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16th Venice International Film Festival

The 16th Venice International Film Festival was held from 25 August to 10 September 1955.[1] Film critic Mario Gromo was appointed as the President of the Jury.[2] The Golden Lion was awarded to Ordet, directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer.[3]

16th Venice International Film Festival
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Official festival poster by Giorgio Zucchiatti
LocationVenice, Italy
Founded1932
AwardsGolden Lion - Ordet
Festival date25 August – 10 September 1955
Websitewww.labiennale.org/en/cinema/
Venice Film Festival chronology

JuryEdit

Main Competition (Venezia 16)[2]

Official selectionEdit

In CompetitionEdit

The following films were selected for the main international competition:

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Abandoned Gli sbandati Francesco Maselli Italy
The Big Knife Robert Aldrich United States
Boris Godunov Борис Годунов Vera Stroyeva Soviet Union
Ciske the Rat Wolfgang Staudte West Germany, Netherlands
The Deep Blue Sea Anatole Litvak United Kingdom
Después de la tormenta Roberto Gavaldón Mexico
The Devil's General Des Teufels General Helmut Käutner West Germany
Doctor at Sea Ralph Thomas United Kingdom
8 × 8: A Chess Sonata in 8 Movements Hans Richter United States
El canto del gallo Rafael Gil Spain
Friends for Life Amici per la pelle Franco Rossi Italy, France, Spain
From My Life Z mého života Václav Krška Czechoslovakia
The Grasshopper Poprygunya (Попрыгунья) Samson Samsonov Soviet Union
Il bidone Federico Fellini Italy, France
Interrupted Melody Curtis Bernhardt United States
Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje झनक झनक पायल बाजे V. Shantaram India
John and Julie William Fairchild United Kingdom
The Kentuckian Burt Lancaster United States
La Tierra del Fuego se apaga Emilio Fernández Argentina, Mexico
Le Amiche Michelangelo Antonioni Italy
Les héros sont fatigués Yves Ciampi France, West Germany
Les mauvaises rencontres Alexandre Astruc France
The Little Rebels Chiens perdus sans collier Jean Delannoy France, Italy
Mãos Sangrentas Carlos Hugo Christensen Brazil, Argentina
The Mask and Destiny Shuzenji monogatari (修禅寺物語) Noboru Nakamura Japan
Men of the Blue Cross Błękitny krzyż Andrzej Munk Poland
Moment of Decision Trenutki odločitve František Čáp Yugoslavia
The Naked Dawn Edgar G. Ulmer United States
Ordet Carl Theodor Dreyer Denmark
Pride Orgullo Manuel Mur Oti Spain
Princess Yang Kwei Fei Yôkihi (楊貴妃) Kenji Mizoguchi Japan, Hong Kong
Seagulls Die in the Harbour Meeuwen sterven in de haven Rik Kuypers, Ivo Michiels, Roland Verhavert Belgium
To a New Shore K novomu beregu (К новому берегу) Leonid Lukov Soviet Union
To Catch a Thief Alfred Hitchcock United States
Troubled Road, a Man Decides Nespokoen pat (Неспокоен път) Dako Dakovski Bulgaria
Highlighted title indicates Golden Lion winner.

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ASAC Data: Year 1955" (in Italian). Venice Biennale. Archived from the original on 30 September 2019.
  2. ^ a b "ASAC Data: Juries" (in Italian). Venice Biennale. Archived from the original on 30 September 2019.
  3. ^ a b "ASAC Data: Awards" (in Italian). Venice Biennale. Archived from the original on 30 September 2019.

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