Vittorio De Seta

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Not to be confused with Vittorio de Sica.
Vittorio De Seta
Born (1923-10-15)15 October 1923
Palermo, Italy
Died 28 November 2011(2011-11-28) (aged 88)
Calabria, Italy
Occupation Film director, screenwriter
Years active 1954–2011

Vittorio De Seta (15 October 1923 – 28 November 2011) was an Italian cinema director and screenwriter, considered one of the Italian cinema's great imaginative realists of the 1960s.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

He was born in Palermo, Sicily, to a wealthy family, and studied architecture in Rome, before deciding to become a director.

De Seta made ten short documentaries between 1954 and 1959, before directing his first feature-length film, Banditi a Orgosolo (Bandits of Orgosolo).

His early documentaries focus on the everyday life of many of Sicily's poorest workers, and are notable for their lack of voice-over narration, quiet mood, and striking color.

In 2005 the rediscovery of Vittorio De Seta's work was a highlight of Tribeca Film Festival and Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, where was presented Détour De Seta, a documentary on the Italian director.[1][3]

Filmography[edit]

Documentaries[edit]

  • Vinni lu tempu de li pisci spata, 11', 1955
  • Isole di fuoco, 11', 1955
  • Sulfarara, 10', 1955
  • Pasqua in Sicilia, 11', 1955
  • Contadini del mare, 10', 1955
  • Parabola d'oro, 10', 1955
  • Pescherecci, 11', 1958
  • Pastori di Orgosolo, 11', 1958
  • Un giorno in Barbagia, 14', 1958
  • I dimenticati, 20', 1959
  • Dedicato ad Antonino Uccello, 30', 2003

Awards[edit]

Further reading[edit]

Bibliography
Documentary

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Détour De Seta at the Tribeca Film Festival. Retrieved July 12, 2010
  2. ^ "Morto il regista Vittorio De Seta" (in Italian). Corriere della Sera. 2011-11-29. Retrieved 29 November 2011. 
  3. ^ Full Frame Fest - Advisory Board - Martin Scorsese Retrieved July 12, 2010
  4. ^ David di Donatello Awards. Retrieved July 11, 2010
  5. ^ a b Awards for Bandits of Orgosolo at the IMDb. Retrieved July 11, 2010

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