Offbeat A Pigeon Sat on a Branch wins Golden Lion

2014-09-06 20:32

Venice - Sweden's Roy Andersson has won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival for the absurdist feature A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence.

A jury led by composer Alexandre Desplat named Andersson the festival's top prizewinner at a ceremony on Saturday.

The Silver Lion for best director went to Russia's Andrei Konchalovksy for near-silent drama The Postman's White Nights.

Adam Driver and Alba Rohrwacher took the acting prizes for playing a couple whose transition to parenthood goes chillingly wrong in Hungry Hearts.

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