76th Venice International Film Festival

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76th Venice International Film Festival
76th Venice Film Festival poster.jpeg
Official festival poster by Lorenzo Mattotti.
Opening filmThe Truth
Closing filmThe Burnt Orange Heresy
LocationVenice, Italy
Founded1932
AwardsGolden Lion - Joker
Hosted byAlessandra Mastronardi[1]
Festival date28 August – 7 September 2019
Websitewww.labiennale.org/en/cinema/
Venice Film Festival chronology
77th

The 76th annual Venice International Film Festival was held from 28 August to 7 September 2019.[2] Film director Lucrecia Martel was appointed as the President of the Jury.[3] The Truth, directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda, was selected to open the festival.[4] The Golden Lion was awarded to Joker, directed by Todd Phillips.[5]

Jury[edit]

Main Competition (Venezia 76)[6]

Horizons[6]

Luigi De Laurentiis Award for a Debut Film[6]

Venice Virtual Reality[6]

Venice Classics[6]

  • Costanza Quatriglio, Italian director and screenwriter

Official selection[edit]

In Competition[edit]

The following films were selected for the main international competition:[4][7][8]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
About Endlessness Om det oändliga Roy Andersson Sweden, Germany, Norway
Ad Astra James Gray United States
Babyteeth Shannon Murphy Australia
Ema Pablo Larraín Chile
Gloria Mundi Robert Guédiguian France
Guest of Honour Atom Egoyan Canada
A Herdade Tiago Guedes Portugal, France
Joker Todd Phillips United States
The Laundromat Steven Soderbergh United States
The Mafia Is No Longer What It Used to Be La mafia non è più quella di una volta Franco Maresco Italy
Marriage Story Noah Baumbach United States
Martin Eden Pietro Marcello Italy, France
The Mayor of Rione Sanità Il sindaco del Rione Sanità Mario Martone Italy
No.7 Cherry Lane Jì yuán tái qī hào (繼園臺七號) Yonfan Hong Kong, China
An Officer and a Spy J'accuse Roman Polanski France
The Painted Bird Nabarvené ptáče Václav Marhoul Czechia, Slovakia, Ukraine
The Perfect Candidate Haifaa al-Mansour Saudi Arabia, Germany
Saturday Fiction Lán xīn dà jùyuàn (兰心大剧院) Lou Ye China
The Truth La vérité Hirokazu Kore-eda Japan, France
Waiting for the Barbarians Ciro Guerra Italy, United States
Wasp Network Olivier Assayas France, Brazil

Out of competition[edit]

The following films were selected to be screened out of competition:[9][7][10]

Fiction
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Adults in the Room Costa-Gavras France, Greece
The Burnt Orange Heresy Giuseppe Capotondi United Kingdom, Italy
The King David Michôd United Kingdom, Hungary
Mosul Matthew Michael Carnahan United States
Seberg Benedict Andrews United States, United Kingdom
To Live Vivere Francesca Archibugi Italy
Tutto il mio folle amore Gabriele Salvatores Italy
Non-Fiction
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
45 Seconds of Laughter Tim Robbins United States
Citizen K Alex Gibney United Kingdom, United States
Citizen Rosi Didi Gnocchi, Carolina Rosi Italy
Collective Colectiv Alexander Nanau Romania, Luxemburg
I diari di Angela - Noi due cineasti. Capitolo secondo Yervant Gianikian, Angela Ricci Lucchi Italy
The Kingmaker Lauren Greenfield United States
Il pianeta in mare Andrea Segre Italy
Roger Waters: Us + Them Roger Waters United Kingdom
State Funeral Sergei Loznitsa Netherlands, Lithuania
Woman Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Anastasia Mikova France
Special screenings
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Electric Swan Konstantina Kotzamani France, Greece, Argentina
Eyes Wide Shut Stanley Kubrick United Kingdom, United States
Irréversible - Inversion intégrale Gaspar Noé France
Never Just a Dream: Stanley Kubrick and Eyes Wide Shut Matt Wells United Kingdom
The New Pope (episodes 2 and 7) Paolo Sorrentino Italy, France, Spain
No One Left Behind Guillermo Arriaga Mexico
ZeroZeroZero (episodes 1 and 2) Stefano Sollima Italy

Horizons[edit]

The following films were selected for the Horizons (Italian: Orizzonti) section:[7][11]

