'La Boca del Lupo' tops Turin fest

Italian film takes central honor for first time

The 27th edition of the Turin Film Festival honored an Italian production with its top prize for the first time, when "La Boca del Lupo" (The Mouth of the Wolf) from Pietro Marcello won the festival's central honor.
 
Veteran actors Robert Duvall and Bill Murray were co-awarded the prize for best actor for their roles in "Get Low" from Aaron Schneider. The film tells the story of a 1930s Tennessee hermit who threw his own funeral party before he was dead.

Vatalina Saavedra, meanwhile, took home the award for best actress for her work as the title character in Sebastian Silva's "La Nana" (The Maid).
 
A pair of North American films split the special jury prize: "Crackie" from Canadaian director Sherry White and U.S. director Damien Chazella's "Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench."
 
The festival, which took place Nov. 13-21, was the first under the direction of Calabrian film director Gianni Amelio, who took over for fellow director Nanni Moretti.
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