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Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica
The world's oldest film festival was first held in 1932 as part of the Venice Biennale.
Rich Cline was on the Queer Lion jury at the festival in 2016.

Venice Festival site
73rd Venice International
Film Festival

31 AUGUST - 10 SEPTEMBER 2016 in Venice, Italy



Rich's best of the fest:
  1. JACKIE
  2. LA LA LAND
  3. THE WOMAN WHO LEFT
  4. ARRIVAL
  5. THE YOUNG POPE
  6. HEARTSTONE
  7. PREVENGE
  8. FRANTZ
  9. HACKSAW RIDGE
  10. HEAL THE LIVING
2 0 1 6   A W A R D S
Golden Lion: THE WOMAN WHO LEFT
Grand Jury Prize: NOCTURNAL ANIMALS
Special Jury Prize: THE BAD BATCH
Queer Lion: HEARTSTONE
Leoncino d'Oro: ON THE MILKY ROAD
Golden Mouse: JACKIE
Silver Mouse: JACKIE
Director: Andrei Konchalovsky (PARADISE)
Actress: Emma Stone (LA LA LAND)
Actor: Oscar Martinez (THE DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN)
Mastroianni Award: Paula Beer (FRANTZ)
Screenplay: Noah Oppenheim (JACKIE)
Lion of the Future: Ala Eddine Slim (THE LAST OF US)
Venice Days: THE WAR SHOW
Venezia Classici - doc: THE GRADUATION
Orizzonti Prize: RELEASE ME
Orizzonti - Director: Fien Troch (HOME)
Orizzonti - Actress: Ruth Diaz (THE FURY OF A PATIENT MAN)
Orizzonti - Actor: Nuno Lopes (SAO JORGE)
Audience Award - Critics Week: THE NOBODIES
Green Drop: SPIRA MIRABILIS and VOYAGE OF TIME
Glory to the Filmmaker: Liev Schreiber
Visionary Talent: Amir Naderi
Life Achievement: Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jerzy Skolimowski
Fipresci Prize: A WOMAN'S LIFE
Fipresci Prize - Orizzonti: KEKSZAKALLU
Fedeora Award: THE ROAD TO MANDALAY
Fedeora Award - European: QUIT STARING AT MY PLATE
Fedeora Award - Actress: Ashleigh Cummings (HOUNDS OF LOVE)
Fedeora Award - Young Director: Amanda Kernell (SAMI BLOOD)
Europa Cinemas: SAMI BLOOD
Brian Award: WORLDLY GIRL
Interfilm Award: WHITE SUN
Human Rights Award: BITTER MONEY
CITC Unesco Award: HOTEL SALVATION
Signis Award: PIUMA
Arca CinemaGiovani: ARRIVAL
BNL Award: PAMILYA ORDINARYO
Fedic Award: INDIVISIBLE
Future Film: ARRIVAL
T H E   2 0 1 6   F I L M S
THE AGE OF SHADOWS (Kim, Kor)
ALWAYS SHINE (Takal, US)
AMERICAN ANARCHIST (Siskel, US)
ARE WE NOT CATS (Robin, US)
ARRIVAL (Villeneuve, US)
ASSALTO AL CIELO (Munzi, It)
AUSTERLITZ (Loznitsa,Ger )
THE BAD BATCH (Amirpour, US)
LES BEAUX JOURS D'ARANJUEZ (Wenders, Fr)
BIG BIG WORLD (Erdem, Tur)
THE BLEEDER (Falardeau, US)
THE BLIND CHRIST (Murray, Chl)
BOYS IN THE TREES (Verso, Aus)
BRIMSTONE (Koolhoven, Ned)
COFFEE (Bortone, It)
DARK NIGHT (Sutton, US)
DAWSON CITY: FROZEN TIME (Morrison, US)
THE DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN (Cohn/Duprat, Arg)
DRUM (Karimi, Irn)
EARS (Aronadio, It)
DIE EINSIEDLER (Trocker, Ger)
FELICITE (Gomis, Fr)
FOUR DAYS IN FRANCE (Reybaud, Fr)
FRANCA: CHAOS AND CREATION (Carrozzini, It)
FRANTZ (Ozon, Fr)
GANTZ:O (Kawamura, Jpn)
GHOST HUNTING (Andoni, Pal)
GUKOROKU: TRACES OF SIN (Ishikawa, Jpn)
HACKSAW RIDGE (Gibson, Aus)
HEAL THE LIVING (Quillevere, Fr)
