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Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica
The world's oldest film festival was first held in 1932 as part of the Venice Biennale.
Rich Cline was on the Queer Lion jury at the festival in 2016 and 2017.

Venice Festival site
78th Venice International
Film Festival

1-11 SEPTEMBER 2021
in Venice, Italy

2 0 2 1   A W A R D S
Golden Lion: HAPPENING
Silver Lion: THE HAND OF GOD
Special Jury Prize: IL BUCO
Director: Jane Campion
(THE POWER OF THE DOG)
Actress: Penelope Cruz
(PARALLEL MOTHERS)
Actor: John Arcilla
(ON THE JOB: THE MISSING 8)
Screenplay: Maggie Gyllenhaal
(THE LOST DAUGHTER)
Life Achievement: Jamie Lee Curtis
Glory to the Filmmaker: Ridley Scott
Queer Lion: LA DERNIERE SEANCE
Lion of the Future:
Monica Stan & George Chiper-Lillemark (IMACULAT)
Leoncino d'Oro: FREAKS OUT
Horizons: PILGRIMS
Horizons - Audience Award:
THE BLIND MAN WHO DIDN'T WANT TO SEE TITANIC
Horizons - Director: Eric Gravel (PILGRIMS)
Horizons - ActressLaure Calamy (PILGRIMS):
Horizons - Actor: Piseth Chhun (WHITE BUILDING)
Horizons - Screenplay:
Peter Kerekes & Ivan Ostrochovsky (107 MOTHERS)
Venice Days - People's Choice: DESERTO PARTICULAR
Venice Days - Director: Monica Stan &
George Chiper-Lillemark (IMACULAT)
Fipresci: HAPPENING
Fipresci - Parallel Sections: ZALAVA
Critics Week: ZALAVA
Critics Week - Verona Award: ERASING FRANK
Pasinetti: THE HAND OF GOD
Pasinetti - Actor: Toni Servillo (ARIAFERMA,
THE HAND OF GOD, THE KING OF LAUGHTER)
Pasinetti - Actress:
Teresa Saponangelo (THE HAND OF GOD)
Pellicola d'Oro - Effects: FREAKS OUT
Pellicola d'Oro - Lighting: FREAKS OUT
Pellicola d'Oro - Camera: IL BUCO
Pellicola d'Oro - Costumes: THE KING OF LAUGHTER

Arca: HAPPENING
Arca - Italian: THE HAND OF GOD
Authors Under 40 - Director: Kaltrina Kranisqi (VERA DREAMS OF THE SEA) and Ekaterina Selenkina (DETOURS)
Authors Under 40 - Screenwriter: Monica Stan (IMACULAT)
Brian: HAPPENING
Casa Wabi-Mantarraya: Monica Stan & George Chiper-Lillemark (IMACULAT)
Cict-Unesco: AMIRA
Edipo Re: AL GARIB and
VERA DREAMS OF THE SEA
Europa Cinemas Label: CALIFORNIE
Fai Persona: EL GRAN MOVIMIENTO
Fair Play: IL BUCO
Fanheart3: IL BUCO
Fedic: IL BUCO
Green Drop: IL BUCO
Interfilm: AMIRA
Lanterna Magica: AMIRA
Lizzani: FREAKS OUT
Mario Serandrei: THEY CARRY DEATH
Mimmo Rotella: Mario Martone & Toni Servillo
(THE KING OF LAUGHTER)
Nuovoimaie Talent - Actor:
Filippo Scotti (THE HAND OF GOD)
Nuovoimaie Talent - Actress:
Aurora Giovinazzo (FREAKS OUT)
RB Casting: FREAKS OUT
Sfera: LA CAJA
Signis: UN AUTRE MONDE
Smithers: LIFE OF CRIME 1984-2020
Sorriso Diverso: FREAKS OUT
Sorriso Diverso - Foreign: 7 PRISONERS
Soundtrack Stars: FREAKS OUT
Soundtrack Stars - Life Achievement: Ornella Vanoni
Unimed: THE HAND OF GOD
VR Story: END OF NIGHT
VR Experience: LE BAL DE PARIS
VR Work: GOLIATH PLAYING WITH REALITY

