70th Venice International Film Festival

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70th Venice International Film Festival
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Festival poster
Opening filmGravity
Closing filmAmazonia
LocationVenice, Italy
Founded1932
AwardsGolden Lion: Sacro GRA
Silver Lion: Alexandros Avranas (Miss Violence)
Hosted byEva Riccobono
Festival date28 August – 7 September 2013
Websitewww.labiennale.org/en/cinema/
Venice Film Festival chronology

The 70th annual Venice International Film Festival took place in Venice, Italy from 28 August to 7 September 2013.[1] American film director William Friedkin was presented with a lifetime achievement award.[2] Italian film director Bernardo Bertolucci was the President of the Jury. He was previously the President of the Jury at the 40th edition in 1983.[3][4] Gravity, directed by Alfonso Cuarón, was the opening film of the festival.[5][6] Italian actress Eva Riccobono hosted the opening and closing nights of the festival.[7]

The Golden Lion was awarded to the Italian documentary film Sacro GRA.[8] It was the first documentary film to win the award at the Venice Festival.[9][10]

Jury[edit]

The following people were selected for the main competition jury:[11]

Main competition (Venezia 70)

Horizons (Orizzonti)

Opera Prima (Venice Award for a Debut Film)

Official selection[edit]

In Competition[edit]

The following films were selected for the main competition:[12][13]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Ana Arabia Amos Gitai Israel, France
Child of God James Franco United States
Intrepido: A Lonely Hero (aka) L'intrepido Gianni Amelio Italy
Jealousy La Jalousie Philippe Garrel France
Joe David Gordon Green United States
Miss Violence Alexandros Avranas Greece
Night Moves Kelly Reichardt United States
Parkland Peter Landesman United States
Philomena Stephen Frears United Kingdom
The Police Officer's Wife Die Frau des Polizisten Philip Gröning Germany
The Rooftop Es-Stouh Merzak Allouache Algeria, France
Sacro GRA Gianfranco Rosi Italy
Stray Dogs Jiao you ( 郊遊 ) Tsai Ming-liang Taiwan, France
Tom at the Farm Tom à la ferme Xavier Dolan Canada, France
Tracks John Curran United Kingdom, Australia
Under the Skin Jonathan Glazer United Kingdom, United States
The Unknown Known Errol Morris United States
Via Castellana Bandiera Emma Dante Italy, Switzerland, France
The Wind Rises Kaze Tachinu ( 風立ちぬ ) Hayao Miyazaki Japan
The Zero Theorem Terry Gilliam United Kingdom, United States

Out of Competition[edit]

The following films were selected for the out of competition section:[14]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Amazonia Thierry Ragobert France, Brazil
The Armstrong Lie Alex Gibney United States
At Berkeley Frederick Wiseman United States
The Canyons Paul Schrader United States
N/A Con il fiato sospeso Costanza Quatriglio Italy
Disney Mickey Mouse - O' Sole Minnie (Season 1, Episode 12) Paul Rudish, Aaron Springer, Clay Morrow United States
Gravity Alfonso Cuarón United States
Home from Home Die andere Heimat — Chronik einer Sehnsucht Edgar Reitz Germany
How Strange to Be Named Federico Che strano chiamarsi Federico - Scola racconta Fellini Ettore Scola Italy
Locke Steven Knight United Kingdom
Moebius Moebiuseu ( 뫼비우스 ) Kim Ki-duk South Korea
Pine Ridge Anna Eborn Denmark
A Promise Une promesse Patrice Leconte France
Redemption Miguel Gomes Portugal, France, Germany, Italy
Space Pirate Captain Harlock Aramaki Shinji Japan
Summer 82 When Zappa Came to Sicily Salvo Cuccia Italy, United States
'Til Madness Do Us Part Feng Ai Wang Bing Hong Kong, France
Ukraine Is Not a Brothel Ukraina ne Bordel Kitty Green Australia
Unforgiven Yurusarezaru mono Lee Sang-Il Japan
N/A La voce di Berlinguer Mario Sesti, Teho Teardo Italy
Walesa. Man of Hope Wałęsa. Czlowiek z nadziei Andrzej Wajda, Ewa Brodzka Poland
Wolf Creek 2 Greg McLean Australia

Horizons[edit]

The following films were selected for the Horizons (Orizzonti) section:[15]

