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Official Awards of the 62th Venice Film Festival (31 August > 10 September 2005)

  Head of the Venezia 62 Jury: Dante Ferretti;
Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement: Hayao Miyazaki and Stefania Sandrelli;
Best film: "Brokeback Mountain" by Ang Lee

"The Japanese Walt Disney?"

HAYAO MIYAZAKI (1941) Japanese film director, animator, manga artist and screenwriter. The success of Miyazaki's films has invited comparisons with American animator Walt Disney, British animator Nick Park and American director Robert Zemeckis. Born in Bunkyō, Tokyo, Miyazaki began his animation career in 1961, when he joined Toei Animation. From there, Miyazaki worked as an in-between artist for Gulliver's Travels Beyond the Moon where he pitched his own ideas that eventually became the movie's ending. He continued to work in various roles in the animation industry over the decade until he was able to direct his first feature film Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro which was released in 1979. After the success of his next film, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, along with Isao Takahata, he co-founded Studio Ghibli, a film and animation studio where he continued to produce many feature films until his temporary retirement in 1997 following Princess Mononoke. He remained largely unknown to the West until Miramax Films released Princess Mononoke, the highest-grossing film in Japan—until it was eclipsed by another 1997 film, Titanic—and the first animated film to win Picture of the Year at the Japanese Academy Awards. Miyazaki returned to animation with Spirited Away. The film topped Titanic's sales at the Japanese box office, also won Picture of the Year at the Japanese Academy Awards and was the first anime film to win an American Academy Award. Miyazaki's films often contain recurrent themes like humanity's relationship with nature and technology, and the difficulty of maintaining a pacifist ethic. The protagonists of his films are often strong, independent girls or young women.


Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro 1979; Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind; Princess Mononoke; Spirited Away; Castle in the Sky; The Secret World of Arrietty,

Attrice allitaliana

STEFANIA SANDRELLI (1946) Italian actress born in Viareggio, Tuscany. Famous for her many roles in the commedia all'Italiana, starting from 1960s. She was 15 years old when she starred in Divorce, Italian Style, as Marcello Mastroianni's cousin, Angela. Her daughter Amanda Sandrelli, born in 1964, is also an actress


Divorzio all'italiana (1961) Il Fornaretto di Venezia (1963) Sedotta e Abbandonata (1964) Io la conoscevo bene (1965) L'immorale (1967) Partner (1968) Brancaleone alle Crociate (1970) The Conformist (1970) Devil in the Brain (1972) Somewhere Beyond Love (1974) C'eravamo tanto amati (1974) 1900 (1976) Death Rite (1976) L'ingorgo (1979) La terrazza (1980) Eccezzziunale... veramente (1982) Vacanze di Natale (1983) La chiave (1983) La famiglia (1987) Il piccolo diavolo (1989) Jamón, jamón (1992) Of Love and Shadows (1994) Stealing Beauty (1996) La cena (1998) L'ultimo bacio (2001)

  • GOLDEN LION for Best Film to "Brokeback Mountain" by Ang Lee (USA)
  • SILVER LION for Best Director to Philippe Garrel, for Les amants réguliers
  • SPECIAL JURY PRIZE to Mary by Abel Ferrara
  • COPPA VOLPI for Best Actor to David Strathairn in Good Night, and Good Luck by George Clooney (USA)
  • COPPA VOLPI for Best Actress: Giovanna Mezzogiorno (Ita) in "La bestia nel cuore - Don't Tell / The Beast in the heart" by Cristina Comencini (Ita). The movie was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film category in the 78th Academy Awards.
  • MARCELLO MASTROIANNI AWARD for Best New Young Actor or Actress to Ménothy Cesar for "Verso il sud"
  • Luigi De Laurentiis Award: 13 Tzameti BY Géla Babluani

2005 Venice Film Festival Films in Competition

VENEZIA 62 - the International competition of feature films, presented as world premieres:
  • Les amants réguliers: Philippe Garrel
  • La bestia nel cuore: Cristina Comencini
  • The Bondmaid: Stanley Kwan
  • I fratelli Grimm e l'incantevole strega: Terry Gilliam Lady vendetta: Chan-wook Park
  • The constant gardener - La cospirazione: Fernando Meirelles
  • Specchio magico: Manoel de Oliveira
  • O Fatalista: João Botelho
  • Gabrielle: Patrice Chéreau
  • Garpastum: Aleksei German Ml.
  • I giorni dell'abbandono: Roberto Faenza
  • Good Night, and Good Luck.: George Clooney
  • Mary: Abel Ferrara
  • Persona non grata: Krzysztof Zanussi
  • Proof - La prova: John Madden
  • Romance & Cigarettes: John Turturro
  • La seconda notte di nozze: Pupi Avati
  • Takeshis': Takeshi Kitano
  • Verso il sud: Laurent Cantet

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