70th Venice International Film Festival

The 70th annual Venice International Film Festival took place in Venice, Italy from 28 August to 7 September 2013.[1] American film director William Friedkin was presented with a lifetime achievement award.[2] Italian film director Bernardo Bertolucci was the President of the Jury. He was previously the President of the Jury at the 40th edition in 1983.[3][4] Gravity, directed by Alfonso Cuarón, was the opening film of the festival.[5] Italian actress Eva Riccobono hosted the opening and closing nights of the festival.[6]

70th Venice International Film Festival
Festival poster
Opening filmGravity
Closing filmAmazonia
LocationVenice, Italy
AwardsGolden Lion: Sacro GRA
Silver Lion: Alexandros Avranas (Miss Violence)
Hosted byEva Riccobono
Festival date28 August – 7 September 2013
Venice Film Festival chronology

The Golden Lion was awarded to the Italian documentary film Sacro GRA.[7] It was the first documentary film to win the award at the Venice Festival.[8][9]

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