71st Venice Film Festival 2014

Seventy first Venice International Films Festival 2014 has been started from August 27 which will continue until September 6, 2014 in Venice, Italy. The world’s oldest films festival’s honor top twenty movies for competition.

Venice Film Festival opens on Wednesday from Mexico director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s film “Birdsman”. Michael Keaton plays a central role in this film. Katun “Batsman” and “Beetle Juice” are known from the movies. ‘Bird man’ in these two films, which are compared with the golden line.

In the film, he played the role of a hero, in the past, “Birdsman” because of his role in the film came to prominence and now it has been forgotten. The most impressive performance of the Broadway theater in the world of show business glory and splendor is engaged in efforts to achieve.

Venice International Film Festival

However, during stage performances ‘Birdsman’ character does not pursue it and it is not possible to get out of the citadel and the same calls that echo the kykanun it should go back to the movie screen. Birdsman commented on Michael Keaton said, “I liked the idea of the bird man. All of us in the life of man is a bird, which we can call our negative ego. If you make an agreement with him or her, ignoring her life to sit on the back seat of the car. But this car will run to you”.

Offered for competition at the Venice film festival in Aachen effort by Turkish German director Fatih ‘The Cut’ is also included. The film Armenians during the First World War, massacres of civilians, the choice of topic is controversial and has been the story of a father who is trying to find her daughter.

This year’s competition includes a documentary. Ya shagayu po Moskve “The Look of Silence“. The Indonesian film made on dark chapter of history. Earlier his film “The Act of Killing” has been Oscar.



Main Competition
  • Alexandre Desplat: French composer (President of Jury)
  • Joan Chen: Chinese actress and director
  • Philip Groning: German director
  • Jessica Hausner: Austrian director
  • Jhumpa Lahiri: Indian novelist
  • Sandy Powell: English costume designer
  • Tim Roth: British actor
  • Elia Suleiman: Palestinian director
  • Carlo Verdone: Italian actor and director
Horizons (Orizzonti)
  • Ann Hui: Hong Kong director (President of Jury)
  • Moran Atias: Israeli actress
  • Pernilla August: Swedish actress and director
  • David Chase: American writer and director
  • Mahamat-Saleh Haroun: Chadian director
  • Roberto Minervini: Italian director
  • Alin Tasciyan: Turkish critic
Luigi De Laurentiis
  • Alice Rohrwacher: Italian director (President of Jury)
  • Lisandro Alonso: Argentine director
  • Ron Mann: Canadian filmmaker
  • Vivian Qu: Chinese filmmaker
  • Razvan Radulescu: Romanian novelist and film director

Official Selection

In Competition

The following films were selected for the main competition:

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
99 Homes N/A Ramin Bahrani United States
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron Roy Andersson Sweden, Germany, Norway, France
Birdman N/A Alejandro González Iñárritu United States
Black Souls Anime nere Francesco Munzi Italy, France
Far from Men Loin des hommes David Oelhoffen France
Fires on the Plain Nobi Shinya Tsukamoto Japan
Good Kill N/A Andrew Niccol United States
Hungry Hearts Saverio Costanzo Italy
Leopardi Il giovane favoloso Mario Martone Italy
La Rançon de la gloire La Rançon de la gloire Xavier Beauvois France, Belgium, Switzerland
Le Dernier Coup de marteau Le Dernier Coup de marteau Alix Delaporte France
Manglehorn N/A David Gordon Green United States
Pasolini Pasolini Abel Ferrara France, Belgium, Italy
Red Amnesia 闯入者 Wang Xiaoshuai China
Sivas Sivas Kaan Mujdeci Turkey
Tales Ghesse-ha Rakhshan Bani-E’temad Iran
The Cut The Cut Fatih Akın Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Canada, Poland, Turkey
The Look of Silence Senyap Joshua Oppenheimer Denmark, Finland, Indonesia, Norway, UK
The Postman’s White Nights Belye nochi pochtalona Alekseya Tryapitsyna Andrei Konchalovsky Russia
Three Hearts 3 cœurs Benoît Jacquot France

