The people behind Pieta, the South Korean film that has won the Venice Foim Festival’s Golden Lion, must feel dispirited in view of reports that the jury, led by Michael Mann, intended to give the prize to The Master but changed their minds in order to hand out a critics award plus acting awards to Joaquin Phoenix and Phillip Seymour Hoffman.

As I tweeted last night, The Master is “a bear,” adding that “we are ALL bears!” And a lion too, at least for a while.