Yorgos Lanthimos’s ‘Poor Things’ wins top prize at Venice

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Venice (AFP) – The Golden Lion in Venice was awarded Saturday to a hilarious and shockingly explicit reworking of Frankenstein, “Poor Things”, starring Emma Stone as a sex-mad reanimated corpse, which had festival-goers in stitches. An ongoing Hollywood strike may have robbed Venice of its usual bevy of stars, but its strong selection showed the world’s oldest film festival could still boast of its status as a launchpad for Oscar contenders.  “Poor Things” by Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos was labelled an “instant classic” by critics. It looks set to repeat the success he had with his 2018 fi…

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