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Women dominate the Venice Film Festival Winner List


Audrey Diwan's L'Èvènement (Happening) took the Golden Lion for Best Film. The film is based on the 2000 novel of the same name and deals with a 1960s French girl who must deal with an unwanted pregnancy, risking prison in order to get an abortion. The win was a unanimous decision by the jury, lead by Bong Joon-Ho.

Jane Campion took home the Silver Lion for Best Director for The Power of the Dog, while Maggie Gyllenhaal won Best Screenplay for The Lost Daughter. The Grand Jury Prize went to Paolo Sorrentino for The Hand of God.

Acting trophies went to Penelope Cruz for Parallel Mothers  and John Arcilla for On the Job: Missing 8.

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