70th Venice International Film Festival

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]

70th Venice International Film Festival
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/

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

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

In Competition

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

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Ana ArabiaAmos GitaiIsrael, France
Child of GodJames FrancoUnited States
Intrepido: A Lonely Hero (aka)L'intrepidoGianni AmelioItaly
JealousyLa JalousiePhilippe GarrelFrance
JoeDavid Gordon GreenUnited States
Miss ViolenceAlexandros AvranasGreece
Night MovesKelly ReichardtUnited States
ParklandPeter LandesmanUnited States
PhilomenaStephen FrearsUnited Kingdom
The Police Officer's WifeDie Frau des PolizistenPhilip GröningGermany
The RooftopEs-StouhMerzak AllouacheAlgeria, France
Sacro GRAGianfranco RosiItaly
Stray DogsJiao you ( 郊遊 )Tsai Ming-liangTaiwan, France
Tom at the FarmTom à la fermeXavier DolanCanada, France
TracksJohn CurranUnited Kingdom, Australia
Under the SkinJonathan GlazerUnited Kingdom, United States
The Unknown KnownErrol MorrisUnited States
Via Castellana BandieraEmma DanteItaly, Switzerland, France
The Wind RisesKaze Tachinu ( 風立ちぬ )Hayao MiyazakiJapan
The Zero TheoremTerry GilliamUnited Kingdom, United States

Out of Competition

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

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
AmazoniaThierry RagobertFrance, Brazil
The Armstrong LieAlex GibneyUnited States
At BerkeleyFrederick WisemanUnited States
The CanyonsPaul SchraderUnited States
N/ACon il fiato sospesoCostanza QuatriglioItaly
Disney Mickey Mouse - O' Sole Minnie (Season 1, Episode 12)Paul Rudish, Aaron Springer, Clay MorrowUnited States
GravityAlfonso CuarónUnited States
Home from HomeDie andere Heimat — Chronik einer SehnsuchtEdgar ReitzGermany
How Strange to Be Named FedericoChe strano chiamarsi Federico - Scola racconta FelliniEttore ScolaItaly
LockeSteven KnightUnited Kingdom
MoebiusMoebiuseu ( 뫼비우스 )Kim Ki-dukSouth Korea
Pine RidgeAnna EbornDenmark
A PromiseUne promessePatrice LeconteFrance
RedemptionMiguel GomesPortugal, France, Germany, Italy
Space Pirate Captain HarlockAramaki ShinjiJapan
Summer 82 When Zappa Came to SicilySalvo CucciaItaly, United States
'Til Madness Do Us PartFeng AiWang BingHong Kong, France
Ukraine Is Not a BrothelUkraina ne BordelKitty GreenAustralia
UnforgivenYurusarezaru monoLee Sang-IlJapan
N/ALa voce di BerlinguerMario Sesti, Teho TeardoItaly
Walesa. Man of HopeWałęsa. Czlowiek z nadzieiAndrzej Wajda, Ewa BrodzkaPoland
Wolf Creek 2Greg McLeanAustralia

