ROME: Todd Phillips’ Joker has won the Golden Lion award on Saturday at the 76th Venice Film Festival.
The comic book movie starring Joaquin Phoenix portrays the transition of an artist into an iconic villain.
The film festival also awarded Swedish director Roy Anderson with the Silver Lion for “About Endlessness”, a human drama.
Polish director Roman Polanski earned the Grand Jury Prize for “An officer and a spy”. He drew the ire of critics for winning the award while being convicted by a U.S. court for child sexual abuse.