Film fest wraps in Rome

Published: Sunday | October 25, 2009



A Danish movie about a gay love affair between two members of a neo-Nazi group won top honours at the Rome Film Festival.

Organisers also said last Friday that Helen Mirren had won the best actress award for her depiction of Leo Tolstoy's wife in Michael Hoffman's The Last Station.

Brotherhood is the first feature film by Nicolo Donato, a 35-year-old who previously worked as a fashion photographer. It depicts the secret love story between Lars, who joins the neo-Nazi group after leaving the army, and his mentor, Jimmy.

Italian actor Sergio Castellitto won the prize for best actor for the movie Alza la Testa.

The jury was headed by Oscar-winning director Milos Forman.

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