US director Todd Phillips, flanked by actor Joaquin Phoenix, holds the Golden Lion award for Best Film he received for the movie ‘Joker’. Photo: AFP

‘Joker’ wins top prize at Venice film festival after Joaquin Phoenix gets rave reviews as Batman’s arch-enemy

  • Joaquin Phoenix, who won rave reviews at the festival, plays DC Comics superhero Batman’s nemesis
  • In a surprise move, Roman Polanski’s ‘An Officer and a Spy’ took the Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize
Topic |   American films

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US director Todd Phillips, flanked by actor Joaquin Phoenix, holds the Golden Lion award for Best Film he received for the movie ‘Joker’. Photo: AFP
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