Todd Phillips’ “Joker,” the Batman prequel, took home the top prize at the 2019 Venice International Film Festival for Best Film.
The movie, which stars Joaquin Phoenix is slated to hit theaters on October 4, and explores the origins of the Joker, Batman’s archenemy. The story follows the life of Arthur Fleck, a failed comedian who faces violence while roaming Gotham City dressed as a clown. Fleck falls into madness as he slowly transforms into the criminal mastermind known as Joker.
The 76th Venice Film Festival, the world’s oldest film festival, was held August 28 through September 7.
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