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Larry Clark's tale of wild teens in Texas crowned best film, with awards also going to Stephen Dorff-starring The Motel Life

The losers, boozers and casual users of Marfa Girl found a happy ending of sorts as Larry Clark's new picture took the top prize at the seventh Rome film festival. Marfa Girl, a tale of wild teens in small-town Texas, took the Golden Marc'Aurelio award, bringing the curtain down on an event that has faced criticism for both the quality of its films and a perceived lack of big-name guests.

Marfa Girl paints a portrait of a Texas melting-pot near the Mexican border, inhabited by Hispanics, working-class white families and hippie artists. It stars Adam Mediano as the mixed-up teenage hero, Drake Burnette as a libidinous art student and Jeremy St James as a border patrolman on the brink of a meltdown. Clark – whose previous films »

- Xan Brooks

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