73rd Venice International Film Festival

The 73rd annual Venice International Film Festival was held from 31 August to 10 September 2016.[1] English director Sam Mendes was the President of the Jury for the main competition.[2] The opening night film was Damien Chazelle's musical La La Land.[3] The Golden Lion was awarded to Lav Diaz's film The Woman Who Left.[4]

73rd Venice International Film Festival
Festival poster
Opening filmLa La Land
Closing filmThe Magnificent Seven
LocationVenice, Italy
Founded1932
AwardsGolden Lion - The Woman Who Left
Hosted bySonia Bergamasco
Festival date31 August – 10 September 2016
WebsiteWebsite

A new project named Venice Production Bridge was introduced in this edition of the festival. The new project is intended to attract industry professionals and focus on original projects for films, internet, series, virtual reality, and works in progress, in order to help their development and production. It is also meant to work in conjunction with the Venice Film Market which started in 2012. Such projects as Final Cut in Venice, meant to help finance original films from African countries, and the Venice Gap-Financing Market will come under its scope.[5]

Juries

The following people formed the 2016 juries:[6][7]

Main competition (Venezia 73)

Horizons (Horizonti)

Opera Prima (Venice Award for a Debut Film)

Official selection

In competition

The following films were selected for the main competition:[8][9][10]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
ArrivalDenis VilleneuveUnited States
The Bad BatchAna Lily AmirpourUnited States
The Beautiful Days of AranjuezLes Beaux Jours d'AranjuezWim WendersFrance, Germany
The Blind ChristEl Cristo ciegoChristopher MurrayFrance, Chile
BrimstoneMartin KoolhovenFrance, Netherlands
The Distinguished CitizenEl ciudadano ilustreMariano Cohn and Gastón DupratArgentina, Spain
FrantzFrançois OzonFrance, Germany
JackiePablo LarraínChile, United States
La La LandDamien ChazelleUnited States
The Light Between OceansDerek CianfranceUnited States, Australia, New Zealand
Nocturnal AnimalsTom FordUnited States
On the Milky RoadLungo la Via LatteaEmir KusturicaMexico, Serbia, United Kingdom, United States
ParadiseRay ( Рай )Andrei KonchalovskyGermany, Russia
PiumaRoan JohnsonItaly
These Days *Questi giorniGiuseppe PiccioniItaly
Spira MirabilisMassimo D'Anolfi & Martina ParentiItaly
The Untamed *La Region SalvajeAmat EscalanteMexico, Denmark
Voyage of TimeTerrence MalickUnited States
The Woman Who Left *Ang Babaeng HumayoLav DiazPhilippines
A Woman's LifeUne VieStéphane BrizéFrance
Highlighted title indicates Golden Lion winner. - * indicates film eligible for the Queer Lion.

Out of Competition

The following films were selected to be screened out of competition[11][9][10]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
The Age of ShadowsMil JeongKim Jee-woonSouth Korea
American AnarchistCharlie SiskelUnited States
Assault to the SkyAssalto al cieloFrancesco MunziItaly
AusterlitzSergei LoznitsaGermany
The BleederPhilippe FalardeauUnited States, Canada
Gantz: OYasushi KawamuraJapan
Hacksaw RidgeMel GibsonUnited States, Australia
I Called Him MorganKasper CollinSweden, United States
The JourneyNick HammUnited Kingdom
The Magnificent SevenAntoine FuquaUnited States
MonteAmir NaderiItaly, United States, France
Never EverÀ jamaisBenoît JacquotFrance, Portugal
One More Time With FeelingAndrew DominikUnited Kingdom
Our WarLa nostra guerraBruno Chiaravalloti, Claudio Jampaglia, Benedetta ArgentieriItaly, United States
PlanetariumRebecca ZlotowskiFrance, Belgium
SafariUlrich SeidlAustria, Denmark
TommasoKim Rossi StuartItaly
The Young PopePaolo SorrentinoItaly, France, Spain, UK, USA

Horizons

The following films were selected for the Horizons (Orizzonti) section:[12]

