64th Venice Film Festival


64th Venice Film FestivalThe 64th Venice Film Festival ended Saturday 8 September with the official awards ceremony in the Sala Grande at the Palazzo del Cinema. During the ceremony the Golden Lion of the 75th Anniversary was presented to Bernardo Bertolucci.  The Golden Lion for Best Film goes to Se, Jie (Lust, Caution) by Ang Lee, the Silver Lion for Best Director goes to Brian De Palma for Redacted.

The Special Jury Prize goes to La Graine et le mulet by Abdellatif Kechiche and I’m not There by Todd Haynes. The Volpi Cups for Best Actors go to Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett.
 The collateral awards ceremony took place in the Sala Perla on the 8th September.
The 64th Venice International Film Festival, took place at Venice Lido until September 8, celebrating its 75th anniversary with a series of special events and an international jury for Venezia 64 of film directors, chaired by the director Zhang Yimou, winner of all Venice Film Festival prizes in the last ten years.
Tributes to Bertolucci and Tim Burton.
The line-up of the 64th Venice International Film Festival, includes the Venezia 64 section, whose films run for the Golden Lion, the Out of Competition, Orizzonti, and Corto Cortissimo sections with a screenings schedule of 11 days.
Also in the line-up the 22nd International Critics' Week and the Venice Days.
The fourth edition of a special section dedicated to the Secret History of Italian Cinema will feature Spaghetti Western, and Quentin Tarantino is to be the special 'godfather' of the initiative.

The Venice Film Festival launched in 1932, this year will be celebrating its 75th anniversary with a series of special events.
The 75th anniversary Golden Lion is to be awarded to Bernardo Bertolucci, the Golden Lion for lifetime achievement to Tim Burton.

On the closing night of the Festival, the 8th September 2007, the Jury will award the prizes to feature films competing in the Venezia 64 section: the Golden Lion for best film, the Silver Lion for best director, the Special Jury Prize, the Coppa Volpi for Best Actor, the Coppa Volpi for Best Actress, the “Marcello Mastroianni” Award for Best Young Actor or Actress, the Osella for Best Technical Contribution, and the Osella for Best Screenplay.

Information and contacts:

Palazzo del Cinema
Lungomare Marconi
30126 Lido di Venezia
Tel. 041 5218711
Fax 041 5227539
e-mail: cinema@labiennale.org
website: www.labiennale.org


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