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Graduated at Milan Film School. In 1991 David di Donatello award as best beginner director with feature movie Where the night begins. In 1992 Solinas award best screenplay with Article 2. In 1997 Donatello’s David award with feature movie The game bag. Other several nominations and an other Donatello’s David award in 1999 with feature movie A respectable man, Pasinetti award at 56° Venice Film Festival. Since 2000 to 2015 has directed also several international tv-movies and documentaries.

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2019: Nour . With Linda Mresy, Sergio Castellitto, Raffaella Rea, Valeria D’Obici, Fabio Bussotti, Elia Moutamid, Ismaila Mbaye, Miloud Mourad Benamara, Renato Marchetti, Martina Palmintesta, Matilde Piana.

BANNED FOR BEING A POLITICAL FILM. CENSORSHIP DUE TO THE FEAR IT COULD INSPIRE TOLERANCE TOWARD MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES.

2016: La felicità umana – Le bonheur humain – Human happiness –Documentary movie. Post-production. With Serge Latouche, Andrè Comte Sponville, Ariane Mnouchkine, Sergio Castellitto, Ermanno Olmi, Markus Imhoof, Vandana Shiva, Aleida Guevara. Official selection 34° Torino Film Festival, november 2016.

2015Il sindaco pescatore. The fisherman mayor. With Sergio Castellitto, Renato Carpentieri, Anna Ferruzzo, Maurizio Marchetti, Andrea De Maria, Lavinia Guglielman, Rosaria De Cicco.

2014: Adelante Petroleros – Ecuador’s black gold31st Torino Film Festival, San Marino Film Festival, Lake Como Film Festival, Documentary-movie

2013: A testa alta – Head up – TV movie with Giorgio Pasotti, Nicole Grimaudo, Raffaella Rea, Johannes Brandrup, Marco Cocci, Alessandro Sperduti, Ettore Bassi, Andrea Bosca and Giovanni Scifoni

2012: Il piccolo mare – The little sea – Documentary-movie with Alfonso Marchi printer, Annalisa Teodorani poer, Tonino Guerra screenwriter

2011. Un foglio bianco. A blank page68th Venice Int. Film Festival 2011 –documentary-movie with Ermanno Olmi, Rutger Hauer, Michael Lonsdale

2010: Le ragazze dello Swing – The queens of swing – Golden Nymph best mini-serie and best actresses 51° Film&TV Montecarlo, Golden Magnolia  best director  Shanghai IFF Flaiano  award best actress A. Osvart. Nel cast: A. Osvart, L. Verbeek, E. Schaap

2009: Il Piccolo – The little theater – 66th Venice Int. Film Festival 2009 . Documentary-movie on Piccolo Teatro in Milan with T. Servillo, A. Jonasson, G. Lazzarini, L. Gullotta, G. Battiston, F. Graziosi, F. Soleri

2009: I Nove Semi – The nine seeds (L’India di Vandana Shiva) 57th Trento Film Festival, 28th Bellaria Film Festival, 13th Cervino Cinemountain Festival. . With Vandana Shiva and the community of Navdanja (India)

2008: Lo smemorato di Collegno – The Forgetter  Cast: J. Brandrup, G. Pession, G. Battiston

2007: Il bambino della domenica – Sunday’s child  Cast: G. Fiorello, A. Caprioli, D. Coco, Riccardo Nicolosi

2006: ‘O Professore – The street teacher  National preview 1° Fiction Fest with  Italian President Giorgio Napolitano. Cast: S. Castellitto, L. Ranieri.

2005: Mafalda di Savoia – The courage of a princess Ennio Flaiano award 2006 best actress S. Rocca. Cast: S. Rocca, C. Coureau, J. Brandrup, H.Prinz, F. Castellano,

2004: Il Bell’Antonio – Handsome Antonio “Golden Chest” 2006 at Tv I.F.F. of Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Finalist 2006 Tv I.F.F. Reims, France. Cast: D. Liotti, N. Grimaudo, L. Gullotta, L. M. Buruano.

