63rd Venice International Film Festival

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63rd Venice International Film Festival
Festival poster
LocationVenice, Italy
Festival date30 August – 9 September 2006
Venice Film Festival chronology

The 63rd annual Venice International Film Festival, held in Venice, Italy, was opened on 30 August 2006 with Brian De Palma's The Black Dahlia and was closed on 9 September 2006. Host of the event was Italian actress Isabella Ferrari.[1] During the festival, retrospectives were held on the one hundredth anniversary of the births of three major Italian directors: Roberto Rossellini, Mario Soldati and Luchino Visconti. The Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to American director David Lynch. All the films running the contest were shown for the first time as world premiere in the festival history since the Second World War.[2][3]


The international juries of the 63rd Venice International Film Festival were composed as follows:[4][5]

Main Competition (Venezia 63)

Horizons (Orizzonti)

Opera Prima ("Luigi de Laurentiis" Award for a Debut Film)

Short Film Competition (Corto Cortissimo)

  • Teboho Mahlatsi, South African director and producer (President)
  • Francesca Calvelli, Italian editor
  • Aleksey Fedortchenko, Russian director

Official selection[edit]

In competition[edit]

The competitive section of the official selection is an international competition of feature films in 35mm and digital HD format, running for the Golden Lion.[6]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Black Book Zwartboek Paul Verhoeven Netherlands, Germany, UK
The Black Dahlia Brian De Palma USA, Germany
Bobby Emilio Estevez United States
Children of Men Alfonso Cuarón United States
Dry Season Daratt Mahamat Saleh Haroun Chad, France, Belgium, Austria
Euphoria Ejforija Ivan Vyrypaev Russia
Exiled Fong juk Johnnie To Hong Kong, China
Falling Fallen Barbara Albert Austria
The Fountain Darren Aronofsky United States
Hollywoodland Allen Coulter United States
I Don't Want to Sleep Alone Hei yanquan Tsai Ming-liang Taiwan, France, Austria
The Missing Star La stella che non c'è Gianni Amelio Italy
Mushishi Katsuhiro Otomo Japan
The Golden Door Nuovomondo Emanuele Crialese Italy, France
Paprika Papurika Satoshi Kon Japan
Private Fears in Public Places Cœurs Alain Resnais France, Italy
Private Property Nue Propriété Joachim Lafosse Belgium, Luxembourg, France
The Queen Stephen Frears United Kingdom
Still Life Sanxia haoren Jia Zhangke China
Syndromes and a Century Sang sattawat Apichatpong Weerasethakul Thailand, France
These Encounters of Theirs (aka) Quei loro incontri Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet Italy, France
The Untouchable L'intouchable Benoît Jacquot France
Highlighted title indicates the Golden Lion winner.

Out of competition[edit]

Works by directors already established in past editions of the Festival, and films deemed appropriate for a midnight screening.[7]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
The Banquet Yeyan Feng Xiaogang China
N/A Belle Toujours Manoel de Oliveira Portugal, France
The Devil Wears Prada David Frankel United States
A Few Days in September Quelques jours en Septembre Santiago Amigorena France, Italy
INLAND EMPIRE David Lynch USA, Poland, France
The Island Ostrov Pavel Lounguine Russia
The Magic Flute Kenneth Branagh United Kingdom, France
Tales from Earthsea Gedo Senki Goro Miyazaki Japan
World Trade Center Oliver Stone United States
Out of Competition - Midnight
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
The City of Violence Jjakpae Ryoo Seung-wan South Korea
Have You Another Apple? (aka) Baaz ham sib daari? Bayram Fazli Iran
Retribution Sakebi Kiyoshi Kurosawa Japan
Rob-B-Hood Bo bui gai wak Benny Chan China
Summer Love Piotr Uklansky Poland
To Let Para entrar a vivir Jaume Balagueró Spain
The Wicker Man Neil LaBute United States
Special event
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Letters from the Sahara Lettere dal Sahara Vittorio De Seta Italy


A section aiming to provide a picture of the new trends in cinema.[8]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Crickets Koorogi Shinji Aoyama Japan
The Hottest State Ethan Hawke United States
Amazing Lives of the Fast Food Grifters Tachiguishi retsuden Mamoru Oshii Japan
El cobrador: In God We Trust Paul Leduc Mexico, Argentina, Brasil
Courthouse on Horseback Mabei shang de fating Liu Jie China
Don't Make Any Plans for Tonight Non prendere impegni stasera Gianluca Maria Tavarelli Italy
Free Floating Svobodnoe plavanie Boris Khlebnikov Russia
Heimat Fragments: The Women Heimat-Fragmente: Die Frauen Edgar Reitz Germany
I Am the One Who Brings Flowers to Her Grave Ana alati tahmol azouhour ila qabriha Hala Alabdalla Yakoub & Ammar Al Beik Syria, France
Infamous Douglas McGrath United States
Quijote Mimmo Paladino Italy
Rain Dogs Taiyang yu Ho Yuhang Malaysia, Hong Kong
Requiem from Java Opera Jawa Garin Nugroho Indonesia
Rome Rather Than You (aka) Roma wa la n’touma Tariq Teguia Algeria, France
Suely in the Sky O Céu de Suely Karim Aïnouz Brasil
Title Director(s) Production country
Bellissime 2 - Dagli anni Sessanta ad oggi Giovanna Gagliardo Italy
Dong Jia Zhangke China
The U.S. vs. John Lennon David Leaf & John Scheinfeld United States
When the Leeves Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts Spike Lee United States
Special events
Title Director(s) Production country
Akamas Panicos Chrysanthou Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Turkey
C’est Gradiva qui vous appelle Alain Robbe-Grillet France, Belgium
Kill Gil 2 Gil Rossellini Italy, Switzerland
Il mio paese Daniele Vicari Italy
Pasolini prossimo nostro Giuseppe Bertolucci Italy, France
Highlighted title indicate the Horizons Awards for Best Film and Best Documentary respectively.

