Summer of Goliath, one of three FiGa films in Toronto FF won best picture in Venice’s Orizzonti section. A Canadian/ Mexican/ Netherlands co-production, it is the first Mexican film to ever win in Venice. Hubert Bals Funding brought in the Dutch side of the production. There will be lots to celebrate at tonight’s Mexican party. The director, Nicolas Pereda has lived in Canada 9 years. Summer of Goliath is a documentary/fiction hybrid that narrates various stories of the people of the town of Huilotepec in rural Mexico.
Summer of Goliath
Other Venice winners include Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere for the top Golden Lion prize by unanimous decision. Monte Hellman won the Golden Lion Lifetime Achievement Award and presented his new film Road to Nowhere.
Go to IndieWIRE for the complete list of winners.