Todd Phillips’ Joker has brought home the Golden Lion at the 2019 Venice Film Festival, making it the main comic book motion picture to win the honor. The film debuted at the occasion toward the end of last month and earned a generally speaking energetic gathering, with many broadcasting it a form breaker for the comic book kind. Simultaneously, Joker is as of now demonstrating questionable for its depiction of Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), a bombed stand-up humorist who slowly develops into the Clown Prince of Crime. In the case of anything, however, this has just gotten more individuals keen on observing the motion picture when it opens in October.
With certain faultfinders at Venice hurling around words like “perfect work of art”, it’s little wonder Joker is presently viewed as a bonafide Oscar contender. Phoenix, specifically, appears as though an obvious choice to be designated for his presentation, which is depicted as being transformative and frightening at the same time. Anyway things playout for the remainder of the current year’s honors season, however, Joker has officially brought home the top respect at one noteworthy celebration.
Joker has now been granted the Golden Lion at the 76th yearly Venice Film Festival, following the part of the arrangement on Saturday night, September 7. In an announcement, Phillips said thanks to Warner Bros. furthermore, DC “for venturing out of their customary range of familiarity and taking such a striking swing on me and this motion picture” during his acknowledgment discourse for the honor. He proceeded to adulate Phoenix, who went along with him in front of an audience, saying (by means of Variety).
There is no movie without Joaquin Phoenix. Joaquin is the fiercest and brightest and most open-minded lion I know. Thank you for trusting me with your insane talent.
As referenced, Joker’s triumph at Venice is uncommon for a comic book motion picture. Ongoing victors of the Golden Lion incorporate Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma and Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water, which proceeded to win the Oscars for Best Director and Best Picture/Director, separately. Past champs additionally incorporate Ang Lee’s Oscar-victor Brokeback Mountain and Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler, placing Joker in entirely esteemed organization. It wasn’t even the most disputable champ at the current year’s Venice celebration, either. That “respect” goes to An Officer and a Spy, which took the runner up Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize at the occasion, in spite of being coordinated by Roman Polanski. The Oscar-victor was as of late removed from the Academy for having submitted rape and fled the U.S. during the 1970s.
Hovering back to Joker – this triumph will just give the film more energy heading into the remainder of the 2019 fall grants season. It additionally makes Phoenix a leader for up and coming Best Actor respects, particularly since he’s as of now got three Oscar designations added to his repertoire. The remainder of the film, as a matter of fact, is to a lesser extent a slam dunk. This time a year ago, for instance, A Star is Born was at the leader of the Oscar-battling pack, in any case missed out to the challenge. Joker may have a comparative daunting struggle in front of itself, particularly as the discussion about the film’s benefits (or scarcity in that department) develops yet again commentators have seen it. In any case, the possibility of any comic book film (one as “abrasive” as Joker or not) bringing home the Golden Lion is huge news all by itself.