Hollywood heavyweight Al Pacino has received a Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival. The 71 year old, who has received one Oscar and eight nominations, was presented with the film festival’s highest honour.
The stars of ‘Shame’ were out on the red carpet outside the Venice Lido. The movie, by British video artist Steve McQueen, is about a sex addict and how he seeks his thrills.
Irish actor Michael Fassbender, who plays the lead, describes the difficulty of filming the role: “Yes, it was uncomfortable doing the sex scenes. You just have to jump and turn really. You know, the most important thing I suppose is just to make sure that everybody involved is as comfortable as you can be and then just sort of go for it so you don’t have to do too many takes.”
In the movie, set in New York, the main character is forced to go out at night looking for ways to satisfy his sexual cravings because unexpected visits from his sister leaves him no time to be alone at home.