04-01-2008 17:03

Giuseppe Tornatore


Giuseppe Tornatore (Italy)
Giuseppe Tornatore (Italy)

Born on May 27, 1956, and raised in Bagheria, Italy, Giuseppe Tornatore began his career as a photographer and as a television director who specialized in making documentaries.

Rural life is a hallmark of his “Sicilian” movies such as Cinema Paradiso , The Star Maker and Malena . It was Cinema Paradiso , his second film about life in a small town in Sicily that brought him to world attention. It won the Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 1989 and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Picture in 1990. The Star Maker , set in post-war Sicily, was released in 1995,

followed by Malèna in 2000, a powerful, thought-provoking story set in a fictional Sicilian town during World War II.


Filmography of Giuseppe Tornatore:

2000 Malena Director / Screenwriter

2000 Il Manoscritto Del Principe Producer

1998 The Legend of 1900 Director / Screenwriter

1996 Ritratti D'Autore Seconda Serie Director

1995 The Star Maker Director / Editor / Screenwriter

1994 A Pure Formality Director / Editor / Screenwriter

1991 Especially on Sunday Director

1990 Everybody's Fine Director / Screenwriter

1988 Cinema Paradiso Director / Screenwriter

1986 Il Camorrista Director


Editor:Du Xiaodan