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Sofia Coppola wins Venice Golden Lion for Somewhere

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

The director thanked her father "for teaching her" during her acceptance speech on the closing night of the festival.

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.

  • 12 Sep 2010
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