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Coppola wins Venice's Golden Lion

Published 11/09/2010 | 19:53

Sofia Coppola with her Venice Film Festival Golden Lion prize (AP)
Sofia Coppola with her Venice Film Festival Golden Lion prize (AP)

Sofia Coppola's film Somewhere, the story of an actor dealing with the emptiness of his life with the help of his child, has won the top Golden Lion prize at the Venice Film Festival.

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Director Quentin Tarantino headed the jury which unanimously chose Coppola's film as the best movie at the 11-day annual festival.

"This film enchanted us from its first screening," Tarantino said.

Coppola, who previously directed Lost In Translation and Marie Antoinette, has described the film as a "portrait of today's LA".

Somewhere tells the story of a movie star, played by Stephen Dorff, who comes to see the emptiness of his existence through the eyes of his 11-year-old daughter, played by Elle Fanning.

With the film, Coppola, who herself grew up in the world of film thanks to her father, director Francis Ford Coppola, lampoons Hollywood's star treatment.

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