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62nd Venice International Film Festival

62nd Venice International Film Festival
Festival poster
Opening filmSeven Swords by Tsui Hark
Closing filmPerhaps Love by Peter Chan
LocationVenice, Italy
AwardsGolden Lion - Brokeback Mountain
Hosted byInes Sastre
Festival date31 August – 10 September 2005
Venice Film Festival chronology

The 62nd annual Venice International Film Festival opened on 31 August 2005 with Tsui Hark's Seven Swords[1] and closed on 10 September 2005 with a screening of Peter Ho-sun Chan's musical Perhaps Love.[2] The lineups were announced by the festival director Marco Müller on 28 July 2005 in Rome. The digital films can compete in all categories for the first time of the festival history.

Asian filmmaking confirmed its vitality, and with this year's most important works demonstrated that it had once again been capable of challenging the most intelligent spectacular effects from Hollywood.

Japanese animated filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki[3] and Italian actress Stefania Sandrelli[4] were each awarded a Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement.[5][6] The Golden Lion was won by Brokeback Mountain.[7]

During this edition of the festival, an International Design Competition of the new Palazzo del Cinema took place. The winner of the competition was 5+1 & Rudy Ricciotti. The purpose of the new building is to house the main headquarters of the Film Festival, as well as congresses and cultural events.[8]


The international juries of the 62nd Venice International Film Festival were composed as follows:[9][10]

Main Competition (Venezia 62)
This jury confers the Golden Lion for the best film.

Horizons (Orizzonti)
This jury assigns two Horizons Awards, for best film and for best documentary.

Short Film Competition (Corto Cortissimo)
This jury assigns the Corto Cortissimo Award for best short and the UIP Prize for best European short.

  • Chema Prado, Spanish film critic (Chairman)
  • Giovanna Gagliardo, Italian director and screenwriter
  • Clemens Klopfenstein, Swiss film director

Opera Prima ("Luigi de Laurentiis" Award for a Debut Film)
In a contest that examines all feature-length films that are first works present in the various sections of the Festival, this jury assigns the "Lion of the Future - Luigi De Laurentiis award for best debut work" to one film, as well as a prize of Euro 100,000 put forward by Filmauro and of 20,000 metres of film stock offered by Kodak.

Official selection

In competition

The competitive section of the official selection is an international competition of feature films in 35mm and digital HD format, running for the Golden Lion.[11]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
The Beast in the Heart La bestia nel cuore Cristina Comencini Italy
Brokeback Mountain Ang Lee United States, Canada
The Brothers Grimm Terry Gilliam USA, UK, Czech Republic
The Constant Gardener Fernando Meirelles UK, Germany, USA, China
The Days of Abandonment (aka) I giorni dell'abbandono Roberto Faenza Italy
Everlasting Regret Cháng Hèn Gē Stanley Kwan Hong Kong, China
The Fatalist O Fatalista João Botelho Portugal, France
Gabrielle Patrice Chéreau France, Italy
Garpastum Aleksey German Jr Russia
Good Night, and Good Luck George Clooney United States
Heading South Vers le sud Laurent Cantet France, Canada
Lady Vengeance Chinjeolhan geumjassi Park Chan-wook South Korea
Magic Mirror Espelho Magico Manoel de Oliveira Portugal
Mary Abel Ferrara Italy, France, USA
Persona Non Grata Krzysztof Zanussi Poland, Italy, Russia, France
Proof John Madden United States
Regular Lovers Les amants réguliers Philippe Garrel France
Romance and Cigarettes John Turturro United States
The Second Wedding Night La seconda notte di nozze Pupi Avati Italy
Takeshis' Takeshi Kitano Japan
Highlighted title indicates the Golden Lion winner.

