Scots film talent among Venice award-winners

  • The List
  • 4 October 2007
Cate Blanchett

A film which made its premiere at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival has been awarded one of the Venice Film Festival’s most prestigious awards. Dog Altogether, starring Peter Mullan and co-produced by Glasgow’s Sigma films, was awarded the Silver Lion for Best Short Film in the festival’s Corto Cortissimo category.

Elsewhere, the Golden Lion for Best Film went to Se, Jie by Ang Lee while Best Director was awarded to Brian De Palma for Redacted. The Volpi Cups for Best Actor and Actress were picked up by Cate Blanchett and Brad Pitt. This year’s line-up opened with the much-anticipated big screen adaptation of Ian McEwan’s Atonement starring Keira Knightley and James McAvoy.

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