directed by Ang Lee received the
Golden Lion for Best Film at the Venice Film Festival. The Best Director prize was given to Brian de Palma
for his film "Redacted." Brad Pitt
was named best actor for "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford." Cate Blanchett
was named Best Actress for "I'm Not There." Todd Haynes's Dylan bio-pic "I'm Not There"
received a Special Jury Prize along with ``La Graine et le Mulet,''
a French film by Abdellatif Kechiche.