2 0 2 1   F I L M S
107 MOTHERS (Kerekes, Svk)
7 PRISIONEIROS (Moratto, Br)
AMERICA LATINA (D'Innocenzo/D'Innocenzo, It)
AMERICAN NIGHT (Della Valle, It)
AMIRA (Diab, Egy)
ANATOMIA (Jankowska)
ANATOMY OF TIME (Nilthamrong, Tha)
ARIAFERMA (Di Costanzo, It)
ATLANTIDE (Ancarani, It)
UN AUTRE MONDE (Brize, Fr)
IL BAMBINO NASCOSTO (Ando, It)
BECOMING LED ZEPPELIN (MacMahon, UK)
BENELLI SU BENELLI (Miniucchi)
THE BLIND MAN WHO DID NOT WANT TO SEE TITANIC (Nikki, Fin)
IL BUCO (Frammartino, It)
LA CAJA (Vigas, Mex)
CALIFORNIE (Cassigoli)
CAPTAIN VOLKONOGOV ESCAPED (Merkulova/Chupov, Rus)
THE CARD COUNTER (Schrader, US)
CAVEMAN (Landucci)
LES CHOSES HUMAINES (Attal, Fr)
CORIANDOLI (Stornaiuolo)
COSTA BRAVA, LEBANON (Akl, Leb)
CUNTAMI (Taviani)
DEANDRE#DEANDRE (Lena, It)
DESERTO PARTICULAR (Muritiba)
DITEGGIATURA (Giacconi)
DJANGO & DJANGO (Rea, It)
DUNE (Villeneuve, US)
LES ENFANTS DE CAIN (Stamo)
ENNIO (Tornatore, It)
EZIO BOSSO. LE COSE CHE RESTANO (Verdelli, It)
THE FALLS (Chung, Tai)
FELLINI E L'OMBRA (McGilvray)
THE FORGOTTEN ONES (Boganim)
FREAKS OUT (Mainetti, It)
FULL TIME (Gravel, Fr)
AL GARIB (Eldin)
GES-2 (Korkia, Rus)
GIULIA (De Caro)
EL GRAN MOVIMIENTO (Russo, Bol)
HALLELUJAH: LEONARD COHEN, A JOURNEY, A SONG (Geller/Goldfine, US)
HALLOWEEN KILLS (Green, US)
THE HAND OF GOD (Sorrentino, It)
HAPPENING (Diwan, Fr)
EL HOYO EN LA CERCA (del Paso, Mex)
HUGO IN ARGENTINA (Knuchel)
ILLUSIONS PERDUES (Giannoli, Fr)
IMACULAT (Stan/Chiper-Lillemark)
INFERNO ROSSO (Gomarasca/Zanin, It)
INU-OH (Yuasa, Jpn)
ISOLATION (Placido/Winterbottom/etc)
JOURNEY INTO THE TWILIGHT (Contento, Fr)
LAND OF DREAMS (Neshat/Azari, US)
THE LAST DUEL (Scott, UK)
LAST NIGHT IN SOHO (Wright, UK)

