Colin Farrell and Cate Blanchett win the Coppa Volpi in Venice 2022

Venice Film Festival 2022

Winners of the Coppa Volpi at the 79th Venice Film Festival, respectively as best actor and best actress, are Colin Farrell and Cate Blanchett for their interpretations in the films “The Banshees of Inisherin” and “Tàr”.

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Venice Film Festival 2022

As usual, every year, one of the most prestigious prizes in the cinema field is awarded for the actors who take part in the Venice Film Festival and by which their talent and performance in the film in competition are measured. To win the Volpi Cuprespectively as best actor And best actressThey were Colin Farrell for “The Banshees of Inisherin” e Cate Blanchett for “Tàr”. The actor thus welcomed the award, first of all thanking the jury for having awarded it to him and adding in connection from Los Angeles:

Thank you so much for this award, I’m really excited I would like to thank the team for doing an amazing job, I would have loved to be there, but I’m working, it’s been a great week. I didn’t expect it, it’s wonderful, it’s a special moment. With Martin McDonagh, first of all a friend, we shot this film in western Scotland, we shared so many moments every day, so many things we were able to value with this film, I hope this feels a sense of belonging, it was a collective experience shooting this film, a long love story. Thanks to everyone who worked and supported us.

The words of the delivery of the Coppa Volpi by Cate Blanchett

To receive the Coppa Volpi as best actress was Cate Blanchett, already winner of the prize in 2007 with the film “I’m not here” for the interpretation of Bob Dylan. The actress thanked the director and the public for the recognition, being moved to be able to interpret such an intense character as the one on the figure of the first woman in history to become the director of one of the most important German orchestras. These are the words of the actress:

Thanks to the president, the jury, really a wonderful jury, it is an honor to receive this award, thanks the wonderful thing about this festival is that it invites the audience to theaters, I have seen films with incredible performances, I want to thank the audience. Being here with Coppa Volpi is thanks to a wonderful team and then the Dresden orchestra that I love, I wouldn’t be here with this award, without a really incredible script and a wonderful director and this belongs to them too, to Todd Field this film it changed my life enormously not only as an actress, but as a human being. A great director knows where to put the camera and Todd knows how to do it in every second, I would like to thank my family for their patience and having endured my absence and I would like to thank Todd’s family who allowed him to follow us in these two years. I would like to thank the people who make art all over the world, because they have saved us in these two years and I would like to thank the people who make art and create something magnificent.

Colin Farrell and Cate Blanchett win the Coppa Volpi in Venice 2022