Piero Schivazappa

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Piero Schivazappa
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Schivazappa in Radiocorriere magazine, 1974.
Born14 April 1935 (1935-04-14) (age 84)
OccupationFilm director, television director, screenwriter
Years active1960-1994
Scilla Gabel (m. 1968)

Piero Schivazappa (born 14 April 1935) is an Italian film and television director and screenwriter.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Colorno, Schivazappa entered the film industry in 1959 as an assistant director, collaborating with Valerio Zurlini, Mario Monicelli and Carlo Lizzani, among others. In 1963 he started collaborating with RAI for news reports and documentaries.[1][2]

Schivazappa made his feature film debut in 1969, with the controversial BDSM-themed The Laughing Woman, which at the time had many problems with censorship.[1][2] Following the success of his 1973 miniseries Vino e pane, in the following years he focused on television films and TV-series.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Schivazappa is married to actress Scilla Gabel.[1]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Roberto Poppi. I registi: dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2002. ISBN 8884401712.
  2. ^ a b c Aldo Grasso, Massimo Scaglioni. Enciclopedia della Televisione. Garzanti, Milano, 1996 – 2003. ISBN 881150466X.

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