The 76th Venice Film Festival – Awards Ceremony – Venice, Italy, September 7, 2019 – Actor Luca Marinelli gives a speech after winning the Coppa Volpi for Best Actor. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw
VENICE, Italy (Reuters) – Italian actor Luca Marinelli won the best actor award at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday for his portrayal of a poor, aspiring writer in “Martin Eden” while French actress Ariane Ascaride won the best actress award.
Ascaride won for her role in “Gloria Mundi” in which she plays a mother desperate to help her financially-strapped family in this drama set in Marseilles.
Reporting by Marie-Louise Gumuchian; editing by Jason Neely