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44th Venice International Film Festival

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44th Venice International Film Festival
LocationVenice, Italy
Festival date29 August – 9 September 1987
Venice Film Festival chronology

The 44th annual Venice International Film Festival was held from 29 August to 9 September 1987.[1][2]


The following people comprised the 1987 jury:[3]

Official selection

In competition

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
(lit.) "Goodbye, Children" Au revoir les enfants Louis Malle France, West Germany
A Boy from Calabria Un ragazzo di Calabria Luigi Comencini Italy
Comedy! Comédie ! Jacques Doillon France
Deaf to the City Le sourd dans la ville Mireille Dansereau Canada
Divine Words Divinas palabras José Luis García Sánchez Spain
(aka) The Ghost Valley La vallée fantôme Alain Tanner Switzerland
The Gold Rimmed Glasses Gli occhiali d'oro Giuliano Montaldo Italy
Hip Hip Hurrah! Hip hip hurra! Kjell Grede Sweden
House of Games David Mamet USA
If the Sun Never Returns Si le soleil ne revenait pas Claude Goretta France, Switzerland
Long Live the Lady! Lunga vita alla signora! Ermanno Olmi Italy
Made in Heaven Alan Rudolph USA
Maurice James Ivory United Kingdom
Motherland Hotel Anayurt Oteli Ömer Kavur Turkey
(aka) Mountains Of The Moon O Desejado Paulo Rocha Portugal
Oridathu G. Aravindan India
Plumbum, or The Dangerous Game Plyumbum, ili Opasnaya igra Vadim Abdrashitov Soviet Union
Quartiere Silvano Agosti Italy
Season of Monsters Szörnyek évadja Miklós Jancsó Hungary
The Surrogate Woman Ssibaji Im Kwon-taek South Korea
The Tale of Ruby Rose Roger Scholes Australia
A Taxing Woman Marusa no onna Juzo Itami Japan
(aka) The Veiled Man L'homme voilé Maroun Bagdadi France

Autonomous sections

Venice International Film Critics' Week

The following feature films were selected to be screened as In Competition for this section:[5]

  • True and Faithful Account (Relação fiel e verdadeira) by Margarida Gil (Portugal)
  • Italian Night (Notte Italiana) by Carlo Mazzacurati (Italy)
  • Killing Time (Poussière d'ange) by Edouard Niermans (France)
  • The Burglar (Vzlomšcik) by Valerij Ogorodnikov (Soviet Union)
  • Hidden City by Stephen Poliakoff (United Kingdom)
  • Sierra Leone by Uwe Schrader (West Germany)
  • Dragon Chow (Drachenfutter) by Jan Schütte (West Germany, Switzerland)



  1. ^ "VENICE FILM FESTIVAL – 1987". 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. ^ "4th International Film Critics' Week". sicvenezia.it. Archived from the original on 2 April 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Roger Scholes – writer, director, cinematographer". Retrieved 5 October 2013.
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