72nd Venice International Film Festival

The 72nd annual Venice International Film Festival took place from 2 to 12 September 2015.[1] Alfonso Cuarón served as the President of the Jury for the main competition.[2] A restored version of Federico Fellini's film Amarcord was shown at the festival.[3] The Venezuelan film From Afar by Lorenzo Vigas won the Golden Lion award.[4]

72nd Venice International Film Festival
Festival poster
Opening filmEverest
Closing filmMr. Six
LocationVenice, Italy
AwardsGolden Lion: From Afar
Silver Lion: Pablo Trapero
Hosted byElisa Sednaoui
Festival date2 – 12 September 2015
Venice Film Festival chronology
72nd Venice International Film Festival

Everest was selected as the festival's opening night film,[5] while Guan Hu's drama film Mr. Six served as the closing night film.[6] Actress and director Elisa Sednaoui hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the festival.[7]

The festival poster featured Nastassja Kinski in front as reminiscent of Wim Wenders's Faraway, So Close!,[8] while in the background it featured the character of Antoine Doinel portrayed by Jean-Pierre Léaud from François Truffaut's 1959 drama film The 400 Blows, which also appeared on the 71st Venice International Film Festival poster.[9]

The festival honoured Brian De Palma with Glory to the Filmmaker Award and a documentary film titled De Palma by Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow also screened at the festival.[10] Jonathan Demme received the Persol Tribute to Visionary Talent Award, who also served as the President of Horizons (Orizzonti) section jury.[11]

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