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Penelope Cruz, Jane Campion honored at Venice Film Festival

Penelope Cruz, Jane Campion honored at Venice Film Festival
Penelope Cruz poses with the Coppa Volpi for Best Actress for "Parallel Mothers" on the awards winner photocall during the 78th Venice International Film Festival on Saturday. Photo by Rocco Spaziani/UPI | License Photo

Sept. 12 (UPI) -- The Happening -- directed by Audrey Diwan -- won the Golden Lion for Best Feature at the Venice Film Festival Saturday.

The Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize went to The Hand of God, helmed by Paolo Sorrentino, and its star, Filippo Scotti, earned the accolade for Best Young Actor or Actress.

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Jane Campion received the Silver Lion for Best Director for her work on The Power of the Dog, Penelope Cruz won the Best Actress statuette for her performance in Pedro Almodovar's Parallel Mothers and the Best Actor honor was presented to John Arcilla for his role in Erik Matti's On the Job: The Missing 8.

Maggie Gyllenhaal went home with the trophy for Best Screenplay for The Lost Daughter.

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