ⓘ 16th Venice International Film Festival

                                     

ⓘ 16th Venice International Film Festival

The 16th Venice International Film Festival was held from 25 August to 10 September 1955. Film critic Mario Gromo was appointed as the President of the Jury. The Golden Lion was awarded to Ordet, directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer.

                                     

1. Jury

Main Competition Venezia 16

  • Domenico Meccoli, Italian journalist, film critic and screenwriter
  • Emilio Lonero, Italian journalist and film critic
  • Mario Gromo, Italian journalist and film critic Jury President
  • Arthur Knight, American film critic and historian
  • Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti, Italian art critic and historian
  • Jacques Doniol-Valcroze, French actor, film director and critic
  • Antonin Martin Brousil, Czech film critic and historian
  • Piero Gadda Conti, Italian novelist and film critic
  • Roger Manvell, British film historian
                                     

2. Awards

Official selection

The following official awards were presented at the 15th edition:

In Competition

  • Silver Lion
  • The Grasshopper by Samson Samsonov
  • Le Amiche by Michelangelo Antonioni
  • The Big Knife by Robert Aldrich
  • Ciske the Rat by Wolfgang Staudte
  • Golden Lion: Ordet by Carl Theodor Dreyer
  • Volpi Cup for Best Actor
  • Kenneth More for The Deep Blue Sea
  • Curd Jurgens for Les heros sont fatigues
                                     
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