Vincenzo Cerami

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Vincenzo Cerami
Born(1940-11-02)2 November 1940
Rome, Italy
Died17 July 2013(2013-07-17) (aged 72)
Rome, Italy
Years active1967-2013

Vincenzo Cerami (2 November 1940 – 17 July 2013)[1] was an Italian screenwriter, novelist and poet.[2]


From 1967, he contributed or wrote screenplays or adapted screenplays for more than 40 films. In 1996, he was a member of the jury at the 46th Berlin International Film Festival.[3]

In 1976, his first novel Un borghese piccolo piccolo (A Very Normal Man) was published, through the efforts of Italian novelist Italo Calvino. The book was immediately successful, and adapted for film in 1977 by Mario Monicelli. Also critically acclaimed was the verse novel, Addio Lenin (Goodbye Lenin), published 1981.[2]

In 1999, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the film Life Is Beautiful.[4]

Selected filmography[edit]


  1. ^ "E' morto Vincenzo Cerami, scrisse "La vita è bella"". La Repubblica (in Italian). Divisione Stampa Nazionale. GEDI Gruppo Editoriale S.p.A. 17 July 2013. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
  2. ^ a b Lane, John Francis (24 July 2013). "Vincenzo Cerami obituary". Guardian News & Media Limited. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
  3. ^ "Berlinale: 1996 Juries". 1996. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  4. ^ "The 71st Academy Awards (1999) Nominees and Winners". 1999. Archived from the original on 29 September 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2012.

External links[edit]