Italian film about truck driver wins in Rome fest

November 17, 2013 • Entertainment

Actress Valeria Golino poses for photographers with [auth] the award for best actress for the movie ‘Come il Vento’ (Like the Wind) by ‘L.A.R.A.’ an artists’ association, during a photo call at the 8th edition of the Rome International Film Festival in Rome, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

ROME (AP) — An Italian film about a truck driver’s travels across Europe has taken the top award of best film at the Rome film festival.

“Tir,” by director Alberto Fasulo, triumphed on Saturday, beating out a competition heavy on American films, including Spike Jonze’s “Her,” starring Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson.

The best actress went to Johansson, whose role in the film used her voice only.

Best actor award went to Matthew McConaughey in “Dallas Buyers Club.”

Tir is the Italian word for big-rig truck.

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