HEARTSTONE (Gudmundsson, Ice)
KING OF THE BELGIANS (Brosens/Woodworth, Bel)
HOME (Troch, Bel)
HOTEL SALVATION (Bhutiani, Ind)
HOUNDS OF LOVE (Young, Aus)
I CALLED HIM MORGAN (Collin, Swe)
IN DUBIOUS BATTLE (Franco, US)
INDIVISIBLE (De Angelis, It)
INSEPARABLES (Carnevale, Arg)
JACKIE (Larrain, US)
THE JOURNEY (Hamm, UK)
KEKSZAKALLU (Solnicki, Arg)
KU QIAN (Wang, Chn)
LA LA LAND (Chazelle, US)
THE LAST OF US (Slim, Tun)
THE LAST THINGS (Dionisio, It)
LIBERAMI (Di Giacomo, It)
THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS (Cianfrance, Aus)
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (Fuqua, US)
MALARIA (Shahbazi, Irn)
MAUDITE POUTINE (Lemieux, Can)
MONTE (Naderi, It)
MY ART (Simmons, US)
THE NET (Kim, Kor)
NEVER EVER (Jacquot, Fr)
THE NOBODIES (Mesa, Col)
NOCTURNAL ANIMALS (Ford, US)
OBSCURE (Kaadan, Syr)
ON THE MILKY ROAD (Kusturica, Ser)
ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING (Dominik, UK)
ONE OF THESE DAYS (Tabet, Leb)
ONE SISTER (Brockenshire/Kuri, Arg)
THE ORCHID SELLER (Vigas, Ven)
OUR WAR (Chiaravalloti/Jampaglia/Argentieri, It)
PAMILYA ORDINARYO (Roy, Ph)
PARADISE (Konchalovsky, Rus)
PARIENTE (GUILTY MEN (Gaona, Col)
IL PIU GRANDE SOGNO (Vannucci, It)
PIUMA (Johnson, It)
PLANETARIUM (Zlotowski, Fr)
POISONOUS ROSES (Saleh, Eg)
PREVENGE (Lowe, UK)
QUIT STARING AT MY PLATE (Jusic, Cro)
REM (Koolhaas, US)
THE ROAD TO MANDALAY (Z, Mya)
ROBINU (Santoro, It)
ROCCO (Demaiziere/Teurlai, Fr)
SAFARI (Seidl, Aut)
SAMI BLOOD (Kernell, Swe)
SAO JORGE (Martins, Por)
THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS (Renaud/Cheney, US)
SINGING IN GRAVEYARDS (Liew, My)
LA SOLEDAD (Armand, Ven)
SPES CONTRA SPEM (Crespi, It)
SPIRA MIRABILIS (D'Anolfi/Parenti, It)
SUMMERTIME (Muccino,It )
TARDE PARA LA IRA (Arevalo, Sp)
THESE DAYS (Piccioni, It)
THROUGH THE WALL (Burshtein, Isr)
TOMMASO (Stuart, It)
THE UNTAMED (Escalante, Mex)
L'UOMO CHE NON CAMBIO LA STORIA (Caria, It)
VANGELO (Delbono, It)
VINCENT - PRANK (Biron, Can)
VOYAGE OF TIME (Malick, US)
THE WAR SHOW (Dalsgaard/Zytoon, Den)
THE WAR WITHIN (Piacenza, It)
WHITE SUN (Rauniyar, Nep)
THE WOMAN WHO LEFT (Diaz, Ph)
A WOMAN'S LIFE (Brize, Fr)
WORLDLY GIRL (Danieli, It)
THE WOUND (Trengove, SA)
YOU NEVER HAD IT: AN EVENING WITH BUKOWSKI (Borgardt, US)
THE YOUNG POPE (Sorrentino, It)
Venice Festival site 72nd Venice International
Film Festival

2 - 12 SEPTEMBER 2015 in Venice, Italy


R E V I E W E D   2 0 1 5   F I L M S
ANOMALISA (Kaufman/Johnson, US)
BEASTS OF NO NATION (Fukunaga, US)
A BIGGER SPLASH (Guadagnino, It)
BLACK MASS (Cooper, US)
BLOOD OF MY BLOOD (Bellocchio, It)
THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER (Corbet, UK)
THE CLAN (Trapero, Arg)
THE DANISH GIRL (Hooper, UK)
THE DAUGHTER (Stone, Aus)
DE PALMA (Baumbach/Paltrow, US)
THE ENDLESS RIVER (Hermanus, SA)
EVEREST (Kormakur, UK)
FROM AFAR (Vigas, Ven)
GOODNIGHT MOMMY (Franz/Fiala, Aut)
HEART OF A DOG (Anderson, US)
MARGUERITE (Fr)
MUSTANG (Erguven, Tur)
SPOTLIGHT (McCarthy, US)
A WAR (Lindholm, Den)

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