Venice Film Festival - Official Competition (1960-1969)

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1. Tomorrow Is My Turn (1960)

125 min | Drama, War

Following the defeat of France by Germany during WWII, two French soldiers are taken to a German farm as forced laborers. In the ensuing years they become deeply involved in the lives of ... See full summary »

Director: André Cayatte | Stars: Charles Aznavour, Nicole Courcel, Georges Rivière, Cordula Trantow

Votes: 193

2. Hungry for Love (1960)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

When a brothel closes because of new laws, four of the prostitutes decide to go into business running a restaurant. They discover they cannot escape their past.

Director: Antonio Pietrangeli | Stars: Simone Signoret, Marcello Mastroianni, Sandra Milo, Emmanuelle Riva

Votes: 853

3. Baltiyskoe nebo (1961)

163 min | Drama, History, War

A story about pilots guarding the sky above Leningrad during WWII.

Director: Vladimir Vengerov | Stars: Pyotr Glebov, Vsevolod Platov, Mikhail Ulyanov, Rolan Bykov

Votes: 126

4. Black Cross (1960)

166 min | Adventure, Drama, History

In the 15th century the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth is facing a hard struggle against the neighboring Teutonic Order.Frequent clashes between the two powers finally culminate in 1410 with the Battle of Grunwald.

Director: Aleksander Ford | Stars: Urszula Modrzynska, Grazyna Staniszewska, Andrzej Szalawski, Henryk Borowski

Votes: 1,708

5. Baltiyskoe nebo - 2 seriya (1961)

83 min | Drama, History, War

In this continuation of the 2 part epic about the air defense of Leningrad during WWII, conditions have improved but there will still be two years left in the struggle.

Director: Vladimir Vengerov | Stars: Pyotr Glebov, Vsevolod Platov, Inna Kondrateva, Lyudmila Gurchenko

Votes: 112

6. Silver Spoon Set (1960)

102 min | Drama

An acid portrait of Italian youth at the time, I DELFINI follows a dreary season of discontent and viciousness in the lives of a thoroughly unpleasant group of mostly rich youngsters in a small Adriatic coast city.

Director: Francesco Maselli | Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Gérard Blain, Anna Maria Ferrero, Sergio Fantoni

Votes: 177

7. The Apartment (1960)

Approved | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

94 Metascore

A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Ray Walston

Votes: 160,830 | Gross: $18.60M

8. The White Dove (1960)

76 min | Drama

A poetic film about a dove getting lost on its way to Prague getting shot down by a paralyzed boy. An artist who finds the dove becomes friends with the boy. Together they take care of it bringing it back to recovery.

Director: Frantisek Vlácil | Stars: Katerina Irmanovová, Karel Smyczek, Vjaceslav Irmanov, Gustav Püttjer

Votes: 558

9. It Happened in '43 (1960)

105 min | Drama, Romance, War

In the midst of World War II, the story of the affair of a young woman, married to a man bound to a wheelchair, with a desertor from the Italian army, intertwines with that of the grab of ... See full summary »

Director: Florestano Vancini | Stars: Belinda Lee, Gabriele Ferzetti, Enrico Maria Salerno, Andrea Checchi

Votes: 296

10. Stowaway in the Sky (1960)

85 min | Adventure, Family

A young boy sneaks onto his grandfather's hot air balloon and together they travel over France.

Director: Albert Lamorisse | Stars: André Gille, Maurice Baquet, Pascal Lamorisse, Charles Bayard

Votes: 136

11. The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (I) (1959)

Not Rated | 208 min | Drama, History, War

A Japanese pacifist, unable to face the dire consequences of conscientious objection, is transformed by his attempts to compromise with the demands of war-time Japan.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Chikage Awashima, Ineko Arima

Votes: 6,343

12. Atomic War Bride (1960)

84 min | Comedy, Drama

At a church in the country, eternally optimistic John marries Maria, his Atomic War Bride, as a war starts, planes buzz overhead and bombs start dropping. Though John is "mobilized" by the ... See full summary »

Director: Veljko Bulajic | Stars: Antun Vrdoljak, Zlatko Madunic, Ljubisa Jovanovic, Ita Rina

Votes: 206

13. Rocco and His Brothers (1960)

Not Rated | 179 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

84 Metascore

Having recently been uprooted to Milan, Rocco and his four brothers each look for a new way in life when a prostitute comes between Rocco and his brother Simone.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot, Claudia Cardinale

