Russian film Faust wins top honour at Venice fest

MUMBAI: Russian film Faust directed by Aleksander Sokurov has won the Golden Lion for the Best Film at the 68th Venice International Film Festival.

The Silver Lion for Best Director was awarded to Shangjun CAI for his film Ren Shan Ren Hai.

The Coppa Volpi award for the best actor was awarded to Michael Fassbender in the film Shame while the best actress award was presented to Deanie Yip for Tao jie. The Marcello Mastroianni award for the best new young actor or actress was won by Shota Sometani and Fumi Nikaid? for the film Himizu directed by Sion Sono.

Among the technical awards, UK-based Robbie Ryan won the Osella for the best cinematography for the film Wuthering Heights directed by Andrea Arnold, while the Osella award for best screenplay was annexed by Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthimis Filippou for Alpis (Alps) directed by Yorgos Lanthimos.

The special jury prize went to Terraferma by Emanuele Crialese of Italy.

Indian films that were screened at the festival were Amit Dutta?s Sonchidi and Gurvinder Singh?s Anhey Ghore Da Daan.

The festival ended on 10 September with the award ceremony.

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