Yorgos Lanthimos and Emma Stone’s ‘Poor Things’ wins top award at Venice Film Festival

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Emma Stone’s new film “Poor Things,” directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, won the top prize at the 80th annual Venice Film Festival this weekend. The gothic, feminist black comedy, which follows Stone as a woman brought back to life by a Frankenstein-style scientist, took home the prestigious Golden Lion award, Reuters reported. It marks the beginning of the awards-buzz season for the movie industry, as the festival often premieres future Oscar-winners. The Academy has given eight of its last 11 best director awards to films which debuted at Venice. Lanthimos’ “Poor Things” is based on the 1992 novel…

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