Somewhere wins big at Venice Festival

Beats competition to Golden Lion prize

Somewhere

Sofia Coppola’s new drama Somewhere has been awarded the top prize at the Venice Film Festival.

The drama, which features a stellar turn from Stephen Dorff as the layabout father of Elle Fanning, surprised attendees as it was declared the best of the fest, trampling competition from favourites like Black Swan.

Not only that, but the festival jury - who were led by geek titan Quentin Tarantino - were unanimous in their decision to give Coppola’s film the much coveted shiny.

Other flicks that won big were Alex de la Iglesia’s A Sad Trumpet Ballad, which bagged the Silver Lion (or Best Director) gong, Vincent Gallo’s Essential Killing (which took home the Special Jury Prize and Best Actor award) and Attenburg, which earned Ariane Labed a Best Actress trophy.

Black Swan didn’t go home empty handed, though – Mila Kunis grabbed the Best Young Actor prize.

A full run-down of the awards...

Golden Lion For Best Film:
Somewhere (Sofia Coppola)

Silver Lion For Best Director:
Alex de la Iglesia (Balada triste de trompeta)

Special Jury Prize:
Essential Killing (Jerzy Skolimowsky)

Coppa Volpi For Best Actor:
Vincent Gallo (Essential Killing)

Coppa Volpi For Best Actress:
Ariane Labed (Attenberg)

Osella For Best Screenplay:
Alex de la Iglesia (Balada triste de trompeta)

Marcello Mastroianni Award For Best Young Actor Or Actress:
Mila Kunis (Black Swan)

Osella For Best Cinematography:
Mikhail Krichman (SilentSouls)

Special Lion For An Overall Work:
Monte Hellman

European Cinema Award:
The Clink Of The Ice

Leoncino d’Oro Prize:
Barney’s Version

Queer Lion For Best Gay Film:
In the Future
 

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