‘Wrestler’ takes top honors at Venice

Sep 7th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Movies

Variety: Darren Aronofksy’s drama “The Wrestler,” starring Mickey Rourke as Randy (the Ram) Robinson, a washed out pro-wrestler in comeback mode — both on and off the screen, it turns out — has pinned down the Venice Film Festival’s Golden Lion, providing the Lido with a grand finale.

“I think the reason people are reacting to this film is that there is a great talent revealing his soul,” said Aronofsky.

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