2003: Al di là delle frontiere – Beyond borders Golden Efebo 2004 best direction, best actor. Silver Efebo 2004 a S. Ferilli. Flaiano Award 2004 for best actor. J. Brandrup.

2002: I ragazzi della via Pal – The Paul street boys Opening movie Giffoni Film Festival 2003. Cast: M. Adorf, V. Lisi, N. Brilli, G. Battiston.

2001: Cuore – Heart International TV Award 2002.  Anton G. Majano award  2002 best direction, best actor L. Gullotta. Golden Grolla for best actress A. Valle, Golden Efebo for best actor L.Gullotta. Cast: G. Scarpati, A. Valle, L.Gullotta.

2000: Un dono semplice – The greatest gift O.C..I.C. award at Montecarlo F&TV Festival 2001, Prix Italia 2001. Cast: M. F. Abrham, V. Lisi, R. Grauwiller

1999: Un uomo perbene – A respectable man Pasinetti award at 56th Venice Int. Film Festival 1999. Special event.  I. Silone. award Sulmona FF. Golden Grolla 1999 for best actor S. Accorsi. David di Donatello best supporting actor L. Gullotta. Silver Ribbon for best subject S. Tortora. Golden Globe for best actor L. Gullotta. National award Quality Movie. Cast: M. Placido, M. Melato, G. Mezzogiorno, S. Accorsi, L.Gullotta

1998: Cristallo di Rocca – Rock Crystal  14 TV re-runs since 1998 Cast: T. Moretti, V. Lisi, T. Zajkova, L. Gullotta, O. Antonutti.

1997: La Missione – The Mission  FIBA d’OR award Biarritz IFF Cast: M. Placido, M. Ghini, B. De Rossi.

1996: Il Carniere – The game bag  Five nominations David di Donatello, four  nominations Globo d’Oro, one nomination  Nastro D’argento. David di Donatello best supporting actor L. Gullotta.  Karlovy Vary IFF.  S. Leone award Annecy FF.  S. Amidei award best screenplay. Audience award Festival Cinema Grosseto. Audience award Freistadt IFF. Special mention  Kiev IFF. National award Film di Qualità.
Cast: M. Ghini, A. Catania, R. Zibetti, P. Djukelova. H. Shopov

1995: Testa matta – Acting out – Annecy film Festival,  Golden Globe for best actor to A. Haber. Cast: A. Galiena, A.Haber, R. Citran

1993: L’Articolo 2 – Article two  – Berlin Film Festival 1994, Annecy Film Festival.  Solinas award for best original screenplay.  Cinema e Società  award best movie, 1st award to Storie di Cinema, special mention FCE to Karlovy Vary. Crystal Globe Nomination 1994. National Award Film di Qualità. Cast: M. Mifta, N.El Mcherqui, R. Ben Abdallah, F. Bussotti, F. Sartor

1992: Kalkstein – La valle di pietra – The valley of stone 49th Venice Int. Film Festival, Montreal Int. Film Festival, Goteborg Int. Film Festival, Annecy Film Festival. Grolla d’Oro 1992 for best script, Targa Anec best film direction, award Ciack d’oro best costumes, Award San Fedele 1992/93 best movie. Award O.C.I.C. at Montreal IFF. Cast: C. Dance, A.Bardini.

1990: Dove comincia la notte – Where the night begins 48th Venice Int. Film Festival, Wurtzburg Int. Festival, Annecy Film Festival . David di Donatello for beginner director. Award Cinema e Società. Targa Anec. Cast: T. Gallop, C. Wilder, Kim M. Guest

1988In coda alla coda – At the end of the line – 36th San Sebastian Film Festival, Cairo Film Festival, Annecy Film Festival. Award for best actor Festival del Cinema Ind. of Bellaria. Cast: A. Haber, F. Serra

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