The Weight by Korean director
Jeon Kyu-Hwan has won the sixth annual Queer Lion prize at the 69th
annual Venice Film Festival.
The three-person jury announced the
winner on Friday. Seven films competed for the prize which
recognizes films with queer elements playing at the festival.
In the film, a young hunchback named
Jung leads a solitary life working in a morgue. His younger
transgender sister feels trapped in a man's body as a sympathetic
Jung prepares a gift for his troubled sibling. (A trailer for the
film is embedded on this page. Visit
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Also competing for the prize were Brian
De Palma's Passion;
Den Skaldede Frisor (All You Need is Love) from Danish
director Susanne Bier; Xan Cassavetes' Kiss of the Damned;
Acciaio (Steel) from Italian director Stefano Mordini;
Pascal Bonitzer's Cherchez Hortense (Looking for Hortense);
and 6 Sull' Autobus (6 On the Bus).
Pacino's Wilde Salome won last year's prize.
The Venice Film Festival concludes