60th Venice International Film Festival

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60th Venice International Film Festival
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Festival Poster
LocationVenice, Italy
Founded1932
Festival date27 August – 6 September 2003
WebsiteWebsite
Venice Film Festival chronology

The 60th annual Venice International Film Festival was held from 27 August to 6 September 2003.[1][2][3] The festival opened with Woody Allen's Out of Competition film Anything Else.[4]

Juries[edit]

The following people comprised the 2003 jury for the feature films of the main competition and for the short films of the official selection:[5][6]

Main Competition (Venezia 60)

Upstream (Controcorrente)
The following people were selected to confer the San Marco Prize for best film, the Special Director's Award, an Upstream Prize for Best Actor, and one for Best Actress:[5][7]

"Luigi De Laurentiis" Award for a First Feature
The following people were selected to confer the Lion of the Future.[5][7]

  • Lia van Leer, President
  • Jannike Ahlund
  • Pierre-Henri Deleau
  • Stefan Kitanov
  • Peter Scarlet

Official selection[edit]

In competition[edit]

The following films were nominated to compete for the Golden Lion of the 60th edition of the festival:[8]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
21 Grams Alejandro González Iñárritu United States
Alila Amos Gitai Israel, France
Code 46 Michael Winterbottom United Kingdom
Feelings Les Sentiments Noémie Lvovsky France
The Floating Landscape Lian zhi feng jing Miu-suet Lai Hong Kong
A Good Lawyer's Wife Baramnan gajok Im Sang-soo South Korea
Good Morning, Night Buongiorno, notte Marco Bellocchio Italy
Goodbye, Dragon Inn Bú sàn Ming-liang Tsai Taiwan
Imagining Argentina Christopher Hampton Spain, UK, the United States
The Kite Le cerf-volant / Tayyara men wara Randa Chahal Lebanon
Loving Glances Sjaj u očima Srđan Karanović Serbia and Montenegro, UK
The Miracle Il Miracolo Edoardo Winspeare Italy
Pornography Pornografia Jan Jakub Kolski Poland, France
Raja Jacques Doillon France, Morocco
The Return Vozvrashcheniye Andrey Zvyagintsev Russia
Rosenstrasse Margarethe von Trotta Germany, Netherlands
Secret File Segreti di Stato Paolo Benvenuti Italy
A Talking Picture Um Filme Falado Manoel de Oliveira Portugal
Twentynine Palms Bruno Dumont France, Germany, the United States
Zatôichi Takeshi Kitano Japan
Highlighted title indicates the Golden Lion winner.

Out of competition[edit]

The following films were screened as Out of Competition:[9]

Special Event

Short film competition[edit]

The following films, whose length does not exceed 30 minutes, were selected for the short film competition:[10]

In competition
Title Director(s) Production country
El excusado Lorenza Manrique Mexico
From Where I'm Standing Annalise Patterson New Zealand
God's Kitchen Paki Smith Ireland
Hochbetrieb Andreas Krein Germany
Match Jef Nassenstein The Netherlands
Neft (The Oil) Murad Ibragimbeko Russia, Azerbaijan
Neon Eyes Thomas Gerhold, Markus Wambsganss Germany
Ore 2 Calma Piatta Marco Pontecorvo Italy
Ritterschlag Sven Martin Germany
Solitaire Thor Bekkavik Norway
The Trumouse Show Julio Robledo Spain
Zippo Stefano Sollima Italy
Out of competition
Title Director(s) Production country
Destino Dominique Monféry France, the United States
Le lion volatil Agnès Varda France
Highlighted title indicates the winner of the Silver Lion for Best Short Film.

