‘Pieta’ Wins Best Film in Venice

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.