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Britain, Japan, US films tipped to win Venice festival

Movies from Britain, Japan and the United States are tipped by critics as favourites to win Venice's Golden Lion prize this year, due to be announced at the world's oldest film festival on Saturday. British director Stephen Frears provoked a hugely enthusiastic response with his charming tragi-comedy "Philomena", the true tale of a mother's search for her son after he is given up for adoption by Catholic nuns in Ireland.
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