|Awards||Golden Lion – Somewhere|
Silver Lion – Álex de la Iglesia (A Sad Trumpet Ballad)
|Festival date||1 – 11 September 2010|
The 67th annual Venice International Film Festival held in Venice, Italy, took place from 1 to 11 September 2010. American film director and screenwriter Quentin Tarantino was the head of the Jury. The opening film of the festival was Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan, and the closing film was Julie Taymor's The Tempest. John Woo was awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement prior to the start of the Festival.
The Golden Lion for the Best Film In Competition was awarded to Somewhere, directed by Sofia Coppola. The Silver Lion Award for Best Director was given to Álex de la Iglesia, for A Sad Trumpet Ballad. In a break with tradition of limiting a film to receiving no more than one major award, the Special Jury Prize and the Best Actor (the Volpi Cup) went to the same film, Jerzy Skolimowski's Essential Killing. In the past, no one film had been given two major awards. Representing the jury, American director Quentin Tarantino appealed to Festival head Marco Müller to alter the rules. This rule change continues to be upheld for future editions of the Festival.
Following the Festival, Italian film critic Paolo Mereghetti criticised the decisions that the jury made in awarding prizes, and singled out Tarantino, accusing him of favoritism. He denied the charge.
The international juries of the 67th Venice International Film Festival were composed as follows:
Main Competition (Venezia 67)
- Quentin Tarantino, American director, writer, and actor (Jury President)
- Guillermo Arriaga, Mexican author, screenwriter, director and producer
- Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Lithuanian theatre and cinema actress
- Arnaud Desplechin, French director and screenwriter
- Danny Elfman, American composer, singer, songwriter and record producer
- Luca Guadagnino, Italian film director
- Gabriele Salvatores, Italian director and screenwriter
- Shirin Neshat, Iranian visual artist (film, video, photography) (President)
- Raja Amari, Tunisian director and script writer
- Lav Diaz, Filipino independent filmmaker
- Alexander Horwath, director of the Austrian Filmmuseum, former director of Viennale
- Pietro Marcello, Italian director
Opera Prima ("Luigi de Laurentiis" Award for a Debut Film)
- Fatih Akin, German director, screenwriter and producer (President)
- Nina Lath Gupta, Indian official of National Film Development Corporation of India
- Stanley Kwan, Hong Kong director and producer
- Samuel Maoz, Israeli director
- Jasmine Trinca, Italian actress
- Valerio Mastandrea, Italian film, stage and TV actor (President)
- Susanna Nicchiarelli, Italian director, scriptwriter and actress
- Dario Edoardo Viganò, Director of Vatican Television Center
- Shimizu Takashi, Japanese filmmaker (President)
- Jim Hoberman, American film critic and academic
- David Zamagni, Italian director and filmmaker
The Leone d'oro (Golden Lion) award was won by Somewhere, directed by Sofia Coppola, a film based in part on Coppola's childhood as the daughter of acclaimed American director Francis Ford Coppola. Quentin Tarantino, the president of the jury that awarded the prize, hailed the film saying, "it grew and grew in our hearts, in our minds, in our affections". The jury's decision was unanimous. Upon receiving the award, Coppola paid credit to her father for "teaching me". The Russian film Silent Souls and the Chilean film Post Mortem had been considered favourites for the award.
The following films competed for the award:
- Highlighted title indicates the Golden Lion winner.
Out of competition
The following films were shown out of competition.
From 2010 on, this section, dedicated to new trends in world cinema, has opened itself to all "extra-format" works, while four new awards have been established for it.
|Feature fiction and history films|
|English title||Original title||Director(s)||Production country|
|Anti Gas Skin||Bangdokpi||Gok and Sun Kim||South Korea|
|Better Life||Isaac Julien||United Kingdom, China|
|Cold Fish||Tsumetai nettaigyo||Sion Sono||Japan|
|Dharma Guns||Dharma Guns (La succession Starkov)||F.J. Ossang||France, Portugal|
|The House by the Medlar Tree||Malavoglia||Pasquale Scimeca||Italy|
|In the Future (52´)||En El Futuro||Mauro Andrizzi||Argentina|
|Jean Gentil||Laura Amelia Guzmán and Israel Cárdenas||Dominican Rep., Mexico, Germany|
|Nainsukh||Amit Dutta||Switzerland, India|
|News from Nowhere||Paul Morrissey||United States|
|Oki's Movie (Closing Film)||Oki-Eui Young-Hwa||Hong Sang-soo||South Korea|
|Sleeping Beauty (Opening Film)||La belle endormie||Catherine Breillat||France|
|Summer of Goliath||Verano de Goliat||Nicolás Pereda||Mexico, Canada|
|The Sword and the Rose||A Espada e a Rosa||João Nicolau||Portugal, France|
|Fading (experimental film, 58´)||Olivier Zabat||France|
|The Forgotten Space||Noel Burh, Allan Sekula||Netherlands, Austria|
|Guest||José Luis Guerin||Spain|
|K.364 a Journey by Train [Out Of Competition]||Douglas Gordon||United Kingdom, France|
|The Nine Muses||John Akomfrah||United Kingdom, Ghana|
|Per questi stretti morire (Ovvero cartografia di una passione)||Giuseppe M. Gaudino, Isabella Sandri||Italy|
|Reconstructing Faith (Xifang Qu Ci Bu Yuan)||Wenhai Huang||China|
|Robinson in Ruins||Patrick Keiller||United Kingdom|
|El sicario Room 164||Gianfranco Rosi||France, Italy|
|When We Were Communists (Sheoeyin kenna)||Maher Abi Samra||Lebanon, France, U.A.E|
|Zelal||Marianne Khoury, Mustapha Hasnaoui||Egypt, France|
- Highlighted title indicates the Orizzonti Award for Feature Film winner.