Out of Competition

The following films were selected to be screened out of competition:

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Words with Gods N/A Guillermo Arriaga, Emir Kusturica, Amos Gitai, Mira Nair,Warwick Thornton, Hector Babenco, Bahman Ghobai, Hideo Nakata, Alex de la Iglesia Mexico, United States
She’s Funny That Way N/A Peter Bogdanovich United States
Dearest 親愛的 Peter Ho-sun Chan Hong Kong, China
Olive Kitteridge N/A Lisa Cholodenko United States
Burying the Ex N/A Joe Dante United States
Perez. Perez. Edoardo De Angelis Italy
La zuppa del demonio La zuppa del demonio Davide Ferrario Italy
The Sound and the Fury N/A James Franco United States
Tsili Tsili Amos Gitai Israel, Russia, Italy, France
The State-Mafia Pact La trattativa Sabina Guzzanti Italy
The Golden Era 黃金時代 Ann Hui China, Hong Kong
Make-Up 화장 Im Kwon-taek South Korea
The Humbling N/A Barry Levinson United States
The Old Man of Belem O velho do restelo Manoel de Oliveira Portugal, France
Italy in a Day Un giorno da italiani Gabriele Salvatores Italy, UK
In the Basement Im Keller Ulrich Seidl Austria
The Boxtrolls N/A Anthony Stacchi, Graham Annable United States
Nymphomaniac Volume II Nymphomaniac Volume I (Long Version) Director’s Cut Lars Von Trier Denmark, Germany, France, Belgium

Feature Films

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Theeb Theeb Naji Abu Nowar Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, United Kingdom
Line of Credit Kreditis Limiti Salome Alexi Georgia, Germany, France
Cymbeline N/A Michael Almereyda United States
Senza nessuna pietà Senza nessuna pietà Michele Alhaique Italy
Near Death Experience NDE (Near Death Experience) Benoit Delepine, Gustave Kervern France
La vita oscena La vita oscena Renato De Maria Italy
Reality Réalité Quentin Dupieux France, Belgium
Goodnight Mommy Ich seh, Ich seh Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala Austria
Hill of Freedom 자유의 언덕 Hong Sangsoo South Korea
Bypass N/A Duane Hopkins United Kingdom
The President N/A Mohsen Makhmalbaf Georgia, France, United Kingdom, Germany
Jackie & Ryan N/A Ami Canaan Mann United States
Belluscone, una storia siciliana Belluscone, una storia siciliana Franco Maresco Italy
Nabat Nabat Elchin Musaoglu Azerbaijan
Heaven Knows What N/A Josh Safdie, Ben Safdie United States, France
These Are the Rules Takva Su Pravila Ognjen Svilicic Croatia, France, Serbia, Macedonia
Court Court Chaitanya Tamhane India

Short Films

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Bache La bambina Ali Asgari Italy, Iran
Ferdinand Knapp Ferdinand Knapp Andrea Baldini France
Mademoiselle Mademoiselle Guillaume Gouix France
Castillo y el Armado Castillo y el Armado Pedro Harres Brazil
Daily Bread Pat-Lehem Idan Hubel Israel
3/105 3/105 Avelina Prat, Diego Opazo Spain
Maryam Maryam Sidi Saleh Indonesia
Art Arta Adrian Sitaru Romania
Era Apocrypha N/A Brendan Sweeny United States
Great Heat 大暑 Chen Tao China
Cams Cams Carl-Johan Westregård Sweden
In Overtime Fi Al Waqt Al Dae’a Rami Yasin Jordan, Palestine

Out of Competition

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Io sto con la sposa Io sto con la sposa Antonio Augugliaro, Gabriele Del Grande, Khaled Soliman Al Nassiry Italy, Palestine
Lift You Up N/A Ramin Bahrani United States
L’attesa del maggio L’attesa del maggio Simone Massi Italy


