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8th Venice International Film Festival

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8th Venice International Film Festival
Official festival poster by Giorgio Zucchiatti
LocationVenice, Italy
Founded1932
AwardsGrand International Prize of Venice - The Strike
Festival date23 August – 15 September 1947
Websitewww.labiennale.org/en/cinema/
Venice Film Festival chronology

The 8th Venice International Film Festival was held from 23 August to 15 September 1947.[1] Screenwriter Vinicio Marinucci was appointed as the President of the Jury.[2] Formally, it still was not the Golden Lion to designate the highest honor of the event. The prize was known as the Grand International Prize of Venice,[3] which was awarded to The Strike, directed by Karel Steklý.[4]

Jury

Main Competition (Venezia 8)[2]

  • Vinicio Marinucci, Italian screenwriter and journalist (Jury President)
  • Hugo Mauerhofer, Swiss film scholar
  • Antonín Martin Brousil, Czechoslovak film critic and historian
  • Jacques Ibert, French composer
  • Fabrizio Malipiero, Danish entrepreneur
  • Cirly Ray, British journalist
  • William Karol, Mexican film producer
  • Dimitri Jeriomin, Soviet writer
  • Jeanne Contini, American journalist

Official selection

In Competition

The following films were selected for the main international competition:

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Admiral Nakhimov Адмирал Нахимов Vsevolod Pudovkin Soviet Union
Angelina L'onorevole Angelina Luigi Zampa Italy
Bethsabée Léonide Moguy France
Čapek's Tales Čapkovy povídky Martin Frič Czechoslovakia
The Czech Year Špalíček Jiří Trnka Czechoslovakia
Devil in the Flesh Le Diable au corps Claude Autant-Lara France
Ditte, Child of Man Ditte menneskebarn Bjarne Henning-Jensen Denmark
Dr. Kotnis Ki Amar Kahani डॉक्टर कोटनिस की अमर कहानी V. Shantaram India
Enamorada Emilio Fernández Mexico
Farrebique, or the Four Seasons Farrebique ou Les quatre saisons Georges Rouquier France
Flesh Will Surrender Il delitto di Giovanni Episcopo Alberto Lattuada Italy
Frieda Basil Dearden United Kingdom
Gallant Journey William A. Wellman United States
The Great Glinka Glinka (Глинка) Lev Arnshtam Soviet Union
Iris and the Lieutenant Iris och löjtnantshjärta Alf Sjöberg Sweden
It Happened on 5th Avenue Roy Del Ruth United States
La mujer de todos Julio Bracho Mexico
La selva de fuego Fernando de Fuentes Mexico
Leave Her to Heaven John M. Stahl United States
Les frères Bouquinquant Louis Daquin France
Madness Rules Matto regiert Leopold Lindtberg Switzerland
Major Barbara Gabriel Pascal, Harold French, David Lean United Kingdom
Money Pengar Nils Poppe Sweden
Monsieur Vincent Maurice Cloche France
The Murderers Are Among Us Die Mörder sind unter uns Wolfgang Staudte Germany
Odd Man Out Carol Reed United Kingdom
The Overlanders Harry Watt United Kingdom, Australia
The Pearl La perla Emilio Fernández Mexico, United States
Quai des Orfèvres Henri-Georges Clouzot France
Reina santa Rafael Gil Spain, Portugal
Shakuntala शकुन्तला V. Shantaram India
Spellbound Alfred Hitchcock United States
The Story of G.I. Joe William A. Wellman United States
The Stranger Orson Welles United States
The Strike Siréna Karel Steklý Czechoslovakia
Temptation Harbour Lance Comfort United Kingdom
They Made Me a Fugitive Alberto Cavalcanti United Kingdom
Those Blasted Kids De pokkers unger Astrid Henning-Jensen, Bjarne Henning-Jensen Denmark
Tomorrow Is Forever Irving Pichel United States
Torment Hets Alf Sjöberg Sweden
Tragic Hunt Caccia tragica Giuseppe De Santis Italy
Twilight Crepúsculo Julio Bracho Mexico
Uomini senza domani Gianni Vernuccio Italy
Highlighted title indicates Grand International Prize winner.

Awards

Official selection

The following official awards were presented at the 8th edition:[4]

In Competition

References

  1. ^ "ASAC Data: Year 1947" (in Italian). Venice Biennale. Archived from the original on 26 September 2019.
  2. ^ a b "ASAC Data: Juries" (in Italian). Venice Biennale. Archived from the original on 26 September 2019.
  3. ^ "The 1940s". Carnival of Venice. Archived from the original on 15 August 2011.
  4. ^ a b "ASAC Data: Awards" (in Italian). Venice Biennale. Archived from the original on 25 July 2019.
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