November 26, 2015
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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