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Giuseppe Tornatore is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Editor Italien born on 27 may 1956 at Bagheria (Italie)

Giuseppe Tornatore

Giuseppe Tornatore
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Nationality Italie
Birth 27 may 1956 (62 years) at Bagheria (Italie)
Awards Academy Award

Giuseppe Tornatore (born May 27, 1956) is an Italian film director and screenwriter.

Biography

Tout jeune, Giuseppe Tornatore se montre attiré par l'interprétation et la mise en scène. À seulement seize ans, il réussit à monter au théâtre des œuvres de maîtres comme Luigi Pirandello et Eduardo De Filippo.

Son premier succès audiovisuel est un documentaire sur Les Minorités ethniques en Sicile (Le minoranze etniche in Sicilia) qui est couronné d'un prix au Festival de Salerne puis il réalise, pour la RAI, Diario di Guttuso (Journal de Guttuso). Il travaille encore pendant une brève période avec la chaîne nationale, pour le compte de laquelle il s'occupe de quelques programmes : Ritratto di un rapinatore - Incontro con Francesco Rosi (Portrait d'un cambrioleur - Rencontre avec Francesco Rosi) ou Scrittori siciliani e cinema: Verga, Pirandello, Brancati e Sciascia (Écrivains siciliens et cinéma : Verga, Pirandello, Brancati et Sciascia). Enfin, en 1984, il collabore avec Giuseppe Ferrara pour Cent Jours à Palerme (Cento giorni a Palermo) dont il est coscénariste et assistant-réalisateur.

Deux ans plus tard, il débute « officiellement » sur le grand écran avec Le Maître de la camorra (Il camorrista), qui traite du « milieu » napolitain, et en particulier du parrain Raffaele Cutolo et de sa sœur. Ce film reçoit un bon accueil du public et de la critique, et lui vaut le Ruban d'argent en tant que meilleur jeune réalisateur.

Sa rencontre avec le célèbre producteur Franco Cristaldi en 1988 va donner naissance à ce qui est considéré comme le chef-d'œuvre de Tornatore : Cinema Paradiso (Nuovo cinema Paradiso). Après quelques imprévus dont plusieurs revirements sur la durée du film, il est sélectionné au Festival de Cannes 1989 où il se voit décerner le Grand prix du jury. À sa sortie, le film est plébiscité tant par la critique que par le public. Il obtient l'Oscar du meilleur film étranger et le réalisateur acquiert ainsi une notoriété internationale vis-à-vis de laquelle il s'appliquera d'ailleurs à conserver un détachement prudent.

En 1990, il tourne Ils vont tous bien ! (Stanno tutti bene) qui raconte le voyage d'un père sicilien à la recherche de ses cinq enfants éparpillés dans toute l'Italie, interprété par Marcello Mastroianni dont c'est l'un des derniers rôles.

En 1991, il collabore au film collectif Le Dimanche de préférence (La domenica specialmente) avec Francesco Barilli, Giuseppe Bertolucci et Marco Tullio Giordana, avec le segment Le Chien bleu (Il cane blu).

En 1994, il tourne Une pure formalité (Una pura formalità), qui concourt à la Palme d'or au 47e Festival de Cannes. Ce film marque un tournant dans la carrière du réalisateur qui change radicalement de style. Il réunit deux stars internationales : Roman Polanski dans un rôle d'acteur et Gérard Depardieu.

Il réalise, en 1995, un documentaire, Lo schermo a tre punte (L'Écran à trois pointes) dans lequel il raconte « sa » Sicile (allusion à sa forme triangulaire).

Toujours en 1995, il dirige Marchand de rêves (L'Uomo delle stelle), avec Sergio Castellitto dans le rôle pour le moins singulier de « voleur de rêves ». Le film gagne le David di Donatello et le Ruban d'argent pour la meilleure mise en scène et un prix à la Mostra de Venise.

