74th Venice International Film Festival

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74th Venice International Film Festival
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Festival poster
Opening filmDownsizing
Closing filmOutrage Coda
LocationVenice, Italy
Founded1932
AwardsGolden Lion - The Shape of Water
Hosted byAlessandro Borghi[1]
Festival date30 August – 9 September 2017
WebsiteWebsite
Venice Film Festival chronology
The main entrance of the Cinema Palace during the festival.

The 74th annual Venice International Film Festival was held from 30 August to 9 September 2017.[2] The jury president was announced as the actress Annette Bening on 5 July 2017.[3] Downsizing, directed by Alexander Payne, was selected to open the festival.[4] The Golden Lion. the highest prize given by the festival, was awarded to The Shape of Water, directed by Guillermo Del Toro.[5]

A new section for virtual-reality (VR) films was introduced in this edition of the festival, as part of the Official Selection. 22 films were selected for the first-ever competition for films made in VR, while several more were presented in out-of-competition subsections.[6]

Jury[edit]

The following people formed the 2017 juries:[7][8]

Main Competition (Venezia 74)

Horizons (Orizzonti)

Opera Prima (Venice Award for a Debut Film)

Venice Classics

  • Giuseppe Piccioni, Italian director and screenwriter (President)
  • 26 students of Cinema History

Venice Virtual Reality

Official selection[edit]

In Competition[edit]

The following films were selected for the main international competition:[9][10]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Ammore e malavita Ammore e malavita Antonio Manetti, Marco Manetti Italy
Angels Wear White Jia Nian Hua ( 嘉年华 ) Vivian Qu China, France
Custody Jusqu'à la Garde Xavier Legrand France
Downsizing Alexander Payne United States
Ex Libris: The New York Public Library Frederick Wiseman United States
A Family Una famiglia Sebastiano Riso Italy
First Reformed Paul Schrader United States
Foxtrot Samuel Maoz Israel, Germany, France, Switzerland
Hannah Andrea Pallaoro Italy, Belgium, France
The House by the Sea La villa Robert Guédiguian France
Human Flow Ai Weiwei Germany, United States
The Insult L'insulte Ziad Doueiri France, Lebanon
Lean on Pete Andrew Haigh United Kingdom
The Leisure Seeker Paolo Virzì Italy
Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno Abdellatif Kechiche France, Italy
mother! Darren Aronofsky United States
The Shape of Water Guillermo Del Toro United States
Suburbicon George Clooney United States
Sweet Country Warwick Thornton Australia
The Third Murder Sandome No Satsujin ( 三度目の殺人 ) Koreeda Hirokazu Japan
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Martin McDonagh United Kingdom
Highlighted title indicates Golden Lion winner.

Out of Competition[edit]

The following films were selected to be screened out of competition:[11][12][10]

Fiction
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Brawl in Cell Block 99 S. Craig Zahler United States
N/A Il colore nascosto delle cose Silvio Soldini Italy
Diva! Franceso Patierno Italy
Loving Pablo Fernando León de Aranoa Spain, Bulgaria
Manhunt Zhuibu ( 追捕 ) John Woo Hong Kong, China
N/A La mélodie Rachid Hami France
Mr Rotpeter (short) Il signor Rotpeter Antonietta de Lillo Italy
Our Souls at Night Ritesh Batra United States
Outrage Coda ( アウトレイジ 最終章 ) Takeshi Kitano Japan
The Private Life of a Modern Woman James Toback United States
Racer and the Jailbird Le Fidèle Michaël R. Roskam Belgium, France, Netherlands
Victoria & Abdul Stephen Frears United Kingdom
Wormwood Errol Morris United States
Zama Lucrecia Martel Argentina, Brazil
Non-fiction
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Cuba and the Cameraman Jon Alpert United States
The Devil and Father Amorth William Friedkin United States
Happy Winter Buon inverno Giovanni Totaro Italy
Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – The story of Jim Carrey & Andy Kaufman featuring a very special, contractually obligated mention of Tony Clifton Chris Smith United States, Canada
My Generation David Batty United Kingdom
Piazza Vittorio Abel Ferrara Italy
Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda Stephen Nomura Schible United States, Japan
This is Congo Daniel McCabe DR Congo
Special events
Title Director(s) Production country
Casa d’altri (16 Min) Gianni Amelio Italy
Michael Jackson’s Thriller 3D (14 min) John Landis United States
Making of Michael Jackson’s Thriller (45 min) Jerry Kramer United States

