67th Venice International Film Festival

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67th Venice International Film Festival
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Festival poster
Location Venice, Italy
Founded 1932
Awards Golden LionSomewhere
Silver LionAlex de la Iglesia (A Sad Trumpet Ballad)
Festival date September 1–11, 2010
Website

The 67th annual Venice Film Festival held in Venice, Italy, took place from September 1 to September 11, 2010.[1] American film director and screenwriter Quentin Tarantino was head of the Jury.[2] John Woo was awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement prior to the start of the Festival.[3] The opening film was Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan.[4]

The Golden Lion for the Best Film In Competition was awarded to Somewhere, directed by Sofia Coppola.[5] The Silver Lion Award for Best Director was given to Álex de la Iglesia, for A Sad Trumpet Ballad. In a break with tradition of limiting a film to receiving no more than one major award, the Special Jury Prize and the Best Actor (the Volpi Cup) went to the same film, Jerzy Skolimowski's Essential Killing. In the past, no one film had been given two major awards. Representing the jury, American director Quentin Tarantino appealed to Festival head Marco Müller to alter the rules. This rule change will be upheld for future editions of the Festival.[6][7]

Following the Festival, Italian film critic Paolo Mereghetti criticised the decisions the jury made in awarding prizes, and singled out Tarantino, accusing him of favoritism. He denied the charge.[8][9]

Festival line-up[edit]

English title Original title Director(s) Country
Opener Black Swan Darren Aronofsky United States
Closer The Tempest Julie Taymor United States

Leone d'oro (Golden Lion)[edit]

The Leone d'oro (Golden Lion) award was won by Somewhere, directed by Sofia Coppola, a film based in part on Coppola's childhood as the daughter of acclaimed American director Francis Ford Coppola.[10] Quentin Tarantino, the president of the jury that awarded the prize, hailed the film saying, "it grew and grew in our hearts, in our minds, in our affections".[11] The jury's decision was unanimous. Upon receiving the award, Coppola paid credit to her father for "teaching me".[12] The Russian film Silent Souls and the Chilean film Post Mortem had been considered favourites for the award.[13]

The following films competed for the award:[14]

English title Original title Director(s) Country
Black Swan Darren Aronofsky United States
La pecora nera Ascanio Celestini Italy
Somewhere Sofia Coppola United States
Happy Few Antony Cordier France
The Solitude of Prime Numbers La solitudine dei numeri primi Saverio Costanzo Italy, Germany, France
Silent Souls Овсянки Aleksei Fedorchenko Russia
Promises Written in Water Vincent Gallo United States
Road to Nowhere Monte Hellman United States
A Sad Trumpet Ballad Balada triste de trompeta Álex de la Iglesia Spain, France
Black Venus Vénus noire Abdellatif Kechiche France
Post Mortem Pablo Larraín Chile, Mexico, Germany
Barney's Version Richard J. Lewis Canada, Italy
Noi credevamo Mario Martone Italy, France
La passione Carlo Mazzacurati Italy
Thirteen Assassins 十三人の刺客 Takashi Miike Japan, United Kingdom
Potiche François Ozon France
Meek's Cutoff Kelly Reichardt United States
Miral Julian Schnabel United States, France, Italy, Israel
Essential Killing Jerzy Skolimowski Poland, Norway, Hungary, Ireland
Norwegian Wood Noruwei no Mori Tran Anh Hung Japan
Attenberg Athina Rachel Tsangari Greece
Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame 狄仁傑之通天帝國 Tsui Hark China
The Ditch Jiabiangou Wang Bing China
Three Drei Tom Tykwer Germany

Films out of competition[edit]

The following films were shown out of competition.[15]

English title Original title Director(s) Country
The Town N/A Ben Affleck United States
I'm Still Here N/A Casey Affleck United States
N/A Sorelle mai Marco Bellocchio Italy
N/A Niente paura Piergiorgio Gay Italy
Dante Ferretti: production designer N/A Gianfranco Giagni Italy
N/A Notizie degli scavi Emidio Greco Italy
Gorbaciof Gorbaciof - Il cassiere col vizio del gioco Stefano Incerti Italy
That Girl in Yellow Boots N/A Anurag Kashyap India
Showtime Yongxin Tiao Stanley Kwan China
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen 精武風雲-陳真 Andrew Lau Hong Kong
N/A Sei Venezia Carlo Mazzacurati Italy
Zebraman: Vengeful Zebra City Zeburâman: Zebura Shiti no gyakushû Takashi Miike Japan
The Child's Eye 3D 童眼 3D Oxide Pang Chun, Danny Pang Hong Kong, China
Angel of Evil Vallanzasca - Gli angeli del male Michele Placido Italy
All Inclusive 3D N/A Nadia Ranocchi, David Zamagni Italy
N/A Raavan Mani Ratnam India
Machete N/A Robert Rodriguez United States
1960 N/A Gabriele Salvatores Italy
N/A La prima volta e Venezia Antonello Sarno Italy
A Tribute to Vittorio Gassman Vittorio racconta Gassman, una vita da Mattatore Giancarlo Scarchilli Italy
A Letter to Elia N/A Martin Scorsese, Kent Jones United States
Shock Labyrinth 3D Senritsu meikyu 3D Takashi Shimizu Japan
Surviving Life Přežít svůj život Jan Švankmajer Czech Republic
The Tempest N/A Julie Taymor United States
N/A L’ultimo gattopardo: ritratto di Goffredo Lombardo Giuseppe Tornatore Italy
N/A Passione John Turturro Italy
N/A Lope Andrucha Waddington Spain, Brazil
Reign of Assassins 劍雨 John Woo, Su Chao-pin China, Hong Kong
Space Guy Taikong xia 3D Zhang Yuan China

