Venice Film Festival - Special Jury Prize

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1.
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
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Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her. (122 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
2.
Crash of Silence (1952)
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Mandy Garland was born deaf and has been mute for all of her life. Her parents believe she is able to speak if she can only be taught and enroll her with a special teacher. (93 mins.)
 
3.
Executive Suite (1954)
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When the head of a large manufacturing firm dies suddenly from a stroke, his vice-presidents vie to see who will replace him. (104 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
4.
The Lovers (1958)
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Saddled with a dull husband and a foolish lover, a woman has an affair with a stranger. (90 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
5.
La sfida (1958)
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Vito Polara is a young ambitious man from the slums of Naples, who wants to get as much power and money as possible... (87 mins.)
Director: Francesco Rosi
 
6.
The Magician (1958)
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When 'Vogler's Magnetic Health Theater' comes to town, there's bound to be a spectacle. Reading reports... (100 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
7.
Rocco and His Brothers (1960)
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Having recently been uprooted to Milan, Rocco and his four brothers each look for a new way in life when a prostitute comes between Rocco and his brother Simone. (177 mins.)
 
9.
My Life to Live (1962)
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Twelve episodic tales in the life of a Parisian woman and her slow descent into prostitution. (80 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
10.
The Fire Within (1963)
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Alain Leroy is having a course of treatment in a private hospital because of his problem with alcohol... (108 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
11.
Vstuplenie (1963)
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(101 mins.)
Director: Igor Talankin
 
12.
The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)
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The life of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Matthew. Pasolini shows Christ as a marxist avant-la-lettre and therefore uses half of the text of Matthew. (137 mins.)
 
13.
Hamlet (1964)
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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered by Claudius, Hamlet's uncle. Claudius usurps the throne of Denmark, and marries Hamlet's recently widowed mother. Hamlet is tormented, haunted, and increasingly unstable. (140 mins.)
 
14.
Simon of the Desert (1965 Short Film)
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Simon, a deeply religious man living in the 4th century, wants to be nearer to God so he climbs a column. The Devil wants him come down to Earth and is trying to seduce him. (43 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
15.
I Am Twenty (1965)
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Russia's answer to the French New Wave - following three lifelong friends who return to Moscow after military service... (189 mins.)
Director: Marlen Khutsiev
 
16.
Chappaqua (1966)
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Semi-autobiographical story of Conrad Rooks, who travels to France to undergo a drug-withdrawal cure... (82 mins.)
Director: Conrad Rooks
 
17.
Yesterday Girl (1966)
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The film tells the story of Anita G., a young East German migrant to West Germany and her struggle to adjust to her new life. (88 mins.)
Director: Alexander Kluge
 
18.
China Is Near (1967)
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A pair of working class lovers - a secretary and an accountant, scheme to marry into the rich landed gentry... (107 mins.)
 
19.
La chinoise (1967)
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A small group of French students are studying Mao, trying to find out their position in the world and... (96 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
20.
Our Lady of the Turks (1968)
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(124 mins.)
Director: Carmelo Bene
 
21.
Le Socrate (1968)
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Shows the eccentricties of Le Socrate, a philosopher who has divorced himself from materialistic society and a local policeman assigned to watch him. (90 mins.)
 
22.
Sogni d'oro (1981)
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(105 mins.)
Director: Nanni Moretti
 
23.
They Don't Wear Black Tie (1981)
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Union leader's son doesn't want to engage in a strike, because his wife is pregnant, thus disregarding his father's tradition of political activism. (120 mins.)
Director: Leon Hirszman
 
24.
Imperative (1982)
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(102 mins.)
 
25.
Biquefarre (1983 Documentary)
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Biquefarre is a small farm in Aveyron. The changing economics of farming lead Raoul, in late middle age... (90 mins.)
 
26.
Favourites of the Moon (1984)
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Awarded the Special Jury Prize at the 41st Venice International Film Festival, this absurdist comedy... (101 mins.)
Director: Otar Iosseliani
 
27.
Tangos, the Exile of Gardel (1985)
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Some Argentinians, exiled in Paris, decide to put on a tango-ballet, dedicated to Carlos Gardel, a legendary Argentinian tango star. (119 mins.)
 
28.
Wild Pigeon (1986)
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The small town in the western Kazakhstan. Pigeons is the one of the brightest signs of the post-war happy childhood. Once the fine white a pigeon appearing over the city. (100 mins.)
Director: Sergey Solovev
 
29.
A Tale of Love (1986)
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A young working girl moves in with her boyfriend while taking care of her brothers and father. Things get complicated when she falls in love with another young boy. (109 mins.)
 
30.
Hip Hip Hurrah! (1987)
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The life and times of the Scandinavian artists' colony who lived in Skagen on the Danish coast during the 1890s... (110 mins.)
Director: Kjell Grede
 
31.
Camp de Thiaroye (1988)
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In this semi-autobiographical film, black soldiers help to defend France, but are detained in prison camp before being repatriated home. (157 mins.)
 