Out of competition

Non-competitive section of highly spectacular films. Works by directors already established in past editions of the Festival, and films deemed appropriate for a midnight screening.[12]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
All the Invisible Children Mehdi Charef, Emir Kusturica, Spike Lee, Kátia Lund, Jordan Scott, Ridley Scott, Stefano Veneruso, John Woo Italy
Backstage Emmanuelle Bercot France
Bubble Steven Soderbergh United States
Casanova Lasse Hallström United States
Cinderella Man Ron Howard United States
Corpse Bride Tim Burton and Mike Johnson United Kingdom
The Descent Neil Marshall United Kingdom
Edmond Stuart Gordon United States
Elizabethtown Cameron Crowe United States
The Exorcism of Emily Rose Scott Derrickson United States
Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Fainaru fantajî sebun adobento chirudoren Tetsuya Nomura Japan
The Fine Art of Love-Mine Haha John Irvin Italy, Czech Republic, UK
Four Brothers John Singleton United States
Fragile Frágiles Jaume Balagueró Spain
The Great Yokai War Yokai Daisenso Takashi Miike Japan
Initial D Inisharu Dī Andrew Lau and Alan Mak Hong Kong
N/A Le Parfum de la dame en noir [fr] Bruno Podalydes France
Perhaps Love Ru guo · Ai Peter Ho-sun Chan China, Hong Kong
Seven Swords Qi jian Tsui Hark China, Hong Kong
Special Event: Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement to Hayao Miyazaki
English title Original title Year Production country
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Kaze no Tani no Naushika 1984 Japan, USA
Porco Rosso Kurenai no Buta 1992 Japan
On Your Mark Jiburi Jikkengekijō On Yua Māku 1995 Japan


A section aiming to provide a picture of the new trends in cinema. Documentaries are now included in this section, in order to render the programme more legible and avoid any confusion between different rich and complex sections.[13]

Fiction films
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Árido Movie Lirio Ferreira Brazil
Carmen Jean-Pierre Limosin France
Dam Street Hongyan (Au fil de l'eau) Li Yu China, France
Drawing Restraint 9 Matthew Barney United States
Everything is Illuminated Liev Schreiber United States
First on the Moon Pervye Na Lune Aleksei Fedorchenko Russia
N/A Musikanten Franco Battiato Italy
On the Way Yolda Erden Kiral Turkey, Bulgaria
Perpetual Motion Wuqiong dong Ning Ying China
Texas Fausto Paravidino Italy
The Wild Blue Yonder Werner Herzog Germany, UK, France
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
The Dignity of the Nobodies La Dignidad de los Nadies Fernando E. Solanas Argentina
East of Paradise Lech Kowalski France
Into Great Silence Die Große Stille Philip Gröning Germany
Parallel Voices Vokaldy Paralelder Rustam Khamdamov Kazakhistan
Veruschka: A Life for the Camera Veruschka – (m)ein inszenierter Körper Paul Morrissey & Bernd Böhm France
Workingman's Death Michael Glawogger Austria, Germany
Out of competition
Title Director(s) Production country
The Secret Life of Words Isabel Coixet Spain
Special event
Kill Gil Volume 1 (documentary) Gil Rossellini Italy
Highlighted titles indicate the Horizons Awards for Best Film and Best Documentary respectively.

Short film competition

The following films in 35mm, whose length does not exceed 30 minutes, were selected for the short film competition (Corto Cortissimo):[14]

