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38th Venice International Film Festival

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38th Venice International Film Festival
Festival poster
LocationVenice, Italy
Festival date2 – 12 September 1981
Venice Film Festival chronology

The 38th annual Venice International Film Festival was held on 2 to 12 September, 1981.[1][2]


The following people comprised the 1981 jury:[3]

Films in competition

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Beirut the Encounter Beyroutou el lika Borhane Alaouié Lebanon
Cutting It Short Postrizinj Jiří Menzel Czechoslovakia
Do You Remember Dolly Bell? Sjećaš li se Doli Bel? Emir Kusturica Yugoslavia
The Fall of Italy Pad Italije Lordan Zafranović Yugoslavia
The Fall of the Rebel Angels La caduta degli angeli ribelli Marco Tullio Giordana Italy
Forest of Love Bosco d'amore Alberto Bevilacqua Italy
The Games of Countess Dolingen Les Jeux de la Comtesse Dolingen de Gratz Catherine Binet France
The Kaleidoscope Chaalchitra Mrinal Sen India
Kargus Juan Minon, Miguel A. Trujillo Spain
Marianne and Juliane Die bleierne Zeit Margarethe von Trotta West Germany
The Opportunities of Rosa Le occasioni di Rosa Salvatore Piscicelli Italy
Prince of the City Sidney Lumet USA
Silvestre João César Monteiro Portugal
Sweet Dreams Sogni d'oro Nanni Moretti Italy
Sweet Pea Piso pisello Peter Del Monte Italy
They Don't Wear Black-tie Eles não usam black tie Leon Hirszman Brazil
True Confessions Ulu Grosbard USA
The Tyrant's Heart A Zsarnok Szive Miklós Jancsó Hungary
The Witch Hunt Forfølgelsen Anja Brejen Norway
("Starfall") Zvezdopad Igor Talankin Soviet Union


The following awards were presented at the 38th edition:

Official selection

In Competition[4]

Collateral Awards


  1. ^ "VENICE 1981 – THE 38TH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL". Retrieved 6 October 2013.
  2. ^ "The 1980s". Archived from the original on 2 September 2012. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Juries for the 1980s". Archived from the original on 30 August 2012. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Venice Film Festival 1981 (Competition)". letterboxd.com. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Coppa Volpi for best actors since 1935". labiennale.org. Archived from the original on 7 July 2013. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
  6. ^ "FIPRESCI Awards 1981". fipresci.org. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  • Edoardo Pittalis - Roberto Pugliese, Bella di Notte, August 1996
  • L'Europeo, Cinema in Laguna, SePtember 2008
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