Feature films
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Big Big WorldKoca DünyaReha ErdemTurkey
Bitter MoneyKu Qian ( 苦钱 )Wang BingHong Kong
BluebeardKékszakállúGastón SolnickiArgentina
Boys in the Trees *Nicholas VersoAustralia
Dark NightTim SuttonUnited States
Dawson City: Frozen TimeBill MorrisonFrance, United States
The EremitesDie EinsiedlerRonny TrockerAustria, Germany
The Fury of a Patient ManTarde para la iraRaúl ArévaloSpain
The Greatest DreamIl più grande sognoMichele VannucciItaly
Gukoroku - Traces of SinGukorokuKei IshikawaJapan
Heal the LivingRéparer les vivantsKatell QuillévéréBelgium, France
HomeFien TrochBelgium
King of the BelgiansPeter Brosens, Jessica WoodworthBelgium, Bulgaria, Netherlands
Libera NosLiberamiFederica Di GiacomoItaly, France
Malaria ( مالاریا )Parviz ShahbaziIran
São JorgeMarco MartinsFrance, Portugal
ShamblesMaudite poutineKarl LemieuxCanada
The Wedding Plan (Through the Wall)Laavor Et HakirRama BurshteinIsrael
White SunSeto SuryaDeepak RauniyarNepal, Netherlands, Qatar, USA
Short films
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
500,000 Years500,000 PeeChai SirisThailand
AmalimboJuan Pablo LibossartSweden, Estonia
N/ACe qui nous éloigneWei HuFrance
ColombiLuca FerriItaly
N/ADadyaaBibhusan Basnet, Pooja GurungNepal, France
First NightPrima NoapteAndrei TanaseRomania, Germany
Good Luck, Orlo!Srecno, Orlo!Sara KernSlovenia, Croatia, Austria
Good NewsGiovanni FumuSouth Korea, Italy
MidwinterJake MahaffyUSA, New Zealand
Molly BloomChiara CaselliItaly
On the Origin of FearBayu Prihantoro FilemonIndonesia
N/ALe reste est l’oeuvre de l’hommeDoria AchourFrance, Tunisia
N/ARuahFlurin GigerSwitzerland
Samedi CinemaMamadou DiaSenegal
N/AStanza 52Maurizio BraucciItaly
N/ALa voz perdidaMarcelo MartinessiParaguay, Venezuela, Cuba
Highlighted titles indicate Horizons Prize for Best Feature Film and Best Short Film winners respectively.
* indicates film eligible for the Queer Lion.

Venice Classics

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

Restored classic films
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
1848 (1948, short documentary)Dino RisiItaly
An American Werewolf In London (1981)John LandisUnited Kingdom
L'Argent (aka Money) (1983)L'argentRobert BressonFrance, Switzerland
The Battle of Algiers (1966)La battaglia di AlgeriGillo PontecorvoItaly, Algeria
The Brat (1931)John FordUnited States
Break Up (The Man with the Balloons) (1965)L'uomo dei cinque palloniMarco FerreriItaly, France
The City Stands Trial (1952)Processo alla cittàLuigi ZampaItaly
Dark Eyes (1987)Oci ciornieNikita MikhalkovItaly, Soviet Union
Dawn of the Dead (1978)George A. RomeroUnited States, Italy
Everybody Go Home (1960)Tutti a casaLuigi ComenciniItaly, France
The Great Sacrifice (1943)OpfergangVeit HarlanGermany
Legend of the Mountain (1979)Shanzhong chuanqiKing HuHong Kong
Manhattan (1979)Woody AllenUnited States
The Nights of Zayandeh-Rood (1990) - Opening filmShabhaye Zayendeh-RoodMohsen MakhmalbafIran
The Ondekoza (1981, music documentary)Tai KatoJapan
Pretty Poison (1968)Noel BlackUnited States
Scent of a Woman (1974)Profumo di donnaDino RisiItaly
Seven Samurai (1954)Shichinin no SamuraiAkira KurosawaJapan
Stalker ( Сталкер ) (1979)Andrei TarkovskySoviet Union
The Thief of Paris (1967)Le VoleurLouis MalleFrance, Italy
Twentieth Century (1934)Howard HawksUnited States
Documentaries on cinema
Title Director(s) Production country
Acqua e zucchero. Carlo Di Palma, i colori della vitaFariborz KamkariItaly
Along for the RideNick EbelingUnited States
Bozzetto non troppoMarco BonfantiItaly
Cinema FuturesMichael PalmAustria
David Lynch: The Art LifeJon Nguyen, Olivia Neergaard-Holm, Rick BarnesUSA, Denmark
E venne l’uomo – Un dialogo con Ermanno Olmi (short)Alessandro BignamiItaly
Events in a Cloud Chamber (short)Ashim AhluwaliaIndia
The Graduation (Le Concours)Claire SimonFrance
Perché sono un genio! Lorenza MazzettiStefano Della Casa, Francesco FrisariItaly
Viaggio nel cinema in 3D. Una storia VintageJesus Garcès LambertItaly
Highlighted titles indicate the Best Restored Film and Best Documentary on Cinema official awards respectively.