Short and medium-length films
|Short and medium-length fiction films|
|21 Grams (21 Ke) (animation)||29'||Xun Sun||China|
|720 Degrees||5'||Ishtiaque Zico||Bangladesh|
|The Agent||12'||Vincent Gallo||United States|
|Casus Belli||11'||Georgios Zois||Greece|
|Diamonds (Brilianty)||26'||Rustam Khamdamov||Russia|
|The External World (animation)||15'||David Oreilly||Germany|
|Four Seasons (Nok Ka Mhin)||11'||Chaisiri Jiwarangsan||Thailand|
|John's Gone||21'||Josh & Benny Safdie||United States|
|The Leopard [Out Of Competition]||20'||Isaac Julien||United Kingdom, Italy|
|The Life and Death of Henry Darger (Lif og Daudi Henry Darger)||6'||Bertrand Mandico||France, Iceland|
|Man In A Room||6'||Rafael Palacio Illingworth||USA, Mexico, Switzerland|
|Mechanic of Spring (Haru No Shikumi) (animation)||5'||Atsushi Wada||Japan|
|Out (Tse)||35'||Roee Rosen||Israel|
|Painéis de São Vicente de Fora, visão poética||16'||Manoel De Oliveira||Portugal|
|El Pozo||8'||Guillermo Arriaga||Mexico|
|Red Earth (Chi Di)||21'||Clara Law||Hong Kong, Australia|
|Woman I||20'||Nuntanat Duangtisarn||Thailand|
|Short and medium-length experimental films|
|Atom||30'||Markus Loeffler, Andrée Korpys||Germany|
|Les Barbares||5'||Jean Gabriel Périot||France|
|Cold Clay, Emptiness…||7'||Sj. Ramir||New Zealand|
|Coming Attractions||25'||Peter Tscherkassky||Austria|
|The Death of an Insect (Erään Hyönteisen Tuho)||7'||Hannes Vartiainen, Pekka Veikkolainen||Finland|
|Diane Wellington||15'||Arnaud Des Pallières||France|
|The Futurist||4'||Emily Richardson||United Kingdom|
|House||9'||Doug Aitken||United States|
|Inspiration (Voodhushevlenie)||45'||Galina Myznikova, Sergey Provorov||Russia|
|La linea generale||16'||Oleg Tcherny||France|
|A Loft [Out Of Competition]||16'||Ken Jacobs||United States|
|Mc Mclean, Magic For Beginners||20'||Jesse Mclean||United States|
|Mouse Palace||10'||Harald Hund, Paul Horn||Austria|
|O mundo è belo||9'||Luiz Pretti||Brazil|
|Non si può nulla contro il vento||6'||Flatform||Italy|
|Shadow Cuts||5'||Martin Arnold||Austria|
|Weak Rot Front (Slabyj Rot Front)||12'||Victor Alimpiev||Russia|
|Short and medium-length documentariess|
|Il Capo||15'||Yuri Ancarani||Italy|
|Crust (Qiao)||13'||Wenhai Huang||China|
|Un Anno Dopo – Progetto Memory Hunters [Out Of Competition]||22'||Carlo Liberatore, a.o.||Italy|
|Future Archaeology||20'||Armin Linke, Francesco Mattuzzi||Italy, Germany|
|On Rubik's Road (Pa Rubika Celu)||30'||Laila Pakalnina||Latvia|
|Indefatigable||7'||Ruth Jarman, Joe Gerhardt||Ecuador, United Kingdom|
|How To Pick Berries (Miten Marjoja Poimitaan)||19'||Elina Talvensaari||Finland|
|The Future Will Not Be Capitalism||19'||Sasha Pirker||Austria|
- Highlighted titles indicates the Orizzonti Awards for Short Film and for Medium-length winners.