Upstream[edit]

A section of the official selection for feature films that stand out for their "innovative intent, creative originality or alternative cinematographic languages" [11][12]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Antenna Antena Kazuyoshi Kumakiri Japan
Break Free Liberi Gianluca Maria Tavarelli Italy
Casa de los Babys John Sayles United States, Mexico
The Chimera of Heroes La quimera de los heroes Daniel Rosenfeld Argentina, France, Denmark
The First Letter Abjad Abolfazl Jalili Iran, France, Italy
The Five Obstructions De Fem Benspaend Jørgen Leth, Lars Von Trier Denmark, Switzerland, Belgium, France
In the Forest... Again Abar Aranye Goutam Ghose India
Last Life in the Universe Ruang rak noi nid mahasan Pen-ek Ratanaruang Thailand, Hong Kong, Netherlands, the United States, Japan
Lost in Translation Sofia Coppola United States, Japan
Mud Çamur Derviş Zaim Italy, Cyprus
A Place Among the Living Une place parmi les vivants Raoul Ruiz France, Romania
The Python Pitons Laila Pakalnina Latvia
The Return of Cagliostro Il ritorno di Cagliostro Daniele Ciprì, Franco Maresco Italy
Schultze Gets the Blues Michael Schorr Germany
Silence Between Two Thoughts Sokoote beine do fekr Babak Payami Iran
The Sun Assassinated (aka) Le soleil assassiné Abdelkrim Bahloul France
Travellers and Magicians Chang hup the gi tril nung Khyentse Norbu Bhutan, United Kingdom
Vodka Lemon Hiner Saleem France, Italy, Switzerland, Armenia
Special Event
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
The Tulse Luper Suitcases: Antwerp Peter Greenaway United Kingdom
Highlighted title indicates the San Marco Prize winner.

New Territories[edit]

The following films were selected for the New Territories (Nuovi Territori) section:[13]

Feature films - Fiction[14]
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
N/A Pequeña paloma blanca Christian Barbe Chile, UK
Threads Khahit errouh Hakim Belabbes Morocco, the United States
Vibrator Ryūichi Hiroki Japan
N/A L'ultimo piano Paolo Scarfò Italy
N/A Le dernier des immobiles Nicola Sornaga France
Chemical Hunger Fame chimica Antonio Bocola, Paolo Vari Italy, Switzerland
Feature films - Non-fiction[15]
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
N/A Mattatoio Akab (Gabriele Di Benedetto) Italy
N/A L'uomo segreto Nino Bizzarri Italy
N/A Retour à Kotelnitch Emmanuel Carrère France
Mists Brumas Ricardo Costa Portugal
At School A scuola Leonardo Di Costanzo France, Italy
War (aka) Guerra Pippo Delbono Italy, Israel, Palestine
Italian sud est Fluid Video Crew Italy
N/A Materiali a confronto Giuseppe M. Gaudino Italy
N/A Un instante en la vida ajena Jose Luis López-Linares Spain
Counter Site Contr@site Fausta Quattrini, Daniele Incalcaterra Argentina, Switzerland
Prisoner of the Iron Bars O Prisioneiro da Grade de Ferro Paulo Sacramento Brazil
N/A On n'est pas des marques de vélo Jean-Pierre Thorn France
Barefoot to Herat Paberahne Ta Harat Majid Majidi Iran
Feature films - Medium-length Films[16]
Title Duration Director(s) Production country
United We Stand 41' Matteo Barzini Italy
Un fils 58' Amal Bedjaoui France
Sorriso amaro 56' Matteo Bellizzi Italy, Finland, Switzerland
Segni particolari - Appunti per un film sull'Emilia Romagna 53' Giuseppe Bertolucci Italy
My Father's Garden 30' Matthew Brown Italy, South Africa
Il senso del mistero 30' Paolo Brunatto Italy
Picciridda 32' Alberto Castiglione Italy
Stessa rabbia, stessa primavera 65' Stefano Incerti Italy
Maledetta mia 55' Wilma Labate Italy
La Maladie de la Mort / The Malady of Death 39' Asa Mader France, the United States
Paesaggio a Sud 30' Vincenzo Marra Italy
Margherita. Ritratto Confidenziale 48' Giuseppe Piccioni Italy
Senza tregua 25' Marco Pozzi Italy
Short Films[17]
Title Duration Director(s) Production country
Poem 03' Carlos Armella UK
Chaplin Aujourd'hui - The Kid 26' Alain Bergala France
Japan-eno - Stornmi # 3 - Clessiquidre hz FX - China #4 FX - A...B...C...cletta - CoplanDesideri - Occhi di-visi Occhi di-versi Ermanno De Biagi Italy
The Time We Lost 15' Tommaso Cammarano Italy, the United States
Lo stuoino di pietra 06' Gina Carducci Italy, the United States
Pequeñas voces 19' Eduardo Carrillo Colombia, UK, Spain
Ssst 05' Pietro Durante, Lisa Ferlazzo Natoli Italy
Structural Filmwaste. Dissolution 1 04' Siegfried A. Fruhauf Austria
La recherche de ma mère 04' Paola Gandolfi, Francesca Ravello Italy
Ne dites pas à ma mère 27' Sarah Moon Howe Belgium, France
Libberato 08' Davide Lombardi Italy
La spia che era in me 15' Mario Materia Italy
Prises de vues 11' Sebastian Meise Austria
Relojes de arena 04' José Francisco Ortuno, Laura Alvea Spain
The Affirmation of Jimmy Brown 06' Robert Pasternak Canada
My McQueen 17' Lourdes Portillo the United States
Racconti per l'isola 25' Costanza Quatriglio
Grande anarca 18' Alvise Renzini Italy
Fantasmi di voce - Antonio Stagnoli 28' Elisabetta Sgarbi Italy
You Are Evil 05' Louis Taylor Canada
Shen-Zi 11' Nell Yen-ni Wang, Jin-yi Liu Taiwan
Special Events[18]
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
The Agronomist Jonathan Demme United States
The Saddest Music in the World Guy Maddin Canada
Persona non grata Oliver Stone the United States, France, Spain

