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39th Venice International Film Festival

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39th Venice International Film Festival
Festival poster
LocationVenice, Italy
Festival date28 August – 2 September 1982
Venice Film Festival chronology

The 39th annual Venice International Film Festival was held from 28 August to 2 September 1982.[1][2]


The following people comprised the 1982 jury:[3]

Films in competition

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Agony Agoniya Elem Klimov Soviet Union
Apprehension Die Beunruhigung Lothar Warneke East Germany
The Big Brother Le grand frère Francis Girod France
Blow to the Heart Colpire al cuore Gianni Amelio Italy, France
The Blue Planet Il pianeta azzurro Franco Piavoli Italy
Chopin Sciopèn Luciano Odorisio Italy
Crossroads Grihajuddha Buddhadev Dasgupta India
The Dam To fragma Dimitris Makris Greece
The Draughtsman's Contract Peter Greenaway United Kingdom
An Egyptian Story Hadduta misrija Youssef Chahine Egypt
N/A Estoy en crisis Fernando Colomo Spain
The Eyes, the Mouth Gli occhi, la bocca Marco Bellocchio Italy
Flight of the Eagle Ingenjör Andrées luftfärd Jan Troell Sweden, West Germany, Norway
The Foreigner A Estrangeira João Mário Grilo Portugal
A Good Marriage Le Beau Mariage Éric Rohmer France
The Good Soldier Il buon soldato Franco Brusati France
Grog Francesco Laudadio Italy
Guernica Ferenc Kósa West Germany, Hungary
Hero Barney Platts-Mills UK
The Hes Case De smaak van water Orlow Seunke Netherlands
Imperative Imperativ Krzysztof Zanussi Poland
Last Five Days Fünf letzte Tage Percy Adlon West Germany
Private Life Chastnaya zhizn Yuli Raizman Soviet Union
Querelle Rainer Werner Fassbinder France
N/A Qu'est-ce qu'on attend pour être heureux! Coline Serreau France
The State of Things Der Stand der Dinge Wim Wenders West Germany
Tempest Paul Mazursky United States
The Trout La Truite Joseph Losey France
The Voice Golos Ilya Averbakh Soviet Union


A section devoted to spectacular films (Spielberg's Raiders of the Lost Ark and E.T.), remakes (Vertigo, Leave Her to Heaven) or eccentrics.[5]

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean Robert Altman United States
Heaven's Gate Michael Cimino United States [6]
Poltergeist Tobe Hooper United States
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Steven Spielberg United States
Blade Runner Ridley Scott United States
(aka) A Whole Night and All Night Long Toute une nuit Chantal Akerman Belgium


The following awards were presented at the 39th edition:

Official selection

In Competition[7]
Special Awards

Collateral Awards


  1. ^ "VENICE 1982 – THE 39th 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. ^ "Juries for the 1980s". Archived from the original on 30 August 2012. Retrieved 8 October 2013.
  5. ^ "History of Biennale Cinema (see 80s)". labiennale.org. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Michael Cimino's 'Heaven's Gate' Restored & Headed To Venice Film Festival; Criterion Collection Edition On The Way?". indiewire.com. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Venice Film Festival 1982 (Competition)". letterboxd.com. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  8. ^ "FIPRESCI Awards 1982". fipresci.org. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
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