The following films, representing "new trends in Italian cinema", were screened in this section:
|English title||Original title||Director(s)|
|20 Cigarettes||20 Sigarette||Aureliano Amadei|
|The First Assignment||Il Primo Incarico||Giorgia Cecere|
|Into Paradisco||Paola Randi|
|Lost Kisses (Opening Film)||I baci mai dati||Roberta Torre|
|N/A (documentary)||Ma che storia...||Gianfranco Pannone|
|A Woman||Giada Colagrande|
|Bassa Marea||15'||Roberto De Paolis|
|Come Un Soffio||7'||Michela Cescon|
|Niente Orchidee||14'||Simone Godano, Leonardo Godano|
|Sposerò Nichi Vendola||16'||Andrea Costantino|
- Highlighted title indicates the Controcampo Italiano Prize winner.
Out of competition - Feature films and documentaries
|Flaiano: Il meglio è passato||Documentary||Giancarlo Rolandi, Steve Della Casa||Italy|
|Fughe e approdi||Documentary||Giovanna Taviani|
|Late Summer (Tarda estate)||Drama||Antonio Di Trapani, Marco De Angelis|
|Il Loro Natale||Documentary||Gaetano Di Vaio|
|Se hai una montagna di neve, tienila all'ombra||Documentary||Elisabetta Sgarbi, Eugenio Lio|
|Ward 54||Documentary||Monica Maggioni||Italy, USA|
Italian comedy retrospective
The following films were shown as part of a retrospective section on Italian comedy, titled The State of Things, spanning the years 1937 to 1988.
Venice International Film Critics' Week
|English title||Original title||Director(s)||Country|
|Afraid of the Dark||Hai paura del buio||Massimo Coppola||Italy|
|Angel & Tony||Angèle et Tony||Alix Delaporte||France|
|Homeland||Hora Proelefsis||Syllas Tzoumerkas||Greece|
|Martha||Marcelino Islas Hernández||Mexico|
|Naomi||Hitparzut X||Eitan Zur||Israel|
|Special Events - Out of competition|
|Line-up||English title||Original title||Director(s)||Country|
|Opening film||Italian Night||Notte Italiana||Carlo Mazzacurati||Italy|
|Closing film||The Bridal Quarter||Limbunan||Gutierrez Mangansakan II||Philippines|
|English title||Original title||Director(s)||Production country|
|Heaven Without Earth||Cielo Senza Terra||Giovanni Maderna & Sara Pozzoli||Italy|
|Circus Columbia||Cirkus Columbia||Danis Tanović||Bosnia and Herzegovina, a.o.|
|And Peace on Earth||Et in terra pax||Matteo Botrugno & Daniele Coluccini||Italy|
|The Green Blood||Il sangue verde||Andrea Segre||Italy, France|
|Incendies||Denis Villeneuve||Canada, France|
|Dark Love||L’amore buio||Antonio Capuano||Italy|
|The Life of Fish||La vida de los peces||Matías Bize||Chile, France|
|Life in the Time of Death (documentary)||La vita al tempo della morte||Andrea Caccia||Italy|
|The Clink of Ice||Le bruit des glaçons||Bertrand Blier||France|
|Lisetta Carmi, a Soul on the Road (documentary)||Lisetta Carmi, un'anima in cammino||Daniele Segre||Italy|
|Ocean Black||Noir océan||Marion Hänsel||Belgium, Germany, France|
|The Place in Between||Notre étrangère||Sarah Bouyain||France, Burkina Faso|
|Little Voices (documentary, animation)||Pequeñas voces||Jairo Eduardo Carrillo & Oscar Andrade||Colombia|
|N/A||Scena del crimine (documentary)||Walter Stokman||Netherlands, Italy|
|The Accordion (short)||Jafar Panahi||Italy, Brazil, France, Switzerland|
|The Happy Poet||Paul Gordon||United States|
|The Lux Prize|
|English title||Original title||Director(s)||Production country|
|Plato‘s Academy||Akadimia Platonos||Filippos Tsitos||Greece, Germany|
|When We Leave||Die Fremde||Feo Aladag||Germany|
|Illegal||Illégal||Olivier Masset-Depasse||Belgium, Luxembourg, France|
Starting with the 67th edition of the festival, four new awards were established for the Orizzonti section: the Orizzonti Award (for feature films), the Special Jury Orizzonti Prize (for feature films), the Orizzonti Award for Short Films and the Orizzonti Award for Medium-length Films.
