56th Venice International Film Festival

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56th Venice International Film Festival
Opening filmEyes Wide Shut
LocationVenice, Italy
Festival date1 – 11 September 1999
Venice Film Festival chronology

The 56th annual Venice International Film Festival was held between 1 and 11 September 1999. The Golden Lion was awarded to Yi ge dou bu neng shao directed by Zhang Yimou.[1][2]


The following people comprised the 1999 jury:[3]

Official selection[edit]

In competition[edit]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Appassionate Tonino De Bernardi[4] Italy
The Cider House Rules Lasse Hallström United States
Crazy in Alabama Antonio Banderas United States
Empty Days Rien à faire Marion Vernoux France
Holy Smoke! Jane Campion Australia
Jesus' Son Alison Maclean Canada, United States
Lies Gojitmal Jang Sun-woo South Korea
Mal Alberto Seixas Santos Portugal
Night Wind Le vent de la nuit Philippe Garrel France, Italy, Switzerland
No Scandal Pas de scandale Benoît Jacquot France
Northern Skirts Nordrand Barbara Albert Austria, Germany, Switzerland
Not One Less Yi ge dou bu neng shao Zhang Yimou China
A Pornographic Affair Une liaison pornographique Frédéric Fonteyne Belgium, France, Switzerland, Luxembourg
Seventeen Years Guo nian hui jia Zhang Yuan China
Topsy-Turvy Mike Leigh United Kingdom
Until Tomorrow (aka) A domani Gianni Zanasi Italy
The Venice Project Robert Dornhelm United States, Austria
A Week in the Life of a Man Tydzien z zycia mezczyzny Jerzy Stuhr Poland
The Wind Will Carry Us Bad ma ra khahad bord Abbas Kiarostami Iran, France

Autonomous sections[edit]

Venice International Film Critics' Week[edit]

The following feature films were selected to be screened as In Competition for this section:[5]



  1. ^ "VENICE – 1999 – A GONDOLA IN TIME". Retrieved 6 October 2013.
  2. ^ "The 1990s". Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Juries for the 1990s". Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  4. ^ Tonino De Bernardi on IMDb
  5. ^ "14th International Film Critics' Week". sicvenezia.it. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  6. ^ Richard Bean on IMDb
  7. ^ Lisanne Skyler on IMDb

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