Italian comedy retrospective[edit]

The following films were shown as part of a retrospective section on Italian comedy, titled The State of Things, spanning the years 1937 to 1988.[16]

English title Original title Director(s) Released
Three Fables of Love Le quattro verità Alessandro Blasetti 1962
N/A Non ti pago! Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia 1942
N/A I cuori infranti Vittorio Caprioli 1963
Beach House Casotto Sergio Citti 1977
N/A Io non spezzo... rompo Bruno Corbucci 1971
N/A Il domestico Luigi Filippo D'Amico 1974
The Make Believe Pirates Allegri masnadieri Marco Elter 1937
The Whole City Sings Tutta la città canta Riccardo Freda 1945
Catch as Catch Can Lo scatenato Franco Indovina 1967
N/A Imputato alzatevi! Mario Mattoli 1939
N/A È arrivato il cavaliere! Mario Monicelli, Steno 1950
Cops and Robbers Guardie e ladri Mario Monicelli, Steno 1951
N/A Fracchia la belva umana Neri Parenti 1981
N/A L'onorata società Riccardo Pazzaglia 1961
The Bachelor Lo scapolo Antonio Pietrangeli 1955
N/A Il ragazzo di campagna Franco Castellano 1984
N/A Il commissario Lo Gatto Dino Risi 1987
The Thursday Il giovedì Dino Risi 1963
N/A Le pillole di Ercole Luciano Salce 1962
I'm in the Revue Botta e risposta Mario Soldati 1950
N/A Un giorno in pretura Steno 1954
N/A Febbre da cavallo Steno 1976
His Women Il mantenuto Ugo Tognazzi 1961
N/A Eccezzziunale... veramente Carlo Vanzina 1982
N/A Vacanze di Natale Carlo Vanzina 1983
N/A Compagni di scuola Carlo Verdone 1988

International Critics' Week[edit]

The following films were shown in the International Critics' Week, organized independently by SNCCI.[17]

English title Original title Director(s) Country
Beyond Svinalängorna Pernilla August Sweden
N/A Hai paura del buio Massimo Coppola Italy
N/A Angèle et Tony Alix Delaporte France
N/A Niente paura Piergiorgio Gay Italy
The Bride's Room (Closing film; out of competition) Limbunan Gutierrez Mangansakan II Philippines
N/A Notte Italiana Carlo Mazzacurati Italy
Daddy Oca Vlado Škafar Slovenia
Terra Madre Hora proelefsis Syllas Tzoumerkas Greece
Naomi Hitparzut Eitan Zur Israel

Juries[edit]

The International Jury for the main competition consisted of:[18]

Prizes[edit]

Venezia 67[edit]

Horizons – 'Premio orrizonti'[edit]

  • Premio Orizzonti (Orizzonti prize): Verano de Goliat by Nicolás Pereda (Mexico, Canada)
  • Special Orizonti jury prize: The Forgotten Space by Noël Burch and Allan Sekula (Netherlands, Austria)
  • Premio Orizzonti award for short film: Coming Attractions by Peter Tcherkassky (Austria)
  • Premio Orizzonti awards for medium-length film: Tse (Out) by Roee Rosen (Israel)
    • Special mention to: Jean Gentil by Laura Amelia Guzmán and Israel Cárdenas (Dominican Republic, Mexico, Germany)

References[edit]

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  13. ^ "In Venice, Russian, Chilean films favoured for Golden Lion". AFP. 11 September 2010. Retrieved 11 September 2010. 
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  15. ^ "Out of Competition". labiennale.org. 2010-07-29. Archived from the original on 1 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-29. 
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  18. ^ "Tarantino, Arriaga, Dapkunaite, Desplechin, Elfman, Guadagnino, Salvatores in the International Jury of Venezia 67". labiennale.org. 2010-07-29. Archived from the original on 28 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-30. 

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