The 59th annual Venice International Film Festival was held between 27 August to 6 September 2002. The Golden Lion was awarded to The Magdalene Sisters directed by Peter Mullan.[1][2]


The following people formed the 2002 jury:[3]

Official selection

In competition

English title Original title Director(s) Production country
Almost Peaceful Un monde presque paisible Michel Deville France
Bear's Kiss Sergei Bodrov Germany, Sweden, Russia, Spain, France, Italy
The Best of Times Měilì Shíguāng Chang Tso-chi Taiwan
Dirty Pretty Things Stephen Frears United Kingdom
Dolls Dōruzu Takeshi Kitano Japan
Far from Heaven Todd Haynes United States
Frida Julie Taymor United States
Führer Ex Winfried Bonengel[4] Germany, Italy
House of Fools Dom durakov Andrei Konchalovsky Russia
A Journey Called Love Un viaggio chiamato amore Michele Placido Italy
Julie Walking Home Agnieszka Holland Germany
The Magdalene Sisters Peter Mullan United Kingdom, Ireland
The Man on the Train L'Homme du train Patrice Leconte France
Maximum Velocity (V-Max) Velocità massima Daniele Vicari Italy
My Voice Nha fala Flora Gomes Portugal, France, Luxembourg
Naked Nackt Doris Dörrie Germany
Nearest to Heaven Au plus près du paradis Tonie Marshall France, Spain, Canada
Oasis Oasiseu Lee Chang-dong South Korea
The Power of the Past La forza del passato Piergiorgio Gay Italy
Road to Perdition Sam Mendes United States
The Tracker Rolf de Heer Australia

Autonomous sections

Venice International Film Critics' Week

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

  • Two Friends (Due Amici) by Spiro Scimone, Francesco Sframeli (Italy)
  • The Exam (Emtehan) by Nasser Refaie (Iran)[6]
  • Woman of Water (Mizu no onna) by Hidenori Sugimori (Japan)[7]
  • Mon Huan Bu Luo / Somewhere Over the Dreamland (Meng huan bu luo) by Cheng Wen-tang (Taiwan)[8]
  • Roger Dodger by Dylan Kidd (United States)
  • Step by Step (Un honnête commerçant) by Philippe Blasband (France)
  • The Kite (Zmej) by Aleksej Muradov (Russia)[9]



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