Carlo Bernari

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Carlo Bernari (born in Naples on October 13, 1909; died in Rome on October 22, 1992) is the pseudonym under which Italian author Carlo Bernard is known.

Life and career[edit]

He had no formal education after grade seven, when he was expelled, but read widely in philosophy and art. At an early point he became interested in avant-garde art and experimentalism. He also became close to leftist intellectuals and artists His first novel, Tre Operai (Three Workers), concerned workers issues in Naples.[1] The book may have been a precursor to neo-realism and reportedly angered Benito Mussolini who felt there was Communism in it.[2]


In 1950 he shared the Viareggio Prize with Francesco Jovine. In 1962 he was nominated for an Academy Award For Best Original Screenplay for his work on the screenplay of The Four Days of Naples.

Selected filmography[edit]