Feature films
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Eastern Boys Robin Campillo France
First Snowfall La prima neve Andrea Segre Italy
Fish & Cat Mahi Va Gorbeh Shahram Mokri Iran
The Life After La vida después David Pablos Mexico
Little Brother Bauyr Serik Aprymov Kazakhstan
Medeas Andrea Pallaoro United States, Italy
My Name Is Hmmm... Je m'appelle Hmmm... Agnès B. France
Palo Alto Gia Coppola United States
Ruin Amiel Courtin-Wilson, Michael Cody Australia
The Sacrament Ti West United States
Small Homeland Piccola patria Alessandro Rossetto Italy
Some Girls Algunas chicas Santiago Palavecino Argentina
Still Life Uberto Pasolini United States, Italy
The Third Half Il terzo tempo Enrico Maria Artale Italy
We Are the Best! Vi Är Bäst! Lukas Moodysson Sweden, Denmark
Why Don't You Play in Hell? Jigoku de naze warui Sion Sono Japan
Wolfschildren Wolfskinder Rick Ostermann Germany
Short films
Title Duration Director(s) Production country
Aningaaq 7 min Jonas Cuarón United States
The Audition 9 min Michael Haussman Italy
Ballkoni 20 min Lendita Zeqiraj Kosovo
Blanco 8 min Ignacio Gatica Argentina
Cold Snap 11 min Leo Woodhead New Zealand
Death For a Unicorn 15 min Riccardo Bernasconi, Francesca Reverdito Switzerland
La gallina 17 min Manel Raga Spain
Houses With Small Windows 15 min Bülent Öztürk Belgium
Kush 20 min Shubhashish Bhutiani India
Minesh 12 min Shalin Sirkar South Africa, Germany, Denmark
Un pensiero Kalašnikov 21 min Giorgio Bosisio Italy, United Kingdom
Quello Che Resta (documentary) 20 min Valeria Allievi Italy
Sishui (Stagnant Water) 17 min Xiaowei Wang China
Toutes les belles choses 17 min Cécile Bicler France
Highlighted titles indicate the Orizzonti Awards for Best Feature Film and Best Short Film respectively.

Venice Classics[edit]

The following selection of restored classic films and documentaries on cinema were screened for this section:[16]

Restored classics
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
N/A Le 15/8 (1973, 43 min) Chantal Akerman, Samy Szlingerbaum Belgium
The Adventures of Hajji Baba (1954) Don Weis United States
Il Bacio di Tosca (aka Tosca's Kiss) (1984) Daniel Schmid Switzerland
La Bête humaine (aka The Human Beast) (1938) Jean Renoir France
Bread and Chocolate (1974) Pane e cioccolata Franco Brusati Italy
A Bullet For The General (1966) Quién Sabe? Damiano Damiani Italy
Comrades: Almost a Love Story (1996) Tian Mi Mi Peter Ho-Sun Chan Hong Kong
Do You Remember Dolly Bell? (1981) Sjecaš li se Dolly Bell Emir Kusturica Yugoslavia
Equinox Flower (1958) Higanbana Yasujirō Ozu Japan
Hands Over the City (1963) Le mani sulla città Francesco Rosi Italy, France
Hotel Monterey (1972) Chantal Akerman Belgium, United States
In the Heat of the Sun (1993) Yangguang canlan de rizi Jiang Wen China, Hong Kong
Kapurush (aka The Coward) (1965) Satyajit Ray India
Let's Get Lost (1988) Bruce Weber United States
Little Fugitive (1953) Morris Engel, Ruth Orkin, Ray Ashley United States
Mahapurush (aka The Holy Man) (1965) Satyajit Ray India
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983) Furyo Nagisa Ôshima United Kingdom, Japan
The Most Dangerous Game (1932) Irving Pichel, Ernest B. Schoedsack United States
My Darling Clementine (1946) John Ford United States
My Friend Ivan Lapshin (1984) Moy Drug Ivan Lapshin Aleksey German Sr. Soviet Union
Mysterious Object at Noon (2000) Dogfar nai mae marn Apichatpong Weerasethakul Thailand
Nidhanaya (aka The Treasure) (1970) Lester James Peries Sri Lanka
Paisan (1946) Paisà Roberto Rossellini Italy
Property Is No Longer a Theft (1973) La proprietà non è più un furto Elio Petri Italy
Providence (1977) Alain Resnais France, Switzerland, UK
Sandra (aka Of These Thousand Pleasures) (1965) Vaghe stelle dell'orsa... Luchino Visconti Italy
The Shape of Night (1964) Yoru no henrin Noboru Nakamura Japan
Sorcerer (1977) William Friedkin United States
White Rock (1977) Tony Maylam United Kingdom
Documentaries on cinema
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
N/A Il Bacio di Tosca, Une restauration numérique Richard Szotyori Switzerland
Bertolucci on Bertolucci Luca Guadagnino, Walter Fasano Italy
Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater Gabe Klinger USA, Portugal, France
A Fuller Life Samantha Fuller United States
N/A Istintobrass Massimiliano Zanin Italy
N/A Lino Micciché, Mio padre. Una visione del mondo Francesco Micciché Italy
Nice Girls Don't Stay for Breakfast (screened as "work in progress") Bruce Weber United States
N/A Non Eravamo Solo... Ladri Di Biciclette. Il Neorealismo Gianni Bozzacchi Italy
Trespassing Bergman Jane Magnusson, Hynek Pallas Sweden, France
Highlighted titles indicate the Venice Classics Awards for Best Restored Film and Best Documentary on Cinema respectively.