Votes: 16,222

14. Brainwashed (1960)

102 min | Drama, War

In 1938 Austria shortly after the Nazi occupation, a prominent Viennese intellectual, Werner von Basil, is arrested for smuggling art treatures out of the country and imprisoned by the ... See full summary »

Director: Gerd Oswald | Stars: Curd Jürgens, Claire Bloom, Hansjörg Felmy, Mario Adorf

Votes: 508

15. Tunes of Glory (1960)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama

After World War II, a Highland Regiment's acting Commanding Officer, who rose from the ranks, is replaced by a peace-time Oxford-educated Commanding Officer, leading to a dramatic conflict between the two.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Alec Guinness, John Mills, Susannah York, Dennis Price

Votes: 3,526

16. Last Year at Marienbad (1961)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Mystery

In a strange and isolated chateau, a man becomes acquainted with a woman and insists that they have met before.

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Delphine Seyrig, Giorgio Albertazzi, Sacha Pitoëff, Françoise Bertin

Votes: 20,011 | Gross: $0.06M

17. Bandits of Orgosolo (1961)

95 min | Drama

In the harsh granite mountains of the center of the island of Sardinia in the Mediterranean Sea, an old people live at the town of Orgòsolo. Between the rocks and the oak woods, shepherds ... See full summary »

Director: Vittorio De Seta | Stars: Michele Cossu, Peppeddu Cuccu, Vittorina Pisano

Votes: 448

18. Summer and Smoke (1961)

Passed | 118 min | Drama, Romance

Plain, repressed spinster falls for a dashing young medical student, but he prefers the wilder life, until it's too late.

Director: Peter Glenville | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Geraldine Page, Rita Moreno, Una Merkel

Votes: 1,729

20. The Last Judgment (1961)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy

In Naples, a voice from the skies announces one morning that the final judgment will be at 6 p.m. on that day. What follows is a series of vignettes depicting various people's reactions (or lack there of) to the announcement.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Nicola Rossi-Lemeni, Elli Davis, Fernandel, Georges Rivière

Votes: 574

22. The Girl with the Golden Eyes (1961)

90 min | Drama

A skirt-chasing fashion photographer meets a charming young woman who captures his interest immediately. She is not wholly forthcoming, but after a period of time, he realizes that he is in... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Gabriel Albicocco | Stars: Marie Laforêt, Paul Guers, Françoise Prévost, Françoise Dorléac

Votes: 154

23. Yojimbo (1961)

Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Eijirô Tôno, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yôko Tsukasa

Votes: 108,926

24. Thou Shalt Not Kill (1961)

148 min | Drama, War

At the end of World War II, a French pacifist is arrested for refusing to fight. In prison, he befriends a German priest arrested for murder of a French Resistance fighter. They discuss morality, obedience, and religion.

Director: Claude Autant-Lara | Stars: Laurent Terzieff, Horst Frank, Mica Orlovic, Marijan Lovric

Votes: 42

25. Bridge to the Sun (1961)

Approved | 113 min | Drama, Romance, War

Based on a true story, this compelling drama relates the difficulties of a young woman married to a Japanese diplomat during World War II, victim of suspicion and animosity from her husband's government.

Director: Etienne Périer | Stars: Carroll Baker, James Shigeta, James Yagi, Tetsurô Tanba

Votes: 710

26. Samson (1961)

117 min | Drama, Romance, War

During the Nazi occupation, Jewish prisoner Jakub Gold is released from jail and works as a gravedigger in the Warsaw ghetto. Although he manages to escape and keeps hiding in private apartments, he tries to get back to the ghetto.

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Serge Merlin, Alina Janowska, Elzbieta Kepinska, Jan Ciecierski

Votes: 167

27. Vanina Vanini (1961)

127 min | Drama

Vanina Vanini, a bored, spoiled Roman countess, falls in love with a dedicated young patriot who is in Rome to assassinate a traitor to the brotherhood of the Free Masons.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Sandra Milo, Laurent Terzieff, Martine Carol, Isabelle Corey

Votes: 283

28. Victim (1961)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

85 Metascore

A closeted lawyer risks his career to bring a blackmailer to justice.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms, Dennis Price, Anthony Nicholls

Votes: 5,012

29. Mir vkhodyashchemu (1961)

90 min | Drama

On the last day of World War II in Europe (May 8th, 1945) three Soviet soldiers are assigned the thankless task of taking a frightened pregnant German woman, whom they are unable to communicate with, to a hospital.

