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66th Venice International Film Festival

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66th Venice International Film Festival
VeniceFilmFestival66poster.jpg
Festival poster
Location Venice, Italy
Founded 1932
Awards Golden LionLebanon
Silver LionWomen Without Men
Festival date 2 – 12 September 2009
Website Website
Venice Film Festival chronology
 66th Venice International Film Festival
66th Venice International Film Festival

The 66th annual Venice International Film Festival, held in Venice, Italy, was held from 2 to 12 September 2009, with Maria Grazia Cucinotta serving as the festival's hostess.[1][2] The opening film of the festival was Baarìa by Giuseppe Tornatore and the closing film was Chengdu, I Love You by Fruit Chan and Cui Jian. The international competition jury, chaired by Ang Lee, awarded the Golden Lion to Lebanon by Samuel Maoz.[3]

Juries

The international juries of the 66th Venice International Film Festival were composed as follows:[4][5][6]

Main competition (Venezia 66)[7]

Horizons (Orizzonti)[8]

Opera Prima ("Luigi de Laurentiis" Award for a Debut Film)[9]

Corto-Cortissimo (Short Film Competition)[10]

  • Stuart Gordon American filmmaker, theatre director, screenwriter and playwright (President)
  • Steve Ricci, Italian cinematographer, screenwriter and editor
  • Alieva Sitora, Russian artistic director of the International Film Festival Kinotav

Controcampo Italiano[11]

  • Carlo Lizzani, Italian director, screenwriter and critic (President)
  • Giulio Questi, Italian director and screenwriter
  • Marina Sanna, Italian chief editor of cinema magazine

Official selection

In competition

The following films competed for the Golden Lion:[12]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Accident Yi ngoi Cheang Pou-Soi Hong Kong
Around a Small Mountain 36 vues du pic Saint-Loup Jacques Rivette France, Italy
Baarìa Giuseppe Tornatore Italy, France
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans Werner Herzog United States
Between Two Worlds Ahasin Wetei Vimukthi Jayasundara Sri Lanka
The Big Dream Il grande sogno Michele Placido Italy, France
Capitalism: A Love Story Michael Moore United States
The Double Hour La doppia ora Giuseppe Capotondi Italy
Grandmother Lola Brillante Mendoza France, Philippines
Lebanon Samuel Maoz Israel, France, Germany, UK
Life During Wartime Todd Solondz United States
Lourdes Jessica Hausner Austria
Mr Nobody Jaco van Dormael Belgium, Canada, France, Germany
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done Werner Herzog United States
Persécution Patrice Chéreau France
Prince of Tears Lei wangzi Yonfan Taiwan
The Road John Hillcoat United States
A Single Man Tom Ford United States
Soul Kitchen Fatih Akın Germany, Turkey
Survival of the Dead George A. Romero United States
Tetsuo: The Bullet Man Tetsuo Project Shinya Tsukamoto Japan
The Traveller Al-Musafir Ahmad Maher Egypt, Italy
White Material Claire Denis France, Cameroon
The White Space Lo spazio bianco Francesca Comencini Italy
Women Without Men Zanan-e bedun-e mardan Shirin Neshat Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Ukraine, Morocco
Highlighted title indicates Golden Lion for Best Short winner.

Out of competition

The following films were screened as Out of competition:[13]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Brooklyn's Finest Antoine Fuqua United States
Chengdu, I Love You Chengdu, wo ai ni Fruit Chan & Cui Jian China
Delhi-6 Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra India
Dev.D Anurag Kashyap India
Great Directors (documentary) Angela Ismailos United States
Green Days Ruzhaye Sabz Hana Makhmalbaf Iran
Gulaal ( गुलाल ) Anurag Kashyap India
The Hole (3D) Joe Dante United States
The Informant! Steven Soderbergh United States
The Men Who Stare at Goats Grant Heslov United States
Napoli, Napoli, Napoli (documentary) Abel Ferrara Italy
N/A L'oro di Cuba (documentary) Giuliano Montaldo Italy
Rambo (Director's Cut) Sylvester Stallone United States
REC 2 Jaume Balagueró & Paco Plaza Spain
The Red Shadows Le ombre rosse Francesco Maselli Italy
Rehearsal for a Sicilian Tragedy (documentary) Prove per una tragedia siciliana Roman Paska & John Turturro Italy
Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story Ehki ya shahrazade Yousry Nasrallah Egypt
South of the Border Oliver Stone United States
Valhalla Rising Nicolas Winding Refn Denmark, United Kingdom
Yona Yona Penguin Yonayona pengin Rintaro Japan, France

