Mirren, Affleck take top prizes at Venice Film Festival | The Moviegoer

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Mirren, Affleck take top prizes at Venice Film Festival

Posted By on Sun, Sep 10, 2006 at 10:42 AM

Chinese film "Still Life" won the Golden Lion on Saturday, the top prize at the Venice Film Festival.  Helen Mirren won the top female acting prize for her protrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in "The Queen."  Ben Affleck won the male acting prize for "Hollywoodland."  Affleck plays former TV Superman George Reeves.

The Silver Lion for directing went to Alain Resnais for his film "Private Fears in Public Places."

Spike Lee won the festival's Horizons documentary prize for "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts," about the Hurricane Katrina disaster.





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