Films set in Venice

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Films set in Venice
Cinema pays homage to Venice
films set in venice

Venice is a unique city in the world, every year it makes millions of visitors dream with its timeless charm and its “calli” have been chosen as the film set for many films, both Italian and foreign. It is no coincidence that the Venice Lido hosts the Venice International Film Festival, a festival that attracts directors and actors from all over the world to compete for the coveted award for best film, the Golden Lion.

Many Italian and foreign films have been set in Venice and its lagoon. Here are some of them:

  • Top Hat by Mark Sandrich (1935)
  • Othello by Orson Welles (1951)
  • Senso by Luchino Visconti (1954)
  • Summertime by David Lean (1955)
  • Venice, the Moon and You by Dino Risi (1958)
  • From Russia with Love by Terence Young (1963)
  • The Terrorist by Gianfranco De Bosio (1963)
  • The Venetian Affair by Jerry Thorpe (1967)
  • Slogan by Pierre Grimblat (1969)
  • The Anonymous Venetian by Enrico Maria Salerno (1970)
  • Death in Venice by Luchino Visconti (1971)
  • Don’t Look Now by Nicolas Roeg (1973)
  • The Voyage by Vittorio De Sica (1974)
  • Yuppi Du by Adriano Celentano (1975)
  • Fellini’s Casanova by Federico Fellini (1976)
  • The Forbidden Room by Giovanni Arpino (1977)
  • Moonraker by Lewis Gilbert (1979)
  • The Key by Tinto Brass (1983)
  • The Venetian Woman by Mauro Bolognini (1986)
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade by Steven Spielberg (1989)
  • Rouge Venise by Etienne Périer (1989)
  • The Comfort of Strangers by Paul Schrader (1990)
  • Everyone Says I Love You by Woody Allen (1996)
  • The Wings of the Dove by Iain Softley (1997)
  • Dangerous Beauty by Marshall Herskovitz (1998)
  • Bread and Tulips by Silvio Soldini (2000)
  • The Italian Job by Gary Gray (2003)
  • Just Married by Sam Harper (2003)
  • The Merchant of Venice by Michael Radford (2004)
  • Casanova by Lasse Hallström (2005)
  • Casino Royale by Martin Campbell (2006)
  • Brideshead Revisited by Julian Jarrold (2008)
  • Ten Winters by Valerio Mieli (2009)
  • The Tourist by Florian Henckel (2010)
  • Unforgivable by André Téchiné (2011)
  • Shun Li and the Poet by Andrea Segre (2011)
  • Sole a catinelle by Gennaro Nunziante (2013)
  • Inferno by Ron Howard (2016)
  • The 15:17 to Paris by Clint Eastwood (2018)
  • Head Full of Honey by Til Schweiger (2018)
  • Spider-Man: Far from Home by Jon Watts (2019)

The list of these films set in Venice is a way to understand how cinema has seen and paid homage to this wonderful city throughout its history, genres and generations. An opportunity to highlight how this city is appreciated for its culture and for what it offers.

Thank you all

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