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Sokurov's Faust wins Golden Lion at Venice

Russian director Aleksander Sokurov's Faust, a new take on the German legend about the quest for knowledge at all cost, has won the Golden Lion prize at the Venice Film Festival.

hollywood Updated: Sep 12, 2011 11:41 IST

Russian director Aleksander Sokurov's Faust, a new take on the German legend about the quest for knowledge at all cost, has won the Golden Lion prize at the Venice Film Festival.

Faust was one of the critics' top choices going into the 23 in-competition films and was selected on Saturday by the jury headed by Darren Aronofsky, whose Black Swan opened Venice last year.

The best actor award went to Michael Fassbender for his portrayal as a sex addict in Steve McQueen's Shame, while the best actress award went to Deanie Yip, who plays an aging domestic servant opposite her master in Hong Kong director Ann Hui's "A Simple Life."

The special jury prize went to this year's surprise entry, Shangjun Cai's People Mountain People Sea.