Giuseppe Tornatore

Giuseppe Tornatore

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

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: Nuovo Cinema Paradiso, a film narrating the life of a successful film director who has returned to his native town in Sicily for the funeral of his mentor. This obtained worldwide success and won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Subsequently Tornatore released several other films. In 2007 he won the Silver George for Best Director at the 29th Moscow International Film Festival for The Unknown Woman.

YearTitleCharacterRelease Date
2018

24/25 Il fotogramma in più

2018-09-01
2015

Born in the U.S.E. - Nato negli Stati Uniti d'Europa

Se stesso2015-03-01
2014

Giuseppe Tornatore - Ogni film un'opera prima

2014-11-18
2004
The Filmmaker and the Labyrinth
Himself2004-06-17
2000
A Dream of Sicily
Himself2000-06-09
1997

Pietro Germi: The Man with the Cigar in His Mouth

Interviewee1997-08-06
1990

Cinema Paradiso

proiezionista1990-02-23
1969

C'era una volta il prossimamente

Himself