Horizons

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

Feature films
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Eastern BoysRobin CampilloFrance
First SnowfallLa prima neveAndrea SegreItaly
Fish & CatMahi Va GorbehShahram MokriIran
The Life AfterLa vida despuésDavid PablosMexico
Little BrotherBauyrSerik AprymovKazakhstan
MedeasAndrea PallaoroUnited States, Italy
My Name Is Hmmm...Je m'appelle Hmmm...Agnès B.France
Palo AltoGia CoppolaUnited States
RuinAmiel Courtin-Wilson, Michael CodyAustralia
The SacramentTi WestUnited States
Small HomelandPiccola patriaAlessandro RossettoItaly
Some GirlsAlgunas chicasSantiago PalavecinoArgentina
Still LifeUberto PasoliniUnited States, Italy
The Third HalfIl terzo tempoEnrico Maria ArtaleItaly
We Are the Best!Vi Är Bäst!Lukas MoodyssonSweden, Denmark
Why Don't You Play in Hell?Jigoku de naze waruiSion SonoJapan
WolfschildrenWolfskinderRick OstermannGermany
Short films
Title Duration Director(s) Production country
Aningaaq7 minJonas CuarónUnited States
The Audition9 minMichael HaussmanItaly
Ballkoni20 minLendita ZeqirajKosovo
Blanco8 minIgnacio GaticaArgentina
Cold Snap11 minLeo WoodheadNew Zealand
Death For a Unicorn15 minRiccardo Bernasconi, Francesca ReverditoSwitzerland
La gallina17 minManel RagaSpain
Houses With Small Windows15 minBülent ÖztürkBelgium
Kush20 minShubhashish BhutianiIndia
Minesh12 minShalin SirkarSouth Africa, Germany, Denmark
Un pensiero Kalašnikov21 minGiorgio BosisioItaly, United Kingdom
Quello Che Resta (documentary)20 minValeria AllieviItaly
Sishui (Stagnant Water)17 minXiaowei WangChina
Toutes les belles choses17 minCécile BiclerFrance
Highlighted titles indicate the Orizzonti Awards for Best Feature Film and Best Short Film respectively.

Venice Classics

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/ALe 15/8 (1973, 43 min)Chantal Akerman, Samy SzlingerbaumBelgium
The Adventures of Hajji Baba (1954)Don WeisUnited States
Il Bacio di Tosca (aka Tosca's Kiss) (1984)Daniel SchmidSwitzerland
La Bête humaine (aka The Human Beast) (1938)Jean RenoirFrance
Bread and Chocolate (1974)Pane e cioccolataFranco BrusatiItaly
A Bullet For The General (1966)Quién Sabe?Damiano DamianiItaly
Comrades: Almost a Love Story (1996)Tian Mi MiPeter Ho-Sun ChanHong Kong
Do You Remember Dolly Bell? (1981)Sjecaš li se Dolly BellEmir KusturicaYugoslavia
Equinox Flower (1958)HiganbanaYasujirō OzuJapan
Hands Over the City (1963)Le mani sulla cittàFrancesco RosiItaly, France
Hotel Monterey (1972)Chantal AkermanBelgium, United States
In the Heat of the Sun (1993)Yangguang canlan de riziJiang WenChina, Hong Kong
Kapurush (aka The Coward) (1965)Satyajit RayIndia
Let's Get Lost (1988)Bruce WeberUnited States
Little Fugitive (1953)Morris Engel, Ruth Orkin, Ray AshleyUnited States
Mahapurush (aka The Holy Man) (1965)Satyajit RayIndia
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)FuryoNagisa ÔshimaUnited Kingdom, Japan
The Most Dangerous Game (1932)Irving Pichel, Ernest B. SchoedsackUnited States
My Darling Clementine (1946)John FordUnited States
My Friend Ivan Lapshin (1984)Moy Drug Ivan LapshinAleksey German Sr.Soviet Union
Mysterious Object at Noon (2000)Dogfar nai mae marnApichatpong WeerasethakulThailand
Nidhanaya (aka The Treasure) (1970)Lester James PeriesSri Lanka
Paisan (1946)PaisàRoberto RosselliniItaly
Property Is No Longer a Theft (1973)La proprietà non è più un furtoElio PetriItaly
Providence (1977)Alain ResnaisFrance, Switzerland, UK
Sandra (aka Of These Thousand Pleasures) (1965)Vaghe stelle dell'orsa...Luchino ViscontiItaly
The Shape of Night (1964)Yoru no henrinNoboru NakamuraJapan
Sorcerer (1977)William FriedkinUnited States
White Rock (1977)Tony MaylamUnited Kingdom
Documentaries on cinema
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
N/AIl Bacio di Tosca, Une restauration numériqueRichard SzotyoriSwitzerland
Bertolucci on BertolucciLuca Guadagnino, Walter FasanoItaly
Double Play: James Benning and Richard LinklaterGabe KlingerUSA, Portugal, France
A Fuller LifeSamantha FullerUnited States
N/AIstintobrassMassimiliano ZaninItaly
N/ALino Micciché, Mio padre. Una visione del mondoFrancesco MiccichéItaly
Nice Girls Don't Stay for Breakfast (screened as "work in progress")Bruce WeberUnited States
N/ANon Eravamo Solo... Ladri Di Biciclette. Il NeorealismoGianni BozzacchiItaly
Trespassing BergmanJane Magnusson, Hynek PallasSweden, France
Highlighted titles indicate the Venice Classics Awards for Best Restored Film and Best Documentary on Cinema respectively.

