Giacomo Gentilomo

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Giacomo Gentilomo (5 April 1909 – 16 April 2001) was an Italian film director and painter.

Born in Trieste, at very young age Gentilomo moved to Rome, where at 21 years old he entered the cinema industry, working as a script survivor and an assistant director.[1] Active between 1933 and 1937 as a film editor, in 1939 he debuted as a director with Il Carnevale di Venezia.[1] In 1945 his film O sole mio got critical acclaim, but later his career was mainly devoted to genre films, and failed to achieve significant critical interest.[1] Dissatisfied with cinema, in the mid-1960s Gentilomo decided to abandon films and to fulfill his passion for painting.[1]



  1. ^ a b c d Roberto Poppi. I registi: dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2002. ISBN 8884401712.