75th Venice International Film Festival

The 75th Venice International Film Festival was held from 29 August to 8 September 2018. Mexican film director Guillermo del Toro was named as the President of the Jury.[1] First Man, directed by Damien Chazelle, was selected to open the festival.[2] Guillermo del Toro was named as the Jury President for the main competition section,[3] with Michele Riondino hosting the festival.[4]

75th Venice International Film Festival
Festival poster
Opening filmFirst Man
Closing filmDriven
LocationVenice, Italy
Founded1932
AwardsGolden Lion - Roma
Hosted byMichele Riondino
Festival date29 August – 8 September 2018
WebsiteWebsite

The festival poster is made by Italian artist Lorenzo Mattotti, who designed it in the way "that attracts the eye, that attracts thought, but without revealing too much."[5] The Golden Lion was awarded to Roma, directed by Alfonso Cuarón.[6]

Jury

Main Competition (Venezia 75)

Official selection

In Competition

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

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
The AccusedAcusadaGonzalo TobalArgentina, Mexico
At Eternity's GateJulian SchnabelUnited States, France
The Ballad of Buster ScruggsJoel Coen, Ethan CoenUnited States
Capri-RevolutionMario MartoneItaly, France
Close EnemiesFrères ennemisDavid OelhoffenFrance, Belgium
The FavouriteYorgos LanthimosUnited Kingdom, Ireland, United States
First ManDamien ChazelleUnited States
Killing (Zan)Shinya TsukamotoJapan
The MountainRick AlversonUnited States
Our TimeCarlos ReygadasMexico, France, Germany, Denmark, Sweden
Never Look AwayWerk ohne AutorFlorian Henckel von DonnersmarckGermany
The NightingaleJennifer KentAustralia
Non-FictionDoubles viesOlivier AssayasFrance
PeterlooMike LeighUnited Kingdom, United States
RomaAlfonso CuarónMexico
The Sisters BrothersJacques AudiardFrance, Belgium, Romania, Spain
SunsetNapszálltaLászló NemesHungary, France
SuspiriaLuca GuadagninoItaly
22 JulyPaul GreengrassUnited States
Vox LuxBrady CorbetUnited States
What You Gonna Do When the World's on Fire?Roberto MinerviniItaly, United States, France
Highlighted title indicates Golden Lion winner.

Out of Competition

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

Fiction
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
A Star Is BornBradley CooperUnited States
A Story With No NameUna Storia Senza NomeRoberto AndòItaly, France
DrivenNick HammUnited Kingdom, United States, Puerto Rico
The EstimatesLes EstivantsValeria Bruni TedeschiFrance, Italy
L’amica genialeSaverio CostanzoItaly, Belgium
My MasterpieceMi Obra MaestraGastón DupratArgentina, Spain
A Tramway in JerusalemAmos GitaiIsrael, France
A People and His KingUn Peuple et Son RoiPierre SchoellerFrance, Belgium
The StillnessLa QuietudPablo TraperoArgentina
Dragged Across ConcreteS. Craig ZahlerCanada, United States
ShadowYingZhang YimouChina
Non-fiction
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
1938 Different1938 DiversiGiorgio TrevesItaly
A Letter to a Friend in GazaAmos GitaiIsrael
American DharmaErrol MorrisUnited States, United Kingdom
AquarelaVictor KossakovskyUnited Kingdom, Germany
Carmine Street GuitarsRon MannCanada
El Pepe: A Supreme LifeEl Pepe: Una Vida SupremaEmir KusturicaArgentina, Uruguay, Serbia
Introduction to the DarkIntroduzione All'OscuroGastón SolnickiArgentina, Austria
ISIS, Tomorrow. The Lost Souls of MosulFrancesca Mannocchi
Alessio Romenzi
Italy, Germany
Monrovia, IndianaFrederick WisemanUnited States
ProcessSergei LoznitsaNetherlands
Your FaceNi De LianTsai Ming-liangTaiwan
Special events
Title Director(s) Production country
Il diario di angela - noi due cineasti (90 min)Yervant GianikianItaly
They'll Love Me When I'm Dead (98 min)Morgan NevilleUnited States
The Other Side of the Wind (122 min)Orson WellesUnited States, Iran, France

Horizons

The following films were selected for the Horizons (Orizzonti) section:[8][9]