Séduit par le monologue théâtral d'Alessandro Baricco, Novecento (Vingtième siècle) monté en 1994, il songe à en faire une adaptation cinématographique. Après une longue gestation, La Légende du pianiste sur l'océan (La Leggenda del pianista sull'oceano) voit le jour en 1998, avec l'acteur britannique Tim Roth et une bande originale signée d'Ennio Morricone. Giuseppe Tornatore décroche encore à cette occasion le David di Donatello et le Ruban d'argent pour la mise en scène et pour le scénario.

Le film Malèna sort en 2000, coproduction italo-américaine avec Monica Bellucci, et, à nouveau, une bande originale de Morricone.

Il reçoit le prix Robert-Bresson en 2005, reconnaissance de compatibilité de son œuvre avec l'Évangile.

Best films

Malèna (2000)
(Director)
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
(Director)

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Filmography of Giuseppe Tornatore (15 films)

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Actor

Cinema Paradiso, 1h58
Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about films, Films about children, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about disabilities, La cécité
Actors Philippe Noiret, Salvatore Cascio, Marco Leonardi, Jacques Perrin, Brigitte Fossey, Antonella Attili
Roles proiezionista
Rating84% 4.249484.249484.249484.249484.24948
In Rome, in the 1980s, famous Italian film director Salvatore Di Vita returns home late one evening, where his girlfriend sleepily tells him that his mother called to say someone named Alfredo has died. Salvatore obviously shies from committed relationships and has not been to his home village of Giancaldo, Sicily in 30 years. As his girlfriend asks him who Alfredo is, Salvatore flashes back to his childhood.

