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54th Venice International Film Festival

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54th Venice International Film Festival
Festival poster
LocationVenice, Italy
AwardsGolden Lion: Hana-bi
Festival date27 August – 6 September 1997
Venice Film Festival chronology

The 54th annual Venice International Film Festival was held between 27 August to 6 September 1997.[1][2]

New Zealand filmmaker Jane Campion was the Jury President of the Main Competition. The opening film was Woody Allen's Deconstructing Harry, while the closing film was a restored version of 1912 silent film Richard III, accompanied live by Vittorio Gassman serving as narrator and Ennio Morricone conducing the Arturo Toscanini Orchestra.[3] Takeshi Kitano's Hana-bi was the Golden Lion winner.

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The following people comprised the 1997 jury:[3][4]

Main competition

Short films competition

Official sections

The following films were selected to be screened:[3][5]

In competition

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Blinded A ciegas Daniel Calparsoro Spain
Chinese Box Wayne Wang United States
Dry Cleaning Nettoyage à sec Anne Fontaine France
Hana-bi Takeshi Kitano Japan
Hardboiled Egg Ovosodo Paolo Virzì Italy
The Informant Jim McBride United States, Ireland
Keep Cool 有話好好說 Yimou Zhang China
Love Stories Historie milosne Jerzy Stuhr Poland
Niagara, Niagara Bob Gosse United States, Canada
One Night Stand Mike Figgis United States
Ossos Pedro Costa Portugal, France, Denmark
The Oyster and the Wind A Ostra e o Vento Walter Lima Jr. Brazil
Round the Moons Between Earth and Sea Giro di lune tra terra e mare Giuseppe M. Gaudino Italy, Germany
Seventh Heaven Le Septième ciel Benoît Jacquot France
The Thief Вор Pavel Chukhraj Russia
The Vesuvians I vesuviani Pappi Corsicato, Antonio Capuano,
Antonietta de Lillo, Stefano Incerti,
Mario Martone
Wild Games Combat de fauves Benoit Lamy Belgium, Germany, France
The Winter Guest Alan Rickman United Kingdom

Out of competition

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Deconstructing Harry (opening film) Woody Allen United States
Danubio Ivo B. Micheli Italy
Full Tilt Boogie Sarah Kelly United States
The Kingdom II Riget II Lars von Trier Denmark
Our God's Brother Brat naszego Boga Krzysztof Zanussi Poland, Italy, Germany
Richard III (closing film) André Calmettes and James Keane France, United States

Midday (mezzogiorno)

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
100% Arabica Mahmoud Zemmouri Algeria, France
Bent Familia Nouri Bouzid Tunisia
Cinque giorni di tempesta Francesco Calogero Italy
Go for Gold! Lucian Segura Germany, Spain, France
In the Name of Innocence Im Namen der Unschuld Andreas Kleinert Germany
Kokkuri-san こっくりさん Takahisa Zeze Japan
The Locusts John Patrick Kelley United States
The Second Civil War Joe Dante United States
True Love and Chaos Stavros Kazantzidis Australia

Midnight (mezzanotte)

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Affliction Paul Schrader United States
Air Force One Wolfgang Petersen United States
The Bride's Journey Il viaggio della sposa Sergio Rubini Italy
Deceiver Jonas and Joshua Pate United States
Heroines Héroïnes Gérard Krawczyk France
Marquise Véra Belmont France
Mimic Guillermo del Toro United States
The Tango Lesson La lección de tango Sally Potter Argentina, United Kingdom

Venetian workshop

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Alors, voila Michel Piccoli France
The Collector Neitoperho Auli Mantila Finland
Malemare Pasquale Mazzarro Italy
Miramar Júlio Bressane Brazil
The Night of the Painter Der tag des malers Werner Nekes Germany
The Sanguinaires Les Sanguinaires Laurent Cantet France
The Sticky Fingers of Time Hilary Brougher United States
Strawberry Fields Rea Tajiri United States
Subway Stories Bob Balaban, Patricia Benoit, Julie Dash, Jonathan Demme, Ted Demme, Abel Ferrara, Alison Maclean, Craig McKay, Lucas Platt, Seth Rosenfeld United States
Tamas and Juli Tamás és Juli Ildikó Enyedi Hungary
Tatuaggi Laura Angiulli Italy
The Tree of Hanging Destinies L'albero dei destini sospesi Rachid Benhadj Italy
Non Fiction
4 Little Girls Spike Lee United States
As Time Goes By 去日苦多 Ann Hui Taiwan
HHH: Portrait de Hou Hsiao-hsien Olivier Assayas France, Taiwan
In memoriam Gyöngyössy Imre Katalyn Peteny, Barna Kabay Hungary
Kippur Amos Gitai Isreal
Still Love You After All These 念你如昔 Stanley Kwan Taiwan, China
The Voice of Bergman Bergmans rost Gunnar Bergdahl Sweden
The Year After Dayton Das Jahr nach Dayton Nikolaus Geyrhalter Austria

Special screenings

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Tribute to Alida Valli
The Third Man Carol Reed United Kingdom
Tribute to Gerard Depardieu
Hurricane Rosy Temporale Rosy Mario Monicelli Italy
Tribute to Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni: I Remember (long version) Mi ricordo, sì, io mi ricordo Anna Maria Tatò Italy
Tribute to Roberto Rossellini
Roberto Rossellini: il mestiere di uomo Beppe Cino Italy
The Taking of Power by Louis XIV La presa del potere da parte di Luigi XIV Roberto Rossellini Italy

Independent sections

Venice International Film Critics' Week

The following feature films were selected to be screened as in competition for this section:[6]

Official awards

Main competition

Luigi de Laurentis award for a debut film

Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement

Independent awards

The President of the Italian Senate's Gold Medal

Prize of the International Youth Jury


OCIC Award



Pasinetti Award

Pietro Bianco Award

Isvema Award


Little Golden Lion

Anicaflash Prize

Elvira Notari Prize

Bastone Bianco Award

Sergio Trasatti Award

CinemAvvenire Award

Enzo Serafin Award

Kodak Award


  1. ^ "VENICE FILM FESTIVAL – 1997". Retrieved 6 October 2013.
  2. ^ "The 1990s". 19 April 2010. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Grassi, Giovanna (19 July 1997). "Mostra di Venezia, via con Allen erotico". Corriere della Sera. p. 31.
  4. ^ "Juries for the 1990s". 19 April 2010. Retrieved 2 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Il Programma". La Stampa. 27 August 1997. p. 23.
  6. ^ "12th International Film Critics' Week". Archived from the original on 3 April 2018. Retrieved 2 April 2018.

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