Gianni Franciolini

Gianni Franciolini (1 June 1910 – 1 January 1960) was an Italian film director and screenwriter. He directed 19 films between 1939 and 1959.

Gianni Franciolini
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Franciolini in 1951
Born(1910-06-01)1 June 1910
Florence, Italy
Died1 January 1960(1960-01-01) (aged 49)
Rome, Italy
Occupation(s)Film director, screenwriter
Years active1939-1959

Life and careerEdit

Born in Florence, in 1929 he moved to Paris to study journalism; there he came into contact with the artistic avant-garde of the time, particularly with Eugène Deslaw.[1] During this time, he was assistant director of Georges Lacombe and directed the documentary Vérité sur l'Italie.[1] In 1938, he came back in Italy country where he collaborated as a screenwriter and as an assistant director for Camillo Mastrocinque and Mario Soldati, among others.[1] In 1940 he debuted as a feature film director with Inspector Vargas.[1] In the post-war, Franciolini specialized in neo-realist comedies and genre films, often collaborating with Cesare Zavattini.[1] In 1956 he won the David di Donatello Award for Best Director, for the comedy-drama film Roman Tales.[2]



  1. ^ a b c d e Roberto Poppi (2002). I registi: dal 1930 ai giorni nostri. Gremese Editore, 2002. p. 184. ISBN 8884401712.
  2. ^ Enrico Lancia (1998). I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 8877422211.

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