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Films featuring in Venice: Death in Venice (1971) - Don't Look Now (1973) - The Comfort of Strangers (1990)

Piazza San Marco - Looking Southeast (1735-40) - Canaletto

The Venice Film Festival [...]

The Venice Film Festival (Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica) takes place every year in late August/early September on the Lido di Venezia in the historic Palazzo del Cinema on the Lungomare Marconi, in Venice, Italy.

Its main award is the "Leone d'Oro" (Golden Lion). Recently, a new award has been added, the San Marco Award for the best film in the "controcorrente" section.

The Venice Film Festival is part of the Venice Biennale, a major biennial exhibition and festival for contemporary art.

The festival in 2004 held from 1 September to 11 September was the 61th. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venice_Film_Festival [Sept 2004]

Venice Biennale

The Venice Biennale (Italian: Biennale di Venezia) is a major contemporary art exhibition that takes places once every two years in Venice, Italy. The Venice Film Festival is part of it. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venice_Biennale [Oct 2004]

Golden Lion winners

Year Film Director
  • 2004 Vera Drake Mike Leigh
  • 2003 Vozvrashcheniye (The Return) Andrey Zvyaguintsev
  • 2002 The Magdalene Sisters Peter Mullan
  • 2001 Monsoon Wedding Mira Nair
  • 2000 The Circle (Dayereh) Jafar Panahi
  • 1999 Not One Less (Yi ge dou bu neng shao) Zhang Yimou
  • 1998 The Way We Laughed (Così ridevano) Gianni Amelio
  • 1997 Hana-bi (Fireworks) Takeshi Kitano
  • 1996 Michael Collins Neil Jordan
  • 1995 Xich lo (Cyclo Anh Hung Tran
  • 1994 Aiqing wansui (Vive L'Amour) Tsai Ming-Liang
  • 1994 Pred dozhdot (Before The Rain) Milcho Manchevski
  • 1993 Short Cuts (USA) Robert Altman
  • 1993 Trois Couleurs: Bleu (Blue) Krzysztof Kieslowski
  • 1992 Qui Ju da guan si (The Story Of Qui Ju) Zhang Yimou
  • 1991 Urga (Close To Eden) Nikita Mikhalhov
  • 1990 Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead Tom Stoppard
  • 1989 Beiqing chengshi (A City of Sadness) Hou Hsiao-Hsien
  • 1988 La Leggenda del santo bevitore (The Legend Of The Holy Drinker) Ermano Olmi
  • 1987 Au revoir les enfants Louis Malle
  • 1986 Le Rayon vert (The Green Ray) Eric Rohmer
  • 1985 Sans toit ni loi (Vagabond) Agnès Varda --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venice_Film_Festival [Sept 2004]

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