Roberto Andò

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Roberto Andò
Born (1959-01-11) 11 January 1959 (age 65)
Palermo, Italy
Occupation(s)Film director and screenwriter

Roberto Andò (born 11 January 1959) is an Italian director, screenwriter, playwright and author.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Palermo, Andò debuted as assistant director, working with Francis Ford Coppola, Federico Fellini, Michael Cimino and Francesco Rosi, among others.[1][2] In 1986 he debuted on stage directing La foresta-radice- labirinto, a puppet theater work based on an Italo Calvino's original story and with puppets drawn by Renato Guttuso.[1][3] After several documentary films, Andò made his feature debut film in 2000, with Il manoscritto del Principe, produced by Giuseppe Tornatore.[1][2] His debut novel, Il trono vuoto, won the Campiello prize for best first work;[2][4] from the novel he derived the film Viva la libertà, with whom he won the David di Donatello for Best Script[5] and the Nastro d'Argento for Best Screenplay.[6]

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Mario Di Caro (1 September 2002). "Roberto Andò". La Repubblica. Retrieved 10 March 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Giorgio Dell’Arti, Massimo Parrini. Catalogo dei viventi. Marsilio, 2009. ISBN 9788831795999.
  3. ^ Rodolfo Di Giammarco (31 March 1987). "calvino-guttuso-incontro-nella-magia". La Repubblica. Retrieved 10 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Il trono vuoto di Roberto Andò vince il Campiello Opera Prima". La Repubblica. 26 May 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2014.
  5. ^ Silvia Fumarola (14 June 2013). "Sei David per Giuseppe Tornatore trionfa ai David di Donatello 2013". La Repubblica. Retrieved 10 March 2014.
  6. ^ Alessandra Vitali (6 July 2013). "Nastri d'argento, l'appello di Andò: "Ripristinare tax credit, pronti a boicottare Venezia"". La Repubblica. Retrieved 10 March 2014.

Further reading[edit]

  • Marco Olivieri (2012). La memoria degli altri. Il cinema di Roberto Andò. Kaplan, 2013. ISBN 978-88-89908-71-6.

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