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Venice Winners: Golden Lion to 'Pieta,' Director to Paul Thomas Anderson

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by Anne Thompson
September 8, 2012 5:48 PM
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'Pieta'
'Pieta'

South Korean director Kim Ki-duk's "Pieta" won the Golden Lion at the 69th Venice International Film Festival, while the Silver Lion went to American director Paul Thomas Anderson for "The Master"; both his stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix shared the best male actor award.

Israel's Hadas Yaron won best actress nod for "Fill The Void" by Rama Burshtein. Austrian Ulrich Seidl won the Special Jury prize for "Paradise: Faith." French director Olivier Assayas took home best screenplay for "Something in the Air."

Belgian Frédéric Fonteyne’s fourth feature, drama "Tango libre" won the special prize of the Venice Mostra del Cinema’s Orizzonte jury headed by Italian actor Pierfrancesco Favino.

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