Emidio Greco

Emidio Greco (20 October 1938 – 22 December 2012) was an Italian film director and screenwriter, best known for the 1974 film Morel's Invention.

Emidio Greco
Born(1938-10-20)20 October 1938
Died22 December 2012(2012-12-22) (aged 74)
Rome, Italy
OccupationFilm director
Years active1974-2012

Life and careerEdit

Born in Leporano, in the province of Taranto, Greco moved in Turin as a child.[1][2] In 1964 he graduated at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, then, two years later, he started an activity as documentarist for RAI TV.[1] In 1971 he attended Roberto Rossellini accompanying him in Chile for a filmed interview with Salvador Allende.[1] In 1974 Greco made his directorial debut in a feature film with Morel's Invention that, well-received from critics, marked him as a real promise in Italian art cinema.[1] His second film, Ehrengard, filmed in 1982, would be released just in 2002 due to the bankruptcy of the producers;[1] from then he directed six more films, mainly literary works adaptations.[1] In 1991 he was awarded with a Nastro d'Argento award for best screenplay for the film Una storia semplice.[3]

In 2004 Greco, together with Francesco Maselli, founded and organized the "Giornate degli Autori" section at the Venice Film Festival.[1][2] He died in Rome at 74 after a brief illness.[1][4]



  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Morto Emidio Greco il regista con passione". La Repubblica. 23 December 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2012.
  2. ^ a b "E' morto il regista Emidio Greco Aveva 74 anni". Quotidiano.net. 23 December 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2012.
  3. ^ Enrico Lancia. I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 88-7742-221-1.
  4. ^ Franco Cordelli (23 December 2012). "Addio al regista Emidio Greco Fu un intellettuale del cinema". Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 23 December 2012.

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