63rd Venice International Film Festival

Italy, August 30 - September 9 2006

Awarded films

At the 63rd Venice Mostra, our jury awarded two films. The prize for a film in competition went to the acclaimed The Queen by Stephen Frears, in which Helen Mirren (who received the Best Actress Prize from the main jury) stars as Queen Elizabeth II. The prize for a film in the Orizzonti or Critics’ Week sections went to Spike Lee’s four hour-long documentary about New Orleans devastated by hurricane Katrina: When the Levees Broke – A Requiem In Four Acts.