Italian Protest Over Venice FF Awards

Italy’s press is complaining that Italian films were shut out of the awards at this year’s Venice Film Festival. “Mike Leigh’s film Vera Drake took the Golden Lion for best film and Briton Imelda Staunton won best actress. But Italy’s newspapers voiced their disappointment that Le Chiavi di Casa (The House Keys) by Gianni Amelio was missing from the award winners.”

Source: BBC - 09/13/04