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Giuseppe Tornatore

Giuseppe Tornatore
Born (1956-05-27) 27 May 1956
Bagheria, Sicily, Italy
Occupation Film director, screenwriter
Years active 1985–present
Awards Academy Award

Giuseppe Tornatore (born 27 May 1956) is an Italian film director and screenwriter.

Contents

  • Life and career 1
  • Personal life 2
  • Filmography 3
    • Written and directed 3.1
    • Screenplay only 3.2
  • References 4
  • Further reading 5
  • External links 6

Life and career

Born in Bagheria near Palermo, Tornatore developed an interest in acting and the theatre from at least the age of 16 and put on works by Luigi Pirandello and Eduardo De Filippo.

He worked initially as a freelance photographer. Then, switching to cinema, he made his debut with Le minoranze etniche in Sicilia (The Ethnic Minorities in Sicily), a collaborative documentary film which won a Salerno Festival prize. He then worked for RAI before releasing his first full-length film, Il Camorrista, in 1985. This evoked a positive response from audience and critics alike and Tornatore was awarded the Silver Ribbon for best new director.

Tornatore's best known screen work was released in 1988: 29th Moscow International Film Festival for The Unknown Woman.[2]

Personal life

Tornatore describes himself as "one who does not believe and who regrets this".[3] His brother, Francesco Tornatore, is a producer.

Filmography

Tornatore at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival.

Written and directed

Screenplay only

References

  1. ^ "The 62nd Academy Awards (1990) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 6 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "29th Moscow International Film Festival (2007)". MIFF. Retrieved 2013-05-30. 
  3. ^ TrovacinemaInterview with

Further reading

  • Giuseppe Tornatore. Uno sguardo dal set a cura di Ninni Panzera, Silvana Editoriale, Cinisello Balsamo 2007
  • L'isola di Tornatore a cura di Ninni Panzera, Silvana Editoriale, Cinisello Balsamo 2010
  • Le Madonie, cinema ad alte quote di Sebastiano Gesù e Elena Russo, con introduzione di Francesco Novara e presentazione di Pasquale Scimeca, Giuseppe Maimone Editore, Catania 1995 (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso and L'Uomo delle Stelle)

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