Cecilia Zoppelletto

Cecilia Zoppelletto, is an Italian filmmaker.[1][2] She is most notable as the director of critically acclaimed Congolese documentary La Belle At The Movies.[3]

Cecilia Zoppelletto
Cecilia Zoppelletto

OccupationDirector, producer, screenwriter, lecturer
Years active2014–present

Personal lifeEdit

She was born and raised in Padua, Italy. Since 1994, she has been based in London.[1] She has a PhD in Film Studies from the University of Westminster.[4]


As her research, she did Decolonisation through ‘Development Films’: Constructing and Re-Constructing the Zairian Spirit on Film. Through the research, she explores the archives of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the country's national film image of post-independence.[1][5]

She has worked as a news producer for the Italian national broadcasting company RAI. In the meantime, she worked as a TV host and writer for the Italian network 'Antenna Tre Nordest'. In 2015, she made the documentary La Belle At The Movies. The film gained critical acclaim and screened in the US, Belgium, UK and Democratic Republic of Congo.[6] Then in 2017, she made the experimental short film Falling.[1]


Year Film Role Genre Ref.
2016 La Belle at the Movies Director, producer, writer Documentary
2017 Falling Director, producer Documentary short

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d "Cecilia Zoppelletto". African Filmny. Retrieved 30 October 2020.
  2. ^ "Cecilia Zoppelletto: DIRECTOR, SCREENWRITER, PRODUCER". MUBI. Retrieved 30 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Interviewing Cecilia Zoppelletto on 'La Belle at the Movies'". qmunicatemagazine. Retrieved 30 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Cecilia Zoppelletto: Westminster School of Arts". westminster. Retrieved 30 October 2020.
  5. ^ "Cecilia Zoppelletto, Director, Featured in GIFT 2016". georgiatoday. Retrieved 30 October 2020.
  6. ^ "La Belle at the Movies: Dir. Cecilia Zoppelletto –Documentary". congoinharlem. Retrieved 30 October 2020.

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