. The opening film was Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan. The Golden Lion for the Best Film In Competition was awarded to Somewhere, directed by Sofia Coppola. The Silver Lion Award for Best Director was given to Álex de la Iglesia, for A Sad Trumpet Ballad. In a break with tradition of limiting a film to receiving no more than one major award, the Special Jury Prize and the Best Actor went to the same film, Jerzy Skolimowski's Essential Killing. In the past, no one film had been given two major awards. Representing the jury, American director Quentin Tarantino appealed to Festival head Marco Müller to alter the rules. This rule change will be upheld for future editions of the Festival. Following the Festival, Italian film critic Paolo Mereghetti criticised the decisions the jury made in awarding prizes, and singled out Tarantino, accusing him of favoritism. He denied the charge.

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