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20th Venice International Film Festival

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20th Venice International Film Festival
LocationVenice, Italy
Festival date23 August – 6 September 1959
Venice Film Festival chronology

The 20th annual Venice International Film Festival was held from 23 August to 6 September 1959.[1]


  • Luigi Chiarini (Italy) (head of jury)[2]
  • Georges Altman (France)
  • Sergei Bondarchuk (Soviet Union)
  • Ralph Forte (USA)
  • Luis Gómez Mesa (Spain)
  • Ernst Kruger (West Germany)
  • Roger Maxwell (UK)
  • Vinicio Marinucci (Italy)
  • Dario Zanelli (Italy)

Films in competition

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
The Boy and the Bridge Kevin McClory UK
Sonatas Juan Antonio Bardem Spain
The Great War La grande guerra Mario Monicelli Italy
Esterina Carlo Lizzani Italy
Double Agents La nuit des espions Robert Hossein France
Life in Your Hands V tvoikh rukakh zhizn Nikolai Rozantsev Soviet Union
General Della Rovere Il generale Della Rovere Roberto Rossellini Italy
Sleepless Years Álmatlan évek Félix Máriássy Hungary
Conflagration Enjō Kon Ichikawa Japan
The Magician Ansiktet Ingmar Bergman Sweden
Anatomy of a Murder Otto Preminger USA
Web of Passion À double tour Claude Chabrol France
Night Train Pociąg Jerzy Kawalerowicz Poland
Stalingrad: Dogs, Do You Want to Live Forever? Hunde, wollt ihr ewig leben Frank Wisbar West Germany



  1. ^ "The 1950s". Retrieved October 8, 2013.
  2. ^ "Juries for the 1950s". Retrieved October 8, 2013.
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