Director

The Correspondence
Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Jeremy Irons, Olga Kurylenko, Shauna Macdonald, Ian Cairns, Anna Savva, Paolo Calabresi
Rating61% 3.0565253.0565253.0565253.0565253.056525
The Correspondence tells the tale of love and loss, a story of Amy (Olga Kurylenko), a young PhD student who takes excessive risks in her paid work as a stuntwoman. Her specialties are the action scenes, the acrobatics full of suspense, the danger that in fiction would typically end with the death of the double. It is through her relationship with an older astrophysics professor (Jeremy Irons) that she learns to reconcile past and present and face life’s vicissitudes.
The Best Offer, 2h11
Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Crime, Romance
Themes Peinture
Actors Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Donald Sutherland, Sylvia Hoeks, Philip Jackson, Liya Kebede
Rating78% 3.9005353.9005353.9005353.9005353.900535
The film tells a story of love and deceit, set in Europe (Trieste, Bolzano, Fidenza, Rome, Milan, Merano, Vienna, Prague) in the world of high-end art auctions and antiques. The story revolves around Virgil Oldman (Geoffrey Rush), an aging and esteemed, but somewhat eccentric, managing director of an auction house. Oldman is hired by a reclusive young heiress, Claire Ibbetson (Sylvia Hoeks), to auction off the large collection of art and antiques left to her by her parents. Claire always refuses to be seen in person, obviously suffering from severe agoraphobia and never leaving her room. Soon enough Virgil, a life-long bachelor, understands that he has fallen in love with her.
Baarìa
Baarìa (2009)
, 2h40
Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Francesco Scianna, Margareth Madé, Giorgio Faletti, Lina Sastri, Ángela Molina, Nicole Grimaudo
Rating69% 3.455573.455573.455573.455573.45557
The film recounts life in the Sicilian town of Bagheria (known as Baarìa in Sicilian), from the 1930s to the 1980s, through the eyes of lovers Peppino (Francesco Scianna) and Mannina (Margareth Madè).
The Unknown Woman, 1h58
Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about immigration, La précarité
Actors Ksenia Rappoport, Michele Placido, Claudia Gerini, Margherita Buy, Pierfrancesco Favino, Alessandro Haber
Rating74% 3.748523.748523.748523.748523.74852
Irena (Kseniya Rappoport), a Ukrainian prostitute on the run, is determined to find a job in an elegant apartment building in northern Italy, and starts by cleaning the stairs. She does it in order to inch her way into working for a family residing in that building. She befriends Gina (Piera Degli Esposti), the nanny of the family's child, Thea (Clara Dossena), who also lives with them in their apartment. When the nanny is crippled in a fall—tripped by Irena—but presumed to be accidental, Irena is hired to take her place. Through flashbacks, viewers learn that Irena has been physically and emotionally abused, and forced to bear nine children, all taken away at birth to be sold to adoptive families. After stabbing her pimp and leaving him for dead, she sets out to find her youngest child, whom she believes is Thea; hence the plot to work for them. Adoption documents in the apartment convince her that Thea is indeed her daughter. The mother grows suspicious of Irena and fires her, despite the loving relationship that has grown up between Irena and the child. Irena's pimp stalks her and sends out thugs to beat her up as she walks down the street. He rigs her employer's car, leading to a crash in which Thea's mother is killed. The pimp forces Irena to drive him to a location that may or may not contain the money Irena stole from him when she left him for dead. During a struggle, he falls and is killed as his head hits a rock. Thea's father moves to a new apartment and prepares a room for Irena, but as the police suspect foul play around the death of Thea's mother, Irena is taken into custody. She reveals both that the true culprit is the pimp and that she killed him. She is tried, and sent to jail. Thea stops eating until the judge allows Irena to visit her in the hospital and feed her. DNA testing reveals that Thea is not her daughter after all. After she is out of jail, she finds Thea, a young lady now waiting for her.
Malèna
Malèna (2000)
, 1h49
Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about children, Seafaring films, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Erotic films, Political films
Actors Monica Bellucci, Luciano Federico, Gabriella Di Luzio, Lucia Sardo
Rating74% 3.7481153.7481153.7481153.7481153.748115
The film begins in Sicily in 1940 during World War II just as Italy enters the war. A young boy, 12-year-old Renato, experiences three major events in one day: First, Italy goes to war; second, he gets a new bike; and third, he first sees the beautiful lady, Malena. Malena's husband, Nino Scordia, has been taken away to fight in Africa and Malena is left alone with her father, an elderly and almost-deaf man. Malena tries to cope with her loneliness, as the town she has moved to tries to deal with this beautiful woman who gets the attention of all the local men, including Renato. However, in spite of the gossip, she continues to be faithful to her husband. Renato becomes obsessed with Malena and starts fantasizing about her. His fantasies become increasingly elaborate and he becomes obsessed with the shy young woman, peeping in her window often as she waits sadly for her beloved husband to return. Renato eventually steals Malena's underwear and begins to fantasize about her in bed, to the horror of his parents. They do everything to stop his behavior, but it is all in vain.
