Sofia Coppola’s “Somewhere” wins top prize at Venice Film Festival

HollywoodNews.com: Venice Film Festival president Quentin Tarantino has just announced that the jury has unanimously crowned Sofia Coppola’s “Somewhere” with the Golden Lion prize at the festival.

Tarantino commented at the festival, “This was a film that enchanted us from our first screening. Yet from that first enchanting screening, it grew and grew and grew in both our hearts, in our analysis, in our minds, and in our affections,” reports San Francisco Chronicle.

Coppola accepted the award saying, “My parents are watching in Napa. Thanks to my Dad for teaching me.”

Other winners at the festival include:

Silver Lion (Best Director): Alex de la Iglesia, “A Sad Trumpet Ballad”
Special Jury Prize: “Essential Killing”
Coppa Volpi (Best Actor): Vincent Gallo, “Essential Killing”
Coppa Volpi (Best Actress): Ariane Labed, “Attenberg”
Osella (Best Screenplay): “A Sad Trumpet Ballad”
Marcella Mastroianni Award (Best Young Actor or Actress): Mila Kunis, “Black Swan”
Osella (Best Cinematography): “Silent Souls”
Special Lion for Overall Work: Monte Hellman
European Cinema Award: “The Clink of the Ice”
Leoncino d’Oro (Golden Lion Cub) Prize: “Barney’s Version”
Queer Lion (Best Gay Film): “In the Future”
Brian Award: “The Kisses Never Given”
UNICEF Award: “Miral”

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