‘Poor Things’ wins top award for best film at Venice Festival

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VENICE (Reuters) – “Poor Things”, a gothic, sex-charged comedy directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and starring Emma Stone, won the prestigious Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday. The top acting awards went to two U.S. stars — Cailee Spaeny, who played the former wife of Elvis Presley in the biopic “Priscilla”, and Peter Sarsgaard, who featured in the gritty family drama “Memory”. The runner-up Silver Lion award went to “Evil Does Not Exist”, an enigmatic, rural drama directed by Japan’s Ryusuke Hamaguchi. (Reporting by Crispian Balmer and Roberto Mignucci; Editing by Clelia O…

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