Mirren, Castellitto honored at Rome film festival

LONDON: Dame Helen Mirren and Italy's Sergio Castellitto have scored the big acting honours at the Rome Film Festival in Italy.

The Queen star Mirren was named Best Actress for her portrayal of Leo Tolstoy's wife in The Last Station, while Castellitto claimed the festival's Best Actor prize for Alza la Testa.

But the big talking point of Friday's (23Oct09) awards ceremony was the Best Film winner, Brotherhood - a controversial Danish movie about a gay romance between two neo-Nazis.

Meryl Streep was honoured with the festival's Lifetime Career Achievement Award.