Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere won the Golden Lion, the top prize at the Venice Film Festival, with a unanimous vote from the jury, headed by Quentin Tarantino.

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The film, written and directed by Coppola, is about a “hard-living actor” (Stephen Dorff) who reexamines his life when his 11-year-old daughter (Elle Fanning) comes into it, and is based in part on her experiences traveling with her father, Godfather filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola.  Reviews from the festival were mixed.

Coppola’s Lost in Translation premiered in Venice in 2003 before it was nominated for four Academy Awards and won her the “Best Screenplay” Oscar.

Best Actor and Actress prizes went to Vincent Gallo (Essential Killing) for his entirely unspoken performance and Ariane Labed (Attenberg), and Mila Kunis (Black Swan) won the “Macello Mastroianni Award” for best emerging young actor/actress.  Natalie Portman, despite her rave reviews, was not recognized.

The complete list of Venice winners (via IndieWire):

GOLDEN LION for Best Film:
“Somewhere,” by Sofia Coppola

SILVER LION for Best Director to:
Alex de la Iglesia for “Balada triste de trompeta”

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE to:
“Essential Killing” by Jerzy Skolimowsky

COPPA VOLPI for Best Actor:
Vincent Gallo for “Essential Killing”

COPPA VOLPI for Best Actress:
Ariane Labed for “Attenberg”

OSELLA for Best Screenplay to:
Alex de la Iglesia for “Balada triste de trompeta”

MARCELLO MASTROIANNI AWARD for Best Young Actor or Actress:
Mila Kunis for “Black Swan:

OSELLA for Best Cinematography to:
Mikhail Krichman for “Silent Souls”

SPECIAL LION FOR AN OVERALL WORK to:
Monte Hellman

EUROPEAN CINEMA AWARD to:
“The Clink of the Ice”

LEONCINO D’ORO (GOLDEN LION CUB) PRIZE to:
“Barney’s Version”

QUEER LION for Best Gay Film:
“In the Future”