Biennale College - Cinema

The following films were selected for the Biennale College - Cinema section.[14]

English Title Original Title Director(s) Production Country
EarsOrecchieAlessandro AronadioItaly
Hotel SalvationMukti BhawanShubhashish BhutianiIndia
La SoledadLa SoledadJorge Thielen ArmandVenezuela
One SisterUna HermanaSofia Brockenshire, Verena KuriArgentina

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:[15]

Title Director(s) Production country
FélicitéAlain GomisFrance, Senegal, Belgium
Ghost HuntingRaed AndoniPalestine, France, Switzerland
Obscure (Documentary)Soudade KaadanSyria, Lebanon
One of These DaysNadim TabetLebanon
Poisonous RosesFawzi SalehEgypt, France, Qatar
The WoundJohn TrengoveSouth Africa, Germany, Netherlands, France

Il Cinema nel Giardino

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

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Franca: Chaos and Creation (documentary)Francesco CarrozziniItaly, United States
In Dubious BattleJames FrancoUnited States
InseparablesMarcos CarnevaleArgentina
My ArtLaurie SimmonsUnited States
The NetGeumulKim Ki-DukSouth Korea
Robinù (crime documentary)[17]Michele SantoroItaly
The Secret Life of Pets (3D animation)Chris Renaud, Yarrow CheneyUnited States
SummertimeL'estate addossoGabriele MuccinoItaly

Special screenings

The following film was presented as a Special Screening of the Official Selection:[18]

  • Spes contra Spem: Liberi Dentro (prison documentary) by Ambrogio Crespi

Autonomous sections

International Critics Week

The following films were selected for the International Critics Week section:[19][20]

In competition
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Days of France *Jours de FranceJérôme ReybaudFrance
DrumTablKeywan KarimiFrance, Iran
The Last of UsAkher Wahed FinaAla Eddine SlimLebanon, Qatar, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates
The Last Things *Le Ultime CoseIrene DionisioFrance, Italy, Switzerland
The NobodiesLos NadieJuan Sebastián MesaColombia
PrankVincent BironCanada
Singing in the GraveyardsSinging sa mga Dakong LibinganBradley LiewMalaysia, Philippines
Special Events - Out of competition
Line-up Title Director(s) Production country
Opening filmPrevengeAlice LoweUnited Kingdom
Closing filmAre We Not CatsXander RobinUnited States
* indicates film eligible for the Queer Lion.

Venice Days

The following films were selected for the 13th edition of the Venice Days (Giornate degli Autori) section:[21][22]

Official selection
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Guilty MenParienteIvan D. GaonaColombia
Heartstone *HjartasteinnGuðmundur Arnar GuðmundssonIceland
Hounds of LoveHounds of LoveBen YoungAustralia
Indivisible *IndivisibiliEdoardo De AngelisItaly
Ordinary PeoplePamilya OrdinaryoEduardo Roy, Jr.Philippines
PolinaPolina, danser sa vieAngelin Preljocaj, Valérie MüllerFrance
Quit Staring at My PlateNe gledaj mi u pijatHana JušićCroatia, Denmark
The Road to MandalayMidi ZTaiwan, Myanmar, France, Germany
Sami BloodSameblodAmanda KernellSweden
The War ShowAndreas Dalsgaard and Obadiah ZytoonSyria
The War Within (documentary)Ombre dal fondoPaola PiacenzaItaly
Worldly GirlLa ragazza del mondoMarco DanieliItaly
Special Events
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Always ShineSophia TakalUnited States
CoffeeCaffèCristiano BortoneBelgium, China, Italy
N/AIl profumo del tempo delle favole (documentary)Mauro CaputoItaly
Rocco (documentary)Thierry Demaiziere & Alban TeurlaiFrance
N/AL'uomo che non cambiò la storia (documentary)Enrico CariaItaly
Vangelo (documentary)Pippo DelbonoItaly, Belgium, Switzerland
You Never Had It. An Evening with Bukowski (documentary)Matteo BorgardtUSA, Italy, Mexico
Miu Miu Women's Tales
Title Director(s) Production country
SeedNaomi KawaseJapan
That One DayCrystal MoselleUnited States
Lux Award
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Toni ErdmannMaren AdeGermany, Austria, Monaco, Romania, France
My Life as a CourgetteMa vie de CourgetteClaude BarrasSwitzerland, France
As I Open My EyesÀ peine j'ouvre les yeuxLeyla BouzidTunisia, France, Belgium, UAE, Switzerland
Highlighted title indicates the official Venice Days Award winner.
* indicates film eligible for the Queer Lion.