Horizons[edit]

The following films were selected for the Horizons (Orizzonti) section:[13][10]

Feature films
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
N/A Les Bienheureux Sofia Djama France, Belgium
Caniba Véréna Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor France
Cinderella the Cat Gatta Cenerentola Alessandro Rak, Ivan Cappiello, Marino Guarnieri, Dario Sansone Italy
The Cousin Ha Ben Dod Tzahi Grad Israel
Disappearance Napadid shodan (Irani title) Ali Asgari Iran, Qatar
N/A Espèces menacées Gilles Bourdos France, Belgium
Invisible Pablo Giorgelli Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Germany, France
Krieg Krieg Rick Ostermann Germany
Marvin Anne Fontaine France
Nico, 1988 Susanna Nicchiarelli Italy, Belgium
The Night I Swam La Nuit où j'ai nagé Damien Manivel, Igarashi Kohei France, Japan
No Date, No Signature Bedoone Tarikh, Bedoone Emza Vahid Jalilvand Iran
Oblivion Verses Los Versos del Olvido Alireza Khatami France, Germany, Netherlands, Chile
The Rape of Recy Taylor Nancy Buirski United States
The Testament Haedut Amichai Greenberg Israel, Austria
Ugly Nasty People Brutti e cattivi Cosimo Gomez Italy, France
Under the Tree Undir trénu Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson Iceland, Denmark, Poland, Germany
La Vita in Comune La Vita in Comune Edoardo Winspeare Italy
West of Sunshine Jason Raftopoulos Australia
Short films
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
8th Continent (Out of Competition) Yorgos Zois Greece
Aria Myrsini Aristidou Cyprus, France
Astrometal Efthimis Kosemund Sanidis Greece
By the Pool Laurynas Bareiša Lithuania
Death Of The Sound Man Awasarn Sound Man Sorayos Prapapan Thailand, Myanmar
N/A Futuro prossimo (Out of Competition) Salvatore Mereu Italy
Gros Chagrin Céline Devaux France
Himinn Opinn Gabriel Sanson, Clyde Gates Belgium
It’s Easier to Raise Cattle Lagi senang jaga sekandang lembu Amanda Nell Eu Malaysia
The Knife Salesman Michael Leonard, Jamie Helmer Australia
N/A Meninas Formicida João Paulo Miranda María France, Brazil
Mon Amour, Mon Ami Adriano Valerio Italy
The Shadow of the Bride L’ombra della sposa Alessandra Pescetta Italy
Tierra Mojada Juan Sebastián Mesa Bedoya Colombia
Highlighted titles indicate Horizons Prizes for Best Feature Film and Best Short Film respectively.

Venice Classics[edit]

The following films were selected to be screened in the Venice Classics section:[14]

Restored classic films
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
1900 (1976) Novecento Bernardo Bertolucci Italy
The Ape Woman (1964) La donna scimmia Marco Ferreri Italy, France
Batch '81 (1982) Mike De Leon Philippines
Black Peter (1963) Černý Petr Miloš Forman Czechoslovakia
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) Steven Spielberg United States
Come and See (1985) Idi i smotri Elem Klimov Soviet Union
N/A Cousin, Cousine (1985-1987, Short) Jean Rouch France
N/A Daïnah la métisse (1931) Jean Grémillon France
Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (1952) Ochazuke No Aji Yasujirō Ozu Japan
Into the Night (1985) John Landis United States
The Old Dark House (1932) James Whale United States
Red Desert (1964) Il deserto rosso Michelangelo Antonioni Italy
The Revolt of Mamie Stover (1956) Raoul Walsh United States
Rosita (1923) Ernst Lubitsch United States
Sansho the Bailiff (1954) Sanshō Dayū Kenji Mizoguchi Japan
A Story from Chikamatsu (1954) Chikamatsu Monogatari Kenji Mizoguchi Japan
The Third Lover (1962) L’oeil du malin Claude Chabrol France
Two or Three Things I Know About Her (1967) Deux ou trois choses que je sais d’elle Jean-Luc Godard France
Under the Olive Tree (1950) Non c’è pace tra gli ulivi Giuseppe De Santis Italy
Wanderers of the Desert El Haimoune (1984) / Les baliseurs du désert Nacer Khemir Tunisia, France
Zero for Conduct (1933) Zéro de conduite Jean Vigo France
Documentaries on cinema
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Dangerous But Necessary La Lucida Follia Di Marco Ferreri Anselma Dell’Olio Italy, France
Evviva Giuseppe Stefano Consiglio Switzerland, Italy
Light Years Años Luz Manuel Abramovich Argentina, Brazil, Spain
N/A L’enigma di Jean Rouch a Torino - Cronaca di un film raté Marco Di Castri, Paolo Favaro, Daniele Pianciola Italy, France
The Russian Revolution Through Its Films L’utopie des images de la Révolution Russe Emmanuel Hamon France
The Prince and the Dybbuk Elwira Niewiera, Piotr Rosołowski Poland, Germany
N/A La Voce Di Fantozzi Mario Sesti Italy
This Is The War Room! (Short) Boris Hars-Tschachotin Germany
Highlighted titles indicate the Best Restored Film and Best Documentary on Cinema official awards respectively.