Biennale College - Cinema[edit]

The following films were screened for the "Biennale College - Cinema" section, a higher education training workshop for micro-budget feature films:[17]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Yuri Esposito Alessio Fava[18] Italy
Memphis Tim Sutton United States
Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit Thailand

Final Cut in Venice[edit]

The following films were screened for the "Final Cut in Venice" section, a workshop to support the post-production of films from Africa:[19]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Challatt Tunes Le Challat de Tunis Kaouther Ben Hania[20] Tunisia
The Cat El Ott Ibrahim El-Batout Egypt
With Almost Nothing Avec presque rien... Nantenaina Lova[21] Madagascar
Territorial Pissings Sibs Shongwe-La Mer South Africa

Special Screenings[edit]

The following films were the Special Screenings of the Official Selection:[22]

  • Dietro le quinte di otto e 1/2 by Gideon Bachmann[23] (Italy)
  • Dai Nostri Inviati – La RAI racconta la mostra del cinema di Venezia 1980-1989 by Enrico Salvatori, Giuseppe Giannotti, Davide Savelli (Italy)

Venice 70 - Future Reloaded[edit]

Under the project title Venice 70 - Future Reloaded, 70 top film directors were each invited to make a 60-90 second short film, as "both a collective tribute to the Festival (the first festival in the world to reach the milestone of 70 editions) and a reflection on the future of cinema".[24][25][26]

Autonomous sections[edit]

Venice International Film Critics' Week[edit]

The following films were selected for the Critics' Week:[27][28]

In competition
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Salvation Army L’armée du salut Abdellah Taïa France, Morocco
The Reunion Återträffen Anna Odell Sweden
The Quispe Girls Las niñas Quispe Sebastián Sepúlveda Chile, France, Argentina
Class Enemy Razredni Sovražnik Rok Biček Slovenia
White Shadow Noaz Deshe Italy, Germany, Tanzania
Zoran, My Nephew the Idiot Zoran, il mio nipote scemo Matteo Oleotto Italy, Slovenia
Trap Street Shuiyin jie Vivian Qu China
Special Events - Out of competition
Line-up English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Opening film The Art of Happiness L’arte della felicità Alessandro Rak Italy
Closing film Illiterate Las analfabetas Moisés Sepúlveda Chile

Venice Days[edit]

The following films were selected for the 10th edition of the Venice Days (Giornate degli Autori) section:[29] Starting from this edition, Venice Days has created its own international award "for a film from the entire Official Selection".[30]

Official selection
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Alienation Otchuzhdenie Milko Lazarov Bulgaria
Bethlehem Yuval Adler Israel, Germany, Belgium
Gerontophilia Bruce LaBruce Canada
The Good Life La belle vie Jean Denizot France
Kill Your Darlings John Krokidas United States
May in the Summer Cherien Dabis Jordan, Qatar, USA
My Class La mia classe Daniele Gaglianone Italy
Nobody's Home Köksüz Deniz Akçay Turkey
The Reconstruction La reconstrucción Juan Taratuto Argentina
Rigor Mortis Geung si Juno Mak Hong Kong
Siddharth Richie Mehta Canada, India
Traitors Sean Gullette Morocco, USA
Special Events
Title Director(s) Production country
Julia J. Jackie Baier Germany, Lithuania
"Lenny Cooke" Benny and Josh Safdie United States
Lino Miccichè, mio padre - Una visione del mondo Francesco Miccichè Italy
The Referee (L'arbitro) Paolo Zucca Italy, Argentina
Secchi Edo Natoli Italy
Three Many Weddings (3 bodas de más) Javier Ruiz Caldera Spain
Venezia Salva Serena Nono Italy
Miu Miu Women’s Tales
Title Director(s) Production country
Le Donne della Vucciria Hiam Abbass Italy
The Door Ava DuVernay USA, Italy
Lux Prize
Title Director(s) Production country
The Selfish Giant Clio Barnard United Kingdom
Miele (Honey) Valeria Golino Italy
The Broken Circle Breakdown Felix Van Groeningen Belgium
Highlighted title indicates the official Venice Days Award winner.