LEAVE NO TRACES (Matuszynski, Pol)
LIFE OF CRIME 1984-2020 (Alpert, US)
LOGOS ZANZOTTO (Brotto)
THE LOST DAUGHTER (Gyllenhaal, US)
LOVELY BOY (Lettieri)
MA NUIT (Boulat, Fr)
LA MACCHINA DELLE IMMAGINI DI ALFREDO C (Sejko, It)
MADELEINE COLLINS (Barraud)
MAMA, I'M HOME (Bitokov, Rus)
MIRACOL (Apetri, Rom)
MONA LISA AND THE BLOOD MOON (Amirpour, US)
IL MONDO A SCATTI (Mangini/Pisanelli)
LA NAVE SUL MONTE (Sgarbi)
NAVIGANTI (De Michele)
I NOSTRI FANTASMI (Capitani)
OFFICIAL COMPETITION (Duprat/Cohn, Sp)
OLD HENRY (Ponciroli, US)
ON THE JOB: THE MISSING 8 (Matti, Phl)
ONCE UPON A TIME IN CALCUTTA (Sengupta, Ind)
EL OTRO TOM (Pla/Santullo, Mex)
IL PALAZZO (Di Giacomo)
IL PARADISO DEL PAVONE (Bispuri, It)
PARALLEL MOTHERS (Almodovar, Sp)
PAROLE (Contarello)
PIEDRA NOCHE (Fund)
PILGRIMS (Bareisa, Lit)
THE POWER OF THE DOG (Campion, NZ)
LES PROMESSES (Kruithof, Fr)
PRINCESA (Muresu)
QUI RIDO IO (Martone, It)
LA RAGAZZA HA VOLATO (Labate, It)
REFLECTION (Vasyanovych, Ukr)
UNA RELAZIONE (Sardo)
REPUBLIC OF SILENCE (El Jeiroudi, Syr)
RHINO (Sentsov, Ukr)
RICOSTRUIRE INSIEME (Conversano, It)
SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE (Levi, US)
LA SCUOLA CATTOLICA (Mordini, It)
SENZA FINE (Fuksas)
LE 7 GIORNATE DI BERGAMO (Ventura, It)
SHEN KONG (Chen)
IL SILENZIO GRANDE (Gassmann)
SPENCER (Larrain, Ger)
SPIN TIME: CHE FATICA LA DEMOCRAZIA! (Guzzanti)
SUNDOWN (Franco, Swe)
THREE MINUTES: A LENGTHENING (Stigter)
TONINO DE BERNARDI: UN TEMPO, UN INCONTRO (Segre)
TRANCHEES (Bureau, Fr)
TRASTWEST (De Matteo)
TRES (Gimenez)
TRUE THINGS (Wootliff, UK)
TU ME RESSEMBLES (Amer)
VERA DREAMS OF THE SEA (Krasniqi, Kos)
VORREI SPARIRE SENZA MORIRE (Antonioli/Baraglia)
WELCOME VENICE (Segre)
WHITE BUILDING (Neang, Cmb)


Venice Festival site 77th Venice International
Film Festival

2-12 SEPTEMBER 2020
in Venice, Italy





2 0 2 0   A W A R D S
Golden Lion: NOMADLAND
Silver Lion: NEW ORDER
Queer Lion: THE WORLD TO COME
Jury Prize: DEAR COMRADES!
Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
(WIFE OF A SPY)
Actress: Vanessa Kirby
(PIECES OF A WOMAN)
Actor: Pierfrancesco Favino (PADRENOSTO)
Screenplay: Chaitanya Tamhane
(THE DISCIPLE)

