77th Venice International Film Festival

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77th Venice International Film Festival
77th Venice Film Festival poster.jpg
Official festival poster by Lorenzo Mattotti.
Opening filmThe Ties
Closing filmYou Came Back
LocationVenice, Italy
Founded1932
AwardsGolden Lion: Nomadland
Hosted byAnna Foglietta[1]
No. of films66[2][3][4]
Festival date2 – 12 September 2020
Websitelabiennale.org/en/cinema
Venice Film Festival chronology
A barrier built in compliance with the safety directions to enforce social distancing blocks the main red carpet during the Festival

The 77th annual Venice International Film Festival was held from 2 to 12 September 2020,[5] albeit in a "more restrained format" due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[6][7] Australian actress Cate Blanchett was appointed as the President of the Jury.[8] The Ties, directed by Daniele Luchetti, was selected as the opening film, the first Italian film in 11 years to open the festival.[9] The Golden Lion was awarded to Nomadland, directed by Chloé Zhao. The Grand Jury Prize was awarded to the Mexican-French art film thriller New Order. The Volpi Cup for Best Actor was won by Pierfrancesco Favino and the Volpi Cup for Best Actress was won by Vanessa Kirby. The Silver Lion for Best Direction was awarded to Kiyoshi Kurosawa for the movie Wife of a Spy.[10]

Jury[edit]

Main Competition (Venezia 77)[11][12]

Horizons[11]

Luigi De Laurentiis Award for a Debut Film[11]

Venice Virtual Reality[11]

  • Céline Tricart, American 3D and virtual reality expert
  • Asif Kapadia, British director
  • Hideo Kojima, Japanese video game author and pioneer

Official selection[edit]

The complete line-up of the Official selection was announced on 28 July 2020.[6][7][13]

In Competition[edit]

The following films were selected for the main international competition:[13][14]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
And Tomorrow the Entire World Und morgen die ganze Welt Julia von Heinz Germany, France
Dear Comrades! Dorogie tovarishchi! (Дорогие товарищи!) Andrei Konchalovsky Russia, France, Germany
The Disciple Chaitanya Tamhane India
In Between Dying Səpələnmiş ölümlər arasında Hilal Baydarov Azerbaijan, Mexico, United States
Laila in Haifa Amos Gitai Israel, France
Lovers Amants Nicole Garcia France
The Macaluso Sisters Le sorelle Macaluso Emma Dante Italy
Miss Marx Susanna Nicchiarelli Italy, France, Belgium
Never Gonna Snow Again Śniegu już nigdy nie będzie Małgorzata Szumowska and Michał Englert Poland, Germany
New Order Nuevo Orden Michel Franco Mexico, France
Nomadland Chloé Zhao United States
Notturno Gianfranco Rosi Italy, France, Germany
Padrenostro Claudio Noce Italy
Pieces of a Woman Kornél Mundruczó Canada, Hungary
Quo Vadis, Aida? Jasmila Žbanić Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania, Austria, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, France
Sun Children Khorshid (خورشید) Majid Majidi Iran
Wife of a Spy Supai no tsuma (スパイの妻) Kiyoshi Kurosawa Japan
The World to Come Mona Fastvold United States
Highlighted title indicates Golden Lion winner.

Out of Competition[edit]

The following films were selected to be screened out of competition:[3][4][9][13][15]

Fiction
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Assandira Salvatore Mereu Italy
The Duke Roger Michell United Kingdom
The Human Voice Pedro Almodóvar Spain
Love After Love Dì yī lú xiāng (第一炉香) Ann Hui China
Mandibules Quentin Dupieux France, Belgium
Mosquito State Filip Jan Rymsza Poland, United States
Night in Paradise Nag-won-ui bam (낙원의 밤) Park Hoon-jung South Korea, France
One Night in Miami... Regina King United States
Run Hide Fight Kyle Rankin United States
The Ties (opening film) Lacci Daniele Luchetti Italy
You Came Back (closing film) Lasciami andare Stefano Mordini Italy
Non-Fiction
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
City Hall Frederick Wiseman United States
Crazy, Not Insane Alex Gibney United States
Final Account Luke Holland United Kingdom
Fiori, Fiori, Fiori! Luca Guadagnino Italy
I Am Greta Nathan Grossmann Sweden
Hopper/Welles Orson Welles United States
Molecole Andrea Segre Italy
Narciso em férias Renato Terra, Ricardo Calil Brazil
Paolo Conte, via con me Giorgio Verdelli Italy
Salvatore: Shoemaker of Dreams Luca Guadagnino Italy
Sportin' Life Abel Ferrara Italy
La verità su La Dolce Vita Giuseppe Pedersoli Italy
Special screenings
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
30 Coins (episode 1) 30 Monedas Álex de la Iglesia Spain
Omelia contadina Alice Rohrwacher, JR Italy
Princesse Europe Camille Lotteau France

Horizons[edit]

The following films were selected for the Horizons (Italian: Orizzonti) section:[13][16]