The Legend of 1900, 2h3
Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Piano, Films based on plays
Actors Tim Roth, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Mélanie Thierry, Bill Nunn, Clarence Williams III, Peter Vaughan
Rating81% 4.0516154.0516154.0516154.0516154.051615
The story is told in medias res as a series of flashbacks. Max Tooney, a musician, enters a secondhand music shop just before closing time, broke and badly in need of money. He has only a Conn trumpet, which he sells for less than he had hoped. Clearly torn at parting from his prized possession, he asks to play it one last time. The shopkeeper agrees, and as the musician plays, the shopkeeper immediately recognizes the song from a broken record matrix he found inside a recently acquired secondhand piano. He asks who the piece is by, and Max tells him the story of 1900.
The Star Maker, 1h53
Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about films, Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Sergio Castellitto, Antonella Attili, Tiziana Lodata, Leopoldo Trieste, Jane Alexander, Tony Sperandeo
Rating73% 3.6959253.6959253.6959253.6959253.695925
In 1953, Joe Morelli is traveling rural Sicily, offering to take screen tests of wannabe actors, for a fee. He claims to work for big Roman film studios, but he's a fraud. He meets several people who express their deepest feelings and secrets in front of the camera.In one of his stops he meets a young girl, Beata, who is a convent girl, she attaches to him, despite his protestation.
A Pure Formality, 1h48
Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors Gérard Depardieu, Roman Polanski, Tano Cimarosa, Massimo Vanni
Rating77% 3.897423.897423.897423.897423.89742
Onoff (Depardieu) is a famous writer who is now a recluse. The Inspector (Polanski) is suspicious when Onoff is brought into the station one night, disoriented and suffering a kind of amnesia. As the head of an isolated, rural police station the Inspector tries to establish events through careful interrogation and deduction. By painstaking inquiry, he clears up a mysterious killing and brings the writer a new and strange realisation.
Everybody's Fine, 1h58
Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore
Origin Italie
Genres Drama
Themes Films about families
Actors Marcello Mastroianni, Michèle Morgan, Valeria Cavalli, Roberto Nobile, Salvatore Cascio, Jacques Perrin
Rating77% 3.8917153.8917153.8917153.8917153.891715
Matteo Scuro, a retired Sicilian bureaucrat and opera buff, has been stood up by his five adult children during the summer vacation, all of whom live in various cities on the Italian mainland with what he believes are responsible jobs. Despite their not visiting and the neighbours' criticisms, he remains optimistic, considering that his children could not come because they are too busy. His children are named after popular opera characters, Tosca for Puccini's Tosca, Canio for Leoncavallo's Pagliacci, Norma for Bellini's Norma, Guglielmo for Rossini's Guglielmo Tell and Alvaro for Verdi's La forza del destino.
Cinema Paradiso, 1h58
Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about films, Films about children, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about disabilities, La cécité
Actors Philippe Noiret, Salvatore Cascio, Marco Leonardi, Jacques Perrin, Brigitte Fossey, Antonella Attili
Rating84% 4.249484.249484.249484.249484.24948
In Rome, in the 1980s, famous Italian film director Salvatore Di Vita returns home late one evening, where his girlfriend sleepily tells him that his mother called to say someone named Alfredo has died. Salvatore obviously shies from committed relationships and has not been to his home village of Giancaldo, Sicily in 30 years. As his girlfriend asks him who Alfredo is, Salvatore flashes back to his childhood.
Il camorrista, 2h48
Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Prison films, Gangster films
Actors Ben Gazzara, Laura del Sol, Lino Troisi, Franco Interlenghi, Leo Gullotta, Maria Carta
Rating71% 3.595013.595013.595013.595013.59501
In 1963 a young petty criminal, Raffaele Cutolo, kills a man who had harassed his sister Rosaria, and ends up in prison.
Cento giorni a Palermo, 1h47
Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore, Giuseppe Ferrara
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Assassinat, Mafia films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Gangster films
Actors Lino Ventura, Giuliana De Sio, Stefano Satta Flores, Arnoldo Foà, Lino Troisi, Adalberto Maria Merli
Rating65% 3.2979153.2979153.2979153.2979153.297915
L'histoire vraie des cent derniers jours du général des carabiniers et plus haute autorité pour lutter contre la mafia Carlo Alberto dalla Chiesa, préfet de Palerme, qui fut assassiné à la mitraillette avec sa femme et son garde du corps par un escadron de mafieux le 3 septembre 1982.

Scriptwriter

The Correspondence
Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Jeremy Irons, Olga Kurylenko, Shauna Macdonald, Ian Cairns, Anna Savva, Paolo Calabresi
Roles Writer
Rating61% 3.0565253.0565253.0565253.0565253.056525
The Correspondence tells the tale of love and loss, a story of Amy (Olga Kurylenko), a young PhD student who takes excessive risks in her paid work as a stuntwoman. Her specialties are the action scenes, the acrobatics full of suspense, the danger that in fiction would typically end with the death of the double. It is through her relationship with an older astrophysics professor (Jeremy Irons) that she learns to reconcile past and present and face life’s vicissitudes.