Awards[edit]

Official selection[edit]

The following Official Awards were conferred at the 70th edition:[31]

In Competition (Venezia 70)

Horizons (Orizzonti)

Venice Classics Awards

Special Awards

Autonomous sections[edit]

The following official and collateral awards were conferred to films of the autonomous sections:

Venice International Film Critics' Week

  • Lion of the Future
Luigi De Laurentiis Venice Award For A Debut Film: White Shadow by Noaz Deshe
Special mention: The Art of Happiness by Alessandro Rak
Special mention: Giuseppe Battiston for his role in Zoran, il mio nipote scemo
Special mention: Anna Odell for complete author’s work in the film The Reunion
  • "RaroVideo" Audience Award: Zoran, My Nephew the Idiot by Matteo Oleotto
  • Schermi di Qualità Award: Zoran, My Nephew the Idiot by Matteo Oleotto

Venice Days (Giornati degli Autori)

  • Venice Days Award: Kill Your Darlings by John Krokidas[30]
  • Label Europa Cinemas Award: The Good Life (La belle vie) by Jean Denizot
  • Open Award: Serena Nono for directing Venezia salva
  • Lina Mangiacapre Award - Special mention: Traitors by Sean Gullette
  • Fedeora Awards:
    • Best Film: Bethlehem by Yuval Adler
    • Best director of a debut film: Milko Lazarov for Alienation
Special mention: The Good Life (La belle vie) by Jean Denizot
  • Europa Cinemas Label Award: The Good Life (La belle vie) by Jean Denizot
Special mention: Alienation by Milko Lazarov

Other collateral awards[edit]

The following collateral awards were conferred to films of the official selection:[35]

Special mention: Ana Arabia by Amos Gitai
Special mention: Maria Rosaria Omaggio for her role in Walesa. Man of Hope
Special mention: The Third Half (Il terzo tempo) by Enrico Maria Artale (Horizons)
Cinema for UNICEF mention: Philomena by Stephen Frears
Special mention: The Zero Theorem by Terry Gilliam
  • P. Nazareno Taddei Award: Philomena by Stephen Frears
  • Lanterna Magica (CGS) Award: L'intrepido by Gianni Amelio
  • Lina Mangiacapre Award: Via Castellana Bandiera by Emma Dante
Special mention: Femen’s activists of Ukraine Is Not a Brothel by Kitty Green (Out of competition)
  • Golden Mouse: Philomena by Stephen Frears
Special mention: Stray Dogs (Jiaoyou) by Tsai Ming-liang
Special mention: Home from Home (Die andere heimat – Cronik einer sehnsucht) by Edgar Reitz (Out of competition)
  • UK-ITALY Creative Industries Award – Best Innovative Budget:
  • Interfilm Award for Promoting Interreligious Dialogue: Philomena by Stephen Frears
  • Gillo Pontecorvo Award: Con il fiato sospeso by Costanza Quatriglio (Out of competition)
  • Green Drop Award: Ana Arabia by Amos Gitai
  • Young Jury Members of the Vittorio Veneto Film Festival: Philomena by Stephen Frears
Special mention for a debut film: Via Castellana Bandiera by Emma Dante
  • "Civitas Vitae prossima" Award: Still Life by Uberto Pasolini
  • Soundtrack Stars Award*
    • Best Soundtrack Award: Via Castellana Bandiera by Emma Dante
Special mention for Best Contemporary Actor: Ryuchi Sakamoto (Venezia 70 Jury member)
  • Ambiente WWF Award: Amazonia by Thierry Ragobert (Out of competition)
  • Bianchi Award: Enzo d’Aló

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