Short film competition

The following films were selected for the Short film competition (Corto Cortissimo) section:[14]

In competition
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Felicità Salome Aleksi Georgia
The Kinematograph Kinematograf Tomek Baginski Poland
I Know There’s a Man So Che C'è Un Uomo Gianclaudio Cappai Italy
This Is Earth, My Brother To je zemljia, brat moj Jan Cvitkovič Slovenia, Italy
Still Birds Alle Fugler Sara Eliassen Norway
Bliss O Teu Sorriso Pedro Freire Brazil
The Game Il Gioco Adriano Giannini Italy
Object #1 Murad Ibragimbekov Russia
Girllikeme Rowland Jobson United Kingdom
Firstborn Eersgeborene Etienne Kallos South Africa, United States
Mom’S Vacation Umma-E Huga Kwang-Bok Kim South Korea
Storage David Lea United Kingdom
Of Clouds and Hands Nuvole, Mani Simone Massi France
Sinner Meni Philip Israel
Family Jewels Martin Stitt United States, United Kingdom
For Two Er Ren Shijie Tan Singapore
Bicycle Jitensha Dean Yamada Japan, United States
Kingyo Edmund Yeo Japan, Malaysia
Out of Competition
Line-up Title Director(s) Production country
Opening film Plastic Bag Ramin Bahrani United States
Closing Film The It.Aliens Clemens Klopfenstein, Lukas Klopfenstein Italy, Switzerland
Special Events
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Recordare Leonardo Carrano, Alessandro Pierattini Italy
The City in the Sky La città nel cielo Giacomo Cimini United Kingdom, Italy
The Second Family La seconda famiglia Alberto Dall'Ara Italy
Earth Tzu Nyen Ho Singapore
Radio Riccardo Pugliese United States, Italy
War Uerra Paolo Sassanelli Italy
A la lune montante Annarita Zambrano France
Highlighted title indicates Corto Cortissimo Lion winner.

Horizons

The following films were selected for the Horizons (Orizzonti) section:[15]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
1428 (documentary) Haibin Du China
Adrift Choi voi Bui Thac Chuyen Vietnam
Bets and Wedding Dresses Tris di donne & abiti nuziali Vincenzo Terracciano Italy
Buried Secrets Dowaha Raja Amari Tunisia
Clash Engkwentro Pepe Diokno Philippines
The Color of Words (documentary) Il colore delle parole Marco Simon Puccioni Italy
Cow Dou niu Guan Hu China
Crush (5 segments) Korotkoe zamykanie Petr Buslov, Alexei German Jr., Boris Khlebnikov, Kirill Serebrennikov, Ivan Vrypayev Russia
Francesca (Opening film) Bobby Paunescu Romania
I Am Love Io sono l'amore Luca Guadagnino Italy
I Travel Because I Have to, I Come Back Because I Love You Viajo porque preciso, volto porque te amo Marcelo Gomes, Karim Aïnouz Brazil
Judge Touxi Jie Liu China
The Man’s Woman and Other Stories Aadmi ki Aurat Aur Anya Kahaniya Amit Dutta India
The Movie Orgy - Ultimate Version Joe Dante United States
Once upon a time Proletarian (documentary) Women ceng jing de wuchanzhe Xiaolu Guo China
The One All Alone (documentary) Frank Scheffer Netherlands
One-Zero Wahed-Sefr Kamla Abou Zekry Egypt
Paraiso Héctor Gálvez Peru
Pepperminta Pipilotti Rist Switzerland
Repo Chick Alex Cox United States
Sunstroke Insolação Felipe Hirsch, Daniela Thomas Brazil
Tender Parasites Zarte Parasiten Christian Becker, Oliver Schwabe Germany
Totò (documentary) Peter Schreiner Austria
Villalobos (documentary) Romuald Karmakar Germany
Woman on Fire Looks for Water Woo Ming Jin Malaysia, South Korea
Horizons Events
Title Director(s) Production country
Armando Testa - Povero ma moderno (documentary) Pappi Corsicato Italy
The Marriage (documentary, short) Peter Greenaway Italy, Spain
Reading Book of Blockade (Citaem Blokadnuju Knigu) (documentary) Alexander Sokurov Russia
The Death of Pentheus (short) Philip Haas United States
La Bohème (short) Werner Herzog United Kingdom
Faces of Seoul (aka Seo-wool eui ul-gul) (documentary) Gina Kim United States, South Korea
Hugo en Afrique (documentary) Stefano Knuchel Switzerland
Via della croce (documentary) Serena Nono Italy
Mudanza (short) Pere Portabella Spain
Deserto rosa. Luigi Ghirri (documentary) Elisabetta Sgarbi Italy
La danse - Le ballet de l'Opéra de Paris (documentary) Frederick Wiseman United States
Cock-Crow (55 min) David Zamagni, Nadia Ranocchi Italy
Daimon (49 min) David Zamagni, Nadia Ranocchi Italy
Highlighted title indicates the Lion of the Future winner

Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement

As part of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement 2009, which was conferred to John Lasseter and the Directors of Disney-Pixar, the following American animation films were presented:[16]

Cortocampo Italiano

The following films, representing "new trends in Italian cinema", were screened in this section:[17]

English title Original title Director(s) Type of film
Cosmonaut Cosmonauta Susanna Nicchiarelli Coming-of-age
David's Birthday Il Compleanno Marco Filiberti Drama
Giuseppe De Santis Carlo Lizzani Documentary, TV-movie
Hollywood on the Tiber Hollywood sul Tevere Marco Spagnoli Documentary
In the Eyes Negli occhi Francesco Del Grosso, Daniele Anzellotti Documentary
The Little Il Piccolo Maurizio Zaccaro Documentary
Poets (lit.) Poeti Toni D'Angelo Documentary
Sputnik 5 Susanna Nicchiarelli Short animation
Ten Winters Dieci Inverni Valerio Mieli Romance

These Phantoms 2

For this retrospective section on Italian cinema, 39 feature and 26 short films were screened, including documentaries. The films were mainly from the period 1946 - 1971, with a few only films going back to the 1930s and reaching up to 2009.[18]
This is a list of the fiction feature films screened:

English title Original title Director(s) Release year
N/A Accidenti alla guerra!... Giorgio Simonelli 1948
Break Up L'uomo dei cinque palloni Marco Ferreri 1965
N/A Carmen di Trastevere Carmine Gallone 1963
Death of a Friend Morte di un amico Franco Rossi 1959
Dreams Die at Dawn I sogni muoiono all'alba Indro Montanelli, Enrico Gras, Mario Craveri 1961
Easy Years Anni facili Luigi Zampa 1953
N/A Un eroe del nostro tempo Sergio Capogna 1960
The Flame That Will Not Die La Fiamma che non si spegne Vittorio Cottafavi 1949
Galileo Liliana Cavani 1969
Girl in the Window La ragazza in vetrina Luciano Emmer 1961
The Great War La grande guerra Mario Monicelli 1959
House of Ricordi Casa Ricordi Carmine Gallone 1954
Hurricane Rosy Temporale Rosy Mario Monicelli 1979
The Invisible Ones Gli Invisibili Pasquale Squitieri 1988
Kill the Fatted Calf and Roast It Uccidete il vitello grasso e arrostitelo Salvatore Samperi 1970
Love in Rome Un amore a Roma Dino Risi 1960
The Lovemakers La viaccia Mauro Bolognini 1961
Margherita and Her Three Uncles Margherita fra i tre Ivo Perilli 1942
The Naked Hours Le ore nude Marco Vicario 1964
N/A Nerosubianco Tinto Brass 1968
N/A Noi cannibali Antonio Leonviola 1953
One Between the Crowd (aka title) Uno tra la folla Ennio Cerlesi, Piero Tellini 1946
Princess Cinderella Cenerentola e il Signor Bonaventura Sergio Tofano 1941
A Quiet Place in the Country Un tranquillo posto di campagna Elio Petri 1969
The Reunion La Rimpatriata Damiano Damiani 1963
The Ship of Condemned Women La nave delle donne maledette Raffaello Matarazzo 1954
Stories in the Sand Storie sulla sabbia Riccardo Fellini 1963
The Stranger's Hand La mano dello straniero Mario Soldati 1954
N/A Il tramontana Adriano Barbano 1965
N/A Tre nel mille Franco Indovina 1971
The Wanderers I girovaghi Hugo Fregonese 1956
Women Without Names Donne senza nome Géza von Radványi 1950

