Magazine article Screen International

Pieta, the Master Dominate Venice Awards

Magazine article Screen International

Pieta, the Master Dominate Venice Awards

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Kim Ki-duk's South Korean tale about a loan shark who meets a woman claiming to be his mother scooped the Golden Lion best film award at the 69th Venice Film Festival on Saturday (8).

The Silver Lion for best director was presented to Paul Thomas Anderson for The Master and a special jury prize to Paradise: Faith (Paradies: Glaube) by Ulrich Seidl.

Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix shared the best actor Coppa Volpi for The Master while best actress honours have gone to Hadas Yaron for Fill The Void (Lemale Et Ha'Chalal).

The Marcello Mastroianni Award for best new young actor or actress was presented to Fabrizio Falco for Bella Addormentata and È Stato Il Figlio.

Olivier Assayas took best screenplay honours for Apres Mai and Daniele Ciprì claimed the Award For The Best Technical Contribution (Cinematography) for È Stato Il Figlio. …

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