Critics have tipped movies from Britain, Japan and the United States to win Venice's Golden Lion prize this year, due to be announced at the world's oldest film festival on Saturday.
British director Stephen Frears and actress Judi Dench arrive for the screening of "Philomena" presented in competition at the 70th Venice Film Festival on August 31, 2013 at Venice Lido. Frears provoked a hugely enthusiastic response with his charming tragi-comedy "Philomena".
British director Stephen Frears provoked a hugely enthusiastic response with his charming tragi-comedy "Philomena", the true tale of a mother's search for her son after he is given up for adoption by Catholic nuns in Ireland.
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