Biennale College - Cinema[edit]

The following films were selected for the Biennale College - Cinema section.[15]

Title Director(s) Production Country
Beautiful Things Giorgio Ferrero Italy
Martyr Mazen Khaled Lebanon
Strange Colours Alena Lodkina Australia

Il Cinema nel Giardino[edit]

The following films were selected for the Il Cinema nel Giardino section:[16]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
N/A Controfigura Rä di Martino Italy, France, Switzerland, Morocco
N/A Manuel Dario Albertini Italy
N/A Nato a Casal di Principe Bruno Oliviero Italy, Spain
N/A Suburra - La serie Michele Placido, Andrea Molaioli, Giuseppe Capotondi Italy
Above the Law Tueurs François Troukens, Jean-François Hensgens Belgium, France
Woodshock Kate Mulleavy, Laura Mulleavy United States

Special screenings[edit]

The following films were presented as Special screening of the Official Selection:[17]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
N/A Barbiana '65: La lezione di Don Milani Alessandro G.A. D’Alessandro Italy
The Electric Horseman (1979) Sydney Pollack United States
N/A Lievito madre: Le ragazze del secolo scorso Concita De Gregorio, Esmeralda Calabria Italy
N/A La lunga strada del ritorno (1962) Alessandro Blasetti Italy
The Order of Things L’ordine delle cose Andrea Segre Italy, France

Autonomous sections[edit]

International Critics' Week[edit]

The following films were selected for the 32nd Venice International Critics' Week:[18][19][20]

In competition
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Crater Il Cratere Luca Bellino, Silvia Luzi Italy
Drift Helena Wittmann Germany
The Gulf Körfez Emre Yeksan Turkey, Germany, Greece
Hunting Season Temporada de caza Natalia Garagiola Argentina, United States, Germany, France, Qatar
Sarah Plays a Werewolf Sarah joue un loup garou Katharina Wyss Switzerland, Germany
Team Hurricane Team Hurricane Annika Berg Denmark
The Wild Boys Les garçons sauvages Bertrand Mandico France
Special Events - Out of competition
Line-up Title Director(s) Production country
Opening film Pin Cushion Deborah Haywood United Kingdom
Closing film Poison (Veleno) Diego Olivares Italy
SIC@SIC 2017 (Short Italian Cinema @ Settimana Internazionale della Critica)
Italian title English title Min. Director(s)
Adavede 20' Alain Parroni
Due Two 17' Riccardo Giacconi
Les fantômes de la veille Ghosts of Yesterday 20' Manuel Billi
Il legionario The Legionnaire 13' Hleb Papou
MalaMènti MeanMinds 13' Francesco Di Leva
Piccole italiane Little Italian Girls 18' Letizia Lamartire
Le visite Visiting Day 15' Elio Di Pace
Special Events
Line-up Italian title English title Min. Director(s)
Opening Short Film Nausicaa L'altra odissea Nausicaa - The Other Odyssey 20' Bepi Vigna
Closing Short Film L’ultimo miracolo' The Last Miracle 20' Enrico Pau

Venice Days[edit]

The following films were selected for the 14th edition of the Venice Days (Giornate degli Autori) section:[21][22]