Corto Cortissimo[edit]

International competition of 35mm short films, in world premiere, not exceeding 30 minutes in length.[9]

In competition
Title Director(s) Production country
Levelek Ferenc Cakò Hungary
Comment on freine dans une descente? Alix Delaporte France
The Making of Parts Daniel Elliott UK
Detektive Andreas Goldstein Germany
Treinta Años Nicolás Lasnibat France, Chile
Um Ano Mais Longo Marco Martins Portugal
Mum Mads Matthiesen Denmark
"Faça sua Escolha" Paula Miranda Brazil
Pharmakon Ioakim Mylonas Cyprus
Rien ne va plus Katja Pratschke and Gusztáv Hàmos Germany
Trillizas Propaganda Fernando Salem Argentina
Simanei Derech Shimon Shai Israel
Fib 1477 Lorenzo Sportiello Italy
What Does Your Daddy Do? Martin Stitt UK
Eva reste au placard les nuits de pleine lune Alex Stockman Belgium
In the Eye Abides the Hear Mary Sweeney USA
Adults only Joon Han Yeo Malaysia
Out of competition
Sekalli sa Meokgo Teboho Mahlatsi South Africa
Highlighted title indicates Lion for Best Short Film winner.

The secret story of Russian cinema[edit]

Special monografic section on the Secret story of Russian cinema from 1934 to 1974.[10]

English title Original title Year Director(s)
Accordion (aka) Garmon' 1934 Igor Savchenko
Jolly Fellows Vesiolye rebiata 1934 Grigori Aleksandrov
Circus Cirk 1936 Grigori Aleksandrov
The Country Bride Bogataja nevesta 1938 Ivan Pyryev
Volga-Volga 1938 Grigori Aleksandrov
Tractor-Drivers Traktoristy 1939 Ivan Pyryev
Musical Story (aka) Muzykalnaya istoriya 1940 Aleksandr Ivanovsky & Gerbert Rappaport
Tanya Svetly put' 1940 Grigori Aleksandrov
They Met in Moscow Svinarka i pastukh 1941 Ivan Pyryev
Six P.M. V shest chasov vechera posle voyny 1944 Ivan Pyryev
Springtime Vesna 1947 Grigori Aleksandrov
Cossacks of the Kuban Kubanskie kazaki' 1950 Ivan Pyryev
Bountiful Summer Shchedroe leto 1950 Boris Barnet
Carnival Night' Karnavalnaya noch 1956 Eldar Ryazanov
Our Dear Doctor (aka) Nash milyy doktor 1956 Shaken Ajmanov
Cherry Town Cheriomushki 1963 Gerbert Rappaport
Save the Drowning Man (aka) Spasite utopayushchego 1969 Pavel Arsenov
A Lover's Romance Romans o vlyublyonnykh 1974 Andrei Konchalovsky

Joaquim Pedro de Andrade[edit]

This is a special section dedicated to the Brazilian movie-maker, Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, one of the fathers of new cinema and a famous renewal of Brazilian cinema. His daughter, Alice de Andrade, also a producer, restored the fourteen works that constitute all of her father's filmography.[11]

Feature films
English title Original title Year
Garrincha: Hero of the Jungle (documentary) Garrincha, Alegria do Povo 1963
The Priest and the Girl O Padre e a Moça 1966
Macunaíma 1969
The Conspirators (aka) Os Inconfidentes 1972
Conjugal Warfare Guerra Conjugal 1975
N/A O Homen do Pau-Brasil 1981
Short films
Title Year Title Year
O Mestre de Apipucos (documentary) 1959 Brasilia, Contradições de Uma Cidade Nova (doc.) 1967
O Poeta do Castelo (documentary) 1959 Linguagem da Persuasão (doc.) 1970
Couro de Gato 1960 Vereda Tropical (doc.) 1977
Cinéma Nôvo (documentary) 1967 O Aleijadinho (doc.) 1978

Secret History of Italian Cinema 3[edit]

Special monographic sessions dedicated to the secret story of Italian film from 1937 to 1979. This is the third part of the retrospective of Italian Film, initiated at the 61st Venice International Film Festival.[12]

