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Documentary "Tir" wins Rome film festival's top prize [China Economic Information Service (Xinhua)]

November 16, 2013

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Documentary "Tir" wins Rome film festival's top prize

ROME, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) -- "Tir," a documentary about the unlikely career path of a Bosnian truck driver directed by Albert Fasulo, became the first Italian film to win the Golden Marcus Aurelius award at the eight-year-old Rome Film Festival Saturday.

Meanwhile, two big-name Hollywood actors -- Scarlett Johansson and Matthew McConaughey -- won the main acting prizes and a total of three of the 10 prizes from the in-competition selection went to Asian films, including "Blue Sky Bones" (Lanse gutou) from Chinese singer Cui Jian, which won a special mention from the jury.

Separately, Tsui Hark was given the festival's second Maverick Director Award, while his latest film, "Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon 3D" had its international premiere immediately following the award ceremony.

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