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Past Golden Lions list

Golden Lions and major awards of the Venice Film Festival

1932: No official awards. Prizes awarded by the public.
1934: Teresa Confalonieri by Guido Brignone (Coppa Mussolini for best Italian film); Man of Aran (UK) by Robert Flaherty (Best foreign film).
1935: Casta Diva by Carmine Gallone (Coppa Mussolini for best Italian film); Anna Karenina (USA) by Clarence Brown (Best foreign film).
1936: Squadrone bianco by Augusto Genina (Coppa Mussolini for best Italian film); Der Kaiser von Kalifornien (Germany) by Luis Trenker (Best foreign film).
1937: Scipione l'africano by Carmine Gallone (Coppa Mussolini for best Italian film); Un carnet de bal (France) by Julien Duvivier (Best foreign film).
1938: Luciano Serra pilota (Italy) by Goffredo Alessandrini and Olympia (Germany) by Leni Riefenstahl (ex aequo Coppa Mussolini for best film).
1939: Abuna Messias by Goffredo Alessandrini (Coppa Mussolini for best film).
1940: L'assedio dell'Alcazar by Augusto Genina (Coppa Mussolini for best Italian film); Der Postmeister (Germany) by Gustav Ucicky (Coppa Mussolini for best foreign film).
1941: La corona di ferro by Alessandro Blasetti (Coppa Mussolini for best Italian film); Ohm Krüger (Germany) by Hans Steinhoff (Coppa Mussolini for best foreign film).
1942: Bengasi by Augusto Genina (Coppa Mussolini for best Italian film); Der Grosse König (Germany) by Veit Harlan (Coppa Mussolini for best foreign film).
1946: The Southerner (USA) by Jean Renoir (best film for journalist's commission).
1947: Sirena (Tchecoslovachia) by Karel Stekly (International Venice Award).
1948: Hamlet (UK) by Laurence Olivier (International Venice Award).
1949: Manon (France) by Henry-Georges Clouzot (Golden Lion of San Marco, International Venice Award).
1950: Justice est fait (France) by André Cayatte (Golden Lion of San Marco).
1951: Rashô-mon (Japan) by Akira Kurosawa.
1952: Jeux interdits (France) by René Clément.
1953: Golden Lion of San Marco not awarded.
1954: Romeo and Juliet (UK) by Renato Castellani.
1955: Ordet (Denmark) by Carl Theodor Dreyer.
1956: Golden Lion of San Marco not awarded.
1957: Aparajito (India) by Satyajit Ray.
1958: Muhô-Matsu no Isshô (Japan) by Hiroshi Inagaki.
1959: Il generale Della Rovere (Italy) by Roberto Rossellini and La grande guerra (Italy) by Mario Monicelli (Golden Lion ex aequo).
1960: Le passage du Rhin (France) by André Cayatte.
1961: L'année dernière à Marienbad (France) by Alain Resnais.
1962: Ivanovo detstvo (USSR) by Andrej Tarkovskij and Cronaca familiare (Italy) by Valerio Zurlini.
1963: Le mani sulla città (Italy) by Francesco Rosi.
1964: Deserto rosso (Italy) by Michelangelo Antonioni.
1965: Vaghe stelle dell'Orsa (Italy) by Luchino Visconti.
1966: La battaglia di Algeri (Italy) by Gillo Pontecorvo.
1967: Belle de jour (France) by Luis Buñuel.
1968: Die Artisten in der Zirkuskuppel: ratlos (West Germany) by Alexander Kluge.
1980: Atlantic City by Louis Malle (Canada) and Gloria (USA) by John Cassavetes, ex aequo.
1981: Die Bleierne Zeit by Margarethe von Trotta (West Germany).
1982: Der Stand der Dinge by Wim Wenders (West Germany).
1983: Prénom Carmen by Jean-Luc Godard (France).
1984: Rol Spokojnego Slonca by Krzysztof Zanussi (Poland).
1985: Sans toit ni loi by Agnès Varda (France).
1986: Le rayon vert by Eric Rohmer (France).
1987: Au revoir les enfants by Louis Malle (France).
1988: La leggenda del santo bevitore by Ermanno Olmi (Italy).
1989: Beiqing shenghsi by Hou Xiaoxian (Taiwan).
1990: Rosencrantz and Guildestern are dead by Tom Stoppard (UK).
1991: Urga by Nikita Mikhalkov (USSR).
1992: Qui Ju da guansi by Zhang Yimou (China).
1993: Short Cuts by Robert Altman (USA) and Trois couleurs. Bleu by Krzysztof Kieslowski (France) ex aequo.
1994: Before the Rain by Milcho Manchevski (Macedonia) and Aiqing wansui - Vive l'amour by Tsai Ming-liang (China) ex-aequo.
1995: Cyclo (Vietnam) by Tran Ahn Hung.
1996: Michael Collins (Ireland) by Neil Jordan.
1997: Hana-bi (Japan) by Takeshi Kitano.
1998: Così ridevano (Italy) by Gianni Amelio.
1999: Not One Less (China) by Zhang Yimou.
2000: Dayereh (Iran) by Jafar Panahi
2001: Moonsoon Wedding (India) by Mira Nair
2002: Magdalene (UK) by Peter Mullan
2003: Vozvrašcenje (Russia) by Andrej Zvjagintsev


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