Horizons Competition
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
6.5 per Meter Metri shisho nim (متری شش و نیم) Saeed Roustayi Iran
Atlantis Valentyn Vasyanovych Ukraine
Balloon Qìqiú (气球) Pema Tseden China
Bik eneich - Un fils Mehdi M. Barsaoui Tunisia, France, Lebanon, Qatar
White on White Blanco en blanco Théo Court Spain, Chile, France, Germany
The Criminal Man Borotmokmedi (ბოროტმოქმედი) Dmitry Mamuliya Georgia, Russia
Giants Being Lonely Grear Patterson United States
Hava, Maryam, Ayesha Sahraa Karimi Afghanistan
Madre Rodrigo Sorogoyen Spain, France
My Days of Glory Mes jours de gloire Antoine de Bary France
Moffie Oliver Hermanus South Africa
Nevia Nunzia De Stefano Italy
Pelican Blood Pelikanblut Katrin Gebbe Germany, Bulgaria
Revenir Jessica Palud France
Rialto Peter Mackie Burns Ireland
Shadow of Water Chola (ചോല) Sanal Kumar Sasidharan India
Sole Carlo Sironi Italy
Verdict Raymund Ribay Gutierrez Philippines
Zumiriki Óskar Alegría Spain
Short films – In competition
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
After Two Hours, Ten Minutes Had Passed Nach zwei Stunden waren zehn Minuten vergangen Steffen Goldkamp Germany
Austral Fever Fiebre austral Thomas Woodroffe Chile
Darling Saim Sadiq Pakistan, United States
Delphine Chloé Robichaud Canada
The Diver Jamie Helmer, Michael Leonard France, Australia
Dogs Barking at Birds Cães que ladram aos pássaros Leonor Teles Portugal
Give Up the Ghost Zain Duraie Jordan, Sweden
Kingdom Come Sean Robert Dunn United Kingdom
Sand Morae Kim Kyung-rae South Korea
Sh_t Happens David Štumpf, Michaela Mihályi Czech Republic, Slovakia
Superheroes Without Superpowers Supereroi senza superpoteri Beatrice Baldacci Italy
The Tears Thing Le coup des larmes Clémence Poésy France
Roqaia Diana Saqeb Jamal Afghanistan, Bangladesh
Short films – Out of competition
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Condor One Kevin Jerome Everson United States
GUO4 Peter Strickland Hungary

Venice Classics[edit]

The following films were selected to be screened in the Venice Classics section:[12][13][14]

Restored classic films
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Crash (1996) David Cronenberg Canada
The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (1955) Ensayo de un crimen Luis Buñuel Mexico
Death of a Bureaucrat (1966) La muerte de un burócrata Tomás Gutiérrez Alea Cuba
Ecstasy (1933) Extase Gustav Machatý Czechoslovakia
Francisca (1981) Manoel de Oliveira Portugal
The Grim Reaper (1962) La commare secca Bernardo Bertolucci Italy
The House Is Black (1962) Khaneh siah ast (خانه سیاه است) Forough Farrokhzad Iran
The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) Jack Arnold United States
Maria Zef (1981) Vittorio Cottafavi Italy
Mauri (1988) Merata Mita New Zealand
New York, New York (1977) Martin Scorsese United States
Out of the Blue (1980) Dennis Hopper Canada, United States
The Red Snowball Tree (1973) Kalina krasnaya (Калина красная) Vasily Shukshin Soviet Union
Sodrásban (1964) István Gaál Hungary
The Spider's Stratagem (1970) Strategia del ragno Bernardo Bertolucci Italy
Tappeha-ye Marlik (1964) تپه‌های مارلیک Ebrahim Golestan Iran
Tiro al piccione (1961) Giuliano Montaldo Italy
Tomorrow Is My Turn (1960) Le Passage du Rhin André Cayatte France, Germany, Italy
Way of a Gaucho (1952) Jacques Tourneur United States
The White Sheik (1952) Lo sceicco bianco Federico Fellini Italy
Documentaries on cinema
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Eight Hundred Times Lonely (2019) Anna Hepp Germany
Andrey Tarkovsky: A Cinema Prayer Andrey Tarkovsky Jr. Russia
Babenco - Alguém tem que ouvir o coração e dizer: parou Bárbara Paz Brazil
Boia, maschere e segreti: L'horror italiano degli anni sessanta Steve Dalla Casa Italy
Fellini fine mai Eugenio Cappuccio Italy
Fulci for Fake Simone Scafidi Italy
Life As a B-movie: Piero Vivarelli Fabrizio Laurenti, Niccolò Vivarelli Italy
Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist Alexandre O. Philippe United States
Se c'è un aldilà sono fottuto: Vita e cinema di Claudio Caligari Simone Isola, Fausto Trombetta Italy

Sconfini[edit]

The following films were selected for the Sconfini section:[15][16]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
American Skin Nate Parker United States
Beyond the Beach: The Hell and the Hope Graeme A. Scott, Buddy Squires United Kingdom
Chiara Ferragni – Unposted Elisa Amoruso Italy
Effetto domino Alessandro Rossetto Italy
Once More Unto the Beach Il varco Federico Ferrone, Michele Manzolini Italy
The Scarecrows Les épouvantails Nouri Bouzid Tunisia, Morocco, Luxembourg

Autonomous sections[edit]

