71st Venice International Film Festival

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71st Venice International Film Festival
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Festival poster
Opening film Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Closing film The Golden Era
Location Venice, Italy
Founded 1932
Awards Golden LionA Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
Silver Lion - Grand Jury Prize – The Look of Silence
Silver Lion - Best Director – The Postman's White Nights
Hosted by Luisa Ranieri
Festival date 27 August – 6 September 2014
Website Website
Venice Film Festival chronology

The 71st annual Venice International Film Festival took place in Venice, Italy between 27 August to 6 September 2014.[1] The Swedish film A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence won the Golden Lion award. Joshua Oppenheimer's The Look of Silence won the Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize.

American filmmakers Thelma Schoonmaker and Frederick Wiseman were the recipients of the Lifetime Achievement award.[2] French composer Alexandre Desplat was the head of the jury for the main competition section.[3]

Alejandro G. Iñárritu's film Birdman opened the festival.[4][5] Ann Hui's drama film The Golden Era served as the closing night film.[6] Italian actress Luisa Ranieri hosted the opening and closing nights of the festival.[7]

The festival poster paid tribute to François Truffaut, as it featured the character of Antoine Doinel portrayed by Jean-Pierre Léaud from Truffaut's 1959 drama film The 400 Blows.[8][9]

Juries[edit]

Main Competition[10][3]

Horizons (Orizzonti)[11]

Opera Prima (Venice Award for a Debut Film)[12]

Official selection[edit]

In Competition[edit]

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

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
99 Homes Ramin Bahrani United States
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)[15] Alejandro G. Iñárritu United States
Black Souls Anime nere Francesco Munzi Italy, France
The Cut Fatih Akın Germany, France, Italy, Canada, Poland, Turkey
Far from Men Loin des hommes David Oelhoffen France
Fires on the Plain Nobi Shinya Tsukamoto Japan
Good Kill Andrew Niccol United States
Hungry Hearts Saverio Costanzo Italy
Le Dernier Coup de marteau Le dernier coup de marteau Alix Delaporte France
Leopardi Il giovane favoloso Mario Martone Italy
The Look of Silence Senyap Joshua Oppenheimer Denmark, Finland, Indonesia, Norway, UK
Manglehorn David Gordon Green United States
Pasolini Abel Ferrara France, Belgium, Italy
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron Roy Andersson Sweden, Germany, Norway, France
The Postman's White Nights Belye nochi pochtalona Alekseya Tryapitsyna Andrei Konchalovsky Russia
The Price of Fame La rançon de la gloire Xavier Beauvois France, Belgium, Switzerland
Red Amnesia Chuang ru zhe ( 闯入者 ) Wang Xiaoshuai China
Sivas Kaan Müjdeci Turkey
Tales Ghesse-ha (قصه ها) Rakhshan Bani-E'temad Iran
Three Hearts 3 cœurs Benoît Jacquot France

Out of Competition[edit]

The following films were selected to be screened out of competition:[16][14]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
The Boxtrolls Anthony Stacchi, Graham Annable United States
Burying the Ex Joe Dante United States
Dearest Can Oi Dik ( 親愛的 ) Peter Ho-sun Chan Hong Kong, China
The Golden Era Huang jin shi dai ( 黃金時代 ) Ann Hui China, Hong Kong
The Humbling Barry Levinson United States
In the Basement Im Keller Ulrich Seidl Austria
Italy in a Day Un giorno da italiani Gabriele Salvatores Italy, UK
Nymphomaniac Volume II (uncut version) Lars Von Trier Denmark, Germany, France, Belgium
The Old Man of Belem O velho do restelo Manoel de Oliveira Portugal, France
Olive Kitteridge Lisa Cholodenko United States
Perez. Edoardo De Angelis Italy
Revivre Hwajang ( 화장 ) Im Kwon-taek South Korea
She's Funny That Way Peter Bogdanovich United States
The Sound and the Fury James Franco United States
The State-Mafia Pact La trattativa Sabina Guzzanti Italy
Tsili Amos Gitai Israel, Russia, Italy, France
Words with Gods Guillermo Arriaga, Emir Kusturica, Amos Gitai, Mira Nair, Warwick Thornton, Hector Babenco, Bahman Ghobadi, Hideo Nakata, Alex de la Iglesia Mexico, United States
N/A La zuppa del demonio Davide Ferrario Italy

Horizons[edit]

The following films were selected for the Horizons (Orizzonti) section:[17][3]