Official selection
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Candelaria Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza Colombia, Germany, Norway, Argentina, Cuba
Equilibrium L'equilibrio Vincenzo Marra Italy
Eye on Juliet Kim Nguyen Canada
Life Guidance Ruth Mader Austria
Longing Ga'agua Savi Gabizon Israel
Looking for Oum Kulthum Shirin Neshat Germany, Austria, Italy, Lebanon, Qatar
M Sara Forestier France
Samui Song Pen-ek Ratanaruang Thailand, Germany, Norway
Tainted Souls Il contagio Matteo Botrugno, Daniele Coluccini Italy
The Taste of Rice Flower Mi Hua Zhi Wei ( 米花之味 ) Pengfei China
Volubilis Faouzi Bensaïdi Morocco, France, Qatar
Where the Shadows Fall Dove cadono le ombre Valentina Pedicini Italy
Special events
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Agnelli Nick Hooker United States
Getting Naked: A Burlesque Story James Lester United States
N/A La legge del numero uno Alessandro D'Alatri Italy
The Resolute Il risoluto Giovanni Donfrancesco Italy, France
N/A Il tentato suicidio nell'adolescenza (T.S. Giovanile) Ermanno Olmi Italy
Thirst Street Nathan Silver France, USA
Miu Miu Women's Tales
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Carmen Chloë Sevigny United States
(The [end) of history illusion] Celia Rowlson-Hall United States
Special Screenings
Title Director(s) Production country
Aquagranda in crescendo (documentary) Giovanni Pellegrini Italy
Buried Seeds (documentary) Andrei Severny United States
I'm (Endless Like the Space) Anne-Riitta Ciccone Italy
The Millionairs Claudio Santamaria Italy
Raccontare Venezia (documentary) Wilma Labate Italy, France
Lux Award
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
BPM (Beats per Minute) 120 battements par minute Robin Campillo France
Sami Blood Sameblod Amanda Kernell Sweden
Western Valeska Grisebach Germany, Austria, Bulgaria
Highlighted title indicates the official Venice Days Award winner.

Awards[edit]

Official selection[edit]

The following official awards were presented at the 74th edition:[23][5]

In Competition

Horizons (Orizzonti)

Lion of the Future

Venezia Classici Awards

Special Awards

Autonomous sections[edit]

The following collateral awards were conferred to films of the autonomous sections:[24]

Venice International Critics' Week[25]

Venice Days[26]

Other collateral awards[edit]

The following collateral awards were conferred to films of the official selection:[24]

Special mention: Human Flow by Ai Weiwei
Special mention: Nico, 1988 by Susanna Nicchiarelli (Horizons)
Special mention: Cinderella the Cat by Alessandro Rak, Ivan Cappiello, Marino Guarnieri, Dario Sansone
  • Green Drop Award: First Reformed by Paul Schrader
  • HRNs Award – Special Prize for Human Rights: The Rape of Recy Taylor by Nancy Buirski (Horizons)
Special mention: L'ordine delle cose by Andrea Segre (Special screenings)
Special mention: Human Flow by Ai Weiwei
  • Interfilm Award: Oblivion Verses by Alireza Khatami
  • Lanterna Magica Award (CGS): Equilibrium by Vincenzo Marra
  • La Pellicola d’Oro Award:
  • Leoncino d'Oro Agiscuola per il Cinema Award: The Leisure Seeker by Paolo Virzì
  • Lizzani Award: Il colore nascosto delle cose by Silvio Soldini (Out of competition)
  • Lina Mangiacapre Award: Les Bienheureux by Sofia Djama (Horizons)
  • Golden Mouse: Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno by Abdellatif Kechiche
  • Silver Mouse: Gatta Cenerentola by Alessandro Rak, Ivan Cappiello, Marino Guarnieri, Dario Sansone
  • NuovoImaie Talent Award:
    • Best Actress: Federica Rosellini for Where the Shadows Fall
    • Best Actor: Mimmo Borrelli for Equilibrium
  • Open Award: Gatta Cenerentola by Alessandro Rak, Ivan Cappiello, Marino Guarnieri, Dario Sansone
  • Francesco Pasinetti Awards:
Special award: Cinderella the Cat by Alessandro Rak, Ivan Cappiello, Marino Guarnieri, Dario Sansone] (Horizons)
Special award: Nico, 1988 by Susanna Nicchiarelli (Horizons)
Special mention: Foxtrot by Samuel Maoz
  • C. Smithers Foundation Award – CICT-UNESCO: The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro
  • Sorriso Diverso Venezia 2017 Award - Ass Ucl: Il colore nascosto delle cose by Silvio Soldini (Out of competition)
  • Soundtrack Stars Award: Alexandre Desplat for The Shape of Water
Special award: Ammore e malavita
Lifetime Achievement Award: Andrea Guerra
Special mention: Ugly Nasty People by Cosimo Gomez (Horizons)

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