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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 61st.

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

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Last updated: 10-24-2004 05:10:45