VENICE - U.S. film "The Wrestler", directed by Darren Aronofsky, won the top prize at the Venice film festival on Saturday.
Here is a list of the main awards:
GOLDEN LION FOR BEST FILM
"The Wrestler" (U.S.) by Darren Aronofsky
SILVER LION FOR BEST DIRECTOR
Alexei German Jr. (Russia) for "Paper Soldier"
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE
"Teza" by Ethiopian director Haile Gerima
SPECIAL LION FOR BODY OF WORK
German director Werner Schroeter
Italian actor Silvio Orlando for "Il papa' di Giovanna" (Giovanna's Father)
French actress Dominique Blanc for "L'autre" (The Other One)
BEST EMERGING ACTRESS
U.S. actress Jennifer Lawrence for "The Burning Plain"
Ethiopian director Haile Gerima for "Teza"
BEST FIRST FILM
"Pranzo di Ferragosto" (Ferragosto's Lunch) by Italian director Gianni Di Gregorio.