In competition
Title Duration Director(s) Production country
113 19' Jason Brandenberg Switzerland
La Apertura 22' Duska Zagorac UK, Argentina
Au Petit Matin 15' Xavier Gens France
Ballada 12' Marcell Iványi Hungary, Belgium
Butterflies 12' Max Jaco Luxembourg
A case of you 18' Jack Davies United Kingdom
Come on Strange 4' Gabriela Gruber Germany
Contracuerpo 17' Eduardo Chapero-Jackson Spain
Da ikhos dghech chveni dghe dghegrdzeli (alt. title: Let Our Days Be Long) 22' Georgy Paradzanov Russia
Flesh 9' Edouard Salier France
Giorno 122 22' Fulvio Ottaviano Italy
The Glass Beads 9' Angeles Woo United States
Happy Birthday 20' Jun-won Hong Korea
Layla Afel 30' Leon Prudovsky Israel
P.E.O.Z. 11' Christo Petrou Greece
A rapariga da mão morta 16' Alberto Seixas Santos Portugal
Rien d'insoluble 15' Xavier Seron Belgium
Small Station (Xiaozhan) 30' Lin Chien Ping Taiwan
Trevirgolaottantasette 12' Valerio Mastandrea Italy
Tube Poker 15' Simon Levene United Kingdom
Out of competition
Title Duration Director(s) Production country
De Glauber para Jirges 16' André Ristum Brasil
Special events: Crossings (Incroci)
La Trama di Amleto 20' Salvatore Chiosi Italy
Compleanno 22' Sandro Dionisio Italy
Five Minutes, Mr Welles 32 Vincent D'Onofrio United States
Naufragi di Don Chisciotte 30' Dominick Tambasco Italy
Special events: Between Europe and Middle East
Quelques miettes pour les oiseaux 27' Nassim Amaouche Belgium, France, Jordan
De quelle couleur sont les murs de votre maison? 18' Timon Koulmasis France
Diaspora 16' Ula Tabari France, Belgium, Palestine
Schools of cinema: Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia - Scuola Nazionale di Cinema:
Un posto libero 32' Eros Achiardi Italy
Nature - Machini 35' Marco Danieli Italy
Nature - Al buio Fabio Mollo
Nature - Consuelo Carlo Pisani
Schools of cinema: London Film School
Vado a messa 9' Ginevra Elkann United Kingdom
Highlighted title indicates Lion for Best Short Film

The Secret History of Asian Cinema

This is a retrospective section on Chinese cinema (1934 to 1990)[15] and Japanese cinema (1926 to 1978).[16] The films are listed here in chronological order.

