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Golden Lion

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Golden Lion awarded to Andrei Tarkovski for "Ivan's childhood" (1962)

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Mexican drama 'Roma' wins Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival

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Dev Patel wins Supporting Actor for Lion | BAFTA Film Awards 2017

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Golden Lion winner Cuaron shares prize with fans

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70th Venice Film Festival - Golden Lion award to William Friedkin

The Golden Lion is the highest prize given to a film at the Venice Film Festival. The prize was introduced in 1949 by the organizing committee and is now regarded as one of the film industry's most distinguished prizes. In 1970, a second Golden Lion was introduced; this is an honorary award for people who have made an important contribution to cinema.