8 May 1939 |
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter|
|Years active||1968 - 2004|
Born in Rome, he wrote cinema reviews in several Italian magazines during the early 1960s. He worked as assistant director in Pier Paolo Pasolini's episode in Amore e rabbia and directed a series of documentaries in 1967-1968.
He has directed 22 films between 1968 (his debut film I visionari won a prize in the Locarno Festival) and 2004. His film The Pool Hustlers (Io, Chiara e lo Scuro, one of three featuring Francesco Nuti that Ponzi directed in the early 1980s) was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1983 Cannes Film Festival.
- "Festival de Cannes: The Pool Hustlers". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-06-20.
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