‘Pieta’ Wins Best Film in Venice

    VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 08:  Director Kim Ki-Duk with the Golden Lion for best film award for the film Pieta on stage during the Award Ceremony at the 69th Venice Film Festival at the Palazzo del Cinema on September 8, 2012 in Venice, Italy.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

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    Kim Ki-duk, the South Korean director of Pieta, serenaded the audience at the Venice Film Festival with a short Korean song instead of an acceptance speech. Kim won the award for best film at the festival Saturday for his tale of a cruel debt collector who meets a woman claiming to be his mother. Best director went to Paul Thomas Anderson, who’s film The Master also saw a shared best actor award for leading men Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

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