2 0 2 0   F I L M S
200 METERS (Nayfeh, Pal)
30 COINS (de la Iglesia, Sp)
50: SANTARCANGELO FESTIVAL (Mellara/Rossi)
AGALMA (Monaco)
AND TOMORROW THE ENTIRE WORLD (von Heinz, Ger)
APPLES (Nikou, Gr)
ASSANDIRA (Mereu, It)
THE BEST IS YET TO COME (Wang, Chn)
CARELESS CRIME (Mokri, Irn)
CITY HALL (Wiseman, US)
CONFERENCE (Tverdovskiy)
CRAZY, NOT INSANE (Gibney, US)
DEAR COMRADES! (Konchalovsky, Rus)
THE DISCIPLE (Tamhane, Ind)
THE DUKE (Michell, UK)
EST (Pisu)
EXTRALISCIO: PUNK DA BALERA (Sgarbi)
FINAL ACCOUNT (Holland, UK)
THE FURNACE (MacKay, Aus)
GAZA MON AMOUR (Nasser/Nasser, Pal)
GENUS, PAN (Diaz, Ph)
HONEY CIGAR (Ainouz)
HOPPER/WELLES (Welles, US)
THE HUMAN VOICE (Almodovar, Sp)
I AM GRETA (Grossman, Swe)
IN BETWEEN DYING (Baydarov, Mex)
IN THIS MOMENT (Vittorini)
ISOLA (Fuksas)
JAMES (Della Monica)
LAILA IN HAIFA (Gitai, Isr)
LISTEN (de Sousa, UK)
LOVE AFTER LOVE (Hui, Chn)
LOVERS (Garcia, Fr)
MAINSTREAM (Coppola, US)
MAMA (Li)
THE MAN WHO SOLD HIS SKIN (Hania, Tun)
MANDIBULES (Dupieux, Fr)
MILESTONE (Ayr, Ind)
MISS MARX (Nicchiarelli, It)
MOLECULES (Segre, It)
MOSQUITO STATE (Rymsza, Pol)
MY TENDER MATADOR (Sepulveda, Chl)
NARCISSUS ON HOLIDAY (Terra/Calil, Br)
NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN (Szumowska, Pol)
THE NEW GOSPEL (Rau)
NEW ORDER (Franco, Mex)

NIGHT IN PARADISE (Park, Kor)
NIGHT OF THE KINGS (Lacote, CdI)
THE PREDATORS (Castellitto, It)
NILDE IOTTI: THE TIME OF WOMEN (Marcias)
NOMADLAND (Zhao, US)
NOTTURNO (Rosi, It)
NOWHERE SPECIAL (Pasolini, UK)
OASIS (Ikic)
OCCIDENT EXPRESS (Marcelli)
ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI... (King, US)
PADRENOSTRO (Noce, It)
PAOLO CONTE: GO WITH ME (Verdelli,It)
PIECES OF A WOMAN (Mundruczo, Can)
PREPARATIONS TO BE TOGETHER FOR AN UNKNOWN PERIOD OF TIME (Horvat)
PRINCESSE EUROPE (Lotteau, Fr)
QUO VADIS, AIDA? (Zbanic, BiH)
RESIDUE (Gerima, US)
ROMANTIC GUIDE TO LOST PLACES (Farina)
RUN HIDE FIGHT (Rankin, US)
SAINT-NARCISSE (La Bruce, Can)
SALVATORE: SHOEMAKER OF DREAMS (Guadagnino, It)
SAMP (Mastrella/Rezza)
SAY AMEN, SOMEBODY (Nierenberg)
SELVA TRAGICA (Olaizola, Mex)
SHORTA (Hviid/Olholm, Den)
SOLITAIRE (Natoli)
SPORTIN' LIFE (Ferrara, Fr)
STONEBREAKER: A PROMISE (De Serio/De Serio)
SUN CHILDREN (Majidi, Irn)
THE MACALUSO SISTERS (Dante, It)
THE THIRD WAR (Aloi, Fr)
THOU SHALT NOT HATE (Mancini, It)
THE TIES (Luchetti, It)
TO THE MOON (O'Sullivan)
THE TRUTH ABOUT LA DOLCE VITA (Pedersoli, It)
VENICE CONCERT 1989 (Isham/Van Hees)
WAR AND PEACE (Parenti/D'Anolfi, It)
THE WASTELAND (Bahrami, Irn)
THE WHALER BOY (Yuryev)
WIFE OF A SPY (Kurosawa, Jpn)
THE WORLD TO COME (Fastvold, US)
YELLOW CAT (Yerzhanov, Kaz)
YOU CAME BACK (Mordini, It)
ZANKA CONTACT (Iraki, Fr)

* reviews coming


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