Orizzonti Competition
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
On My SkinSulla mia pelleAlessio CremoniniItaly
Manta RayKraben RahuPhuttiphong AroonphengThailand, France, China
SoniIvan AyrIndia
The RiverOzenEmir BaigazinKazakhstan, Poland, Norway
La noche de 12 añosÁlvaro BrechnerSpain, Argentina, Uruguay, France
DeslembroFlavia CastroBrazil, France, Qatar
The AnnouncementAnonsMahmut Fazil CoşkunTurkey, Bulgaria
Un giorno all'improvvisoIf life gives you lemonsCiro D'EmilioItaly
Charlie SaysMary HarronUnited States
AmandaMikhaël HersFrance
The Day I Lost My ShadowYom Adaatou ZouliSoudade KaadanSyria, Lebanon, France, Qatar
L'EnkasSarah MarxFrance
The Man Who Surprised EveryoneTchelovek kotorij udivil vsehNatasha Merkulova, Aleksey ChupovRussia, Estonia, France
Memories of My BodyKucumbu Tubuh IndahkuGarin NugrohoIndonesia, Australia
As I Lay DyingHamchenan ke mimordamMostafa SayariIran
La profezia dell'armadilloEmanuele ScaringiItaly
StrippedErom(The Love Trilogy: Stripped)Yaron ShaniIsrael, Germany
JinpaPema TsedenChina
Tel Aviv On FireSame ZoabiLuxembourg, France, Israel, Belgium
Short Films Competition
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
KadoA GiftAditya AhmadIndonesia
StaircaseMohsen BanihashemiIran
L'été et tout le resteSven BresserNetherlands
Gli anniSara FgaierItaly, France
Manila Is Full of Men Named BoyAndrew Stephen LeePhilippines, United States
Leoforos PatisionPatision AvenueThanasis NeofotistosGreece
Los bastardosTomas PosseArgentina
All InclusiveCorina Schwingruber IlićSwitzerland
Sex, strakh i gamburgerySex, Fear, and HamburgersEldar ShibanovKazakhstan
NinfeIsabella TorreItaly
Na liDown ThereYang ZhengfanChina, France
Strano teloForeign BodyDušan ZorićSerbia
Short Films – Out of Competition
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
BluMassimo D'Anolfi, Martina ParentiItaly
Highlighted titles indicate Horizons Prizes for Best Feature Film and Best Short Film respectively.

Venice Classics

The following films were selected to be screened in the Venice Classics section:[11]

Restored classic films
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
N/AAdieu Philippine (1962)Jacques RozierFrance, Italy
The Ascent (1976)VoskhozhdeniyeLarisa ShepitkoRussia
Brick and Mirror (1964)Khesht o AyenehEbrahim GolestanIran
Death in Venice (1971)Morte a VeneziaLuchino ViscontiItaly, France, United States
The Golem: How He Came into the World (1920)Der Golem – Wie er in die Welt kamPaul WegenerGermany
N/AIl posto (1962)Ermanno OlmiItaly
The Killers (1946)Robert SiodmakUnited States
The Killers (1964)Don SiegelUnited States
Last Year at Marienbad (1961)L'année dernière à marienbadAlain ResnaisFrance, Italy
The Mad Fox (1962)Koi ya koi nasuna koiTomu UchidaJapan
The Naked City (1948)Jules DassinUnited States
The Night of the Shooting Stars (1982)La notte di San LorenzoPaolo Taviani and Vittorio TavianiItaly
The Night Porter (1974)Il portiere di notteLiliana CavaniItaly
Nothing Sacred (1937)William A. WellmanUnited States
The Place Without Limits (1977)El lugar sin límitesArturo RipsteinMexico
Some Like It Hot (1959)Billy WilderUnited States
Street of Shame (1956)Akasen chitaiKenji MizoguchiJapan
They Live (1988)John CarpenterUnited States
Documentary Films
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
The Great Buster: A CelebrationThe Great BusterPeter BogdanovichUnited States
Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through CinemaMark CousinsUnited Kingdom
Humberto MauroAndré Di MauroBrazil
Living the Light – Robby MüllerClaire PijmanNetherlands, Germany
24/25 Il fotogramma in piùGiancarlo Rolandi, Federico PontiggiaItaly
Nice Girls Don't Stay For BreakfastBruce WeberUnited States
Friedkin UncutFrancesco ZippelItaly
Highlighted titles indicate the Best Restored Film and Best Documentary on Cinema official awards respectively.

Sconfini

The following films were selected for the Sconfini section:

Orizzonti Competition
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Blood KinRamin BahraniUnited States
Il banchiere anarchicoGiulio BaseItaly
Il ragazzo più felice del mondoGipiItaly
Arrivederci SaigonWilma LabateItaly
The Tree of LifeTerrence MalickUnited States
L'heure de la sortieSébastien MarnierFrance
Magic LanternAmir NaderiUnited States
CamorraFrancesco PatiernoItaly

Awards

Official selection

The following official awards were presented at the 75th edition:[6]

In Competition

Horizons (Orizzonti)

Lion of the Future

  • Luigi De Laurentiis Award for a Debut Film: The Day I Lost My Shadow by Soudade Kaadan

Venezia Classici Awards

Special Awards

Autonomous sections

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

Venice International Critics' Week[14]

  • Sun Film Group Audience Award: Still Recording by Saeed Al Batal and Ghiath Ayoub
  • Verona Film Club Award: Blonde Animals by Maxime Matray and Alexia Walther
  • Mario Serandrei – Hotel Saturnia Award for the Best Technical Contribution: Still Recording by Saeed Al Batal and Ghiath Ayoub

Venice Days

Other collateral awards

The following collateral awards were conferred to films of the official selection:[20]

Special mention: Ricordi? by Valerio Mieli (Venice Days)
Mention FEDIC Il Giornale del Cibo: I villani by Daniele De Michele (Venice Days)
Special mention: 22 July by Paul Greengrass
Special mention: The Mountain by Rick Alverson

References

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