"The Secret History of Chinese Cinema"
English title Original title Year Director(s)
The Big Road Dalu 1934 Sun Yu
Plunder of Peach and Plum Taoli jie 1934 Ying Yunwei
New Women Xin nüxing 1935 Cai Chusheng
Street Angel Malu tianshi 1937 Yuan Muzhi
Crossroads Shizi jietou 1937 Shen Xiling
Song at Midnight Yeban gesheng 1937 Ma-Xu Weibang
Princess Iron Fan Tieshan gongzhu 1941 Wan Laiming, Wan Guchan
Spring in a Small Town Xiaocheng zhi chun 1947 Fei Mu
Crows and Sparrows Wuya yu maque 1949 Zheng Junli
Wanderings of Sanmao San Mao liulang ji 1949–50 Zhao Ming, Yan Gong
This Life of Mine Wo zhe yibeizi 1949–50 Shi Hui
Two Stage Sisters Wutai jiemei 1965 Xie Jin
N/A Zhonglie tu 1975 King Hu
One and Eight Yige he bage 1983 Zhang Junzhao
Mama 1990 Zhang Yuan
"The Secret History of Japanese Cinema"
English title Original title Year Director(s)
Chokon 1926 Daisuke Itō
A Diary of Chuji's Travels Chuji tabi nikki 1927 Daisuke Ito
Oatsurae Jirokichi Koshi Oatsurae Jirokichi Koshi 1931 Daisuke Ito
The Million Ryo Pot Tange Sazen yowa – Hyakuman ryo no tsubo 1935 Sadao Yamanaka
N/A Kouchiyama Soshun 1936 Sadao Yamanaka
Humanity and Paper Balloons Ninjo kamifusen 1937 Sadao Yamanaka
N/A Enoken no gambari senjutsu 1939 Nobuo Nakagawa
The 47 Ronin Genroku Chusingura 1941–42 Kenji Mizoguchi
N/A Meito Bijomaru 1945 Kenji Mizoguchi
N/A Sanjusangendo toshiya monogatari 1945 Mikio Naruse
Princess Yang Kwei-Fei Yokihi 1955 Kenji Mizoguchi
N/A Dokufu Takahashi Oden 1958 Nobuo Nakagawa
The Ghost of Yotsuya Tōkaidō Yotsuya kaidan 1959 Nobuo Nakagawa
Fighting Delinquents Kutabare gurentai 1960 Seijun Suzuki
Akumyo 1961 Tokuzo Tanaka
N/A Hakuchu no buraikan 1961 Kinji Fukasaku
The Tale of Zatoichi Zatoichi monogatari 1962 Kenji Misumi
N/A Tantei jimusho 23 – Kutabare akutodomo 1963 Seijun Suzuki
N/A Dai satsujin 1964 Eiichi Kudo
The Flower and the Angry Waves Hana to doto 1964 Seijun Suzuki
N/A Mushuku mono 1964 Kenji Misumi
N/A Nihon kyokaku den 1964 Masahiro Makino
N/A Ookami to buta to ningen 1964 Kinji Fukasaku
Our Blood Will Not Forgive Oretachi no chi ga yurusanai 1964 Seijun Suzuki
Zatoichi Zatoichi kessho-tabi 1964 Kenji Misumi
N/A Meiji kyokaku den – Sandaime shumei 1965 Tai Kato
N/A Kutsukake Tokijiro - Yukyo ippiki 1966 Tai Kato
N/A Hibotan bakuto - Hanafuda shobu 1969 Tai Kato
N/A Nihon boryokudan – Kumicho 1969 Kinji Fukasaku
N/A Hibotan bakuto - Oryu sanjo 1970 Tai Kato
Sympathy for the Underdog Bakuto gaijin butai 1971 Kinji Fukasaku
Gendai yakuza - Hitokiri yota Gendai yakuza - Hitokiri yota 1972 Kinji Fukasaku
Battles Without Honor and Humanity Jingi naki tatakai 1973 Kinji Fukasaku
Graveyard of Honor Jingi no hakaba 1975 Kinji Fukasaku
Cops vs. Thugs Kenkei tai soshiki boryoku 1975 Kinji Fukasaku
Yakuza Graveyard Yakuza no hakaba – Kuchinashi no hana 1976 Kinji Fukasaku
Shogun's Samurai Yagyu ichizoku no inbo 1978 Kinji Fukasaku

The Secret History of Italian Cinema 2

A retrospective section on Italian film (1946 to 1976). This section is part of a planned 4-year retrospective on some lesser known sides of Italian Cinema that started on the 61st edition of the festival.[17]

English title Original title Year Director(s)
Casanova on the screen
The Mysterious Rider (aka) Il cavaliere misterioso 1948 Riccardo Freda
The Sins of Casanova (aka) Le avventure di Giacomo Casanova 1955 Steno (restored version)
Giacomo Casanova: Childhood and Adolescence Infanzia, vocazioni, prime esperienze di Giacomo Casanova, veneziano 1969 Luigi Comencini
Fellini's Casanova Il Casanova di Federico Fellini 1976 Federico Fellini (restored version)
Homage to Fulvio Lucisano'
Planet of the Vampires Terrore nello spazio 1965 Mario Bava (restored version)
Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs Le spie vengono dal semifreddo 1966 Mario Bava (restored version)
What Have You Done to Solange? Cosa avete fatto a Solange? 1972 Massimo Dallamano (restored version)
The Cursed Medallion Il medaglione insanguinato 1975 Massimo Dallamano (restored version)
N/A Un mondo perfetto (an anthology of film) 1946–1957 Nino Pagot & Gibba
Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922–1975)
Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma 1975 Pier Paolo Pasolini (restored version)
Bandits of Orgosolo Banditi a Orgosolo 1961 Vittorio De Seta (restored version)

Autonomous sections

Venice International Film Critics' Week

The following feature films were selected to be screened as In Competition for the 20th Venice International Film Critics’ Week:[18]