International Critics' Week[edit]

The following films were selected for the 34th Venice International Critics' Week (Italian: Settimana Internazionale della Critica):[17]

In competition
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
All This Victory Jeedar el sot Ahmad Ghossein Lebanon, France, Qatar
Parthenon Partenonas Mantas Kvedaravičius Lithuania, Ukraine, France
The Prince El príncipe Sebastian Muñoz Chile, Argentina, Belgium
Psychosia Psykosia Marie Grahtø Denmark, Finland
Rare Beasts Billie Piper United Kingdom
Scales Sayidat al Bahr Shahad Ameen United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Saudi Arabia
Tony Driver Ascanio Petrini Italy, Mexico
Special events – Out of competition
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Bombay Rose (opening film) Gitanjali Rao India, United Kingdom, France
Sanctorum (closing film) Joshua Gil Mexico, Dominican Republic, Qatar

Venice Days[edit]

The following films were selected for the 16th edition of the Venice Days (Italian: Le Giornate degli Autori) section:[18]

Official selection
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
5 is the Perfect Number 5 è il numero perfetto Igort Italy, Belgium, France
Arab Blues Un divan à Tunis Manele Labidi Labbé Tunisia, France
Beware of Children Barn Dag Johan Haugerud Norway, Sweden
A Bigger World Un monde plus grand Fabienne Berthaud France, Belgium
Corpus Christi Boże Ciało Jan Komasa Poland, France
Lingua Franca (opening film) Isabel Sandoval United States, Philippines
The Long Walk Bor Mi Vanh Chark (ບໍ່ມີວັນຈາກ) Mattie Do Laos
Only the Animals Seules les bêtes Dominik Moll France, Germany
You Will Die at 20 Amjad Abu Alala Sudan, France, Egypt, Germany, Norway
They Say Nothing Stays the Same Aru sendo no hanashi (ある 船頭 の 話) Joe Odagiri Japan
The Weeping Woman La Llorona Jayro Bustamante Guatemala, France
Out of competition
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Time of the Untamed (closing film) Les chevaux voyageurs Bartabas France
Special events
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Burning Cane Phillip Youmans United States
House of Cardin P. David Ebersole, Todd Hughes United States
Mondo Sexy Mario Sesti Italy
My Brother Chases Dinosaurs Mio fratello rincorre i dinosauri Stefano Cipani Italy, Spain
Il prigioniero Federico Olivetti Italy
Scherza con i fanti Gianfranco Pannone Italy
Miu Miu Women's Tales
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
#17 Shako Mako Hailey Gates Italy, United States
#18 Brigitte Lynne Ramsay Italy, United Kingdom

Awards[edit]

Official selection[edit]

The following official awards were presented at the 76th edition:[19]

In Competition

Horizons (Orizzonti)

  • Best Film: Atlantis by Valentyn Vasyanovych
  • Best Director: Théo Court for White on White
  • Special Jury Prize: Verdict by Raymund Ribas Gutierrez
  • Best Actress: Marta Nieto for Madre
  • Best Actor: Sami Bouajila for Bik eneich - Un fils
  • Best Screenplay: Revenir by Jessica Palud
  • Horizons Prize for Best Short: Darling by Sam Sadiq

Lion of the Future

  • Luigi De Laurentiis Award for a Debut Film: You Will Die at 20 by Amjad Abu Alala

Venezia Classici Awards

  • Best Documentary on Cinema: Babenco: Tell Me When I Die
  • Best Restored Film: Ecstasy (1933)

Special Awards

Autonomous sections[edit]

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

Venice Days

Autonomous awards

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Regulations of the 76th International Film Festival". labiennale.org. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
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  11. ^ "Orizzonti". labiennale.org. 25 July 2019. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
  12. ^ "Pre-opening event of the 76th Festival on Tuesday 27 August". labiennale.org. 11 July 2019. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  13. ^ Barraclough, Leo (24 July 2019). "Venice Classics Includes Films By Martin Scorsese, Dennis Hopper, David Cronenberg". Variety. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  14. ^ "Venice Classics". labiennale.org. 25 July 2019. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
  15. ^ "Sconfini". labiennale.org. 25 July 2019. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
  16. ^ Vivarelli, Nick (7 August 2019). "Venice Adds Nate Parker's 'American Skin' to Lineup". Variety. Retrieved 7 August 2019.
  17. ^ Vivarelli, Nick (19 July 2019). "Billie Piper's Directorial Debut, 'Rare Beasts,' to Bow in Venice Critics' Week". Variety. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  18. ^ Vivarelli, Nick (23 July 2019). "Transgender Immigrant Pic 'Lingua Franca,' Thriller 'Only Beasts' to Bow at Venice Days". Variety. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
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  20. ^ "Marco Bellocchio: Premio SIAE al regista ribelle del cinema italiano". 2 September 2019.

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