ROME

US film Nomadland won on Saturday a top prize, the Golden Lion, at the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival.

The film, by Chinese director Chloe Zhao, portrays a woman living as a nomad due to financial crisis.

The world’s oldest film festival also awarded Japanese director Kiyoshi Kuroawa with the Silver Lion for Spy No Tsuma (Wife of a Spy), a historical drama.

Italy’s Pierfrancesco Favino was selected as the best actor for his role in Padrenostro, and the best actress was British Vanessa Kirby for her character in Pieces of a Woman.

Meanwhile, Turkish director Azra Deniz Okyay’s film Ghosts won the The Critics’ Week Grand Prix (Nespresso Prize).

Russian screenwriter and director Andrei Konchalovsky won the Special Jury Prize for his film, Dear Comrades.

Listen by Portuguese director Ana Rocha de Sousa won Lion of the Future prize.

The film festival was among the first events held with live audiences since the coronavirus outbreak.

The next gathering is scheduled for Sept. 1-11, 2021.

*Writing by Burak Bir

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