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‘Sacro Gra’ and ‘Miss Violence’ Top the 70th Annual Venice International Film Festival

'Sacro Gra' and 'Miss Violence' Top the 70th Annual Venice International Film Festival

The 70th annual Venice International Film Festival closed today with an awards ceremony that honored “Joe” and “Philomena” — but shut out “Night Moves” and “Under The Skin.” 

The full list of winners follows. 

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Golden Lion – “Sacro Gra,” directed by Gianfranco Rosi

Grand Jury Prize – “Stray Dogs,” directed by Tsai Ming-liang

Silver Lion (Best Director) – Alexandros Avranas, “Miss Violence”

Volpi Cup (Best Actor) – Themis Panou, “Miss Violence”

Volpi Cup (Best Actress) – Elena Cotta, “Via Castellana Bandiera”

Marcello Mastroianni Award (Best New Young Actor or Actress) – Tye Sheridan, “Joe”

Best Screenplay – Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope, “Philomena”

Special Jury Prize – “The Police Officer’s Wife,” directed by Philip Groning

Lion of the Future – Luigi De Laurentiis Venice Award for a debut film to “White Shadow,” directed by Noaz Deshe

Best Film – “Eastern Boys,” directed by Robin Campillo

Special Jury Prize – “Ruin,” directed by Amiel Courtin-Wilson and Michael Cody

Best Director – Uberto Pasolini, “Still Life”

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