Saturday, September 09, 2006

Chinese Film, Affleck and Mirren Win at the Film Festival

Chinese Movie, Affleck Win Venice Prizes
Sep 9, 6:27 PM (ET) By LUCA BRUNO

VENICE, Italy (AP) - The Chinese movie "Still Life," a surprise entry set against the backdrop of China's gigantic Three Gorges Dam project, on Saturday won this year's Golden Lion - the top award at the Venice Film Festival. Helen Mirren and Ben Affleck took the top acting awards.

Mirren was named best actress for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in Stephen Frears' "The Queen." Affleck won best actor for his role in Allen Coulter's "Hollywoodland," which dramatizes an investigation into the death of George Reeves, star of the 1950s TV show "Adventures of Superman."

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Photo of the Golden Lion comes from the La Biennale website.

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