Soldini, Silvio

Soldini, Silvio
(1958-)
   Screenwriter and director. One of the most impressive of the younger filmmakers to emerge in the mid-1980s, Soldini was born in Milan but studied film and television at New York University. It was there that he produced his first prize-winning short, Drimage (1982). After returning to Italy he worked as a translator and assistant director before making the evocative Paesaggio con figure (Figures in a Landscape, 1983) and Giulia in ottobre (Giulia in October, 1984), the latter winning the Jury Prize at the Annecy Italian Film Festival. In 1984 he founded his own production company, Monogatari, and began making documentaries. Voci celate (Hidden Voices, 1986), a one-hour video filmed in a psychiatric day hospital, won the Salsomaggiore Festival competition. He made several more shorts before directing his first full-length commercial feature, L'aria serena dell'ovest (The Peaceful Air of the West, 1990). A sharply observed portrait of tangentially touching lives in contemporary Milan, the film was nominated for the Golden Leopard at the Festival of Locarno. After several more shorts and documentaries he directed his second feature, Un'anima divisa in due (A Soul Split in Two, 1993). Presented in competition at the Venice Festival, the film earned Fabrizio Bentivoglio the Volpi Cup for his performance as the young Milanese who falls in love with a gypsy girl. Soldini's third feature, Le acrobate (The Thread, 1997), another social drama about lives that touch each other by chance, won first prize at the Paris Rencontres Internationales de Cinema. Soldini would score his greatest commercial and critical triumph, however, with Pane e tulipani (Bread and Tulips, 2001), which achieved record worldwide sales and received nine David di Donatello awards, five Nastri d'Argento, the Flaiano Prize, and three European Academy Awards nominations. After Brucio nel vento (Burning in the Wind, 2002), a brooding study of broken lives and an impossible love, Soldini returned to brighter themes with the sparkling comedy Agata e la tempesta (Agatha and the Storm, 2004), nominated for eight David di Donatello awards.

Historical dictionary of Italian cinema. . 2010.

Игры ⚽ Поможем решить контрольную работу

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Soldini, Silvio — (1958 )    Screenwriter and director. One of the most impressive of the younger filmmakers to emerge in the mid 1980s, Soldini was born in Milan but studied film and television at New York University. It was there that he produced his first prize …   Guide to cinema

  • Silvio Soldini — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Soldini. Silvio Soldini (né en 1958 à Milan, en Lombardie) est un réalisateur de cinéma italo suisse, originaire du canton du Tessin. Sommaire 1 Biographie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Silvio Soldini — (* 1958 in Mailand) ist ein italienisch schweizerischer Regisseur. Soldini, ein Bruder des bekannten italienischen Einhand Seglers Giovanni Soldini, studierte an der New York University Film und lieferte dort 1982 mit dem Kurzfilm Drimage sein… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Soldini — ist der Nachname folgender Personen: Antonio Soldini (1854–1933), Schweizer Bildhauer und Politiker Silvio Soldini (* 1958), italienisch schweizerischer Regisseur Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung meh …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Silvio Soldini — Infobox actor imagesize = 150px name = Silvio Soldini birthdate = 1958 location = Milan ITA height = deathdate = deathplace = birthname = othername = homepage = academyawards = Silvio Soldini (Milan, 1958) is a highly acclaimed Italian film… …   Wikipedia

  • Soldini —  Cette page d’homonymie répertorie des personnes partageant un même patronyme italien. Soldini est un nom de famille d origine italienne notamment porté par : Mario Soldini (1913 1993) est une personnalité politique suisse originaire du …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Maglietta — Licia Maglietta (* 16. November 1954 in Neapel) ist eine italienische Schauspielerin. Licia Maglietta studierte zunächst Architektur, bevor sie ihre Tanz und Schauspielkarriere am Theater begann. 1981 schloss sie sich der Gruppe Falso Movimento… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Massironi — Marina Massironi (* 16. Mai 1963 in Legnano bei Mailand) ist eine italienische Schauspielerin. Marina Massironi ist die Tochter eines Tischlers. Sie selbst bezeichnet ihre Eltern als geborene Komiker. Sie sammelte ihre erste Bühnenerfahrung… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Schweizer Filmpreis/Bester Spielfilm — Sämtliche Gewinner des Schweizer Filmpreises in der Kategorie Bester Spielfilm sind: Jahr Preisträger für den Film Nominierungen 1998 Clemens Klopfenstein Das Schweigen der Männer Nicolas Wadimoff und Denis Chouinard für Clandestins Nadia Fares… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • List of film directors from Italy — The following is a complete list of film directors from Italy. For a complete list of actors and actress, see: List of Italian actors and List of Italian actresses.*Alberto Abruzzese *Alessandro Pacciani *Franco Abussi *Giuseppe Accattino *Fulvio …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”