Thu, August 19, 2010

The 65th Venice Film Festival

"The Wrestler" wins Venice Int'l Film Festival Golden Lion award

The American Darren Aronofsky's "The Wrestler" has won the Golden Lion for best film award at the 65th Venice International Film Festival this year, the festival organizers announced on Saturday evening. Full story

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About Venice Film Festival

An annual international film festival held in the beautiful island Lido of Venice, in Italy.

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