The following Official selection awards were conferred at the festival:
In Competition (Venezia 67)
- Golden Lion: Somewhere by Sofia Coppola
- Silver Lion for Best Director: Álex de la Iglesia for Balada triste de trompeta (A Sad Trumpet Ballad)
- Special Jury Prize: Essential Killing by Jerzy Skolimowski
- Volpi Cup for Best Actor: Vincent Gallo for Essential Killing
- Volpi Cup for Best Actress: Ariane Labed for Attenberg
- Marcello Mastroianni Award for the best emerging actor or actress: Mila Kunis for Black Swan
- Golden Osella for Best Cinematography: Mikhail Krichman for Silent Souls (Ovsyanki)
- Golden Osella for Best Screenplay: Álex de la Iglesia for A Sad Trumpet Ballad (Balada triste de trompeta)
- Special Lion for Overall Work: Monte Hellman
- Orizzonti Award: Verano de Goliat by Nicolás Pereda
- Special Jury Orizzonti Prize: The Forgotten Space by Noël Burch and Allan Sekula
- Orizzonti Award for Short Films: Coming Attractions by Peter Tcherkassky
- Orizzonti Award for Medium-length Films: Tse (Out) by Roee Rosen
- Special Mention: Jean Gentil by Laura Amelia Guzmán and Israel Cárdenas
- Venice Short Film Nominee for the European Film Awards: The External World by David Oreilly (conferred by the Horizons jury)
- Best Film: 20 Cigarettes by Aureliano Amadei
- Special Mention: Vinicio Marchioni for his role in 20 Cigarettes
- Golden Lion for life achievement: John Woo
- Jaeger-Le Coultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award: Mani Ratnam
- Persol 3-D Award for Best Stereoscopic Film: Avatar by James Cameron
- L’Oréal Paris for the Cinema Award: Vittoria Puccini
The following official and collateral awards were conferred to films of the autonomous sections:
Venice International Film Critics' Week
- "Region of Veneto for quality cinema" Award: Beyond (Svinalängorna) by Pernilla August
- Christopher D. Smithers Foundation Special Award: Beyond by Pernilla August
Venice Days (Giornati degli Autori)
- Lion of the Future
- Label Europa Cinemas Award: The Clink of Ice by (Le bruit des glaçons) by Bertrand Blier
- Biografilm Lancia Award: Incendies by Denis Villeneuve
- Lanterna Magica Award (Cgs): Dark Love (L’amore buio) by Antonio Capuano
- FEDIC Award: Dark Love by Antonio Capuano
- Special Mention: Afraid of the Dark (Hai paura del buio) by Massimo Coppola
- AIF Forfilmfest Award: Dark Love by Antonio Capuano
- Gianni Astrei Award: Dark Love by Antonio Capuano
- Cinema.Doc - Venice Days Selection: Il Sangue verde by Andrea Segre
Other collateral awards
The following collateral awards were conferred to films of the official selection:
- FIPRESCI Award:
- SIGNIS Award: Meek's Cutoff by Kelly Reichardt
- Special Mention: Silent Souls by Aleksei Fedorchenko
- Francesco Pasinetti Award (SNGCI):
- CICAE Award: Sleeping Beauty (La belle endormie) by Catherine Breillat
- Leoncino d'oro Agiscuola Award: Barney’s Version by Richard J. Lewis
- La Navicella – Venezia Cinema Award: The Ditch (Jiabiangou) by Wang Bing
- C.I.C.T. UNESCO Enrico Fulchignoni Award: Miral by Julian Schnabel
- Biografilm Lancia Award:
- I'm Still Here by Casey Affleck (Out of competition)
- A Letter to Elia by Martin Scorsese & Kent Jones (Out of competition)
- Surviving Life (Prezit svuj zivot) by Jan Švankmajer (Out of competition)
- 20 Cigarettes by Aureliano Amadei (Controcampo Italiano)
- El Sicario - Room 164 by Gianfranco Rosi (Horizons)
- Nazareno Taddei Award: Silent Souls by Aleksei Fedorchenko
- CinemAvvenire Award: Essential Killing by Jerzy Skolimowski
- CinemAvvenire "Il cerchio non è rotondo" Award: Cirkus Columbia by Danis Tanović
- Equal Opportunity Award: Black Venus (Vénus noire) by Abdellatif Kechiche
- Future Film Festival Digital Award: Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame by Tsui Hark
- Brian Award: Lost Kisses (I baci mai dati) by Roberta Torre
- Queer Lion Award: In the Future (En el futuro) by Mauro Andrizzi (Horizons)
- Arca Cinemagiovani Award:
- Lina Mangiacapre Award: Attenberg by Athina Rachel Tsangari
- Special Mention: Jafar Panahi for The Accordion (short)
- UK - Italy Creative Industries Award – Best Innovative Budget: Tajabone by Salvatore Mereu (Controcampo Italiano)
- Fondazione Mimmo Rotella: La pecora nera by Ascanio Celestini
- Premio Selezione Cinema.Doc - Official Selection: El sicario room 164 by Gianfranco Rosi (Horizons)
- Golden Mouse: Silent Souls by Aleksei Fedorchenko
- Silver Mouse: Incendies by Denis Villeneuve
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