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 Lion: A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
Silver Lion: Andrei Konchalovsky (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 festival opened with Alejandro G. Iñárritu's film Birdman,[2][3] and closed with Ann Hui's drama film The Golden Era.[4] Italian actress Luisa Ranieri hosted the opening and closing nights of the festival,[5] the Swedish film A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, directed by Roy Andersson, won the Golden Lion[6], and Joshua Oppenheimer's The Look of Silence won the Grand Jury Prize.

American filmmakers Thelma Schoonmaker and Frederick Wiseman were the recipients of the Lifetime Achievement award.[7] French composer Alexandre Desplat was the head of the jury for the main competition section.[8]

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.[9][10]

Juries[edit]

Main Competition (Venezia 71)[11][8]

Horizons (Orizzonti)[12]

Opera Prima (Venice Award for a Debut Film)[13]

Official selection[edit]

In Competition[edit]

The following films were selected for the main competition:[14][15]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
99 Homes Ramin Bahrani United States
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)[16] Alejandro G. Iñárritu United States
Black Souls Anime nere Francesco Munzi Italy, France
The Cut Fatih Akin 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
The Last Hammer Blow 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
Highlighted title indicates the Golden Lion winner.

Out of Competition[edit]

The following films were selected to be screened out of competition:[17][15]

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:[18][8]

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
Highlighted titles indicate the Orizzonti Awards for Best Feature Film and Best Short Film respectively.

Venice Classics[edit]

The following selection of restored classic films and documentaries on cinema were screened for this section:[19]

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
Highlighted titles indicate the Best Restored Film and Best Documentary on Cinema official awards respectively.

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:[20]

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[21] 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:[22]

English title Original title Director(s) Country
The Council Al majlis Yahya Alabdallah[23] Jordan, United Arab Emirates
I Have a Picture Mohamed Zedan[24] Egypt
A Maid For Each Makhdoumin Maher Abi Samra[25] Lebanon, France
Possessed by Djinn Dalia Al Kury[26] 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:[27]

  • 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).[28]
  • Taipei Factory II by Hou Chi-Jan, Cho Li, and Hsieh Chun-Yi (Chinese Taipei)[29]

Autonomous sections[edit]

International Critics’ Week[edit]

The following films were selected for the 29th Venice International Film Critics' Week:[30][31]

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 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[32][33][34]
Special Events - Out of competition
Line-up English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Opening Film 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
Highlighted title indicates the official Venice Days Award winner.

Awards[edit]

Official selection[edit]

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

In Competition (Venezia 71)

Horizons (Orizzonti)

Lion of the Future

Luigi De Laurentiis Award for a Debut Film: Court by Chaitanya Tamhane (Horizons)

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

Special Awards

Autonomous sections[edit]

The following official and collateral awards were conferred to films of the autonomous sections:[40]

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

  • RaroVideo Audience Award for Best Film: No One's Child by Vuk Ršumović
  • FEDEORA (Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean) Best Screenplay: No One's Child by Vuk Ršumović
  • FEDEORA Best Film: Flapping in The Middle of Nowhere by Nguyễn Hoàng Điệp
  • FIPRESCI Awards - Best Film (Critics' Week): No One's Child (Nicije dete) by Vuk Ršumović[43]
  • "Civitas Vitae prossima" Award: Ivan Gergolet (director) for Dancing with Maria

Venice Days (Giornate degli Autori)[44]

  • Venice Days Award: Return to Ithaca by Laurent Cantet[45]
  • BNL People's Choice Award: The Farewell Party by Tal Granit and Sharon Maymon[46]
  • Europa Cinemas Label Award for Best European Film: The Dinner by Ivano De Matteo[47]
  • Fedeora Awards:
  • Brian Award - UAAR: The Farewell Party (Mita Tova) by Tal Granit and Sharon Maymon
  • Queer Lion Award 2014: Summer Nights (Les nuits d’été') by Mario Fanfani
  • Gillo Pontecorvo Arcobaleno Latino Award: The Show MAS Go On by Rä di Martino
  • Cinecibo Award: The Dinner by Ivano De Matteo
  • Pasinetti Special Award: The Dinner by Ivano De Matteo
  • Open Award: Rä di Martino for The Show MAS Go On
  • Akai International Film Festival Prize for Best Actor: Jacopo Olmo Antinori for The Dinner[48]

Other collateral awards[edit]

The following collateral awards were conferred to films of the official selection:[40]

Special mention 99 Homes by Ramin Bahrani
Cinema for UNICEF mention: Hungry Hearts by Saverio Costanzo
  • Arca CinemaGiovani Award:
  • CICAE - Cinema d’Arte e d’Essai Award: Heaven Knows What by Josh and Ben Safdie (Horizons)
  • Fedeora Award for Best Euro-Mediterranean film: The Look of Silence by Joshua Oppenheimer
  • FEDIC Award: On the Bride's Side (Io sto con la sposa) by Antonio Augugliaro, Gabriele Del Grande, Khaled Soliman Al Nassiry (Horizons)
Special mention: Italy in a Day by Gabriele Salvatores
  • Fondazione Mimmo Rotella Award: Luigi Musini (producer) for Black Souls
  • Future Film Festival Digital Award: Birdman by Alejandro González Iñárritu
Special mention: Italy in a day by Gabriele Salvatores
  • P. Nazareno Taddei Award: Birdman by Alejandro González Iñárritu
  • Lanterna Magica (CGS) Award: The Last Hammer Blow (Le dernier coup de marteau) by Alix Delaporte
  • Golden Mouse: The Look of Silence by Joshua Oppenheimer
  • Silver Mouse: Olive Kitteridge by Lisa Cholodenko ((Out of competition)
  • The Most Innovative Budget: Italy in a Day by Gabriele Salvatores
  • Interfilm Award for Promoting Interreligious Dialogue: Far from Men by David Oelhoffen
  • Young Jury Members of the Vittorio Veneto Film Festival:
    • Best film: 99 Homes by Ramin Bahrani
    • Best actor: Elio Germano (actor) for Leopardi
Special mention: Fatih Akin (director) for The Cut
  • Green Drop Award: The Postman's White Nights (Belye nochi pochtalona Alekseya Tryapitsyna) by Andrei Konchalovsky
  • Soundtrack Stars Award
    • Critic’s Choice Award: Alexandre Desplat (President of Venezia 71 Jury)
    • Best Soundtrack Award: Birdman by Alejandro González Iñárritu
  • Schermi di Qualità Award – Carlo Mazzacurati: Black Souls by Francesco Munzi
  • Human Rights Nights Award:
    • On the Bride's Side by Antonio Augugliaro, Gabriele Del Grande, Khaled Soliman Al Nassiry
    • The Look of Silence by Joshua Oppenheimer
  • Piccioni Award: soundtrack of Leopardi (music by Sascha Ring)
  • AssoMusica “Ho visto una Canzone” Award: song Just One Day, from the film Italy in a day
  • "Sorriso diverso Venezia 2014" Award: On the Bride's Side by Antonio Augugliaro, Gabriele Del Grande, Khaled Soliman Al Nassiry
  • 1st Akai International Film Festival[48]
    • Best Rivelation: Xin Yukun for The Coffin in the Mountain
    • Best Direction: Francesco Munzi for Black Souls
    • Best Actress: Iaia Forte for Leopardi, The Show MAS Go On & La vita oscena

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