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Kim Ki Duk’s “Pieta” wins Golden Lion at Venice 2012

By NewsDesk • Published on September 10, 2012

South Korean director Kim Ki-duk’s ‘Pieta’ won the Golden Lion for best film at the Venice Film Festival. Earlier in 2004 Duk had won the same award for his ’3-Iron’.

“Pieta” that means piety in English captures the mysterious relationship between a brutal man who works for loan sharks and a middle-aged woman who claims to be Kim Ki Duk with his Golden Lion won for "Pieta" his mother, mixing Christian symbolism and highly sexual content.

List of winners

Golden Lion for Best Film
Pieta – Kim Ki-duk

Silver Lion for Best Director
The Master – Paul Thomas Anderson

Special Jury Prize
Ulrich Seidl – Paradise: Faith

Volpi Cup for Best Actor
Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix – The Master

Volpi Cup for Best Actress
Hadas Yaron – Fill The Void

Marcello Mastroianni Award
Fabrizio Falco – Dormant Beauty and E Stato il Figlio

Osella Award for Best Screenplay
Après mai – Olivier Assayas

Osella Award for Best Technical Contribution
E Stato il Figlio – Daniele Cipri

Lion of the Future – Laurentiis Award for Best First Film
Mold – Ali Aydin

Orizzonti
Three Sisters – Wang Bing
Special Jury Prize
Tango Libre – Frédéric Fonteyne

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