The following prizes have been awarded at the 59th Venice 
Film Festival today:

Golden Lion for best film: THE MAGDALENE SISTERS by Peter Mullan

Jury Grand Prix to DOM DURAKOV/La maison de fous by Andrei Konchalovsky

Special Director's Award to OASIS by Lee Chang-dong

Award for an Outstanding Individual Contribution to ED LACHMAN, 
director of photography for Far From Heaven by Todd Haynes

Coppa Volpi for Best Actor to STEFANO ACCORSI in the film Un viaggio 
chiamato amore by Michele Placido

Coppa Volpi for Best Actress to JULIANNE MOORE in the film Far From 
Heaven by Todd Haynes

"Marcello Mastroianni" Award for Best Young Actor or Actress to MOON 
SO-RI in the film Oasis by Lee Chang-dong

Short Films
Silver Lion for best short film to CLOWN by Irina Efteeva

UIP Award for Best European Short Film to KALÓZOK SZERETÖJE/Lover of 
Pirates by Zsofia Péterffy

Special Mention to TEMPO by Per Carleson

Controcorrente (Upstream)
San Marco Award to the film XIAO CHENG ZHI CHUN/Springtime in a Small 
Town by Tian Zhuangzhuang

Jury's Special Award to the film ROKUGATSU NO HEBI/A Snake of June by 
Shinya Tsukamoto

Special Mentions to the films LA VIRGEN DE LA LUJURIA by Arturo 
Ripstein and RENMIN GONGCHE/Public Toilet by Fruit Chan

"Luigi De Laurentiis" Venice Award for a First Film
The international Jury of the "Luigi De Laurentiis" Venice Award for 
a First Film - Lion of the Future has assigned the Lion of the Future 
Award ex-aequo to the films DUE AMICI by Spiro Scimone and Francesco 
Sframeli  and ROGER DODGER by Dylan Kidd

        Gloria Monti


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