Directors: Aleksandr Alov, Vladimir Naumov | Stars: Viktor Avdyushko, Aleksandr Demyanenko, Stanislav Khitrov, Lidiya Shaporenko

Votes: 127

30. Family Portrait (1962)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

1945. Enrico Corsi, in Rome, reflects on his relationship with his eight year younger brother, Lorenzo Corsi, following Lorenzo's recent passing from a long and debilitating illness at age ... See full summary »

Director: Valerio Zurlini | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Jacques Perrin, Sylvie, Salvo Randone

Votes: 907

31. Ivan's Childhood (1962)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama, War

In WW2, twelve year old Soviet orphan Ivan Bondarev works for the Soviet army as a scout behind the German lines and strikes a friendship with three sympathetic Soviet officers.

Directors: Andrei Tarkovsky, Eduard Abalov | Stars: Nikolay Burlyaev, Valentin Zubkov, Evgeniy Zharikov, Stepan Krylov

Votes: 30,725

32. Four Women for One Hero (1962)

85 min | Drama

The widowers of four missionaries apparently killed by indigenous, travel to the Brazilian jungle to pay homage. A journalist discovers that only one of them died was burned at the stake.

Director: Leopoldo Torre Nilsson | Stars: Alida Valli, Violeta Antier, Paul Guers, Alexandra Stewart

Votes: 25

33. Therese (1962)

109 min | Drama

After Thérèse is acquitted of trying to poison her husband, Bernard Desqueyroux, she recalls the events that lead to her being charged. At the beginning of her marriage to Bernard, the only... See full summary »

Director: Georges Franju | Stars: Emmanuelle Riva, Philippe Noiret, Edith Scob, Sami Frey

Votes: 458

34. Term of Trial (1962)

130 min | Drama

In Britain, a high-school girl becomes infatuated with her English teacher but, after he rejects her amorous advances, she goes to the police and accuses him of indecent assault.

Director: Peter Glenville | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Simone Signoret, Sarah Miles, Terence Stamp

Votes: 612

35. Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)

Not Rated | 147 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

76 Metascore

A surly convicted murderer held in permanent isolation redeems himself when he becomes a renowned bird expert.

Directors: John Frankenheimer, Charles Crichton | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Thelma Ritter, Neville Brand

Votes: 15,885

36. Lolita (1962)

Not Rated | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

79 Metascore

A middle-aged college professor becomes infatuated with a fourteen-year-old nymphet.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: James Mason, Shelley Winters, Sue Lyon, Gary Cockrell

Votes: 91,301 | Gross: $9.25M

37. Love, Thy Name Be Sorrow (1962)

109 min | Drama, Fantasy

In the reign of the Emperor Suzaku (930- 946 A.D.), various mishaps happen after a strange white rainbow in appearance in the sky over Kyoto. The Emperor orders a famous astronomer, ... See full summary »

Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Hashizô Ôkawa, Michiko Saga, Ryûnosuke Tsukigata, Shinji Amano

Votes: 150

39. Mamma Roma (1962)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

Having renounced her ignominious past, a former streetwalker reunites with her son. However, an extortion scheme endangers her aspirations for a decent bourgeois life. Can she protect him from the same snares that wounded her youth?

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Anna Magnani, Ettore Garofolo, Franco Citti, Silvana Corsini

Votes: 8,140

40. Smog (1962)

104 min | Drama

An ambitious Italian attorney has his flight delayed in Los Angeles. The vapid lawyer goes to some parties with some Italians living there and has a brief affair with a beautiful Italian expatriate.

Director: Franco Rossi | Stars: Enrico Maria Salerno, Annie Girardot, Renato Salvatori, Susan Spafford

Votes: 37

41. Vivre Sa Vie (1962)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

Twelve episodic tales in the life of a Parisian woman and her slow descent into prostitution.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Anna Karina, Sady Rebbot, André S. Labarthe, Guylaine Schlumberger

Votes: 27,233

42. Eva (1962)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Romance

A raw Welsh novelist in Venice is humiliated by a money-loving Frenchwoman who erotically ensnares him.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Stanley Baker, Virna Lisi, James Villiers

Votes: 1,483

43. The Trial (1962)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Arnoldo Foà, Jess Hahn, Billy Kearns

Votes: 19,033

44. Hands Over the City (1963)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

Prior to a city council election, the collapse of a building leaves a land developer and his political backers defending themselves against a scandal.

Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Rod Steiger, Salvo Randone, Guido Alberti, Marcello Cannavale

Votes: 2,427

45. High and Low (1963)

Not Rated | 143 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yutaka Sada, Tatsuya Nakadai, Kyôko Kagawa

Votes: 32,425