Along with Cannes and Berlin, the Venice Film Festival has always been viewed as a springboard (跳板) to the Oscars.
This year, the 76th Venice Film Festival saw some strong entries. Among them, the DC Comics movie Joker scored big, taking home the Golden Lion Award for Best Film on Sept 7. It’s an unusual pick for the jury (评审团), the first superhero movie to ever receive such an honor. Its story follows the life of Arthur Fleck, a failed comedian who turns to a life of crime and becomes Batman’s enemy.