Autonomous sections

Venice International Film Critics' Week

The following films were selected for the 24th International Film Critics' Week:[19]

In competition
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Cafe Noir Ka-pe-neu-wa-reu Jung Sung-il South Korea
A Rational Solution Det enda rationella Jörgen Bergmark[20] Sweden
Domain Domaine Patric Chiha[21] France, Austria
Kakraki (en. Crawfishlike) Ilya Demichev[22] Russia
Foxes (aka Little Foxes) Lištičky Mira Fornay[23] Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ireland
Tehroun Téhéran Nader T. Homayoun[24] France, Iran
Special Events - Out of competition
Line-up Title Director(s) Production country
Opening film Metropia Tarik Saleh Sweden
Closing film The Pothole (Chaleh) Ali Karim Iran
Other * Videocracy Erik Gandini Sweden
* Special Event in collaboration with Venice Days

Venice Days

The following films were selected for the 6th edition of Venice Days (Giornate Degli Autori) autonomous section:[25][26]

In competition
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
The Ape Apan Jesper Ganslandt Sweden
Barking Water Sterlin Harjo United States
Cell 211 Celda 211 Daniel Monzón Spain, France
The Last Days of Emma Blank De laatste Dagen van Emma Blank Alex van Warmerdam Netherlands
Desert Flower Sherry Hormann UK, Germany, Austria, France
What Do You Know About Me (documentary) Di me cosa ne sai Valerio Jalongo Italy
France Francia Israel Adrián Caetano Argentina
Fat People Gordos Daniel Sánchez Arévalo Spain
Harragas Merzak Allouache Algeria, France
Honeymoons Goran Paskaljevic Serbia, Albania
I'm Glad My Mother Is Alive Je suis heureux que ma mere soit vivante Claude Miller, Nathan Miller France
Hymn to Love L’amore e basta Stefano Consiglio Italy
The Horde La horde Yannick Dahan, Benjamin Rocher France
Blood and Rain La sangre y la lluvia Jorge Navas Colombia, Argentina
N/A Mille giorni di Vito (short) Elisabetta Pandimiglio Italy
Poetry, You See Me (documentary) Poesia che mi guardi Marina Spada Italy
Silent Voice Qu’un seul tienne et les autres suivront Léa Fehner France
Out of competition
Occasion Title Director(s) Country
Films on Reality Ragazze la vita trema (documentary) Paola Sangiovanni Italy
Special Event w/ Critics' Week Videocracy Erik Gandini Sweden
Special Event 100 + 1 The Swindlers (I magliari) (1959) Francesco Rosi Italy, France
Special Event 100 + 1 Vittorio D. (documentary) Mario Canale, Annarosa Morri Italy
Tribute to Signe Baumane Teat Beat of Sex (1 min. animation) Signe Baumane United States

Awards

Official selection

The following Official Awards were conferred at the 66th edition of the festival:[3]

In competition (Venezia 66)

Horizons awards (Premi Orizzonti)

  • Best Film: Engkwentro by Pepe Diokno
  • Best Documentary: 1428 by Haibin Du
Special mention: The Man's Woman and Other Stories by Amit Dutta

Lion of the Future

  • Luigi De Laurentiis Award for a Debut Film: Engkwentro by Pepe Diokno (Horizons)

Short Film awards (Corto Cortissimo Lion)

  • Best Short Film: Firstborn (Eersgeborene) by Etienne Kallos
  • Venice Nomination to the European Film Awards 2009: Sinner by Meni Philip
Special mention: Felicità by Salomé Aleksi

Controcampo Italiano

  • Best feature Film: Cosmonaut by Susanna Nicchiarelli
Special mention: In the Eyes (Negli occhi) by Francesco Del Grosso, Daniele Anzellotti

Special awards

Autonomous sections

The following collateral awards were conferred to films of the autonomous sections:[27]

Venice International Film Critics' Week

Venice Days (Giornati degli Autori)

FEDIC Award - Special mention: What Do You Know About Me by Valerio Jalongo

Other collateral awards

The following collateral awards were conferred to films of the official selection:[27]

Special mention: Lebanon by Samuel Maoz

References

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  20. ^ Jörgen Bergmark on IMDb
  21. ^ Patric Chiha on IMDb
  22. ^ Ilya Demichev on IMDb
  23. ^ Mira Fornay on IMDb
  24. ^ Nader T. Homayoun on IMDb
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  29. ^ Venice 66 Awards on IMDb

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