The Golden Lion award at the 76th Venice Film Festival in Italy was given to Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix. The Joker will meet moviegoers next month.
Warner Bros’s highly anticipated Joker film attracted a lot of attention at the Venice Film Festival. This year’s 76th film festival in Italy, the grand prize “Golden Lion” (Golden Lion), was given to the Joker. The Joker made history as the first comic book adaptation to receive the Golden Lion award.
Winning the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival is a huge success. Previous winners of this award include Rome (2018) and The Shape of Water (2017). Both films were a success at the Oskar Academy Awards. Now the Joker is expected to be nominated for the best film in Oskar.
Standing ovation for 8 minutes
The screening of the Joker film at the Venice Film Festival attracted a lot of attention from the audience. According to a report by Variety, the audience at the premiere received a standing ovation for eight minutes. The participants were particularly interested in Joaquin Phoenix.
Following the preliminary screening at the Venice Film Festival, foreign media published reviews of the Joker. The film’s scores are well above expectations. The Guardian, Empire and IGN critics gave the Joker 10 out of 10 points. Movies that manage to get 10/10 marks from such sites are very rare.
The Joker film will be released on October 4, 2019. The film’s leading role is Joaquin Phoenix, who has seen tremendous performances in recent years. The director is Todd Phillips from The Hangover.