Autonomous Sections

Feature films

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Dancing With Maria Dancing with Maria Ivan Gergolet Italy, Argentina, Slovenia
40-Love Terre battue Stéphane Demoustier France
The Council of Birds Zerrumpelt Herz Timm Kroger Germany
No One’s Child Nicije dete Vuk Rsumovic Serbia
The Coffin in the Mountain 殡棺 Xin Yukun China
Flapping in The Middle of Nowhere Đập cánh giữa không trung Nguyen Hoang Diep Vietnam, France, Norway, Germany
Villa Touma Villa Touma Suha Arraf Palestine

Out of Competition (Special Screening)

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Melbourne Melbourne Nima Javidi Iran
The Market Arance e Martello Diego Bianchi Italy

Official Selection

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
El Cinco El 5 de talleres Adrián Biniez Argentina, Uruguay
Return to Ithaca Retour à Ithaque Laurent Cantet France
Before I Disappear N/A Shawn Christensen United States
The Smell of Us The Smell of Us Larry Clark France
Messi Messi Álex de la Iglesia Spain
The Dinner I nostri ragazzi Ivano De Matteo Italy
Summer Nights Les nuits d’été Mario Fanfani France
Patria Patria Felice Farina Italy
The Farewell Party Mita Tova Tal Granit, Sharon Maymon Israel, Germany
Métamorphoses Métamorphoses Christophe Honoré France
Between 10 and 12 Tussen 10 en 12 Peter Hoogendoorn Netherlands
One on One 일대일 Kim Ki-duk South Korea
The Goob N/A Guy Myhill United Kingdom
Labour of Love Asha jaoar majhe Aditya Vikram Sengupta India
They Have Escaped He ovat paenneet JP Valkepää Finland, Netherlands

Special Events

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
9×10 novanta 9×10 novanta Marco Bonfanti, Sara Fgaier,Claudio Giovannesi, Alina Marazzi, Pietro Marcello,Giovanni Piperno, Costanza Quatriglio, Paola Randi, Alice Rohrwacher, Roland Sejko Italy
The Show Mas Go On The Show Mas Go On Rä di Martino Italy
The Lack The Lack Masbedo Italy
Five Star N/A Keith Miller United States

Miu Miu Women’s Tales

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Spark and Light #7 Spark and Light So Yong Kim Italy, United States
Somebody #8 Somebody Miranda July Italy, United States

Premio Lux

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Class Enemy Razredni sovražnik Rok Biček Slovenia
Ida Ida Paweł Pawlikowski Poland, Denmark
Girlhood Bande de filles Céline Sciamma France

Venice Classics

The following films were selected to be screened in the Venice Classics section:


English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Bride Gelin Lutfi Akad Turkey
Red Chairs, Parma and the Cinema Poltrone rosse, parma e il cinema Francesco Barilli Italy
China is Near La Cina è vicina Marco Bellocchio Italy
Mouchette Robert Bresson France
The Innocents Jack Clayton United Kingdom
Walking the Streets of Moscow Ya shagayu po Moskve Georgiy Daneliya Soviet Union
Umberto D. Vittorio De Sica Italy
The Iron Mask Allan Dwan United States
L’udienza Marco Ferreri Italy
No End Bez końca Krzysztof Kieślowski Poland
Without Pity Senza pietà Alberto Lattuada Italy
The Warrior Maciste alpino Luigi Maggi, Luigi Romano Borgnetto Italy
L’avventura di un soldato Nino Manfredi Italy
Guys and Dolls Joseph L. Mankiewicz United States
Altman Ron Mann Canada
The Man from Laramie Anthony Mann United States
Todo modo Elio Petri Italy
L’Amour existe Maurice Pialat France
The Tragedy of Macbeth Roman Polanski United Kingdom, United States
The Tales of Hoffmann Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger United Kingdom
A Special Day Una giornata particolare Ettore Scola Italy
Only She Knows Kanojo dake ga shitte iru Osamu Takahashi Japan
Stolen Kisses Baisers volés François Truffaut France
Flowers of Taipei – New Taiwan Cinema 光陰的故事 -台灣新電影 Hsieh Chin Lin Taiwan

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