70th Venice International Film Festival

70th Venice International Film Festival

Festival Poster
Opening film Gravity
Closing film Amazonia
Location Venice, Italy
Founded 1932
Awards Golden LionSacro GRA
Silver LionMiss Violence
Hosted by Eva Riccobono
Festival date 28 August 7 September 2013
Website Website

The 70th annual Venice Film Festival took place in Venice, Italy from 28 August to 7 September 2013.[1] American film director William Friedkin was presented with a lifetime achievement award.[2] Italian film director Bernardo Bertolucci was the President of the Jury. He was previously the President of the Jury at the 40th edition in 1983.[3][4] Gravity, directed by Alfonso Cuarón, was the opening film of the festival.[5][6] Italian actress Eva Riccobono hosted the opening and closing nights of the festival.[7]

The Golden Lion was awarded to the Italian documentary film Sacro GRA.[8] It was the first documentary film to win the award at the Venice Festival.[9][10]


The following people were selected for the main competition jury:[11]

In Competition

The following films were selected for the main competition:[12][13]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Ana Arabia N/A Amos Gitai Israel, France
Child of God N/A James Franco United States
The Police Officer's Wife Die Frau des Polizisten Philip Gröning Germany
L'intrepido L'intrepido Gianni Amelio Italy
Jealousy La Jalousie Philippe Garrel France
Stray Dogs 郊遊 Tsai Ming-liang Taiwan, France
Joe N/A David Gordon Green United States
The Wind Rises 風立ちぬ Hayao Miyazaki Japan
Miss Violence N/A Alexandros Avranas Greece
Night Moves N/A Kelly Reichardt United States
Parkland N/A Peter Landesman United States
Philomena N/A Stephen Frears United Kingdom
Sacro GRA Sacro GRA Gianfranco Rosi Italy
The Rooftop Es-Stouh Merzak Allouache Algeria, France
Tom at the Farm Tom à la ferme Xavier Dolan Canada, France
Tracks N/A John Curran United Kingdom, Australia
Under the Skin N/A Jonathan Glazer United Kingdom, United States
The Unknown Known N/A Errol Morris United States
Via Castellana Bandiera Via Castellana Bandiera Emma Dante Italy, Switzerland, France
The Zero Theorem N/A Terry Gilliam United Kingdom, United States

Out of Competition

The following films were selected for the out of competition section:[14]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Home from Home Die andere Heimat — Chronik einer Sehnsucht Edgar Reitz Germany
Amazonia Amazonia Thierry Ragobert France, Brazil
The Armstrong Lie The Armstrong Lie Alex Gibney United States
At Berkeley At Berkeley Frederick Wiseman United States
The Canyons The Canyons Paul Schrader United States
How Strange to Be Named Federico Che strano chiamarsi Federico - Scola racconta Fellini Ettore Scola Italy
'Til Madness Do Us Apart Feng Ai Wang Bing Hong Kong, France
Gravity Gravity Alfonso Cuarón United States
Locke Locke Steven Knight United Kingdom
Moebius 뫼비우스 Kim Ki-duk South Korea
Pine Ridge Pine Ridge Anna Eborn Denmark
Space Pirate Captain Harlock Space Pirate Captain Harlock Aramaki Shinji Japan
Summer 82 When Zappa Came to Sicily Summer 82 When Zappa Came to Sicily Salvo Cuccia Italy, United States
Ukraine Is Not a Brothel Ukraina ne Bordel Kitty Green Australia
Walesa. Man of Hope Wałęsa. Czlowiek z nadziei Andrzej Wajda, Ewa Brodzka Poland
Wolf Creek 2 Wolf Creek 2 Greg McLean Australia
Unforgiven Yurusarezaru mono Lee Sang-Il Japan


The following awards were presented at the 70th edition:[15]

Other awards


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  8. "Vince l'Italia: Leone d'oro a "Sacro GRA"". La Repubblica. 7 September 2013. Retrieved 7 September 2013.
  9. Franck Nouchi (8 September 2013). "Pour la première fois, le Lion d'or à Venise récompense un documentaire". Le Monde. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
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  16. "Quebec director Xavier Dolan takes prize in Venice, film to screen at TIFF". Globe and Mail. Toronto. 7 September 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-07.
  17. "Mostra Venezia: a 'Gravity' di Cuaron il 'Future Film Festival Digital Award 2013'". Retrieved 2013-09-06.
  18. "William Friedkin Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement". Retrieved 9 October 2013.
  19. Turan, Kenneth (27 August 2013). "William Friedkin celebrates a Golden Lion, restored 'Sorcerer'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 9 October 2013.

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