Saturday, September 12, 2009

"Lebanon" Wins Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival

According to Variety, "Lebanon" is "a hard-hitting look at war from inside a military tank" from Israeli director Samuel Maoz, and is based on his experience as a soldier during the 1982 invasion of Lebanon. Can't wait to see it. Here are the winners from the big festival:

Golden Lion for Best Film: Lebanon, by Samuel Maoz
Silver Lion for Best Director: Shirin Neshat for "Zanan Bedone Mardan" (Women Without Men)
Special Jury Prize: Soul Kitchen by Faith Akin
Coppa Volpi for Best Actor: Colin Firth, A Single Man
Coppa Volpi for Best Actress: Ksenia Rappoport, La doppia ora
Best Young Actor/Actress: Jasmina Trinca, Il grande sogno
Best Production Designer: Sylvie Olive, Mr. Nobody
Best Screenplay: Todd Solontz, Life During Wartime

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