32.
Et la lumière fut (1989)
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The film depicts daily life in an Senegalian village. The people sleep, eat, make love, pray for rain... (105 mins.)
Director: Otar Iosseliani
 
33.
An Angel at My Table (1990)
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In 1920s and 1930s New Zealand, Janet Frame grows up in a poor family with lots of brothers and sisters... (158 mins.)
Director: Jane Campion
 
34.
A Divina Comédia (1991)
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In a mental institution the patients see themselves as people like Jesus, Lázaro, Marta, Maria, Adão, Eve, Sonia, Raskolnikov, Aliosha e Ivan Karamasov, a Philosopher, a Profet, Santa Teresa d'Avila, reciting the Divine Comedy. (140 mins.)
 
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Bad Boy Bubby (1993)
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Bubby has spent thirty years trapped in the same small room, tricked by his mother. One day, he manages to escape, and, deranged and naive in equal measures, his adventure into modern life begins. (114 mins.)
Director: Rolf de Heer
 
37.
Natural Born Killers (1994)
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Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media. (118 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
38.
God's Comedy (1995)
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João de Deus is the manager of an ice-cream shop owned by an ex-prostitute, Paraíso dos Gelados (Ice-Cream Paradise)... (170 mins.)
 
39.
Brigands-Chapter VII (1996)
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King Vano rides bravely off into battle, but only after ensuring his passionate Queen is safely locked in her chastity belt. (129 mins.)
Director: Otar Iosseliani
 
40.
Hardboiled Egg (1997)
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The story of Piero, from when he was a kid to fatherhood, over the background of the town of Livorno (Leghorn) Tuscany, where the director Virzì was born. (100 mins.)
Director: Paolo Virzì
 
41.
Next Stop Paradise (1998)
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The Bucharest's suburb, a torrid summer day. Norica, a waitress and Mitu, a swineherd, meet and tease each other and starts a beverage competition... (99 mins.)
Director: Lucian Pintilie
 
42.
The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)
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Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural village in Iran to keep vigil for a dying relative. In the meanwhile the film follows his efforts to fit in with the local community and how he changes his own attitudes as a result. (118 mins.)
 
43.
Before Night Falls (2000)
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Episodic look at the life of Cuban poet and novelist, Reinaldo Arenas (1943-1990), from his childhood... (133 mins.)
Director: Julian Schnabel
 
44.
Dog Days (2001)
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In a suburb of Vienna during some hot summer days: A teacher who is in bondage to a sleazy pimp, a very importunate hitchhiker... (121 mins.)
Director: Ulrich Seidl
 
45.
House of Fools (2002)
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In the midst of the Chechen War, a remote psychiatric institution is left without staff leaving the patients to fend for themselves. Based on a true story. (104 mins.)
 
46.
The Kite (2003)
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A young 15 year old girl, Lamia, lives in a southern Lebanese village on the border with Israel. She... (80 mins.)
 
47.
The Sea Inside (2004)
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The factual story of Spaniard Ramon Sampedro, who fought a thirty-year campaign in favor of euthanasia and his own right to die. (125 mins.)
 
48.
Mary (2005)
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The Virgin Mary delivers a message to an 11-year-old girl. (83 mins.)
Director: Abel Ferrara
 
49.
Dry Season (2006)
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Chad, 2006. After a forty-year civil war, the radio announces the government has just amnestied the war criminals... (96 mins.)
 
50.
I'm Not There. (2007)
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Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work. (135 mins.)
Director: Todd Haynes
 
51.
Teza (2008)
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The Ethiopian intellectual Anberber returns to his native country during the repressive totalitarian... (140 mins.)
Director: Haile Gerima
 
52.
Soul Kitchen (2009)
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In Hamburg, German-Greek chef Zinos unknowingly disturbs the peace in his locals-only restaurant by hiring a more talented chef. (99 mins.)
Director: Fatih Akin
 
53.
Essential Killing (2010)
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An Afghan POW attempts his escape. (83 mins.)
 
54.
Terraferma (2011)
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A Sicilian family deals with the arrival of a group of immigrants on their island. (88 mins.)
 
55.
Paradise: Faith (2012)
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Anna Maria, a single woman in her 50s, devotes her summer vacation to doing missionary work, so that Austria may be brought back to the path of virtue... (115 mins.)
Director: Ulrich Seidl
 
56.
The Policeman's Wife (2013)
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Christine (Alexandra Finder) is married to police officer Uwe (David Zimmerschied) and together with... (175 mins.)
Director: Philip Gröning
 
57.
Sivas (2014)
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An eleven-year-old boy and a weathered fighting dog develop a strong relationship after the boy finds the dog wounded in a ditch, left to die. (97 mins.)
Director: Kaan Müjdeci
 
58.
Frenzy (2015)
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Amid the intense political violence of Istanbul, Kadir is released on parole two years early on the condition that he become an informant for the police gathering terrorist informations, activities, and searching for bombs on trash cans. (119 mins.)
Director: Emin Alper