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Venice Top Prize Goes to Rosi Doc "Sacro GRA'

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood September 7, 2013 at 2:20PM

Italian director Gianfranco Rosi's documentary “Sacro GRA” is the winner of the 70th Venice Film Festival. The movie is about the ring road around Rome.
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"Sacro GRA'
"Sacro GRA'

Italian director Gianfranco Rosi's documentary “Sacro GRA” is the winner of the 70th Venice Film Festival. The movie is about the ring road around Rome.

See the full list of official Venice competition award-winners below.

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

GOLDEN LION

“Sacro GRA” (Gianfranco Rosi, Italy)

SILVER LION

“Miss Violence” (Alexandros Avranas, Greece)

JURY GRAND PRIZE

“Stray Dogs” Tsai Ming Liang (Chinese Taipei)

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

“The Police Officer’s Wife” (Philip Groneing, Germany)

ACTOR

Themis Panou (“Miss Violence, Greece”)

ACTRESS

Elena Cotta (“A Street in Palermo,” Italy)

MARCELLO MASTROIANNI PRIZE FOR YOUNG PERFORMER

Tye Sheridan (Joe, David Gordon Green, U.S.)

BEST SCREENPLAY

Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope (Philomena, U.K.)

LUIGI DE LAURENTIIS LION OF THE FUTURE

“White Shadow” (Noaz Deshe, Italy, Germany, Tanzania)


This article is related to: Venice Film Festival, Festivals


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.