Matteo Garrone

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Matteo Garrone
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Born (1968-10-15) 15 October 1968 (age 52)
Rome, Italy
NationalityItalian
OccupationFilm director and producer
Known forGomorrah, Tale of Tales, Dogman

Matteo Garrone (born 15 October 1968) is an Italian filmmaker. Born in Rome, the son of a theatre critic, Nico Garrone and a photographer, in 1996 Garrone won the Sacher d'Oro, an award sponsored by Nanni Moretti, with the short film Silhouette, that became one of the three episodes that are on his first long feature, Terra di Mezzo in 1997.

He won Best Director at the European Film Awards and at the David di Donatello Awards for Gomorrah (2008), among many other awards. His film Reality (2012) competed in competition at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival[1][2] and won the Grand Prix.[3]

His films Tale of Tales (2015) and Dogman (2018) were selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and the 2018 Cannes Film Festival respectively.[4] He also won the Nastro d'argento for Best Producer and Best Director with Dogman. He again won the Nastro d'Argento for Best Director for Pinocchio (2019).

Filmography[edit]

Director[edit]

Short films[edit]

  • Silhouette (1996)
  • Bienvenido espirito santo (1997)
  • Un caso di forza maggiore (1997)
  • Oreste Pipolo, fotografo di matrimoni (1998)
  • Before Design: Classic (2016)
  • Delightful (2017)
  • Entering Red (2019)
  • Le mythe Dior (2020)

Feature films[edit]

Producer[edit]

  • Silhouette (1996)
  • Terra di mezzo (1996)
  • Ospiti (1998)
  • Estate romana (2000)
  • Mid-August Lunch (2008)

Collaborators[edit]

Garrone likes to work with the same team of filmmakers, often hiring cast and crew from his previous films. Regular members of the 'team' include:

Collaborators Terra di mezzo Guests Roman Summer The Embalmer First Love Gomorrah Reality Tale of Tales Dogman Pinocchio
Marco Onorato (Cinematographer)
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Marco Spoletini (Editor)
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Domenico Procacci (Producer)
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Jean Labadie (Producer)
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Paolo Bonfini (Production designer)
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Dimitri Capuani (Production designer)
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Massimo Cantini Parrini (Costume designer)
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Banda Osiris (Composer)
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Alexandre Desplat (Composer)
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Massimo Gaudioso (co-writer)
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Ugo Chiti (co-writer)
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Maricetta Lombardo (Sound)
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Ciro Petrone (actor)
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References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 Official Selection". Cannes. Retrieved 25 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Cannes Film Festival 2012 line-up announced". timeout. Retrieved 25 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Awards 2012". Cannes. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
  4. ^ "2015 Official Selection". Cannes. Archived from the original on 18 April 2015. Retrieved 16 April 2015.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Luciana d'Arcangeli, ‘Fatalmente tua: Garrone, il noir e le donne’, in the special issue “An Eye on Italy” on Italian Cinema of the e-journal Flinders University Languages Group Online Review – FULGOR, Volume 5, Issue 3, June 2018, pp.14-26 - https://www.fulgor.online/vol5-issue3-2018-forthcoming
  • Luciana d'Arcangeli. "The Films of Matteo Garrone: Italian Cinema Is Not Embalmed" in William Hope (ed) "Italian Film Directors in the New Millennium". Cambridge, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010, pp. 175–187.
  • Pierpaolo De Sanctis, Domenico Monetti, Luca Pallanch. "Non solo Gomorra. Tutto il cinema di Matteo Garrone", Rome, Edizioni Sabinae, 2008.

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