Sofia Coppola Wins Big at Venice Film Fest

Her 'Somewhere' takes home Golden Lion prize
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 12, 2010 2:48 PM CDT
Sofia Coppola Wins Big at Venice Film Fest
Director Sofia Coppola shows her Golden Lion prize for her film Somewhere during the award ceremony at the 67th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010.   (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Sofia Coppola took home the top prize at the Venice Film Festival for Somewhere, her film starring Stephen Dorff as an actor connecting with his daughter, Elle Fanning. "This film enchanted us from its first screening,” said Quentin Tarantino, who headed the jury. “It has the artistry we were looking for in a Golden Lion" winner.

Spanish director Alex de la Iglesia won best director and best screenplay for Balada triste de Trompeta, while acting awards went to Vincent Gallo for Essential Killing and Ariana Lebed for Attenberg, reports the AP.
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