Feature films

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Belluscone: A Sicilian Story Belluscone, una storia siciliana Franco Maresco Italy
Bypass Duane Hopkins United Kingdom
Court Chaitanya Tamhane India
Cymbeline Michael Almereyda United States
Goodnight Mommy Ich seh, Ich seh Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala Austria
Heaven Knows What Josh Safdie, Ben Safdie United States, France
Hill of Freedom Jayuui Eondeok ( 자유의 언덕 ) Hong Sangsoo South Korea
Jackie & Ryan Ami Canaan Mann United States
Line of Credit Kreditis Limiti Salome Alexi Georgia, Germany, France
Nabat Nabat Elchin Musaoglu Azerbaijan
Near Death Experience NDE (Near Death Experience) Benoit Delepine, Gustave Kervern France
The President Mohsen Makhmalbaf Georgia, France, UK, Germany
Reality Réalité Quentin Dupieux France, Belgium
Theeb ( ذيب ) Naji Abu Nowar Jordan, UAE, Qatar, UK
These Are the Rules Takva Su Pravila Ognjen Svilicic Croatia, France, Serbia, Macedonia
N/A La vita oscena Renato De Maria Italy
Without Pity Senza nessuna pietà Michele Alhaique Italy

Short films

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
3/105 Avelina Prat, Diego Opazo Spain
Art Arta Adrian Sitaru Romania
The Baby Bacheh Ali Asgari Italy, Iran
Cams Carl-Johan Westregård Sweden
Castillo y el Armado Pedro Harres Brazil
Daily Bread Pat-Lehem Idan Hubel Israel
Era Apocrypha Brendan Sweeny United States
Ferdinand Knapp Andrea Baldini France
Great Heat Da shu ( 大暑 ) Chen Tao China
In Overtime Fi Al Waqt Al Dae'a Rami Yasin Jordan, Palestine
Mademoiselle Guillaume Gouix France
Maryam Sidi Saleh Indonesia

Out of Competition

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
N/A L'attesa del maggio Simone Massi Italy
Lift You Up Ramin Bahrani United States
On the Bride's Side Io sto con la sposa Antonio Augugliaro, Gabriele Del Grande, Khaled Soliman Al Nassiry Italy, Palestine

Venice Classics[edit]

The following selection of restored classic films and documentaries on cinema were screened for this section:[18]

Restored Classics

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Altman Ron Mann Canada
The Audience (aka Papal Audience) L'udienza (1971) Marco Ferreri Italy
Bride (1973) Gelin Lutfi Akad Turkey
China is Near (1967) La Cina è vicina Marco Bellocchio Italy
Flowers of Taipei – New Taiwan Cinema Hsieh Chin Lin Taiwan
Guys and Dolls Joseph L. Mankiewicz United States
The Innocents (1961) Jack Clayton United Kingdom
The Iron Mask (1929) Allan Dwan United States
Love Exists L'Amour existe Maurice Pialat France
Macbeth (The Tragedy of Macbeth) Roman Polanski United Kingdom, United States
The Man from Laramie Anthony Mann United States
Mouchette (1967) Robert Bresson France
No End Bez końca Krzysztof Kieślowski Poland
Of Wayward Love (Sex Can Be Difficult) (1962) L'amore difficile (L'avventura di un soldato) Nino Manfredi Italy
One Way or Another (aka) Todo modo Elio Petri Italy
Only She Knows Kanojo dake ga shitte iru Osamu Takahashi Japan
Red Chairs, Parma and the Cinema Poltrone rosse, parma e il cinema Francesco Barilli Italy
A Special Day Una giornata particolare Ettore Scola Italy
Stolen Kisses Baisers volés François Truffaut France
The Tales of Hoffmann Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger United Kingdom
Umberto D. (1952) Vittorio De Sica Italy
Walking the Streets of Moscow (1963) Ya shagayu po Moskve Georgiy Daneliya Soviet Union
The Warrior Maciste alpino Luigi Maggi, Luigi Romano Borgnetto Italy
Without Pity Senza pietà Alberto Lattuada Italy

Documentaries on Cinema

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
N/A Animata resistenza Francesco Montagner & Alberto Girotto Italy
Flowers of Taipei – Taiwan New Cinema Guangyin de gushi – Taiwan Xin Dianying Chinlin Hsieh Chinese Taipei
Red Chairs - Parma and the Cinema Poltrone Rosse - Parma e il Cinema Francesco Barilli Italy
Note: incomplete list

Biennale College - Cinema[edit]

The following films were screened for the "Biennale College - Cinema" section, a higher education training workshop for micro-budget feature films:[19]