Horizons Competition
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Apples Mila (μήλα) Christos Nikou Greece, Poland, Slovenia
The Best Is Yet to Come Bùzhǐ bùxiū (不止不休) Wang Jing China
Careless Crime Jenayat-e bi deghat (جنایت بی‌دقت) Shahram Mokri Iran
The Furnace Roderick Mackay Australia
Gaza mon amour Tarzan Nasser, Arab Nasser Palestine, France, Germany, Qatar
Genus Pan Lahi, Hayop Lav Diaz Philippines
Guerra e pace Massimo D'Anolfi, Martina Parenti Italy, Switzerland
Listen Ana Rocha de Sousa United Kingdom, Portugal
Mainstream Gia Coppola United States
The Man Who Sold His Skin Kaouther Ben Hania Tunisia, France, Germany, Belgium, Sweden
Milestone Meel Patthar (मील पत्थर) Ivan Ayr India
Nowhere Special Uberto Pasolini United Kingdom, Italy, Romania
Night of the Kings La nuit des rois Philippe Lacôte Ivory Coast, France, Canada
The Predators I predatori Pietro Castellitto Italy
Selva trágica Yulene Olaizola Mexico, France, Colombia
La troisième guerre Giovanni Aloi France
The Wasteland Dasht-e Khamoosh (دشت خاموش) Ahmad Bahrami Iran
Yellow Cat Zheltaya koshka Adilkhan Yerzhanov Kazakhstan, France
Zanka Contact Ismaël El Iraki Morocco, France, Belgium
Short films – In competition
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Anita Sushma Khadepaun United States
BMM – Being My Mom Jasmine Trinca Italy
Entre tú y milagros Mariana Saffon Colombia, United States
À fleur de peau Meriem Mesraoua Qatar, Algeria, France
The Game Das Spiel Roman Hodel Switzerland
Live in a Cloud Cuckoo Land Mây nhưng không mưa Nghĩa Vũ Minh & Minh Thy Phạm Hoàng Vietnam
The Night Train Nattåget Jerry Carlsson Sweden
Places Miegamasis rajonas Vytautas Katkus Lithuania
The Shift Laura Carreira United Kingdom
Sogni al campo Magda Guidi Italy, France
Was Wahrscheinlich Passiert Wäre, Wäre Ich Nicht Zuhause Willy Hans Germany
Workshop Judah Finnigan New Zealand
Short films – Out of competition
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
The Return Of Tragedy Bertrand Mandico France
Luca Ferri Italy
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, which this year is scheduled to be held at the Il Cinema Ritrovato Festival in Bologna, from 25 to 31 August:[6][7][17]

Restored classic films
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Le Cercle Rouge (1970) Jean-Pierre Melville France
Claudine (1974) John Berry United States
Goodfellas (1990) Martin Scorsese United States
The Last Supper (1976) La última cena Tomás Gutiérrez Alea Cuba
Late Season (1966) Utószezon Zoltán Fábri Hungary
Rickshaw Man (1958) 無法松の一生, Muhōmatsu no isshō Hiroshi Inagaki Japan
Seduced and Abandoned (1964) Sedotta e abbandonata Pietro Germi Italy
Serpico (1973) Sidney Lumet United States
Story of a Love Affair (1950) Cronaca di un amore Michelangelo Antonioni Italy
An Unfinished Piece for Mechanical Piano (1977) Неоконченная пьеса для механического пианино, Neokonchennaya pyesa dlya mekhanicheskogo pianino Nikita Mikhalkov Soviet Union
Vengeance Is Mine (1979) 復讐するは我にあり, Fukushū Suru wa Ware ni Ari Shōhei Imamura Japan
The Young Girl (1975) Den muso Souleymane Cissé Mali
You Only Live Once (1937) Fritz Lang United States

Autonomous sections[edit]

International Critics' Week[edit]

The following films were selected for the 35th Venice International Critics' Week (Italian: Settimana Internazionale della Critica):[18]

In competition
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
50 or Two Whales Meet at the Beach 50 o dos ballenas se encuentran en la playa Jorge Cuchi Mexico
Bad Roads Погані дороги Natalya Vorozhbyt Ukraine
The Flood Won't Come Tvano nebus Marat Sargsyan Lithuania
Ghosts Hayaletler Azra Deniz Okyay Turkey, Qatar
Shorta Anders Ølholm and Frederik Louis Hviid Denmark
Thou Shalt Not Hate Non odiare Mauro Mancini Italy, Poland
Topside Celine Held and Logan George United States
Special events – Out of competition
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
The Book of Vision (opening film) Carlo S. Hintermann Italy, United Kingdom, Belgium
The Rossellinis (closing film) Alessandro Rossellini Italy, Latvia

Venice Days[edit]

The following films were selected for the 17th edition of the Venice Days (Italian: Giornate degli Autori) section:[19]

Official selection
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
200 Meters Ameen Nayfeh Palestine
Conference Конференция Ivan Tverdovskiy Russia, Estonia, Italy, United Kingdom
Honey Cigar (opening film) Cigare au miel Kamir Aïnouz France, Algeria
Mama Li Dongmei China
My Tender Matador Tengo miedo torero Rodrigo Sepúlveda Chile, Argentina, Mexico
Oasis Oaza Ivan Ikić Serbia, Slovenia, Netherlands, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time Felkészülés meghatározatlan ideig tartó együttlétre Lili Horvát Hungary
Residue Merawi Gerima United States
The Stonebreaker Spaccapietre Gianluca De Serio and Massimiliano De Serio Italy, France, Belgium
The Whaler Boy Kitoboy Philipp Yuryev Russia
Out of competition
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Saint-Narcisse (closing film) Bruce LaBruce Canada
Special events
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Extraliscio – Punk da balera Elisabetta Sgarbi Italy
Guida romantica a posti perduti Giorgia Farina Italy
The New Gospel Das Neue Evangelium Milo Rau Germany, Switzerland, Italy
Samp Flavia Mastrella, Antonio Rezza Italy
Miu Miu Women's Tales
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
#19 Nightwalk Małgorzata Szumowska Italy, Poland

Awards[edit]

Official selection[edit]

The following official awards were presented at the 77th edition:[20]

In Competition

Horizons (Orizzonti)

Special Awards

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