Thu, 30 Aug 2012 14:16:21 GMT | By Tom Phillips and Francis Whittaker
The Venice Film Festival’s history of controversy

Rocco e i suoi fratelli, 1960



Rocco e i suoi fratelli, 1960 (© SNAP / Rex Features)
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  • Rashomon, 1951 (© SNAP / Rex Features)
  • Rocco e i suoi fratelli, 1960 (© SNAP / Rex Features)
  • L'Année dernière à Marienbad, 1961 (© Everett Collection / Rex Features)
  • Vivre sa vie, 1962 (© Everett Collection / Rex Features)
  • Il Vangelo secondo Matteo, 1964 (© Everett Collection / Rex Features)
  • Vaghe stelle dell'Orsa, 1965 (© Everett Collection / Rex Features)
  • La battaglia di Algeri, 1966 (© Everett Collection / Rex Features)
  • Belle de jour, 1967 (© SNAP / Rex Features)
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Luchino Visconti's story of a family falling apart after moving from the south of the country to Milan was heavily censored, with Visconti denied permission to film in some locations and forced to remove many scenes of violence - but the finished film was still awarded the Special Prize at Venice.

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