The 69th Venice Film Festival revealed its awards, complete with a side of turmoil and a bit of controversy. The “Golden Lion Award” the prize for best movie, at 2012 Venice Film Festival went to Pieta.
On Saturday the film’s South Korean director, Kim Ki-duk bust into not tears, but rack, when he admitted the popular award for his dark and violent movie about a loan shark. The Silver Lion went to Paul Thomas Anderson’s “The Master.” The drama which follows Philip Seymour Hoffman as a character based on Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. “The Master“ is set to be released on October 12 in United States.
Check out the main prize winners at the 2012 Venice film festival.
BEST FILM GOLDEN LION
– “Pieta” directed by Kim Ki-duk (South Korea)
BEST DIRECTOR SILVER LION
– Paul Thomas Anderson for “The Master” (United States)
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
– Ulrich Seidl for “Paradies: Glaube” (Paradise: Faith) (Austria)
BEST FIRST FEATURE
– “Kuf” (Mold) directed by Ali Aydin (Turkey)
– Hadas Yaron for “Fill the Void” (Israel)
– Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman for “The Master” (United States)
– “Apres Mai” directed, written by Olivier Assayas (France)
– “E Stato Il Figlio” directed by Daniele Cipri
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