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Dark 'Joker' wins top Venice Film Festival prize

Updated : September 08, 2019 02:59 PM IST

Todd Phillips' dark comic book film Joker won the Golden Lion Award at the 76th Venice International Film Festival on Saturday and cemented its place as a legitimate contender for the rest of the awards season.
Phoenix did not win the best actor prize — it went to Italian actor Luca Marinelli for the Jack London adaptation Martin Eden — but the director of Joker dedicated much of his speech to the talents of his leading man.
Roman Polanski's Dreyfus affair film, An Officer and a Spy, won the grand jury prize, which recognizes other strong contenders for the Golden Lion.
Dark 'Joker' wins top Venice Film Festival prize

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