At once a personal drama and spectacular blockbuster, ‘Joker’ is an up-close and personal glimpse behind the mask of an infamous comic-book villain. Joaquin Phoenix brilliantly portrays the evil clown as a modern anti-hero. Quite a show!
The dark drama that details the transformation of one of Batman's most notorious villains got the top nod in Venice. Roman Polanski's "J'accuse" came in second, as organizers faced criticism for its inclusion.
Juliette Binoche, Brad Pitt and Meryl Streep are among the stars set to light up this year's film festival in Venice. But despite a highly international competition selection, only two women directors will feature.
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