HOLLYWOOD- Joaquin Phoenix starrer Joker has won the Golden Lion for the best film at the Venice Film Festival.
Joker is a standalone movie that traces the background journey of Batman’s arch-rival.
The film had received an unprecedented eight minute long standing ovation during its premiere at the Festival.
Directed Todd Phillips thanked Joaquin for his intense performance and said he was “the fiercest, bravest and most open-minded lion that I know”. “Thank you for trusting me with your insane talents,” he said.