13 April 1954 |
Having performed various film-related activities during and shortly after his university studies, Enzo Monteleone made his real professional debut by writing the screenplay of an Italian-American co-production called Hotel Colonial starring Robert Duvall, John Savage, Rachel Ward and Massimo Troisi and directed by Cinzia TH Torrini. Then he started to work with Gabriele Salvatores, for whom he wrote four screenplays, i.e. Kamikazen, Marrakech Express, Mediterraneo, which won an Oscar 1992 as best foreign film, and Puerto Escondido. As a scenarist he collaborated with several directors of his generation such as Carlo Mazzacurati, Giuseppe Piccioni, Alessandro D'Alatri, Maurizio Sciarra and Carlos Saura (film ¡Dispara!), starring Antonio Banderas and Francesca Neri.
The first film directed by Monteleone was a biography of the actor Alessandro Haber called La vera vita di Antonio H., presented at the Venice Film Festival and winner of a Nastro d'Argento award for the best actor.
Ormai è fatta! (1999) was the second film directed by Monteleone, starring Stefano Accorsi. The film was presented in competition at the 21st Moscow International Film Festival, it received an award at the Annecy film festival (France) and was nominated for the David di Donatello 2000.
El Alamein - La linea del fuoco was a World War II film realized in 2002. The film won three David di Donatello Awards (for best cinematography, for best editing, for best sound), and one Nastro d'Argento for best sound.
In 2004, he made a television film for channel Canale 5 entitled Il tunnel della libertà (The tunnel of freedom), starring Kim Rossi Stuart, the adaptation of a true story in which two Italian students dig a tunnel under the Berlin wall and manage to help thirty East German people to escape to the West, in 1962. Again for Canale 5 he made in 2007 the six part TV miniseries Il Capo dei Capi.
In summer 2011, he realized for the channel Rai Uno the TV movie in two episodes Walter Chiari - Fino all'ultima risata, starring Alessio Boni and based on the adventurous life of the famous Italian actor Walter Chiari.
Locarno Film Festival
- 2001: Pardo d'Oro for best film - Alla rivoluzione sulla due cavalli
- 1994: Award for best direction - La vera vita di Antonio H.
De Sica Award
- 2002: Award for best direction - El Alamein - La linea del fuoco
- Hotel Colonial, directed by Cinzia TH Torrini (1986)
- Kamikazen, directed by Gabriele Salvatores (1987)
- Marrakech Express, directed by Gabriele Salvatores (1988)
- Il prete bello, directed by Carlo Mazzacurati (1989)
- La cattedra, directed by Michele Sordillo (1990)
- Mediterraneo, directed by Gabriele Salvatores (1991)
- Chiedi la luna, directed by Giuseppe Piccioni (1991)
- Americano rosso, directed by Alessandro D'Alatri (1991)
- Puerto Escondido, directed by Gabriele Salvatores (1992)
- Bonus malus, directed by Vito Zagarrio (1993)
- ¡Dispara!, directed by Carlos Saura (1994)
- Liberate i pesci, directed by Cristina Comencini (1999)
- Alla rivoluzione sulla due cavalli, directed by Maurizio Sciarra (2001)
- La vera vita di Antonio H. (1994)
- Interviste d'autore: Ettore Scola (1996)
- Beer & cigarettes, short film (1997)
- Wine & cigarettes, short film (1997)
- Ormai è fatta! (1999)
- Piazza Vittorio, documentary (2000)
- Sono solo un artigiano - Intervista a Suso Cecchi d'Amico, documentary (2001)
- I ragazzi di El Alamein, documentary (2001)
- El Alamein - La linea del fuoco (2002)
- Tunnel della libertà, TV movie (2004)
- Il Capo dei Capi, 6 TV episodes (2007)
- Due partite (2009)
- Walter Chiari - Fino all'ultima risata, TV miniseries (2012)