Sofia Coppola wins Venice Golden Lion for Somewhere

Posted: September 11, 2010 in Uncategorized

Sofia Coppola with Golden Lion, Venice - 11 Sept 2010

Sofia Coppola thanked her father, Francis Ford Coppola, for teaching her

Film director Sofia Coppola has taken the top prize at the Venice Film Festival, the Golden Lion, for her film Somewhere.

The film tells the story of an actor whose aimless life is transformed when his young daughter comes to stay.

Coppola, 39, based Somewhere on her own upbringing as the daughter of film director Francis Ford Coppola.

‘Enchanted’

“Thanks to my dad for teaching me,” she said in her acceptance speech.

“This film enchanted us from its first screening,” said Quentin Tarantino, chairman of the jury which unanimously chose Copppola’s film as the festival’s best.

Coppola’s last film, Marie Antoinette, was booed at its premiere during the Cannes Film Festival four years ago.

Ella Fanning and Stephen Dorff in Somewhere

Somewhere stars Stephen Dorff and Ella Fanning

She is best known for her 2003 film, Lost in Translation, which starred Bill Murray and made her one of only a handful of women directors to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.

via bbc.co.uk

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