Cinema: Rewards in Venice

Held less to stimulate the almost non-existent Italian cinema industry than to attract tourists, the International Motion Picture Exposition in Venice always succeeds in producing mild surprises. Year ago first award went to Man of Aran (TIME, Sept. 24) but the most popular picture at the show was Extase, of which the climax was a close-up of the heroine's face while the rest of her anatomy was occupied in carnal misbehavior (TIME, Aug. 27, 1934, et seq.). Last week the Fascist Party's special prize for "the most artistic" foreign film of the year...