In competition
English title Original title Director(s) Production country
N/A Así Jesús-Mario Lozano[19] Mexico
Brick Rian Johnson United States
Mother Nature Mater Natura Massimo Andrei[20] Italy
The Passenger Le Passager Éric Caravaca France
Pavee Lackeen: The Traveller Girl Perry Ogden Ireland
The Sunflowers Kuihua Duoduo Wang Baomin[21] China
Writing on the Earth Yadasht bar zamin Ali Mohammad Ghasemi[22] Iran
Special event
English title Original title Director Production country
Belzec (documentary) Guillaume Moscovitz France
Homage to Alberto Lattuada
Giacomo the Idealist (aka title) Giacomo l'idealista (1943) * Alberto Lattuada Italy
* In collaboration with Venice Days

Venice Days

The following films were selected for the 2nd edition of Venice Days (Giornate Degli Autori) autonomous section:[23]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
13 Tzameti Gela Babluani France
Allegro Christoffer Boe Denmark
Waiting Attente Rashid Masharawi Palestine, France
Before It Had a Name Giada Colagrande United States
C.R.A.Z.Y. Jean-Marc Vallée Canada
Craj - Domani (documentary) Davide Marengo Italy
The Wind El Viento Eduardo Mignogna Argentina, Spain
Elio Petri. Notes On A Filmmaker (documentary) Elio Petri... appunti su un autore Federico Bacci, Stefano Leone, Nicola Guarneri Italy
Falling... In Love Lian ren Wang Ming-Tai Taiwan
Giacomo the Idealist (aka title) Giacomo l'idealista (1943) * Alberto Lattuada Italy
N/A La passione di Giosuè l'Ebreo Pasquale Scimeca Italy, Spain
The Young Lieutenant Le petit lieutenant Xavier Beauvois France
Love Vladan Nikolic USA, Serbia and Montenegro
Man Push Cart Ramin Bahrani United States
Next Door Naboer Pål Sletaune Norway, Sweden, Denmark
Parabola Karim Ouelhaj Belgium
Highlighted title indicates the Lion Of The Future winner. - * In collaboration with the 20th International Critics' Week.


Official selection

The following Official Awards were conferred at the 62nd edition:[24]

Giovanna Mezzogiorno, winner of Volpi Cup Best Actress at 62nd Venice International Film Festival

Special Awards

Horizons awards (Premi Orizzonti)

Short Film awards (Corto Cortissimo Lion)

  • Citroen Short Super-Short Lion for Best Short Film: Small Station (Xiaozhan) by Lin Chien-ping
    • Special Mention: Layla Afel by Leon Prudovsky
  • UIP Prize for Best European Short Film: Butterflies by Max Jacoby

Autonomous sections

The following official and collateral awards were conferred to films of the autonomous sections:[24][25]

Venice International Film Critics' Week

  • Audience Award: Mother Nature (Mater natura) by Massimo Andrei
  • Isvema Award: Mother Nature by Massimo Andrei
  • FEDIC Award: Mother Nature by Massimo Andrei

Venice Days (Giornate Degli Autori)

  • Lion Of The Future
"Luigi de Laurentiis" Award For A Debut Film: 13 Tzameti by Gela Babluani
  • Netpac Award: 13 Tzameti by Gela Babluani
  • UNESCO Award: La passione di Giosué l'Ebreo by Pasquale Scimeca
  • Pasinetti Awards (Venice Days): Elio Petri. Notes on a Filmmaker by Federico Bacci, Stefano Leone, Nicola Guarneri
  • Label Europa Cinemas: The Young Lieutenant (Le petit lieutenant) by Xavier Beauvois
  • "Lino Miccichè" First Feature Award: Craj - Domani (documentary) by Davide Marengo
  • Venice Authors Prize: Love by Vladan Nikolic

Other collateral awards

The following collateral awards were conferred to films of the official selection:[25]

Special mention: Good Night, and Good Luck by George Clooney


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