Biennale College - Cinema

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 EspositoAlessio Fava[18]Italy
MemphisTim SuttonUnited States
Mary Is Happy, Mary Is HappyNawapol ThamrongrattanaritThailand

Final Cut in Venice

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 TunesLe Challat de TunisKaouther Ben Hania[20]Tunisia
The CatEl OttIbrahim El-BatoutEgypt
With Almost NothingAvec presque rien...Nantenaina Lova[21]Madagascar
Territorial PissingsSibs Shongwe-La MerSouth Africa

Special Screenings

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

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

Venice International Film Critics' Week

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

In competition
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Salvation ArmyL’armée du salutAbdellah TaïaFrance, Morocco
The ReunionÅterträffenAnna OdellSweden
The Quispe GirlsLas niñas QuispeSebastián SepúlvedaChile, France, Argentina
Class EnemyRazredni SovražnikRok BičekSlovenia
White ShadowNoaz DesheItaly, Germany, Tanzania
Zoran, My Nephew the IdiotZoran, il mio nipote scemoMatteo OleottoItaly, Slovenia
Trap StreetShuiyin jieVivian QuChina
Special Events - Out of competition
Line-up English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Opening filmThe Art of HappinessL’arte della felicitàAlessandro RakItaly
Closing filmIlliterateLas analfabetasMoisés SepúlvedaChile

Venice Days

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
AlienationOtchuzhdenieMilko LazarovBulgaria
BethlehemYuval AdlerIsrael, Germany, Belgium
GerontophiliaBruce LaBruceCanada
The Good LifeLa belle vieJean DenizotFrance
Kill Your DarlingsJohn KrokidasUnited States
May in the SummerCherien DabisJordan, Qatar, USA
My ClassLa mia classeDaniele GaglianoneItaly
Nobody's HomeKöksüzDeniz AkçayTurkey
The ReconstructionLa reconstrucciónJuan TaratutoArgentina
Rigor MortisGeung siJuno MakHong Kong
SiddharthRichie MehtaCanada, India
TraitorsSean GulletteMorocco, USA
Special Events
Title Director(s) Production country
JuliaJ. Jackie BaierGermany, Lithuania
"Lenny Cooke"Benny and Josh SafdieUnited States
Lino Miccichè, mio padre - Una visione del mondoFrancesco MiccichèItaly
The Referee (L'arbitro)Paolo ZuccaItaly, Argentina
SecchiEdo NatoliItaly
Three Many Weddings (3 bodas de más)Javier Ruiz CalderaSpain
Venezia SalvaSerena NonoItaly
Miu Miu Women's Tales
Title Director(s) Production country
Le Donne della VucciriaHiam AbbassItaly
The DoorAva DuVernayUSA, Italy
Lux Prize
Title Director(s) Production country
The Selfish GiantClio BarnardUnited Kingdom
Miele (Honey)Valeria GolinoItaly
The Broken Circle BreakdownFelix Van GroeningenBelgium
Highlighted title indicates the official Venice Days Award winner.

Awards

Official selection

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

In Competition (Venezia 70)

Horizons (Orizzonti)

Venice Classics Awards

Special Awards

Autonomous sections

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

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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