English title Original title Director(s) Country
H. Rania Attieh and Daniel Garcia USA, Argentina
Blood Cells Joseph Bull and Luke Seomore United Kingdom
Short Skin Short Skin - I dolori del giovane Edo Duccio Chiarini[20] Italy, Iran, UK

Final Cut in Venice[edit]

The following films were screened for the "Final Cut in Venice" section, a workshop to support the post-production of films from Africa:[21]

English title Original title Director(s) Country
The Council Al majlis Yahya Alabdallah[22] Jordan, United Arab Emirates
I Have a Picture Mohamed Zedan[23] Egypt
A Maid For Each Makhdoumin Maher Abi Samra[24] Lebanon, France
Possessed by Djinn Dalia Al Kury[25] Jordan, Germany
Rollaball Eddie Edwards South Africa, Ghana
Tee Shirt Man Tovoniaina Rasoanaivo Madagascar

Special Screenings[edit]

The following films were the Special Screenings of the Official Selection:[26]

  • 9x10 novanta, by various italian directors. A film composed of footages from the Luce Archives, to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Luce Institute, it was presented in collaboration with Venice Days (see also section below).[27]
  • Taipei Factory II by Hou Chi-Jan, Cho Li, and Hsieh Chun-Yi (Chinese Taipei)[28]

Autonomous sections[edit]

International Critics’ Week[edit]

The following films were selected for the 29th Venice International Film Critics' Week:[29][30]

In Competition

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
40-Love Terre battue Stéphane Demoustier France
The Coffin in the Mountain Xin mi gong ( 殡棺 ) Xin Yukun China
The Council of Birds Zerrumpelt Herz Timm Kroger Germany
Dancing with Maria Dancing with Maria Ivan Gergolet Italy, Argentina, Slovenia
Flapping in The Middle of Nowhere Đập cánh giữa không trung Nguyễn Hoàng Điệp Vietnam, France, Norway, Germany
No One's Child Ničije dete (Ничије дете) Vuk Ršumović Serbia
Villa Touma Suha Arraf Israel, Germany[31][32][33][34]

Special Events Out of Competition

Line-up English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Opening Film Melbourne Melbourne Nima Javidi Iran
Closing Film The Market Arance e Martello Diego Bianchi Italy

Venice Days[edit]

The following films were selected for the 11th edition of the Venice Days (Giornate degli Autori) section:[35]

Official selection

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Before I Disappear Shawn Christensen United States
Between 10 and 12 Tussen 10 en 12 Peter Hoogendoorn Netherlands
El Cinco (aka) El 5 de Talleres Adrián Biniez Argentina, Uruguay
The Dinner I nostri ragazzi Ivano De Matteo Italy
The Farewell Party Mita Tova Tal Granit, Sharon Maymon Israel, Germany
The Goob Guy Myhill United Kingdom
Labour of Love Asha jaoar majhe Aditya Vikram Sengupta India
Messi Álex de la Iglesia Spain
Métamorphoses Christophe Honoré France
One on One Il-dae-il ( 일대일 ) Kim Ki-duk South Korea
Patria Felice Farina Italy
Return to Ithaca Retour à Ithaque Laurent Cantet France
The Smell of Us Larry Clark France
Summer Nights Les nuits d'été Mario Fanfani France
They Have Escaped He ovat paenneet JP Valkepää Finland, Netherlands

Special events

Title Director(s) Production country
9x10 novanta Marco Bonfanti, Sara Fgaier, Claudio Giovannesi, Alina Marazzi, Pietro Marcello, Giovanni Piperno, Costanza Quatriglio, Paola Randi, Alice Rohrwacher, Roland Sejko Italy
Five Star Keith Miller United States
The Lack Masbedo Italy
The Show MAS Go On Rä di Martino Italy

Miu Miu Women’s Tales

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Somebody Nanimono Miranda July Italy, United States
Spark and Light So Yong Kim Italy, United States

Premio Lux

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Class Enemy Razredni sovražnik Rok Biček Slovenia
Ida Paweł Pawlikowski Poland, Denmark
Girlhood Bande de filles Céline Sciamma France

Awards[edit]

The following awards were presented at the 71st edition:[36][37][38]

Official selection[edit]

In Competition

Special Awards

Horizons (Orizzonti)

Venice Classics Awards

  • Best Restored Film: A Special Day (Una giornata particolare) by Ettore Scola
  • Best Documentary on Cinema: Animata Resistenza by Francesco Montagner and Alberto Girotto

Autonomous sections[edit]

29th Venice International Critics' Week[41][42]

Venice Days (Giornate degli Autori)[43][44][45][46]

Francesco Pasinetti Awards[47]

1st Akai International Film Festival[48]

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