Luca Guadagnino

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Luca Guadagnino (born 1971) is an Italian film director.[1] He rose to notability with the 2005 film Melissa P., and he is a frequent collaborator with Tilda Swinton, including the 2010 film I Am Love.

Life and career[edit]

Guadagnino was born in Palermo, and raised in Ethiopia.[2] He gained fame directing Melissa P., based on the scandalous novel by Melissa Panarello. His I Am Love won the prize for best direction at the 2010 Alabarda d'oro film festival. Guadagnino is openly gay.[3]



  1. ^ Toto, Christian (1 July 2010). "Interview: 'I Am Love' director Luca Guadagnino". The Washington Times. Retrieved 25 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Barnes, Brooks (11 June 2010). "A Guilt Trip That Begot a Partnership". The New York Times. Retrieved 22 July 2010. 
  3. ^ Halterman, Jim (25 June 2010), "Tilda Swinton :: making it up as she goes along",, retrieved 24 October 2011 
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