Saverio Costanzo

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Saverio Costanzo
Saverio Costanzo facing right of the camera, waving at an audience
Saverio Costanzo in 2015
Born (1975-09-28) 28 September 1975 (age 46)
Rome, Italy
OccupationFilm director

Saverio Costanzo (born 28 September 1975) is an Italian film and television director.


Early life[edit]

Costanzo was born in Rome, the son of journalist and TV presenter Maurizio Costanzo and writer Flaminia Morandi, and the brother of writer/director Camilla Costanzo.[1]


His debut film was Private in 2004. In 2007, his second feature, In memoria di me, was presented at the 57th Berlin Film Festival. His 2010 film The Solitude of Prime Numbers was nominated for the Golden Lion at the 67th Venice International Film Festival.[2] In 2013, he directed the TV series In Treatment.

His film Hungry Hearts was selected to compete for the Golden Lion at the 71st Venice International Film Festival.[3][4]

In 2018, he directed and co-wrote the entire first season of My Brilliant Friend, an adaptation of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Costanzo is in a relationship with actress Alba Rohrwacher.[6]





  1. ^ "Saverio Costanzo". IMDb. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Venezia 67". 29 July 2010. Retrieved 29 July 2010.
  3. ^ "International competition of feature films". Venice. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Venice Film Festival Lineup Announced". Deadline. Retrieved 24 July 2014.
  5. ^ Vivarelli, Nick. "Saverio Costanzo on Adapting Elena Ferrante's Bestselling 'My Brilliant Friend'". Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  6. ^ Horowitz, Jason. "Meet the Adorable Italian Stars in HBO's Elena Ferrante Adaptation, My Brilliant Friend". Retrieved 1 May 2019.

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