Autonomous sections[edit]

Venice International Film Critics' Week[edit]

The following feature films were selected to be screened as In Competition for this section:[19]

Awards[edit]

Official selection[edit]

The following Official Awards were conferred at the 60th edition:[7]

Special Awards

Short Film awards

Special mention: Hochbetrieb by Andreas Krein

Other collateral awards[edit]

The following collateral awards were conferred to films of the official selection:[23]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "VENICE – 2003 GOLDEN LIONS AND OTHER HOT STUFF". Retrieved 6 October 2013.
  3. ^ "The 2000s". Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Woody Allen to open 60th Mostra". labiennale.org. Archived from the original on 20 August 2003. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  5. ^ a b c "60th Mostra - Sections, Juries and Awards". labiennale.org. Archived from the original on 28 August 2003. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Juries for the 2000s". Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  7. ^ a b c "Official Awards of the 60th Mostra". labiennale.org. Archived from the original on 4 August 2004. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
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  9. ^ "60th Mostra - Out of Competition". labiennale.org. Archived from the original on 6 October 2003. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  10. ^ "60th Mostra - Upstream". labiennale.org. Archived from the original on 27 August 2003. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
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  13. ^ "60th Mostra - New Territories (about)". labiennale.org. Archived from the original on 26 December 2003. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  14. ^ "60th Mostra - New Territories, Feature Films (Fiction)". labiennale.org. Archived from the original on 26 December 2003. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  15. ^ "60th Mostra - New Territories, Feature Films (Non-Fiction)". labiennale.org. Archived from the original on 6 October 2003. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  16. ^ "60th Mostra - New Territories - Medium-length films". labiennale.org. Archived from the original on 26 December 2003. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  17. ^ "60th Mostra - New Territories - Short Films". labiennale.org. Archived from the original on 6 October 2003. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  18. ^ "60th Mostra - New Territories - Special Events". labiennale.org. Archived from the original on 6 October 2003. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  19. ^ "18th International Film Critics' Week". sicvenezia.it. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  20. ^ Salvatore Mereu on IMDb
  21. ^ Marc Kim on IMDb
  22. ^ Frédéric Videau on IMDb
  23. ^ "Collateral prizes of the 60th Mostra". labiennale.org. Archived from the original on 4 August 2004. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  24. ^ "2003 Awards: Venice (Italy, August 27 – September 6, 2003)". FIPRESCI website. Archived from the original on 5 June 2011.

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