English title Original title Director(s) Restoration
Centennial of Rossellini, Soldati and Visconti
In High Places (1942) Quartieri alti Mario Soldati Cineteca Nazionale
Obsession (1943) Ossessione Luchino Visconti Cineteca Nazionale, Ripley's Film, SKY Italia
Rome, Open City (1945) Roma, città aperta Roberto Rossellini Cineteca Nazionale, Department of Cultural Policies of the City of Rome, Cinecittà Digital
Flight Into France (1948) Fuga in Francia Mario Soldati Cineteca Nazionale
Anna Magnani, episode from We, the Women (1953) Luchino Visconti Cineteca Nazionale, Ripley's Film
Ingrid Bergman, episode from We, the Women (1953) Roberto Rossellini Cineteca Nazionale, Ripley's Film
General Della Rovere (1959) Il generale della Rovere Roberto Rossellini Cineteca Nazionale, Gruppo Editoriale Minerva – Raro Video, National Museum of Cinema of Torino, Historical Archive of the Biennale, LVR
The secret story of Italian cinema
The Ferocious Saladin (1937) Il feroce Saladino Mario Bonnard Fondazione Cineteca Italiana, National Museum of Cinema of Torino, Cineteca of Bologna – Laboratorio L'Immagine Ritrovata
For a Few Dollars More (1965) Per qualche dollaro in più Sergio Leone Cineteca di Bologna – Laboratorio L'Immagine Ritrovata, SKY Italia
From the Clouds to the Resistance (1979) Dalla nube alla resistenza Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet Only copy of this archive is at the Cineteca of Bologna

Autonomous sections[edit]

Venice International Film Critics' Week[edit]

The following feature films were selected to be screened as In Competition for the 21st Venice International Film Critics’ Week:[13]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
The Lizard (lit.) El Amarillo Sergio Mazza Argentina
My One and Onlies Egyetleneim Gyula Nemes[14] Hungary
A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints Dito Montiel United States
Hyena Hiena Grzegorz Lewandowski[15] Poland
Premonition Le Pressentiment Jean-Pierre Darroussin France
On the Trail of Igor Rizzi Sur la trace d'Igor Rizzi Noël Mitrani Canada
Do over Yi Nian Zhichu Yu-Chieh Cheng Taiwan
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Special Event
The Rieducation La rieducazione Davide Alfonsi, Alessandro Fusto & Denis Malagnino Italy
Homage to Otto Preminger
Bunny Lake is Missing Otto Preminger UK, USA

Venice Days[edit]

The following films were selected for the 3rd edition of Venice Days (Giornate Degli Autori) autonomous section:[16]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
7 Years 7 Ans Jean-Pascal Hattu France
N/A Chicha tu madre Gianfranco Quattrini Argentina, Peru
N/A Come l'ombra Marina Spada Italy
Dark Blue Almost Black Azuloscurocasinegro Daniel Sánchez Arévalo Spain
Dreams of Dust Rêves de poussière Laurent Salgues Burkina Faso, Canada, France
N/A L’etoile du soldat Christophe de Ponfilly France, Germany, Afghanistan
Falkenberg Farewell Farväl Falkenberg Jesper Ganslandt Denmark, Sweden
Khadak Jessica Woodworth & Peter Brosens Belgium, Germany, Holland
Meanwhile (aka) Mientras tanto Diego Lerman Argentina, France
The Night of the Sunflowers La noche de los girasoles) Jorge Sánchez-Cabezudo
Offscreen Christoffer Boe Denmark
N/A L'udienza è aperta Vincenzo Marra
WWW - What a Wonderful World Faouzi Bensaïdi Morocco, France


Official selection[edit]

The following Official Awards were conferred at the 63rd edition:[17]

In Competition (Venezia 63)

Special Awards

Horizons awards (Premi Orizzonti)

Short Film awards (Corto Cortissimo Lion)

  • Silver Lion for Best Short Film: Comment on freine dans une descente? by Alix Delaporte
  • UIP Award for the Best European Short Film: The Making of Parts by Daniel Elliott
Special Mention: Adults Only by Yeo Joon Han

Autonomous sections[edit]

The following official and collateral awards were conferred to films of the autonomous sections:[17][18][19]

Venice International Film Critics' Week

Venice Days (Giornate Degli Autori)

  • Lion of the Future
Luigi De Laurentiis Award for a Debut Film: Khadak by Peter Brosens & Jessica Woodworth
Special mention: 7 Years (7 Ans) by Jean-Pascal Hattu

Other collateral awards[edit]

The following collateral awards were conferred to films of the official selection:[18]

Special mention: Dry Season (Daratt) by Mahamat Saleh Haroun
Special mention: Private Property (Nue Propriété) by Joachim Lafosse
Special mention: The Banquet by Feng Xiaogang (Out of competition)
Special mention: Dry Season by Mahamat Saleh Haroun

The numbers and the nations of the 63rd Show[edit]

  • Number of countries with a film in one of the official sections: 31
  • Countries making their first appearance at the film festival Chad, Cyprus and Indonesia
  • Number of films displayed: 2,589, including 1,429 full-length feature films
  • Number of full-length feature film officially presented: 62
    • During the contest: 21
    • Out of the contest: 9 + 7 midnights + 1 special event
    • Venice Horizons: 19 + 5 special events


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