Awards

Official selection

The following official awards were presented at the 73rd edition:[23][24]

In Competition (Venezia 73)

Horizons (Orizzonti)

Venice Classics Awards

Special Awards

Autonomous sections

The following official and collateral awards were conferred to films of the autonomous sections:[25]

Venice International Critics' Week

  • Lion of the Future
Luigi De Laurentiis Award for a Debut Film: The Last of Us (Akher wahed fina) by Ala Eddine Slim
  • Audience Award - Circolo del Cinema di Verona: The Nobodies (Los nadie) by Juan Sebastián Mesa
  • SIAE Award: Paolo Sorrentino
  • Mario Serandrei - Hotel Saturnia Award: The Last of Us by Ala Eddine Slim

Venice Days[26]

  • Venice Days Award: The War Show by Andreas Dalsgaard and Obaidah Zytoon
  • BNL Award: Pamilya ordinaryo by Eduardo Roy Jr.
  • Brian Award: Worldly Girl (La ragazza del mondo) by Marco Danieli
  • Fedeora Awards:
  • FEDIC Award: Indivisible (Indivisibili) by Edoardo De Angelis
  • Gianni Astrei Award: Indivisible by Edoardo De Angelis
  • Label Europa Cinema Award: Sami Blood (Sameblod) by Amanda Kernell
  • Lizzani Award: Worldly Girl by Marco Danieli
  • Lina Mangiacapre Award: Indivisible by Edoardo De Angelis
  • MigrArti Award: No Borders by Haider Rashid
  • Open Award: Open Prize: Vangelo by Pippo Delbono
  • Francesco Pasinetti – SNGCI Award:
Special mention: Angela and Marianna Fontana for their roles in Indivisibili
  • Queer Lion Award: Heartstone (Hjartasteinn) by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson

Other collateral awards

The following collateral awards were conferred to films of the official selection:[25]

  • Arca CinemaGiovani Award:
    • Best Film (Main competition): Arrival by Denis Villeneuve
    • Best Italian Film (Biennale College - Cinema): Ears (Orecchie) by Alessandro Aronadio
  • Civitas Vitae Award: Piuma by Roan Johnson
  • FEDIC Award - Special mentions:
The Greatest Dream (Il più grande sogno) by Michele Vannucci (Horizons)
Ears (Orecchie) by Alessandro Aronadio (Biennale College - Cinema)
Special mention: Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey by Terrence Malick
Special mention: Robinù by Michele Santoro (Il Cinema nel Giardino)
Cinema for UNICEF mention: Paradise (Ray) by Andrei Konchalovsky
  • Golden Mouse: Jackie by Pablo Larraín
  • Silver Mouse: Austerlitz by Sergei Loznitsa (Out of competition)
  • NuovoImaie Talent Award:
    • Best Young Actor: Daniele Parisi for his role in Ears (Biennale College - Cinema)
    • Best Young Actress: Camilla Diana for Tommaso by Kim Rossi Stuart (Out of competition)
  • Francesco Pasinetti Special Prize: the cast of Piuma by Roan Johnson
  • Sfera 1932 Award: Spira Mirabilis by Massimo D’Anolfi and Martina Parenti
  • SIGNIS Award: Piuma by Roan Johnson
Special mention: On the Milky Road by Emir Kusturica
  • C. Smithers Foundation – CICT-UNESCO Award: The Bleeder by Philippe Falardeau (Out of Competition)
  • Soundtrack Stars Award: Jovanotti for Summertime (L'estate addosso) by Gabriele Muccino (Il Cinema nel Giardino)
  • Sorriso Diverso Venezia Award - Best Italian Film (ex aequo):
  • Sorriso Diverso Venezia Award - Best Foreign Film: The Woman Who Left by Lav Diaz
  • Padre Nazareno Taddei Award: Paradise by Andrei Konchalovsky

Other Awards

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