Carmelo Pompilio Realino Antonio Bene, known as Carmelo Bene (1 September 1937 – 16 March 2002) was an Italian actor, poet, film director and screenwriter. He was an important exponent of the Italian avant-garde theatre and cinema.[2] He died of a heart ailment in 2002.[3]

Carmelo Bene
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A drawing of Carmelo Bene
Born(1937-09-01)1 September 1937
Died16 March 2002(2002-03-16) (aged 64)
Rome, Italy [1]
OccupationActor, theater director, writer, film director, screenwriter
Years active1967–2002
Spouse(s)Giuliana Rossi (1960–1965)
Raffaella Baracchi (1992–2002; his death)
Children1

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LiteratureEdit

In 1979 he wrote, in collaboration with French philosopher Gilles Deleuze, the essay "Superpositions". In 1984 his play Adelchi was published. In 1970 he wrote the screenplay A Boccaperta.

  • I Appeared to the Madonna, translated with a preface by Carole Viers-Andronico (Contra Mundum Press: 2020)


Selected filmographyEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://articles.latimes.com/2002/mar/19/local/me-passings19.2
  2. ^ (in Italian) Carmelo Bene on the Italian Encyclopedia Treccani
  3. ^ III, Harris M. Lentz (9 April 2003). "Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2002: Film, Television, Radio, Theatre, Dance, Music, Cartoons and Pop Culture". McFarland. Retrieved 13 June 2018 – via Google Books.
  • Umberto Artioli - Carmelo Bene, Un dio assente. Monologo a due voci, Antonio Attisani and Marco Dotti eds., Medusa, Milan, 2006. ISBN 88-7698-051-2
  • Giuseppe Leone, "D'in su la vetta della torre antica. Giacomo Leopardi e Carmelo Bene sospesi fra silenzio e voce", Edizioni Il Melabò, Lecco, 2015.
  • Giuseooe Leone, "D'in su la vetta della torre antica. Giacomo Leopardi e Carmelo Bene sospesi fra silenzio e voce", II Edizione, Grafiche Rusconi, Bellano-Lecco, 2016.
  • Carlo Alberto Petruzzi, Carmelo Bene. Una bibliografia (1959-2018), Damocle edizioni, 2018, 182 pp.

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