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British Director Luna Carmoon’s ‘Hoard’ Scores Three Venice Critics’ Week Awards

British director Luna Carmoon’s first feature “Hoard” has scored three prizes at the Venice Critics’ Week where the other standout title is Chilean documentary “Malqueridas.”

In “Hoard,” which is set in 1984 London, 7-year-old Maria and her mother live in their own loving world built on sorting through bins and collecting shiny rubbish. One night, their world falls apart, and the film joins Maria a decade later, living with her foster mother. An older stranger, Michael, then enters their home, opening the door to past trauma, magic and madness.

“Hoard,” which is being sold by Alpha Violet, took the section’s two separate audience awards, plus a special mention for its protagonist, Saura Lightfoot Leon, who plays Maria when she is older…