'Anomalisa' and 'From Afar' win top awards at the Venice Film Festival

September 13, 2015 1:11 AM

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Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson’s stop-motion film “Anomalisa”, centered around a motivational speaker in crisis, and first-time Venezuelan filmmaker Lorenzo Vigas’ “From Afar” were among the major award winners Saturday at the Venice Film Festival.

“Anomalisa” received the Grand Jury Prize, while “From Afar," about a lonely middle-aged gay man and his relationship with the 17-year-old leader of a criminal gang, won the Golden Lion Award.

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