Venice Film Festival 2019: Joker wins big, director Roman Polanski stirs controversy, and other highlights
Besides the Oscars and the Golden Globes, the Venice Film Festival is one of the hallmarks of the film award circuits. This year's more than a week-long, star-riddled festivities was filled with controversy, from awarding the prestigious Golden Lion Award to a comic book movie (a shocking first) to the outrage when director Roman Polanski won the Silver Lion Award. There were also some standout moments on and off the red carpet, courtesy of Timothée Chalamet and a couple of visually stunnng indie flicks. Browse our bite-sized highlights from the festival in the gallery above.
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