David O. Russell - Silver Linings Playbook Dominates Italian Film Festival

David O. Russell's movie Silver Linings Playbook was the toast of the Capri Hollywood Film Festival, scooping four top honours.

The comedy drama landed the coveted film of the year prize at the Italian festival, as well as the event's audience award and the best acting ensemble trophy, while its star Bradley Cooper was named best actor for his portrayal of a mentally ill man.

Fantasy movie Beasts of the Southern Wild was also a big winner - it scooped the award for surprise film of the year, and nine-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis was named best actress.

Juan Antonio Bayona won best director for his work on disaster movie The Impossible, and Ariel Vromen picked up the breakout director honour for The Iceman.

The festival, held in Capri, ran from 26 December (12) and the winners were announced on Wednesday (02Jan13).


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